#GerifiedPH: Boom Pods – Outdoor Fun and Adventure

Did you know? Bluetooth was invented by a telecom vendor, Ericsson in 1994. It was a “short-link” radio technology development meant to create a wireless headset. Come 2017, we can now use it not just on headsets, but on every possible gadget you could think of!

What’s more? You can even play throw-catch and shower with it! Wait, what?

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Flashback

Three young professionals thinking about how they can unite visually appealing homeware design and innovative outdoor products into something original, functional and waterproof – and after sleepless nights and empty bottles of booze or cup of coffee whatever floats your boat (disclaimer: that’s just me dramatically assuming) they come up with something bizarrely catchy, out-of-the-box technology.

Started as a DT Design and enabled to established a homeware design and manufacturing business that works with major UK and International Retail brands, the Boompods was launched in 2012 with a vision of uniting visually appealing homeware design with product innovation and a love of the outdoors.

 

Today: Outdoor Fun and Adventure Product Launch

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Meet the three geniuses –  Lea Denison (the designer), David Tansley (the markerter) and Prem Balani (the speaker) who, with their hate for wires, love for the outdoor water and passion for technology created BOOMPODS HI RES LOGO.png

What makes the difference:

Simplicity by design, durability and style allows the user not think about how to use their device and simply GO!

Rugged, well thought design, colour and tactile quality makes Boompods a clearly recognisable brand, easily distinguishable from our competitors.

Extensive product range provides something for everyone to incorporate into daily and active lives.

The “Pod” – Design out of the ordinary.

The products look premium, of high-end quality and superb durability.

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Fusion. Boompods ultimate speaker. Fusion’s design combines style and function
to outperform, outlast anywhere you choose.
Fusion is a mix of two worlds, its stylish enough to fit in any home or work
environment and can be thrown into a bag ready for your next big
adventure! Whether that’s a city break, a week on the beach or an
exciting wilderness adventure, Fusion can handle it. Long battery life,
IPX6 rated waterproof the speaker can be fully submerged underwater,
it’s also shock proof to take life’s knocks. A massive 10 watts of power is
big enough for any room but if you want more you can pair two
together to get true stereo sound for a party TURN UP THE BOOM!
Being based in the England we know a lot about bad weather and love
testing everything we do in the worst of it, either on a bike, swimming
in the sea or escaping to the countryside.

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Hush. Press the Hush noise cancellation button and this will reduce the sounds around you and amplify your favourite tunes. Maximum comfort by design, fully-adjustable head strap, folding design allowing for all head shapes, finished off with premium ear pads for long haul comfort. The 40mm drivers have been developed for rich bass and a well-balanced sound to suit a wide range of music styles.

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Rokpod. My Personal Favorite! Massive sound through nano speaker technology and a passive bass system. Designed to be truly shock and water resistant, with a multi-layered design than makes it rock hard. Features an integrated braided cable, inspired by climbing ropes, that’s strong enough to hang with you on your next adventure.

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Wireless Retrobuds. Your everyday buddy…
Compact, tangle free design for easy use and storage on the
go. Uncompromised sound, Boompods sound isolating ear tips are held
securely in place with Boompods uniquely designed integral adjustable
cable. Boompods trademark 3D control ensures quick and easy access
to volume, track and answering calls with inbuilt microphone.

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Double Blaster 2. Re-designed from the ground up, Doubleblaster has been working
out! Shhhh mode is smart! Place your hand over the speaker for silence, remove for an acoustic treat capable of shaking your desk.. A new 7watt speaker and chamber channels sound to a Boompods specially developed sub-woofer. Finger recognition on the touch bar controls volume, skip tracks or take calls. Wrapped in a tough IPX6 shell to protect from everyday knocks and spills.

Boompods now has its headquarters in UK, and operations in Hong Kong and China.

 

 

The Future (#Gerifiedph Questionnaires)

One of the things I look for companies is its value for accountability to their laborers and employees. I’m quite fascinated on how the company culture is nurtured when it comes to business’ working environment.

Did you know? Girls (more commonly known as the Radium Girls – factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from using self-luminous pigment for painting watch dials) are the reason behind the creation of an organization for the protection of the laborers in their workplace area, the ISO, International Standardization Organization.

Q1: Do you have social responsibility program at the moment?

A: Although, recently launched, 2 years ago in the Philippines, Boom Pods is already available to 40 countries worldwide, and as a British Company, we hold strong and true to high standard and quality of products. We educate factory workers and employees to safety standards and procedures while following protocols and ISO requirements.

And in the future I hope, Boom Pods will not only make life more comfortable with high-end gizmos but also reach out to the community more – scholarships and charity works.

Did you know? According to Google: Different kinds of plastic can degrade at different times, but the average time for a plastic bottle to completely degrade is at least 450 years. It can even take some bottles 1000 years to biodegrade! That’s a long time for even the smallest bottle. Its a no brainer to think that’ll take forever for a hard plastic to degrade.

Rokpod is love at first site. Rokpod is love at first sight. Hang it, throw it, drench it, it will still do what it do best, provide good quality music – jazz, rock, acoustic or whatever set the aura right. I like the long battery life, durability, design and vibrant color choices – the color alone can lift up the mood! But what if it gets broken? Do we lament and dip it to the trash?

Q2: Do you have post-costumer service center? Where is your factory located?

A: All of our products has a 1 year warranty. For 2 months, it will be exclusively distributed by Globe Telecom. We have service center here in the Philippines. Our company is a British brand, with England design and manufactured in China, just like our phone partner,  Apple.

And in the future, I hope that the company will also open for Android users, as well.

Did you know? A study for the past five years revealed that growing numbers of new gadgets and more people who can afford it has led to an electronic gadget garbage waste to a 63% increased.

As a self-proclaimed environmentalist, I seek for company that is eco-friendly and self-sustainability as well.

Q3: I know you guys hate wire, are you open to switch to solar charges? How do your company manage to lessen your carbon footprints?

A: One of the mandates of being a certified ISO in the industry is by having a proper waste management and standards on plastic and packages.

And in the future, I hope that they will look more onto where factory scraps and electronic spare parts really go or be better, donate it to robotics/electronic schools or reuse it.

Boom Pods is a very promising high-end brand just like Apple, thus my commentary.

The Event: Press Conference and Product Preview

The press conference was held at the Infinity Ballroom of F1 Hotel, BGC last Monday. The founders introduced the latest 5 exclusive products they are launching and opened the platform for question and answer, as mentioned above.

After the press conference, Boom Pods host a product showdown hosted by Mr. RJ Ledesma. The event was also graced by Ms. Leah de Guzman of Globe Telecom and Ms. Aimee Manzano of Mac Power Marketing. The event was also showered with raffle prizes, buffet of scrumptious food and overflowing wine. I gulped down 3 glasses of red wine and a champagne in my heart’s content. *hick*

18742295_1742747045738648_1343175688_o.jpg Major Prize Winner Beth, Mommy Blogger behind Girly Mom Raising Boys on Facebook

 

Stay tuned for my Rokpod review!

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About MacPower

logo1.pngMacpower Marketing Corporation (MMC) is a privately held corporation engaged in the business of marketing and distribution companies in the Philippines and has presence in the market. MMC is among the Philippines TOP 1 Distributor in 7-eleven, Globe, Power Mac Centers, Switch, Lazada, Odyssey, All Day Supermarket and Landmark. It has been in operations for 2 Years.

MMC is engaged in a wide range distribution of food-related businesses, including the manufacture and distribution electronic toys, bags, audio products, wearable’s, photo, mobile and gadget accessories

MMC mission is to bring the best electronics brands, gadgets and accessories, from global market to the Filipino Retailers and Consumer. Our vision is to be the exclusive and the first importer & distributor of unique electronics toys, gadgets & accessories in the Philippines.

Macpower Marketing Corporation aims to bring the best products the Filipino retailers and consumers. We guarantee the features and the high quality standard of products that we represent. Our brands:

  • Belkin, an American brand of consumer electronic devices and accessories including cables, chargers, surge protectors, and mobile accessories.
  • Boompods, a UK Brand of unique and colorful audio speakers, cables, mobile chargers, power banks, headsets and ear buds.
  • Dog & Bone, Australian based brand known for smart cases for tablets and smart phones. Creators of the world’s first topless direct touch screen waterproof mobile case, and the world’s first shockproof wireless charging case military tested with fast wireless charging.
  • Fluxmob, World’s smallest battery backup + wall charger.
  • Homido, smart phone based virtual reality headset from the USA.
  • Lumee, This brilliant front-lit Smartphone case is changing the way people shoot and share social media.
  • Manfrotto, based in Northern Italy at Cassola, Manfrotto designs, manufactures and markets a wide range f camera and lighting support equipment including tripods, heads, lighting stands, bags and accessories.
  •  MB Quart Audio, Founded in the 1960’s in Obrigheim, Germany, MB Quart has established itself as a key manufacturer of high quality audio components and speakers.
  • National Geographic bags, lifestyle and photo bags.
  • Onanoff, are the best headphones for kids with built n volume control.
  • Rhinoshield, the world’s strongest mobile case and screen protector.
  • Runtastic, Founded in 2009 in Austria, it tracks your runs, rides and other fitness and sports activities, works with a App for monitoring and a wide array of products from wearables, scales, and armbands.
  • Ubooly, is a magical stuffed animal that talks and listens. Learn while you play with interactive games and play packs.
  • Unu, known as the world’s fastest charging power bank, featuring Ultra-X Charging Technology, significantly increases recharging speeds and saves time.
  • Woodford, quick draw cables for iPhone and iPad products.

Macpower guarantees that the products are of high quality and covered by warranty.

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