UE Boom

Apple’s new streaming service is a big hit. While it may still need some polishing, it is an excellent music player that houses an immense collection of tunes for you to listen to both on and off line. Now, you just need something to play music through that is better than the iPhone 6’s tiny speakers.

If you are looking for a little more power than just a personal, portable speaker, the UE Boom is the best in its class. It is small enough to fit in your drink holder, rugged enough to take camping, and powerful enough to be heard in a room full of partiers.

This small package portable speaker is about the size of a tall can. It is made with a durable rubberized material and water and stain resistant acoustic skin covering the grill.

The sound system houses dual performance drivers and is designed for 360-degree output. It has two passive radiators to enhance your music’s low end, which provides a clean balance in small-speaker audio that outperforms many others in the mid-range portable speaker category.

The rechargeable battery is capable of lasting for up to 15 hours. With daily use of a few hours at a time, I usually only have to recharge mine once per week.

If your buddy has a Boom, you can daisy chain them together using the free compatible app and have true stereo sound.

The wireless Bluetooth connection allows for up to eight devices to be paired at the same time. So, when you are tired of listening to your friend’s music, you can switch over to your iPhone and play from your device without having to re-pair anything.

There is also a D-ring at the bottom of the speaker so you can connect a Carabiner or other keychain and hook it to just about anything.

I use my UE Boom for just about every occasion. It has gone with me on tour, while camping, and even been used as background music between bands at shows. It is loud, durable, and conveniently portable.

The UE Boom comes in a variety of colors, including red, white, green, blue, black, and yellow. The company also offers exclusive units that are designed by popular artists. You can pick up a UE Boom on Amazon for $200. Artist exclusives are available directly from the company’s website.

What do you think of this mid-range portable speaker? Let us know in the comments.

  • I have one of these and a lad I work with has the Megaboom. Both are well engineered and are great pieces of kit! I use mine mainly with my MacBook for things like YouTube videos and iTunes/Spotify. I’ve also gotten into the habit of pairing my phone to it as soon as I walk in the door to continue listening to what I was listening to during my commute.

    • Kevin Shih

      I pair it as well the first thing i get into my room, also use it when taking a shower…Water proof!!Love this speakers

  • Niclas

    I’ve had mine for a long time, it’s great for the size but lacks a little in bass.

    I’m thinking of getting the megaboom witch has better bass among other things, but it’s more expensive and bigger too.

  • This one is awesome! Very happy with it since I got this one in January.

    Am I missing the option to have two in stereo in your promo/review

    Hoping to buy a second one i the bear future! Forget about wired speakers! Two will be awesome-awesome ! 😉 in stereo !

  • Skilachi

    I had one, walk away five feet and it speaker cuts off sucks!

    • emmanuel fernandez

      That’s weird. I can go 30 feet, and in another room on the other side of the house and mine still works.

  • Itzkhaoz

    i looked into getting this one and then read that the battery cannot be swapped out. I wanted something that would allow me to replace the battery once it started to detiorate. So I decided to get the Bose sound link mini instead. It may not be water resistant, but the sound you get out of it is amazing!

    • Niclas

      Actually, you can change the battery.
      It’s not officially endorsed but you can still do it.

  • dudeimmexican

    I don’t think there’s any difference with JBL Pulse (light). But it’s also a 360 degree speaker. Really handy!

    • Kevin Shih

      There is a BIG difference in Sound Quality!UE Boom Sound Soooo Much Heavier and clear

      • dudeimmexican

        Mmm.. I might have to try it out then

  • Pedecia

    Best speaker atm I think is the JBL Xtreme. A little expensive but it is a monster in quality and power. Battery also last 8-9+ hrs. I have the JBL charge 2 personally and researched alot before to buy it and been very happy with it since but the xtreme is a different planet.

  • Jacque Miller

    I love this speaker… about a year and a half ago after months of research I decided on the UE Boom and I’ve never regretted it!!!!

  • kespiritu

    My friend has the speaker, and its impressive. The sound is great, especially the battery life 🙂