The Big Turtle Shell Speaker is a Rugged Road Companion

Loud, tough, take it pretty much anywhere

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There are those elegant, glossy Bluetooth portable speakers that look great on the mantle. Then you’ve got the Big Turtle Shell — a minimal-designed yet peculiar-looking wireless speaker, as the maker Outdoor Technology puts it is, “perfect for when you want to receive noise complaints.”

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Water resistant, dust-proof, and doubling as a power bank to charge up your other devices, the Big Turtle is the type of loud speaker you can take on those long road trips or camping excursions without worrying too much about spilling your Coke or can of beans all over this thing.

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Good little companion for roads trips. And it’s water resistant so don’t sweat those spills too much. Pic: Outdoor Tech

Bluetooth Speakers with Ample Juice

Promising to offer 3x the battery power compared to the leading big Bluetooth boombox (7800 milliamps), the Big Turtle will blast music for a full 16-hours with around 325 hours of standby juice before recharging the lithium-ion battery.


Available in either red, gray, or red, the rugged BTS sports a wide stance so it sits planted on unforgiving surfaces. Definitely doesn’t look like your typical Bluetooth loud speaker, maybe that’s the point — and in our opinion, looks pretty damn badass (if a badass wireless speaker is even a thing. It should be).

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With twin handles in the base along with hanging options, the Big Turtle Shell will travel with you. Pic: Outdoor Tech

With various hanging/strapping options good for fastening to your backpack and twin grab handles integrated into the base, Outdoor Tech ensured this was a easy device to work with. For something smaller in size, there’s also the Turtle Shell 3.0 for about $100 less, providing 20-hours of uninterrupted music; with less features but available in more colour variations.


We haven’t reviewed the Big Turtle Shell ourselves but from the reviews we’ve seen, the company’s reputation, and everything else we’re reading about this Bluetooth portable speaker – especially the 16-hours of battery life with ability to charge other devices in a travel-friendly form – we’re onboard.

Plus, it looks awesome and we’re suckers for great photos.

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Amee Reehal
Shooting motors professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has been published in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's a writer, editor at, AJAC member, and full-time digital marketer at Traction Media working with national brands. Find him traveling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.