We have been making music producing machines for years now. From Speaker Necklaces to the Temple of Boom.  In 2009 we built our first BoomCase.

The Self Powered Portable Suitcase Stereo system that works with your iPod/iPhone or any device with a headphone plug. The BoomCase will last 10+ hours on a single charge (Charger Included). In addition to running on batteries, The BoomCase can also be plugged in. The BoomCase can be made with out a battery if you do not plan to take it out much.

Each BoomCase is hand made from vintage suitcases in California, USA. We use Ni-MH battery pack as well as a custom made amplifier. BoomCase Options include: Ipod/USB Charger, Extra Batteries, TV Screens, Custom Paint, Solar chargers and more.

Our main goal is sound quality. You can be assured we make each case sound as good as possible. We shy away from plastic or thin suitcases because of their not so great acoustic qualities. Mainly we use cases that are built with wood and leather because of the superior sound they produce. Read a recent Interview here to learn more: cNet Interview

If you would like one made to your liking please visit our online store.

While we have been making portable music machines since 2000, we’ve drawn some inspiration from the man selling stereos and bumping his homemade Briefcase Stereo at the Flea Market in Sacramento, The Person who did the Various Store Displays in San Francisco that involved vintage cases and speakers, The VW Beetle Scene who has been making suitcase stereos for ages and the original “BoomCase” such as the “Wildcat” by GE.

Our “Temple of Boom”:


The BoomCase team cares for the environment: In addition to repurposing vintage suitcases (upcycling) – we only use recyclable/biodegradable packing material.


15 Responses to About

  1. Very cool idea, I’d love to check one out sometime 🙂

  2. EkoSpoT says:

    Yeah really nice!!! Congratulations Mr Simo!!!

  3. Dan Clark says:

    Would you build one for a customer from a case sent to you by the customer? These things need to be in a museum.

  4. LP says:

    I adore your cases, Mr. Simo & team.
    Considering the coolness and the eco-friendliness of it is even better.

    Keep on keeping on !


  5. Frances k says:

    I love you Mr. Simo! And team. 🙂

  6. Kimba Green says:

    I have a number of old cases that I would love to see put to good use. How can I get them to you?

  7. Darío Curátola says:

    Hello !
    Your suitcase are really nice !
    Where are you ??? I am in Argentina, can you send your product to my country if I paid with credit car ??

    • SiMo says:

      Hello Dario,

      Thanks for the comments. Yes we can ship to Argentina. It can cost up to $155 to ship to you depending on the size and your location within Argentina. I will email you all this info as well.


  8. Kris Chambers says:

    Just got my first Boomcase delivered and holy crap I am a happy camper.
    Can wait for the delivery now of the very first Tick Tock Box bought out by Mr Simo…..

  9. John Nipper says:

    This is amazing! A friend and I have built small speaker cabinets, but nothing with this style. I tour with a band, Lake Folk out of Ann Arbor, MI. I would be interested in having some cases made for us to play at festivals and outdoor/farmer’s market concerts. Nice work!

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  11. Joseph says:

    What kind of battery is used ..I’m afraid of a fire..

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