Ultimate Ears Brings Music to Life

Ultimate Ears recently launched “Bring Music To Life”, a new global brand campaign celebrating the power of music and how they transform things/people.

For fans of Ultimate Ears, an award winning wireless Bluetooth speakers, there are three bold and creative original illustrations coming to life on the Ultimate Ears by internationally renowned graffiti duo Bicicleta Sam Freio. This campaign brings together music and art to the Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speakers.

Keep a lookout for this global campaign!

“Music has the power to enhance, energize and connect people, and you feel this whenever you turn the speaker on,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN & India Region and Vice President at Logitech. “The belief that you can spontaneously transform any moment with music – anytime, anywhere – is at the heart of every experience from Ultimate Ears. We don’t just make speakers, we bring music to life.”

New limited edition Second Street Collection

Fans of Ultimate Ears, take note! The newest limited edition Second Street Collection is here!

The Second Street Collection will launch globally with eight new patterns and colours for Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.

  • Cityscape and Urban Zebra showcase bold geometrics and stark, graphic patterns in neutral tones inspired by the monolithic structures in the urban landscape.
  • After Hours and Marina embody a classic palette of red and blue turned up to an electrifying intensity.
  • Midnight Garden, Stone, Cashmere and Lilac feature soft, warm and vaguely luminous tones inspired by the hazy light of spring.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Second Street Collection from Ultimate Ears is expected to be available in select countries globally beginning in June 2017 for suggested retail prices of SGD $249.00 for BOOM 2 and SGD $399.00 for MEGABOOM. Pattern and colour availability will vary by country.

    For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

    * Information and pictures courtesy of Ultimate Ears and SPRG *

Onkyo LS7200 3D Soundbar System

Onkyo recently announced a new sound system setup, suitable for your home entertainment system whereby you can enjoy great sound while watching your favourite TV shows, movies or listening to music. The Onkyo LS7200 3D Soundbar System is a three piece equipment setup that is not too big and obstructing as your home entertainment system.

During a recent Onkyo event, I got the opportunity to take a look at the Onkyo LS7200 3D Soundbar System and listened to them in action, while watching a short movie trailer on the TV screen. The sound produced by the Onkyo LS7200 3D Soundbar System was solid, sharp and clear, in the midst of the noise of the people checking out the other Onkyo products, the Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Audio System and Onkyo DP-X1A portable music player at the event.

If you are looking for a solid and powerful sound system for your home entertainment, that is not too big in size, do check out the Onkyo LS7200 3D Soundbar System.

Let me share with you more information and details on the Onkuo LS7200 3D Soundbar System –

LS7200 3D Soundbar System that combines Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ playback with user-friendly wireless audio features including support for DTS Play-Fi® technology*, AirPlay®, and FireConnect™* multi-room distribution built in.

Part of the growing Envision Cinema product family, the three-piece LS7200 offers key advantages over other soundbars, starting with a low 53 mm profile for an unimpeded view of the TV screen.

The wall-mountable soundbar connects to a separate AV Center via Multichannel Audio Cable, with full-scale power delivered to precision drivers (comprising two speakers each for the left, right, and center channels, plus single height speakers) by a discrete digital amplification system.

Together with wireless subwoofer, this single-cable soundbar design results in neat and clean installation under the TV display.

The AV Center includes four HDMI® inputs to connect media players and game consoles, with all components and cabling easily concealed in an entertainment unit. TV connection comes via single 4K/60p HDMI cable with Audio Return Channel, allowing the LS7200 to enhance broadcast TV audio.

AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration tailors sound to individual spaces, adjusting essential speaker conditions such as output level, distance, and crossover while preventing standing waves inside the room for clear and well-focused image presentation.

As well as object-based sound for movies, the LS7200 offers deeply satisfying stereo performance with a choice of network audio options.

The soundbar supports DTS Play-Fi technology, a free app for iOS and Android™ that collects music (streaming services, local files, or network-attached audio) into a simple interface for casting to any Wi-Fi®-enabled speaker. Fast, stable, and easy to use, DTS Play-Fi technology supports multiple streams to different speakers simultaneously without interruption.

AirPlay® and selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® are also included for stable app-based music casting, while Spotify® Connect lets subscribers stream direct from the Spotify® application. Bluetooth® connectivity completes a comprehensive suite for of wireless music streaming features.

Onkyo Controller app brings together wireless casting technologies, simplifies access to included TuneIn and TIDAL services, and centralizes house wide audio distribution to optional FireConnect™-compatible wireless speakers. The easy-to-use app compliments on-screen GUI with system remote controls for each zone.

As well as discrete dialog volume adjustment for DTS:X™ soundtracks, DTS Neural:X™ is included to up mix standard multichannel audio to 3D sound.

Dolby Audio™ adds a new Surround Enhancer technology that wraps sound around the audience by creating virtual rear speakers. Other practical inclusions are Direct Mode for high-quality stereo sources, Late Night Mode, and custom DSP programs for games and music.

Rounded out with 40-preset FM tuner, AV sync function, and L/R tone controls, LS7200’s feature set approaches that of a full-sized home cinema component in a decor-friendly package that’s tailor-made for passionate listeners.

* Firmware must be updated before operation.

Pricing and Availability 

The LS-7200 speaker system is retailing at all authorized retailers at $1,799

* Information and details courtesy of Hwee Seng Electronics and Brand Cellar *

Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Audio System

The Onkyo NCP-302 wireless audio system was recently introduced, it’s a standalone speaker that produces pretty good sound quality, looks sleek and nice in design, it would fit it nicely with the furnishings in your home.

During a recent Onkyo event, I had the opportunity to see the Onkyo NCP-302 wireless audio system and listen to the quality of the sound produced from this system. With my short time there listening to the music played by the Onkyo NCP-302 wireless audio system, it was pretty good and enjoyable even in the midst of the noisy crowds at the venue.

For the music enthusiasts, the Onkyo NCP-302 wireless audio system can also be connected to other units and compatible Onkyo master components. This might be a good opportunity to build/customise your home or personal audio system. Take a look at their latest Onkyo DP-X1A portable music player, these 2 music players do make a good pair!

Let me share with you more information about the Onkyo NCP-302 wireless audio system –

Multi-room audio enriched with limitless and accessible music is now a reality as Onkyo unveils its NCP-302 Wireless Audio System, a standalone speaker that can link with other units and compatible Onkyo master components, such as AVRs, to mirror home entertainment sources around the home over FireConnect™ powered by Blackfire1.

FireConnect™, a network protocol based on Blackfire and provided by Blackfire Research, USA, operates over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® and offers 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling.

The NCP-302 supports a variety of music streaming and internet radio services, such as Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn2, together with audio files stored on mobile or media server inside the Onkyo Controller application3.

With Chromecast built-in4, support for the Spotify® Connect app, and DTS Play-Fi®*4 technology, along with Bluetooth® wireless technology, the NCP-302 can be played to separately or grouped with other units using Onkyo Controller.

Chromecast built-in allows users to cast any music from smartphone, laptop, or PC to speaker or speaker network with ease. Control playback with regular audio apps for iPhone, iPad, Android™ phone or tablet, Mac® or Windows® laptop, or Chromebook™ with support for Google Play Music included.

NCP-302 speakers can also mirror network music playing through a master component as well as sources input via analog audio terminals*5, including vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes.

Onkyo Controller offers source selection and playback management for individual or multiple speakers within a single intuitive interface. Sound follows as the listener moves through their day, keeping them company and adding atmosphere when entertaining friends and family.

The control app can assign the listener’s preferred sources to NCP-302 speakers and save them for later recall. Adding or dropping speakers, changing music, or adjusting volume involves a swipe or tap on the touchscreen.

Product quality is evident in the solid MDF enclosure housing two 77 mm woofers and a 26 mm balanced-dome tweeter. The speaker is tuned for pleasant, non-fatiguing sound. Like the woodgrain or black hair-lined finishes, physical controls are minimalist to suit any interior design.

With NCP-302 and a FireConnect™-ready master component in the main living space, families can experience Onkyo’s Next Generation Network Audio: an ecosystem of technologies that coalesce in smartphones to deliver audio anywhere, any time.

Next Generation Network Audio grows with the user, adapting to changing listening habits. It delivers what’s important: enjoyment of sound, enjoyment of control, and enjoyment of life.

Pricing and Availability

The NCP-302 speaker is retailing at all authorised retailers at $599.

Notes

*1 FireConnect™ is enabled by a firmware update.

*2 Service availability depends on region.

*3 Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Check App Store or Google Play™ for OS and device requirements.

*4 Enabled with a future firmware update.

*5 Enabled with a future firmware update. Transmission via external analog inputs is not supported on the TX-NR555 Onkyo products compatible with FireConnect™.

* Information and details courtesy of Hwee Seng Electronics and Brand Cellar *

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Buds Review

This pair of wireless buds are the smallest in the music earphones world, they may look small yet we cannot judge them just by its size. Inside this pair of wireless buds, it is packed with pretty awesome music sound power and strength, with style, design and secure fit features. Let me introduce the Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Earphones.

First and foremost, let me start off with the package, the nice looking box when it first arrived. The Jaybird Freedom box has a nice feel with a well thought out design and layout. Take a look as I started to unbox and displayed all the items that were packed inside the box. One nice feature of this package is that Jaybird gives customers a small pouch to keep the Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones, charger and cable.

There are two aesthetics aspects of Jaybird Freedom wireless bluetooth earphones that makes it stand out and unique for the music lovers. They are the

  • All-metal housing
  • Silicone ear fins

(1) All-metal housing

The Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones is made up of elegant and premium sand-blasted metal material. This not only gives this pair of Jaybird Freedom wireless buds its unique style, it also improves its durability to its special micro-sized wireless ear buds. With all the top engineering processes, innovation and design, the Jaybird Freedom is a premium, iconic, sturdy, small, lightweight yet powerful wireless earphones to suit almost every music lover. Last but not least, the all-metal housing removes all distortion, giving music lovers the experiences of not just an incredible sound, the noise isolation feature sometimes feels like a noise cancellation feature at times!

(2) Silicone ear fins

In my personal humble opinion, the silicone ear fins are another feature that makes the Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones unique. For a start, users might take some time before they get used to the design and fit inside the ear. You can choose to wear your Jaybird Freedom over-ear sport-fit with fins or over-ear sport-fit without fins or under-ear with fins or under-ear without fins. It’s your personal choice whether you want to have the ear-fins or without ear-fins. There are 4 different ear fins sizes (XS, S, M, L) inside the package and they fit in nicely for sporty/outdoors lifestyle e.g. running, biking, trekking. From a personal perspective, put on the silicone ear fins when you are doing sports/outdoors. Do take note on how to attach the ear fins, look out for the letters R (right) and L (left) on the top side of the circle.

Let me continue on with the other components that come with the Jaybird Freedom.

Silicone ear tips and Comply ear tips

There are 2 types of ear tips, they come in 3 different sizes for each type of ear tips, to suit your needs and requirements.

Cable

The length of the Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones cable is just nice in my opinion, not too long in length if not it would dangle down and get caught on to other objects. There are cord clips available to shorten the cable behind the neck, you can adjust the length to your liking and preference. Jaybird also gives customers another additional accessory option, a shirt clip is inside the package, that allows the user to attach the cable to their shirt, ideal when going for sports/outdoor activities.

Bluetooth connection

The bluetooth connection between the earphones and devices are smooth, easy to setup and connect.

Battery life

The battery life of the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds is 4 hours with additional 4 hours if the charger clip is attached to the earphones (with on the go charging).

Functionalities of the Jaybird Freedom

  • Music + Calls , easy to use and connects easily
  • Share 1 device with 2 buds
  • Pairing – remember up to 8 devices
  • Multipoint – connect the buds to 2 devices simulatanously
  • MySound App
  • Smartwatch – pair with your smartwatch and leave your phone behind

Announcements/Updates

  • Inform user of battery life percentage when switched on
  • Inform user to charge battery when it reaches 10%

For all the techies, music lovers, the next two areas would be of great interest to you –

Sound

First and foremost, I do not claim to be an audiophile, as much as I love listening to my different types of music on my Spotify with my earphones while traveling between places or during my sports activities. What I am sharing here would be my personal thoughts, views and experiences on the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds.

The Jaybird Freedom wireless produces a clear and sharp treble, with solid and strong bass without being overwhelming. One key and very interesting unique feature is that the user is able to utilise the MySound App, choose, adjust and customise the low, mid range and high range of their sound/music preset to their music/hearing preference.

MySound App

When I first heard of an app for the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds, to be honest with everybody here, I wasn’t sure how good it can be or how useful it would be. You have to try the MySound app, I was told and reminded.

Since I am reviewing this pair of Jaybird Freedom wireless buds, I have to try it. Once I started using it, I was completely blown away by its features, functionalities and capabilities. This MySound app is a must use for Jaybird Freedom owners!

  • Nice and easy to user user interface
  • Presets available for you to choose and add to the app dashboard
  • Customise your own preset
  • Battery life indicator on app

The sound quality of the Jaybird Freedom by itself is already pretty solid and awesome. With this MySound app, you can tune it, to your own hard rock mega bass musician style or the soothing and clear classical music style.

I would just like to highlight some observations when I was using the MySound app with the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds

  • Discrepancy between earphone announcement of battery life versus battery life indicator on the app
  • Jaybird Freedom earphones are paired, connected and playing music but MySound app says no earphones connected

I would like to emphasis that these observations DO NOT affect the excellent and powerful sound quality produced by the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds nor does it affect your listening and usage experience.

Overall, the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds are a remarkable pair of wireless bluetooth earphones. They are small, lightweight and powerful bluetooth wireless earphones. It is secure and fits into your ears. The noise blocking / noise isolation is very good, the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds owner is in a music world of their own! The design is trendy, bright and colourful, suitable for sporty, outdoors, leisure and daily usage earphones. It is sweat proof , they would be suitable for a number of sports/outdoor activities.

In my personal humble opinion, the Jaybird Freedom is an ideal choice for your pair of wireless bluetooth earphones, a worthy investment for music fans who are sporty/outdoors and also for their daily leisure usage. Visit my photography and travel interest site article, on how the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds fits into two different people lifestyles! Power Your Passion with Jaybird Freedom!

The Jaybird Freedom is now available at authorised resellers at the retail price of SGD $259. The Jaybird Freedom wireless buds come in four fresh colors: Gold, Carbon (Black), Blaze (Red) and Ocean (Blue). For more information, please visit JaybirdSport.com or connect with them on Facebook.

* I would like to thank Jaybird for the opportunity to review the Jaybird Freedom wireless bluetooth earphones. *

Christmas Gift Guide 2016 for audiophile

Christmas 2016 is getting closer and if you haven’t gotten your Christmas Gift yet or planning to do a last minute Christmas shopping, let me share with you some Christmas Gift Guide for the audiophile in you!

There is a gift for him or her, do check out some of the recommendations below –

* Information and picture courtesy of Brand Cellar *

Paradigm launched Premium Wireless Series with DTS PLAY-FI

Music and audio fans, I have news and updates for you, Paradigm Electronics Inc, an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing for over 30 years, officially announced the first three models of its Premium Wireless Series. They are the

  • PW 800 premium wireless speaker
  • PW 600 compact premium wireless speaker
  • PW AMP premium wireless amplifier

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These three Paradigm Premium Wireless Wireless Series utilises DTS Play-Fi technology, provide listeners the freedom and flexibility to stream their high-resolution music wirelessly (up to 24-bit/192khz) over an existing Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers that utilise DTS Play-Fi technology once paired with the Play-Fi App.

The DTS Play-Fi is an open platform, unlike many other wireless platforms. Listeners are able to mix and match any DTS Play-Fi enabled audio products from a selection of top audio brands. Moreover, Paradigm Premium Wireless Series products do not limit the listern with the need for proprietary hardware. With the PW AMP premium wireless amplifier, listeners can stream high resolution audio to existing traditional loudspeakers or in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, no matter the brand. Most music listeners would likely to have their own music libraries and online music streaming services like Spotify, Tidal etc and they can take advantage of it, from any of their devices – iOS, Android, Kindle or PC.

For music and audio lovers who are more technically inclined, the quality and standards of the Premium Wireless Series products are enhanced by their exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC) technology, included with ALL Paradigm Premium Wireless Series products.

At the Paradigm Premium Wireless Series event, I got the opportunity to view their new Premium Wireless Series and listen to them playing music in action. I really like the PW 800 premium wireless speaker, it is sleek and beautiful, produces great clear sound quality, you can feel the bass from the sub-woofer.

PW 800 – Premium Wireless Speaker

2 x 1” (25mm) S-PAL dome tweeters

2 x 5” (127mm) S-PAL woofers

Anthem Class-D Amplifier: 460W Dynamic Peak 230W RMS

Available Finishes: Black or White

Price: $1,499

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PW 600 – Premium Compact Wireless Speaker

2 x 1” (25mm) S-PAL dome tweeters

5” (127mm) S-PAL woofer

Anthem Class-D Amplifier: 400W Dynamic Peak 200W RMS

Available Finishes: Black or White

Price: $1,199

PW AMP – Premium Wireless Amplifier

Power any existing non-powered speakers and stream loss-less audio wirelessly

Anthem Class-D Amplifier

2 x 200W Dynamic Peak, 2 x 100W RMS into 4 ohms (Compatible with 8 ohms)

RCA analog inputs, Ethernet 10/100, USB (for firmware updates), L/R speaker terminals

Available Finish: Black

Price: $999

It would really be awesome to have 1 x PW 800 and 2 x PW 600, connected together wirelessly and playing high quality music in my room or living room. However, I don’t have my own home yet at this time, maybe in the future, I would love to have it in my own home!

At the Paradigm Premium Wireless Series event, I was also introduced to the Anthem Electronics range of products. They were the NEW Third Generation MRX Series of AV Receivers. In this article, I would just share briefly on their key information and details. If the opportunity arises in the future, I might make an appointment to visit their showroom for sound demonstration, listen and share my thoughts in another separate article.

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MRX 520 – High-end A/V Receiver

5.2 Pre-Amp / 5 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with ARC (Anthem Room Correction)

100 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.

Available Finishes: Black

Price: $2,550

MRX 720 – High-end A/V Receiver

11.2 Pre-Amp / 7 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X ready.

140 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.

Includes ARC

Available Finishes: Black

Price: $4,400

MRX 1120 – High-end A/V Receiver

11.2 Pre-Amp / 11 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X ready.

140 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.

Includes ARC

Available Finish: Black

Price: $5,500

I would like to thank Hwee Seng Electronics and Brand Cellar for the invitation to their Paradigm Wireless Series event and the information provided above.

Ultimate Ears Now Lets You Say It to Play It!

Good news for Ultimate Ears fans who own or planning to buy portable music players UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM! Now you can speak up and use your voice on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM! I shared about UE MEGABOOM previously and did a review on the UE MEGABOOM too!

Let me share with you more information on the new voice integration feature by Ultimate Ears for the UE MEGABOOM and UE BOOM 2 from the press release information below –

Ultimate Ears wants you to speak up and use your voice by introducing Siri® and Google Now™ voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM. Now, music fans can simply say it to play it, allowing them to stay connected in the moment by providing faster, easier access to their music using Siri and Google Now voice directly from their Ultimate Ears speakers. The new push-to-talk feature brings even more convenience to UE’s award winning on-the-go Bluetooth® speakers.

From cliff to cave, Ultimate Ears’ speakers are meant to be with you, wherever, whenever. They’re waterproof (IPX7), rugged and blast incredible 360-degree sound. This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all.

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“Music lovers can now truly stay in the moment, playing their favorite song from the middle of the pool or even while diving off a cliff with their UE speaker in hand,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “No matter how wet, muddy or wild the situation, with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM, fans no longer need to pick up their phone to play DJ. Now, they can just say it to play it.”

Gone are the days of hunting down your favorite song on your phone as this new voice integration provides access to tunes in just a couple of seconds. Through a quick push of the Bluetooth button and a simple voice request, you can quickly get the party started and never miss a beat.

Pricing and Availability

Siri and Google Now voice integration is available on UE BOOM 2 ($319.00) and UE MEGABOOM ($399.00) through the free UE BOOM and UE MEGABOOM apps. The app enhancement is available through the iOS® and Android™ app stores on June 22. Speakers are sold separately. For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker

Logitech recently unveiled the Logitech® X100 Mobile Speaker featuring go-anywhere portability and best-in-class sound, designed for people with active lifestyles. With a head-turning design, the Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker delivers crystal-clear sound for its small size. Wherever you use it, the Logitech X100 suits your needs with Bluetooth® connectivity, a five-hour battery life and a built-in mic for hands-free phone calls.

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The Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker comes in four bold colours (Black/Grey Grill; Purple/Yellow Grill; Blue/Orange Grill and Cyan/Green Grill) that show off its eye-catching style. Plus, its convenient micro-USB cable makes it easy to recharge the built-in lithium-ion battery so it’s ready to rock on your next adventure.

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Pricing and Availability

The Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker is expected to be available in late Jan at all leading electronic stores and Samsung Experience Stores, for a suggested retail price of SGD$69.00. For more information please visit www.logitech.com.

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

UE Boom

Logitech recently launched their UE Boom, The UE Boom is the first-ever social music player, a wireless speaker that’s packed with a specific set of features that sets a new standard for listening to music. It’s the first to offer 360-degree sound in a battery-powered device, and features a 15-hour rechargeable battery. Its versatile go-anywhere shape is wrapped in a specially developed acoustic skin that is both water and stain resistant so you can enjoy your music anywhere you go. And it is made for connecting with others. If more friends crash the party, you can wirelessly connect two UE BOOMs together through the free UE BOOM app (available for iOS™ and Android™) to play them in either stereo-to-stereo mode or traditional left/right stereo mode.

I was kindly loaned 2 units of UE Boom for a review opportunity and I had a fun experience with the  UE Boom. Here are some of my thoughts/views of the UE Boom

Pros

– The sound and bass from the UE Boom is pretty good and strong.

– It’s versatile and you can put it inside your bag or hang it outside, playing music while on the move.

– The 360 degree UE Boom speaker gives it a surround sound effect if you have a few units playing music together.

– No wires and no docks needed to play your music with the availability of wireless connectivity

Cons

– If you like small sized music players, this might be a bit too big and heavy for you.

– Wireless connectivity is not that smooth for me when I am connecting it to my iPhone UE Boom app.

Here are some of the key features and technical specifications on the UE Boom listed below

Key Features

  • Make some noise: UE BOOM’s 360-degree speaker design blasts bold, immersive sound in every direction.
  • Up for anything: Every adventure needs a soundtrack. UE BOOM’s versatile go-anywhere shape is designed to be as spontaneous as you are.
  • Life-resistant: Epic events don’t always go as planned, which is why UE BOOM’s colorful acoustic skin has a plasma coating that makes it water and stain resistant.
  • Live wirelessly: Forget docking. The UE BOOM connects to your device through Bluetooth®, letting you switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet** away. And you can even grab a friend and take turns sharing songs from different devices.
  • Boom. Boom: More friends crash the party? Spread the sound and pump up the volume by wirelessly connecting two UE BOOMs together in stereo through the UE BOOM app for iOS™ or Android™.
  • Music all day (or night): The music doesn’t stop until the party does with UE BOOM’s 15-hour rechargeable battery, giving you non-stop music from dusk till dawn.

Wireless Capabilities

  • Pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Connect up to two devices at the same time
  • Wireless range of play up to 50 ft.

Audio

  • Maximum sound level: 88 dBC
  • Frequency range: 90 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Drivers: Two 1.5-inch full-range drivers; two 2-inch passive radiators

Power

  • Micro USB rechargeable battery, with up to 15 hours of battery life between charges

Product Specifications

  • Diameter x Height: 6.5 cm x 18 cm
  • Weight: 538g (speaker only)

Colour

  • Available in Blue, Red, Black and White

Compatibility For Audio Playback

  • Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output.

Compatibility For Phone Calls

  • Phones that support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP1.5) 

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

  • The UE BOOM is priced at SGD 299.00 and will be available for sale from early June 2013 at all leading electronic stores.

* Information and picture courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

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Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600

Logitech recently announced the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600, a pair of wireless stereo speakers that complement the sleek good looks of the Apple Mac series and Ultrabook computers. Looking at their designs, it’s sleek and elegantly designed. The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 allows the user to effortlessly stream music and other audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. These speakers can connect up to 8 devices, with up to 3 of them being active at the same time.

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Let me share with you some of the key features for Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600-

Key Features

  • Beautiful design: The speaker system features gentle curves, a premium fabric finish and a choice of two contemporary colors that add a graceful note to any living space.
  • Bluetooth wireless: Up to eight devices can be paired with the speakers, with up to three active at the same time.
  • Easy switching: Switching among devices is as easy as pressing pause on one and pressing play on another.
  • High-performance audio: These speakers deliver clear, room-filling sound. With 3 drivers in each speaker, this system is engineered to provide superior acoustics for any space.
  • Touch volume control: The top panel of the right speaker is a smooth, responsive touch surface. Simply glide a finger around the edge to dial the volume up or down. The other controls – power, Bluetooth connect and 3.5 mm input – are hidden discreetly in back.
  • Lay-flat cable: Specially designed, lay-flat cables run between the speakers and the power adapter, so there’s never an unsightly tangle of wires on your desk, table or countertop.

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions per satellite (L x W x H): 106 mm x 108 mm x 235.5 mm
  • Weight: 1360g
  • Bluetooth Operating range:  33 feet / 10 meters

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 are expected to be available in Singapore in mid-August 2013, for a suggested retail price of SGD$219.00.

For more details and information, do visit Logitech website and Logitech Blog for more information!

Information and details above courtesy of Logitech and SPRG.