Turn your water-bottle cage into a portable sound system

You could knock this thing off the dock and it would still keep pumping up the jam. Photo: Courtesy of SCOSCHE

You could knock this thing off the dock and it would still keep pumping up the jam. Photo: Courtesy of SCOSCHE

Until they make a portable speaker that acts like it’s throwing sound from the trunk of a lowrider during a bass battle at a Miami car show circa 1991, my soul will never be free. However, output is getting better all the time for these mini machines, and I’m always down to pair up the Bluetooth on a new model and see how loud I can get.

I can barely get out of bed without music, so when the Scosche BoomBottle H2O showed up, I plugged it straight into the laptop to charge, then turned on 2 Live Crew’s “Hoochie Mama” for a test drive.

Don’t you judge me.

Happily, the BoomBottle H2O performed admirably for a capsule the size of a beer can. While I couldn’t feel my internal organs rearranging (someday!), lower registers thumped without drowning the highs or muddying the mids. Amplification is plenty, whether you want to passive-aggressively annoy the construction crew next to your home office (ahem), lounge lakeside with your posse after a hike (it’s waterproof and it floats) or crank out some extra motivation on a bike ride.

The shape slides neatly into a standard water-bottle cage, so if you’re a CamelBak type of girl like me who rarely stows water on your bike frame, the ability to separate the speaker from a sweating hydration bladder and sticky energy-gel wrappers is genius. The speaker also comes with a tiny carabiner that locks the unit onto your pack so you can bump tunes on a fall hike or ski with it on a powder day.

With up to 11 hours of battery life, the BoomBottle H2O also has the juice to go as long as you do — and we all know how much it sucks to run out of jams around the campfire. Grab yours at scosche.com. (Dancing Sasquatch not included.)

Scosche BoomBottle H2O ($109.99)

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