UE Boom 2 – the ultimate waterproof bluetooth speaker

Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2 speaker

So I mentioned I went along to the UE Boom 2 launch party, but does the speaker live up to the awesomeness of the launch party. Why yes, yes it does.

Designed to get wet, muddy and beat up, UE Boom 2 blasts insanely great sound in every direction. I have a Sony speaker doc in my room, that I thought had quality sound and can make it surround sound for a more defined sound. But after switching between the UE Boom 2 and my dock when I went to charge my phone mid-song I noticed an incredible difference. The sound from the UE Boom 2 is so much more crisp. Any live recorded songs on your phone will almost sound like you were actually in the same room.

Using the same high-quality materials you have come to expect from Ultimate Ears, UE BOOM 2 is waterproof (IPX 7), drop-proof (from up to five feet high), disruptive and bold, plus a whole lot of fun. It’s the size of a water bottle, so stick it in your bike’s water bottle holder or clip it to your bag, turn up life and add dimension to any moment.

Building from the award-winning UE BOOM 360-degree speaker that Ultimate Ears introduced in 2013, UE BOOM 2 is 25 percent louder with a longer wireless range of 100-feet and a completely waterproof design, so your music can be shared no matter where you are or what you’re doing. It has a 15-hour all-day, all-night battery life, plus, new and innovative tap controls that allow you to skip songs, without needing to have your phone in-hand.

It’s the size of a water bottle, so you can stick it in your bike’s water bottle holder or clip it to your bag, bring it to the beach or the ski slopes, wherever you want to share your music. Mine will be used regularly on my balcony in the summer.

“Music is about making good moments great moments,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “And by taking your music with you, those great moments are now shareable, anywhere. That’s why every speaker Ultimate Ears designs is durable and adventure-proof with 360-degree sound, including UE BOOM 2. We’ve been leading the category in a new direction, and we’re breaking the mold yet again with UE BOOM 2.”

Plus, UE BOOM 2 gets better with time. Using the UE BOOM 2 app for iOS® and AndroidTM, you can double the sound by pairing UE BOOM 2 with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from your phone and even wake up to your favourite music. New updates are sent to UE speakers wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker future-proof and even more awesome over time.

UE Boom 2 Christmas

UE Boom 2 comes in six new vibrant colour variations: Cherrybomb, Yeti, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical and BrainFreeze.  I absolutely love mine, so if you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone I highly recommend it. My only disappointment is that the original UE Boom apparently came in Blue and Red – Superman colours – the perfect colours for me. But this has been replaced with a block blue or a block red. I guess I could have just bought one of each, especially as you can connect more than one to the app. When you live in a four storey shared house like me, that comes in perfect for house parties.

UE Boom 2 shelf

Key Features

  • 360-degree sound: UE BOOM 2 pumps out sound, in every direction
  • UE BOOM 2 is 25 percent louder than its predecessor and has a longer wireless range of 100-feet
  • It is completely waterproof and shockproof
  • It has a 15-hour battery life
  • Tap the top of the speaker to play, pause or skip songs
  • Download the free UE BOOM 2 app for iOS® or AndroidTM to double the sound by pairing UE BOOM 2 with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from your phone and even wake up to your favourite music
  • New updates are rolled out to the speakers wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features

 

System Requirements

Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart wireless audio profile (A2DP) or 3.5 mm audio input

Product Specifications

  • Height: 180 mm
  • Diameter: 67 mm
  • Weight: 548g

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