FoxL V2, The First Speaker I Might Seriously Consider Attaching to my Bicycle

FoxL V2, The First Speaker I Might Seriously Consider Attaching to my Bicycle

Lets’ face it — cycling is geeky enough with Lycra, weird cycling shoes and helmets so dorky they look like they were designed by population-control advocates — it doesn’t need the added panache of a Bluetooth speaker bungied to the handlebars.

An since riding around sans-music is simply unacceptable, I’m stuck with sticking earbuds or canalphones in my ears — which can be dangerous and illegal. But check out this new $50 bicycle mount released today for the tiny FoxL v2 Bluetooth speaker from Soundmatters. Like the speaker itself ($200 for the Bluetooth version, $170 without Bluetooth) it’s pretty pricey. But it’s just small enough to be practical for riding around with — assuming the tiny package produces decent sound.

Hate bicycles? There’s also a car kit for $65.

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  • Paul Griffin

    You should check out the CyFi. The companies not selling them on their website now. Hopefully working on version 2. I have two of them and they’re great. 

  • Apple_News

    Check out this awesome apple blog!

    http://applefanboynews.com/ 

  • GH

    I thought it was neat, thought about getting it.

    Then went to their site, their Flash had Flash.

    No longer want.

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  • Michael Rhodes

    Cant comment on the bicycle mount, but I have the speakers and they are brilliant, not sure how they got that much good sound out a tiny package but its now absolutoally required when I travel

  • Cowicide

    If I heard that shit out in the woods where I was riding, I’d follow you, throw water on it until it sparks, catches afire and burns you alive.  Then quietly cook marshmallows over your burning corpse.

    Just…. NO.

  • Kevin Goldstein

    Or you can use these http://onegoodearbud.com , so you can keep an ear open and not bludgeon other riders with your tunes.

  • dannypolicarpo

    Clearly you’ve never used the Jawbone Jambox they would probably crap all over these

  • Iljajj

    “Lets’ face it — cycling is geeky enough with Lycra, weird cycling shoes and helmets so dorky they look like they were designed by population-control advocates — it doesn’t need the added panache of a Bluetooth speaker bungied to the handlebars.”

    Just a suggestion: dump the shoes, lycra and helmet: you might even begin to look like an ordinary person.

    But a set of speakers blurting out Wuthering Heights on your bicycle won’t help endear you to other people. It’s just marginally less annoying than those people holding out their cell phones playing music in front of them – but only because you’re away a lot faster.

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  • elimilchman

    Y’know, I don’t really wear Lycra unless I’m racing; the shoes make me go faster and the helmet keeps me from getting stupider, so they’re kinda important. 

    You’re probably right about the speakers though…

  • elimilchman

    Hmm…doesn’t seem like it’d be very satisfying though. We’re currently testing a solution from Etymotic — it’s an app that uses the mic on their mic-equipped models as a pass-through: 

    http://www.etymotic.com/awaren

  • elimilchman

    Ouch. Where d’you live?

  • Cowicide

    Colorado, don’t ride ’round here blazing tunes in the woods!!  ;D

  • Summer

    $50 for a bike mount?? I seriously thought that was the price of the speaker when I first read this. If you check out http://www.boombotix.com, they have these tiny speakers with bluetooth technology and a clip on them that you can attach anywhere for only 40 bucks, less than the amount of a single bike mount for the FoxL. The sound is just as good on the BoomBotix speakers and let’s be honest, have waay more style than that black box. Plus, BoomBotix just announced that they are introducing their own bike mount, which is definitely something to check out.

  • Anonymous

    yup, just got mine in the mail. i’m really impressed with the sound quality on these.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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