Ultimate Ears, or UE for short, is one of the biggest names in the earphone industry, and their product portifolio expanded into completely new territory after Logitech acquired them last year. Despite the major leap from in-ears to portable wireless speakers, UE amazed everyone with the UE BoomBox we reviewed here. They are now launching a new little device called the BOOM. Like the Boombox, the BOOM is a wireless bluetooth speaker with a battery capacity for 15 hours of play time. The BOOM just measures 18 x 7 cm at its widest point and has a cylindrical design that makes it very compact while also giving it 360 degree sound.
UE also noticed the success of the Boombox and created a little app with previously unseen features to go with the BOOM for some additional bang (boom) for the buck. The BOOM can either be used on its own or as a pair. Use of a pair will allow you to set up true stereo sound through the app. Its price will, on the other hand, probably keep most from getting a stereo kit as each BOOM costs $200.
- Pair up to 8 Bluetooth® enabled source devices--connect up to two source devices at the same time.
- Wirelessly play (stream) to 2 UE BOOMs from one source.
- Mobile range of play is up to 15m (50 ft).
- NFC (passive) enabled (works with active NFC-enabled source devices-- Android Jellybean and higher).
- Maximum Sound Level: 88dBA
- Frequency Range: 90Hz - 20kHz
- Drivers: Two 1.5", 4 Ohm drivers; two 2" passive radiators
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for up to 15 hours of battery life between Micro USB charges
- Actual battery life will vary with use, settings, and environmental conditions
- Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles
- Charge time: 3.4 hours