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
– 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
– 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
- 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.
- Pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices
- Connect up to two devices at the same time
- Wireless range of play up to 50 ft.
- Maximum sound level: 88 dBC
- Frequency range: 90 Hz – 20 kHz
- Drivers: Two 1.5-inch full-range drivers; two 2-inch passive radiators
- Micro USB rechargeable battery, with up to 15 hours of battery life between charges
- Diameter x Height: 6.5 cm x 18 cm
- Weight: 538g (speaker only)
- 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)
- 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 *