I know the question that's really on Joe Consumer's mind when he's out shopping for a "tough" set of speakers: "Can I road-haul these?" After all, if I can't drag a set of speakers behind my car while jamming out, what use are they? When the good, hilariously trusting people at Outdoor Technology sent me a set of their Turtle Shell 2.0 speakers, that road haul question was the only thing on my mind.
The first step was securing the speakers, which proved more difficult than I anticipated, thanks to the unforgivable fact that Toyota apparently built my car without any consideration for road-hauling. (That should be the real Toyota scandal.) I managed to improvise by tying the speakers to some rope, and then tying that rope to a bunch of wire that I looped through the undercarriage of my car.
Like nerd Truck Nutz.
Disaster struck almost immediately in the form of my general knot-based incompetence. The speakers came untied a few seconds after the road haul began. My assistant/fiance saved the day with a proper knot and a long glare that spotlighted my incompetence, and then started down the road, with me running behind the car with the camera.