Techmas Day 13 features the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker, you can purchase it through Best Buy.
Ultimate Ears put out an incredible speaker back in 2013 called the UE Boom, and it was at the time one of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market. It has remained a top performer ever since and that trend likely would have continued. Instead of resting on their laurels, UE decided to work on and ship an update to the speaker launching the appropriately named UE Boom 2. The update will guarantee they remain one of the top on the market for the next couple years as well.
The UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker comes with a feature set that will ensure you keep it within reach at all times – whether that’s your backyard, your living room, your office, by the pool or even on the beach. For $220 (in Canada), you get two 45mm active driver speakers and two 45mm x 80mm passive radiators that are designed to offer 360-degree audio. Standing straight up on it stands just over 7 inches, and a radius that will fit nicely in your hand. The sound is loud and the bass is deep, so whether you’re playing music or a talk podcast, you’re going to hear everything crystal clear.
The UE Boom 2 speaker is also IPX7 waterproof, which means if it slips into the pool, ocean, bathtub – it’s going to be just fine (as long as the two ports (AUX + Micro USB) are covered by their rubber covers.) The updated model also has a new Bluetooth connection enabling you to walk roughly 100 feet away and maintaining a connection, it has a 15 hour (!) battery life and the ability to skip tracks by picking it up and hitting the top twice, while hitting it once will pause/play – that feature is possible thanks to an accelerometer. Overall, the UE Boom 2 is a real pleaser – on all fronts – from the sound quality, to the battery life, to the waterproofing. It’s going to be a Bluetooth speaker that remains relevant and useful for years to come.