I’ve long been a fan of the UE portable bluetooth speaker range.
It started with the UE Boom, a cylindrical speaker, hardly bigger than a drink bottle, that could pump out a lovely clear sound from any of your bluetooth enabled smart devices.
Then came the Megaboom, a larger and louder version of the Boom which also had the benefit of being water resistant.
Earlier this year the form factor changed with a flying saucer shaped UE Roll.
But the Boom has gone back to its original form factor for the latest version, the Boom 2.
Family Photo: The original UE Boom in black, the Megaboom in blue, the UE Roll in the foreground and the new UE Boom 2 in the middle in “tropical” colours.
Designed to get wet, muddy and beaten up, the UE Boom 2 wireless mobile speaker blasts great sound in every direction.
Using high-quality materials the Boom 2 is waterproof (IPX 7), drop-proof (from up to five feet high), disruptive and bold, as well as being whole lot of fun.
Like the first Boom, it’s the size of a water bottle so it can be stuck in a bike’s water bottle holder or clipped to a bag, to turn up life and add sound to any experience.
The Boom 2 is 25 percent louder than the original with a longer wireless range of 100-feet and a completely waterproof design, so music can be shared on the beach, at the snow, and everywhere in between.
It has a 15-hour all-day, all-night battery life, plus, new and innovative tap controls that allows users to skip songs, without needing to have a phone in-hand.
One feature that is sure to please is the pairing. Using the Boom 2 app for iOS and Android, users can double the sound by pairing Boom 2 with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from a phone and even wake up with their favourite music.
New updates are sent to UE speakers wirelessly through the app, so users can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker future-proof and even more awesome over time.
The UE Boom 2 comes in five new vibrant colour variations: Cherrybomb, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical and BrainFreeze.
UE Boom 2 is expected to be available in the New Zealand in October 2015 for a suggested retail price of $349.90.
For more information, head on over to http://www.ultimateears.com/en-nz .