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Sparta's Geekbox visits West Coast for ESPY event

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014


Geekbox partner Scott Turney, left, with U.S. Olympic gold medal winner Ed Moses.

SPARTA – The Geekbox, the wireless speaker developed and headquartered in Sparta, is making waves across the country after the company made a trip to the West Coast to introduce its product to celebrities and some of the world’s greatest athletes prior to the 2014 ESPY Awards at the Celebrity Gift Lounge in Los Angeles.

Sports stars, such as U.S. Olympic gold medal winner Ed Moses, Denver Bronco defensive back Quinton Carter, Los Angeles Laker forward Ryan Kelly, ESPN SportsCenter anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett, and former WBC Welterweight champ “Vicious” Victor Ortiz hung out with Bell and Geekbox partner Scott Turney during the star-studded event.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring our versatile device to a new audience,” Geekbox President and CEO Charles Bell said in a release. “As demand for the Geekbox increases, our local economy will reap the benefits of our growing small business right along with us.”

Celebrities, including Benjamin Stockham, star of NBC’s hit comedy About A Boy; Inbar Lavi, Maxim girl and “Vee” on FOX TV’s Gang Related; and star of ABC’s fourth season of The Bachelor, Bob Guiney, were also on hand to discover the big-sounding mini-jukebox and speaker phone, simply called Geekbox.

The Geekbox, which fits in a vehicle’s cup holder, is a small wireless speaker that also functions as a promotional and marketing tool. Through the use of an SD memory card, consumers can also download their personal music collection directly to the Geekbox.

Geekbox is rated to reach sound levels over 100 decibels with a frequency range of 60 Hz to 18 KHz and can sync to a Bluetooth-capable phone, IPad or tablet, computers and other Bluetooth devices to play gaming or movie audio. Additionally, non-Bluetooth devices can be linked with Geekbox via a 3.5mm cable, which is provided.

One of the most unique facets of the Geekbox is its included 4-gigabyte memory card that is upgradeable to 32 gigabytes. Personal messages, using the client’s own voice, can be pre-loaded on the Geekbox. Recording artists also choose to pre-load their latest music or previous hits on the Geekbox. Users can even load their own .MP3 and .WMA files from their computer via USB connection.

The outside of the Geekbox can also be customized to visually present a client’s message or brand. The Geekbox team can use existing graphics or they can create custom designs based on their clients’ needs. Clients’ brands are still represented no matter what plays over the Geekbox.

“We work with our clients to find the perfect visual that properly represents them,” continues Bell. “Geekbox has been used as a fundraising tool and has helped a wide variety of people and businesses increase their brand recognition, reach new audiences, or simply get the word out to their fans.”

Geekbox, headquartered in Sparta, is already working with more than 30 country, bluegrass, country rap and rock acts, such as Aaron Tippin, Hank Williams Jr., Darryl Worley, Gene Watson, Richard Young & Doug Phelps of The Kentucky Headhunters, Brian Kelley, Rick Monroe, Ronnie Reno, Rhonda Vincent, and Sam Morrison, while making new additions daily.

A host of organizations take advantage of Geekbox’s versatility for promotions, branding and marketing, including cable TV channel, RFD-TV; financial institutions, Turney Financial and Wieniewitz Financial; music industry publication, Country Weekly Magazine; motor home dealer Motor Home Specialists; booking agency, Bobby Roberts Company; Nashville-based merchandising company, ScreenPlay Inc.; and radio stations, WGSQ 94.7 The Country Giant and WKSW 98.5 KissFM.

The Geekbox has recently been part of several other prominent events, including several major college playoff events through Performance Award Center and 2014 RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, the richest one-day rodeo event in history.

The Geekbox family also works closely with the Oklahoma Disabled American Veterans to help with their suicide prevention program. Bell, Tippin, Neal McCoy and Darryl Worley were recently awarded the Oklahoma DAV Community of Heroes Award.


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