Camouflaged phone chargers, lights and speakers! A carp angler's dream? We take a closer look at the Outdoor Tech Mossy Oak range
Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 3.0 in Mossy Oak
Described as a ‘rugged wireless boom box’, the Turtle Shell 3.0 is a music player but also a power bank.
It’s ideal for social sessions or just as a low-key speaker in your bivvy and has plenty of features.
Incredibly, it’s shockproof, waterproof and floats. Outdoor Tech says it can be submerged up to 3ft for half an hour.
There’s a 1/4ins screw thread for mounting on a tripod (or similar device) and there are two strap holders on the back to attach it to a rucksack or bag.
The rechargeable 3600mAh battery offers a claimed 25-hour playback time and 180-day standby time. The speaker can receive Bluetooth signals from up to 32ft, or you can go old-school and plug in a 3.5mm cable.
With a built-in microphone the Turtle Shell can be paired to Siri and will automatically connect to a previously paired device, so there’s no fiddling about on your phone or music player.
It’s certainly rugged and built like a brick, but the sound quality is also pretty decent. On the downside, the Mossy Oak camo won’t be to everyone’s taste and, perhaps obviously, it can be hard to find once you’ve placed it down in your swim!
Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro in Mossy Oak
This product is a real hybrid, merging a torch, a powerbank and a speaker.
First off, the torch is very bright and boasts three settings. It can glow like a bivvy lamp, shine like a torch or flash like a disco strobe!
The torch is also removable and can be plugged into any USB port on another device.
The battery is 2600mAh and can play music for 10 hours, power the torch for six or offer about one complete charge of a smartphone.
Out of all the products here this is definitely the jack of all trades and possibly the one that will appeal most to anglers. There is just the one USB socket, so you can’t charge your phone and use the light at the same time.
Outdoor Tech Buckshot 2.0 in Mossy Oak
Shorn of the torch and powerbank capabilities of the product above, the Buckshot 2.0 is simply a Bluetooth speaker.
Unlike the ‘Pro’, the Buckshot has 1/4ins screw thread and a clip that enables it to become ‘wearable’.
Outdoor Tech Kodiak Plus 2.0 powerbank in Mossy Oak
Packed with a 10,000mAh battery, this is dedicated charger with some bright LEDs attached.
And believe us, they are bright! They’ll probably be of limited use in the bivvy, though.
Again, this a waterproof device and it promises to charge an iPhone four times or an iPad once. There are two USB ports for simultaneous charging.
In this camo colouring, the front buttons are a little difficult to spot and quite fiddly to press, but that’s a minor inconvenience for a powerful unit.
Outdoor Tech Calamari 2.0 3-in-1 charge cable in Mossy Oak
A very handy all-in-one cable for charging your phone and just about any other rechargeable device you’re likely to take fishing. It’ll also transfer data like pics from your camera to a laptop.
There’s an Apple MFI-certified Lightning connector, a USB C one and a USB Micro connector, covering most bases.
A by-product of this versatility is the way the unused connectors do get in the way a bit, which is mildly annoying if you’re trying to charge you phone while using it.