UE BOOM REVIEW
sent us a UE Boom
wireless speaker system to test and review. Not only have I been very impressed by the speaker, everyone who's seen the speaker in action has been equally impressed. My first impressions were focussed on the build quality of the speaker. The speaker feels strong and solid, and you get the feeling these things can take a beating. There is nothing cheap or fragile about the build and materials. The speaker is super easy and quick to set up and use. It's also very easy to change phones. Just push the button for three seconds and any phone can connect to the speaker.
The sound is where these speakers come into their own; clear, crisp and seriously loud! The volume goes louder than you'd ever need in a practical situation, without any sound distortion. With 360° sound, this small unit is capable of pumping sound throughout a house.
DESIGN, SIZE & WEIGHT
The UE Boom speaker fits comfortably in the hand. Its sleek cylinder design and grippy bottom allows the speaker to stand solid on any surface. Standing 18cm tall, with a diameter of 6cm, the speaker can easily fit into a backpack, handbag, or even in a cup holder (car or bike). The speaker weighed up at 541g on our scales.
• Water resistant
• Strain resistant
• 15 hour battery life (tested and confirmed)
• 50 feet Bluetooth distance (tested and confirmed)
• Clip to attach to a backpack (removable).
• When the clip is removed, any standard tripod can screwed in.
• Connect two speakers via the UE Boom App.
• Can be used as your phone's speaker.
IDEAL SITUATIONS FOR USE
• Outdoor events
• Shred sessions
• Social events
• House parties
• Car speaker
We went to a house party at the Chimp Clothing lodge near Thredbo. Armed with only one UE Boom speaker, the speaker pumped music through the entire lodge all night. Everyone attending was genuinely impressed with the quality and volume of the sound. Even in this environment, it's not necessary to even go close to full volume. Any time we cranked the volume to test the sound, people would turn around to see why the music was so loud. Regardless of the occasion, the UE Boom speaker is more than enough to keep the tunes pumping.
The UE Boom speaker retails for $199 in Australia.
The UE Boom speaker is available in six colours.
I have honestly been blown away by the UE Boom speaker. Everything from the build quality, functionality, ease of use, and especially the sound quality, makes me very confident in recommending this product. I am genuinely stoked on the speaker, and I will continue to make use of it in various situations as mentioned earlier. While the speaker is very practical, it also has that "novelty" and "wow" factor. People just want to pick it up and play with it. Several people have already asked to purchase one.
Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will be more than happy to answer honestly.