Mohu, the company that created the paper-thin indoor HDTV antenna, launched a new product this week that it said will help transform thinking around the old-school boombox. The BeBox is the world’s first hi-fidelity boombox music system that has a built-in HD Android touchscreen tablet, Mohu explained. The device “combines the powerful sound of the high-end speakers with portability and built-in intelligence that allows users to access all of their audio experiences,” Mohu said.
"Our mission in the TV cord-cutting world has always focused on giving consumers choice, simplicity and the best entertainment experience possible," Mark Buff founder and CEO of Mohu, said in a statement. "We're taking that same spirit to music lovers, who crave big sound and the flexibility to access all of their audio listening experiences simply. By reaching back in time to the boombox for inspiration, we've upgraded it with a powerful Android tablet to give listeners the audio experience that even Marty McFly would be proud to discover."
The BeBox comes with five speakers, including a six-inch long high-performance throw woofer, two soft dome tweeters, and two midrange drivers. And users will have untethered access to their music collection by using the WiFi capability and Android tablet to download apps, playlists, and musical libraries through the Google Play store.
Mohu said that its BeBox, designed for on-the-go Hi-Fi consumers, allows users to connect to external devices in a variety of ways including Bluetooth, a 3.5mm jack, USB ports, and a microSD card slot. Further, the BeBox’s eight-hour internal battery allows for long-haul listening sessions. View a full list of specs on the Mohu website.
The BeBox is available now on the Mohu website and retails for $499.