UE BOOM

Portable Bluetooth® speaker (Black)

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Made for play

Warning: with a UE BOOM in hand, you could have a party break out almost anywhere. This compact Bluetooth speaker system delivers robust 360° sound. So whether it's sitting on a living room coffee table, or a tree stump out in the woods, you'll hear your music loud and clear.

UE Boom  portable Bluetooth speaker

All you need is a smartphone and a UE Boom, and you've got a party.

Listen in stereo or double the volume

Want it loud? With the UE BOOM app, you can stream simultaenously to two UE BOOMs and double the volume. Or use the app control to make them a stereo pair for a more refined listening experience.

Have a ball or take a call

The BOOM lets you stream from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device and enjoy great sound. Smartphone, tablet, portable game console, laptop — it's all good.

If a call comes in on your smartphone while you're using the BOOM, you can take it. The BOOM has a built-in microphone so you can use it as a speakerphone.

High-energy sound

Two 1-5/8" full-range drivers give you full-bodied sound, with two 2" passive radiators to reinforce the low tones. You'll hear your music loud and clear, delivered with plenty of punch.

Built for action

The BOOM has a tough, acoustic skin with a plasma coating. That makes it not only water resistant, but stain resistant, too. Where's the volume control? You can't miss it! Just look for the big plus and minus on the side.

UE Boom portable Bluetooth speaker

You can pair two devices simultaneously with the UE BOOM app.

A sturdy D ring at the bottom of the BOOM makes transport easy — just clip on a carabiner and hook it to your belt loop or backpack. It even has a tripod mount so you can set it up for some hands-free partying.

A built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 15 hours of operation, so the UE BOOM will be pumping out the party tunes as long as you can keep going.

Product Highlights:

  • powered wireless speaker for use with smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • two 1-5/8" full-range drivers, two 2" passive radiators
  • A2DP Bluetooth for better sound quality
  • built-in microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • NFC (Near Field Communications) touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • pair 2 devices simultaneously
  • play 2 UE BOOMs from single source for stereo with free Boom app (available at iTunes® app store and Google Play store)
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours
  • water- and stain-resistant
  • stereo minijack auxiliary input
  • USB charging cable
  • 2-1/2" W x 7-1/8"H x 2-5/8"D
  • weight: 19 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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UE Ba-Boom

Written By Blooper52, Seattle, Washington on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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To clarify I purchased the UE Boom for my wife who wanted a portable Bluetooth speaker for the bedroom. It is simply a fantastic device. It's very stylish, great build quality and has a nice "heft" to it. Connecting it to different devices is a breeze and the sound quality is top notch. My wife really appreciates the color scheme that the bounce version offers. The only thing now is getting a second one for the full stereo experience.

Pros: Quality, color, and shape, ease of use, and its sheer awesomeness.

Cons: Need a second one to fully round out that sound.

Boom baby!

Written By Debo, Massachusetts on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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The perfect Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors! Played half a round of disc golf in pouring rain and this speaker wasn't phased, dry as a bone and still blasting music. A friend has one as well and linking them is pretty amazing. There are other speakers in the same price range that might have a decibel or two on the Boom but the durability and water resistance was the deciding factor.

Pros: Water resistant, link multiple Booms, sounds amazing! Worth every penny.

Cons: The battery life will not last 15 hours of continuous play at high volume. However, there is plenty of battery for a full day of golf or a BBQ.

Boom rocks

Written By ralph, Wisconsin on Friday, July 03, 2015

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this speaker is the best portable speaker on the market.....it totally rocks out in the free world

Sound for every occasion

Written By Juan Perez, El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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This product is more than what I expected the sound of the speaker is loud and the battery life it lasted me like 15 hours like it said on the instructions. It is very easy to connect to bluetooth and the construction of the product is very well built. I enjoy hearing it outside while having cookouts or working in the garage.

Pros: Will built, great sound, easy to connect and it looks nice.

Cons: I really don't have no cons.

best tube speaker i've heard

Written By guzziguy, Colorado on Monday, June 29, 2015

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very groovy little speaker with great sound and compact. can't rate battery life yet.

Great Speaker

Written By Boltz, Illinois on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Great speaker. Excellent sound, nice and portable, and the price was reasonable. Was looking for something comparable to Bose.

Pros: Long battery life, great sound, bass very good.

Cons: Don't care for the color scheme on the product

Really impressive

Written By James, Tennessee on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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It really works. The sound is surprisingly full, volume is impressive (and more than enough for my needs), battery life excellent and it requires no fussing to use. It also feels like a solid, quality unit.

Pros: portability, power, battery life, ease of use

Cons: none

Awesome Speaker

Written By MSB, The Colony, TX on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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This speaker is awesome. I bought 2 at Christmas and just bought a third one. The battery life and sound quality is great. Since the speaker is 360 degrees it makes the volume loud. I bought all 3 for teenagers who connected them to there phones and now they can play there music anywhere with the volume that teenagers love (LOUD).

Pros: compact, battery life, sound quality

Cons: none

Excellent Product

Written By SCHUCKF, Boston, MA on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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This was a great find and has been a great speaker to have for the house. I no longer have a "stereo" system and have been using a BOSE speaker designed for iPods and when that finally dies I needed something to replace it. The UE speaker has been great, easy to use and a perfect solution.

great little speaker

Written By Barny, New York on Monday, February 23, 2015

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this thing is awesome, sounds fantastic. nothing to paring it up . says 50 ft connectivity range , more like 100ft , unobstructed.

Cons: need more for the rest of the family

Great sound in a small package

Written By JanW, Pennsylvania on Monday, February 09, 2015

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What a great product. Reviewers were spot on - this Bluetooth speaker sounds great - with real depth in bass delivered. Easy to couple. Cool iOS app allows control from iPhone. Portable AND water resistant Great little d-ring to clip to carabiner making it even easier to take along Packaging has cool factor as well.

Little BIG Speaker!!

Written By David, the Washington, DC Area on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Very Happy with this product!!

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

UE Boom

Written By Gabe, Washington, PA on Monday, January 12, 2015

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A Christmas gift for my wife. She really enjoys it. Very simple design, few buttons, easy to use.

Pros: Sounds clear even at high volumes. Solid build.

Cons: Lacks good instruction manual; however, very easy to use. Any questions quickly answered with quick Google search.

Good product

Written By DB, Maine on Monday, January 12, 2015

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Good product. Decent battery life.

Good quality, very portable but not a Bose

Written By Nic, California on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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Already own a Bose mini which am extremely happy with it except for portability like to a park or beach. Thus bought the UE Boom. I like it for its portability but lacks the Bose mini clarity and base. If you will use a Bluetooth speaker for very good sound and mostly indoor get the Bose. If you want portability and decent sound get the UE boom. I ended up getting both.

Pros: Portability, built quality, decent sound

Cons: Non replaceable battery which could be a non starter for some

Great with an Asterisk

Written By Whaler17, Alabama on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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I bought two of the UE Booms in white. I will primarily be using them on my boat to provide music when "bridged" together. I have been very pleased with the sound and loudness of them. The reason I purchased them is their ability to put two together and provide music in two different locations. I have found that when "Bridged" they will sometimes cut in and out when I was using them in my home. I thing this is primarily due to interference. I have not been able to pin point the exact type of interference but am working on that. I am also hopeful that once I use them on the boat I will not have to worry with the interference as I have read elsewhere that others think it is from their microwave.

Pros: Loud, Bridgeability (if that is a word), Build quality, compact size.

Cons: cutting in and out when bridged.

UE Speaker

Written By eramo, New York on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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For speakers this size they sound wonderful. They'll be a great travel companion.

Up with portability

Written By Anonymous, Chula Vista, CA on Monday, January 05, 2015

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Great sounds from such a small speaker!

Pros: Great sound, portability, and design

Cons: None

UE Boom

Written By Kenny, Pilot Hill, CA on Monday, January 05, 2015

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Great speaker I take it to work every day

Sounds Even Better Than Expected

Written By BennettL, Vernon, NJ on Monday, January 05, 2015

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After doing a bit of research on the options for a portable bluetooth speaker in this price range, I chose the UE BOOM. I have not been disappointed. The sound is better than I expected, its design is interesting, and I haven't had any of the issues with battery life so far. I downloaded the app in anticipation of buying a second speaker and get the stereo effect. Also interested in taking it on the road as it is definitely a portable size and weight.

Pros: All pros

Cons: No cons so far.

UE Boom

Written By Glenda, Gordonsville, VA on Monday, January 05, 2015

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UE Boom is a awsome speaker with plenty of volume. Sounds great outdoors and in. Battery life has been great. ( If it was a problem they must have addressed it.)

Pros: Size / battery life / sound / volume

Cons: If I had to come up with a con it would be that the storage case is to large. But it does offer good protection.

UE Boom

Written By Rozi, New York on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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Excellent option for wireless speaker. Sounds great, has a long battery life, study build, and looks good. Large enough to sound great and small enough to take with you.

Pros: Size, upright design, audio quality, long battery life, bright / easy to locate charging cable.

Great Product

Written By Jessica, Philadelphia on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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This product is great - looks cool, good sound (I'm not a sound expert, but I can use this for everything from listening to music while I cook, to hosting larger gatherings), and very user friendly - so user friendly in fact, that we just bought one for my tech-illiterate parents, and they love it too. Looking forward to buying another one so we can hook up "surround sound" in the house.

UE BOOM

Written By Steven, bishop,tx on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Great bluetooth speaking and very loud.

Eu boom

Written By Danny, Gainesville FL on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Good product. I'd like to have a second one to pair so it's louder in some settings. Most settings it's plenty loud, as long as recording quality is good. Too pricey for me to get a second unit.

Pros: Micro USB charging is convenient, as is pushing both volume buttons then hearing the speaker tell you how much battery percentage is left. Loud for its size, as long as recording quality is good. Water resistance is great to have. Overall great, but a little pricey. I'm satisfied for what I expected.

Cons: Battery life at full volume is much shorter than I expected, but bearable with charging options nearby. It will charge and play at the same time.

Awesome

Written By Lbwatson, Jamestown, TN on Thursday, December 25, 2014

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We gave UE Booms to our 10 and 12 year old granddaughters for Christmas. They were super-excited. They hooked them up, and every adult in the room wanted one!

Pros: Awesome sound, easy to transport and fair price

Cons: Not had them long enough to find anything negative.

Ue Boom

Written By Rick, Nj on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Awesome speaker! Glad I got this one when it was on sale, I almost got pill! The boom is where it's at!

Pros: Good battery life, loud and easy to carry around

Cons: Somewhere down the line the batteries have to be replaced, but at least you don't have to get rid of the speaker.

UEBoom

Written By Diane, Texas on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Great sound, battery doesn't last as long as I hoped. I tried to sync 2 speakers together, wasn't as easy as they say!

Pros: Great sound and easy to use.

Cons: Battery life not great.

UE Boom Rocks!

Written By RikS, Texas on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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You get what you pay for...have had cheaper Bluetooth speakers that were okay for small rooms. The UE Boom has great range and tone is worth the money. Fits in a golf cart drink holder so I take it on the course, to the lake, in the yard when I working etc. Love this little speaker.

Pros: Ease of set up and use, 360 directional sound, size, and quality.

Cons: None that I've found yet.

UE Boom

Written By T2, APO Afghanistan on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Worth every dollar!! I listened to the Mini Bose and the JBL blutooth speakers before making my purchase. I choose the UE Boom because it does bass, highs/lows and looks the best overall. So pleased that I ordered another one within a few days of my original purchase....not that I needed another one but just curious to see how 2 Booms would sound together!! Totally satisfied and pleased with this little, big speaker!!

Pros: The ideal speaker for traveling and shape makes it easy to store.

Cons: Price is alittle steep but you get what you pay for...

Versatile

Written By Streck, California on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Bought mainly for use while on golf course, water bottle size is ideal to carry in my bag. The sound is really good and battery life so far is as described. Very durable too!

Pros: sound, toughness

Cons: none

Awesome speakers, buy pair!

Written By Enrique1979, Hollywood, FL on Monday, November 24, 2014

This is my first review on Crutchfield so I'll make it brief. I bought the Mini first but returned it for this one. Much better overall sound. 90% of the time you'll have no problems with minor connectivity issues like one speaker fading in and out, but it might be interference or your device. Tried on both iOS and Android with the app. Most of the time I use the standard EQ setting. The Stereo with two really works and it's a fulfilling sound even at higher volumes. You'll get distortion of course at maximum levels but that's pretty much with any speaker. I like the bass as it's not boomy or overpowering unless your recording is "bassy". You'll get better sound on some genres if you use a dedicated EQ like in Google Music one in Android "Unique". It gives it a "higher fidelity". In the looks department this is a killer. I took it to work and have gotten so much compliments on it's look as well as the way it sounds. I mostly play "Vallenato" music which it's tricky to get the right sounds but so far they have performed well. Battery life has been good overall except in high volumes as expected. I try not to let it discharge past 50% as their recommendation. I haven't gotten them wet therefore I can't speak on their waterproofness. Overall I rate this a 5 star. Just wish their next version has "lossless codecs". Pamper yourself and don't hesitate to get these.... You can't go wrong.

Pros: Awesome sound for these "bottle speakers". NFC connectivity, Stereo (true) when two are connected, battery life at lower volumes, design, color options, USB cable and charger included, well designed case, alarm feature

Cons: Few... Some connectivity issues while using two, shorter battery life at higher volumes, no "lossless" codecs, no "stereo" when connecting via AUX (only through bluetooth), high price for pair.

UE BOOM

Written By Anonymous, Oklahoma City, OK on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Works well. Sound is excellent, and the battery last forever.

UE BOOM Reviews

Written By claude, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, November 09, 2014

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more bass please. 'ree-locate' charging terminal on the unit so on/off button would be more conveniently accessible when unit is being charged while playing.

UE BOOM Rocks!

Written By Sally Jan, Fort Worth, TX on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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My grandson got a UE BOOM speaker for Christmas last year and I decided it was time for me to get one too. My son was in town and helped me choose the one I wanted. He also set it up for me with my iPad. It's been super having the music I want to hear all over my house and yard.

Pros: Love the sound quality and versatility of the speaker!

Cons: None so far...

Awesome Sound Mini Bazooka

Written By FD, Puerto Rico on Monday, October 13, 2014

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It sounds boast its size exponentially! Good product, best sound. Honestly does not expect that quality from Logitech but the guys exceed the quality and easy compare with Bose, Harman Kardon and the rest. Good job!

Pros: Architectural design and engineering sound

Cons: Battery does not lasts as advertised.

Travel partner

Written By Jim C, Belleair Bluffs, FL on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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I love this thing. As others have stated, stays charged a long time, gets loud, and is simple to use. Since I travel for work, I use this in rental cars streaming from Pandora. Sometimes the rental car has such a cheap sound system, this is a better solution. Inside the hotel room, it gives me a false sense of being at home, which may sound a bit odd.

Pros: Long battery life. Simple. Appears to be rugged. Dual unit use for stereo, I'll buy another!

Cons: Not too fond of the blue color, but I see they have other colors.

It's Awesome!!!!

Written By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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I am a Spin Instructor and I have to say I love this product. I used to lug around electrical extensions to an overweight and outdated speaker where I used a wire to connect to my iPad that would lose connection way too often. Along comes UE Boom. Such a lifesaver and it's so portable. No wires. Easy connection through Bluetooth and the sound quality is excellent. So worth the money. Most likely buy a second one so can have it as stereo sound.

Pros: Portable, wireless, great sound, light

UE Boom

Written By Abdiel, Tampa, FL on Monday, September 22, 2014

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Very pleased with the UE Boom. Great speakers. After watching several bluetooth speakers reviews on YouTube, I opted for the UE Boom. I purchased one speaker first to try it. I paired the speaker with my iPhone 5 and iPod. Played Latin music (tropical). I was impressed with sound and that convinced me to order another speaker in order to double the output and enjoy true stereo sound. I would the bass is OK, can ask more from a small device. I use the speakers outside in the lanai, when grilling and enjoying a cold beer. Kind of pricey, but I saved some money when ordered from Crutchfield, free shipping. Other retailers would have been $200 plus shipping.

Nice aboard Sailboat

Written By rcassano, Potomac, MD on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Very nice Bluetooth speaker. Does all it claims to do. We use it under the dodger during settled weather aboard our sailboat. What a great way to bring music outside the cabin without having to run wires. Made the Bluetooth connection with my iPhone 5s immediately - no problems at all. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Pros: Very nice audio for the size and intended use. Solid construction. Water resistant.

Cons: Bass is not that strong, but this is to be expected for a speaker this size.

UE Boom

Written By TexThor, Ajustin TX on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Crutchfield did everything they said they would. Have bought from them before iwth no problems. Read many reviews and did my homework. I like everything about this speaker. It is a great product.

Pros: built sturdy, control with phone, slim feature standing up

Cons: some songs seem to missing part of the track when I hook up to Ipod.

UE BOOM

Written By nocellmate, Ohio on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Fast shipping! Product was exactly as described. Works wonderful indoors - didn't give it 5 stars only because I have not used it outdoors yet. Rich sound - bass is good for a Bluetooth speaker. Crystal clear audio; worth every penny!

Pros: Rich 360 sound. Very loud. Durable design. Good bass for a portable speaker.

Cons: None yet but have not tested it outdoors.

UE BOOM

Written By Rich, Bronx, NY on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Very good speaker. Loud as heck, well built and so far the battery has been fantastic. Not too big, not too small. I'd recommend it.

Pros: See above review.

Cons: A bit pricey but you get what you pay for in life.

ue booooooommm

Written By lam, Orlando, FL on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Great. Lots of sound for this little tube. Great for outdoors. Considering getting another one.

Pros: Rugged Water resistant Dust resistant Compact Loud!!!!!

Cons: ....

Great for iPhone

Written By Bruno, San Francisco, CA on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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I use the UE Boom to listen to music from my iPhone. It works really well and sounds very good, considering the small cabinet !

I use it also with the iReal Pro app and find the sound and volume to be far superior to JBL Flip which I also use.

I also occasionally plug in a guitar to my iPhone and use a guitar amp app with UE Boom. You need a cable for that though, as Bluetooth will not work for that. There again, great results, and much louder than JBL Flip.

Pros: No problems with battery life so far. Perfect for all my needs as related to iPhone Loud.

Cons: Carrying box is very sturdy, but maybe a little too large for my taste. A good padded case would have been preferred. Heavier than JBL Flip.

UE Boom

Written By Anonymous, York, PA on Monday, August 11, 2014

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Great speaker that has amazing sound.

I'm Not An Expert

Written By DebbieD, New York City on Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Nice portable speaker for when you are outdoors. Works fairly decently indoors as well. Surprised that such a nice sound comes out of such a small unit. Only reason for not giving it a 5 star was distance -- would be nice if the iPhone could be farther away. Much better sound than BEATS

Pros: Good sound quality; attractive; compact; portable; can go pretty loud with it; battery life started out good when brand new but went downhill; can use to answer your iPhone

Cons: a bit expensive; would like farther distance from iPhone; battery got worse as it was used.

ue boom really rocks

Written By spencer, Snellville, GA on Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Awesome blue tooth speaker love it!!!!!

Pros: Sound, easy to pair Bluetooth or nfc battery life is great

Cons: None

Great product so far!

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Ok I've had it about a month now and tested it against my friends bose mini. The thing is loud! I mean hurt ur ears in a smaller room kinda loud and stays clear sound at full volume. Will drowned out the bose no problem. Does have a pretty clean clear sound but up close clarity compared to the bose mini... Hands down the bose has that one in the bag. Have not synced it to two yet but love mine for out side. It rather durable as well. Accidently droped mine off my balcony. Hardly a scratch. Worth the 175$ I payed for it!( not sure id by one for any more then that )

awesome speaker, I don't need nothing else

Written By ue boom, ft worth tx on Monday, July 21, 2014

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Ue boom

Pros: This product is amazing, I don't need nothing else.

Awesome

Written By Mason, DC on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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This is an amazing little speaker. Very loud for the size, very portable, resistant to anything you can throw at it. Sounds great not only for listening to music inside or outside, but sounds wonderful for netflix/amazon prime if you're watching on a laptop or tablet. highly recommend.

Pros: Portable, sturdy, loud for its size, great battery life

Cons: Sometimes I wish i knew which direction the internal drivers face, but sounds good in all directions.

Great Sound

Written By Kevin, Walnut Creek, CA on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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We compared this to the JBL bluetooth speaker and found it to provide superior sound.

Pros: Great Sound, Good battery life

Cons: More Expensive

UE Boom-good stuff!

Written By C0hiba, Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Excellent 360 sound. Heart pounding bass. For a portable and small speaker, this thing rocks! I use it in my office and connect to my windows laptop, blast it at night and weekends when there's no one around.

Pros: Small, durable, light, one piece, Bluetooth. Excellent sound quality. Great looking too.

Cons: Nothing that I can think of. Although I've been using it for less than a month.

Love it, but beware of battery life claims

Written By JodyC, Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

With several thousand $ tied up in three listening areas of my house I've been extremely critical of any bluetooth speakers I've tried to date. The UE Boom is without a doubt the best I've heard, and worthy of the price. It pairs quickly and easily and the sound from such a small speaker is fantastic. It accompanies me on my landscaping and yard maintenance chores and has delivered excellent quality audio for its small package.

I've only owned mine for about 6 weeks or so, purchased at the Crutchfield store in Charlottesville. The first couple of uses I was pleased, it lasted longer than I needed it for. Things quickly went downhill from there, the charge is now less than 2 hours, and this if it charges at all - left overnight to charge, the next morning it still indicates critical battery.

I've just contacted Logitech for a replacement, which they are always good for. However, in researching the problem and talking with the Logitech customer support representative they have a 'canned' set of responses that, had I seen them prior to purchase, might have led me to another product. Throughout their support forums you will see the same message posted, largely frivolous excuses why we might not be seeing 15 hours of usage. The problem I have is apparently not isolated, it's well known.

Bottom line, great speaker. Buy with enthusiasm & the knowledge that battery performance may be over-inflated and that you may need a replacement unit sooner than you may expect.

Pros: Form factor Portability Bluetooth Pairing Sound quality Ruggedness

Cons: Possible battery issues

Just what we needed

Written By afreil, Nashville on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Needed a bluetooth speaker primarily for our two teenagers. They can take it outside, use it at the pool, play it when friends come over for get-togethers. At some point I will hopefully get to use it myself. The sound is good for such a portable speaker and plenty loud as far as I'm concerned. If you are used to non-portable high end audio this may disappoint, but for it's purpose in our life, it's perfect.

Pros: size, ease of use, good sound

Cons: none so far

This is number 2

Written By Happy, San Diego on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Best sound product since the IPOD.

Pros: Sounds great by itself or paired if you have two. Long battery life. Rugged.

Excellent mini but loud Speaker!!

Written By GG, Miami, Fl on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Excellent on the go speaker, for the beach, the pool or the bbq.

Pros: - super portable - size and weight - super loud for the size - nice look and feel - the app

Cons: Nothing so far.

Great product

Written By Deejay, NY on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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Great speaker.. a bit pricy however it does what it says.. its a great speaker you can take from the home office to garage to outside even in the shower... Very impressive sound. Speaker phone works good, just a little feedback but overall a great speaker and very durable... i enjoy this speaker the more i use it..

Pros: Durability, sound, waterproof

Cons: weight

Big Sound, Small Package - Get Two and Sync Them

Written By G, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, April 21, 2014

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Excellent sound with two speakers synced together playing stereo. The App is a little awkward but once you are used to setting it up, it works. So far I am very happy with the battery life, their battery will outlast my phone battery using Pandora.

Pros: Great size, excellent sound, syncs with two speakers for stereo surround sound.

Cons: The App works to sync two speakers together, but must be set each time when they are turned on.

Good sound in a small speaker

Written By Anonymous, Royal Oak, Mi. on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Good sound out of a small portable speaker. Bass seemed to be lacking out in the open but when possible placing it closer to a wall or flat surface seemed to improve quality. Since I have had the UE Boom I haven't had the chance to test out the battery life at high volumes. After downloading the Boom app. had a little difficulty pairing it with a second Boom (It took 3-4 attempts). Overall good sound quality for it's size but it should for the price.

Pros: Good sound for the size

Cons: A lacking in bass when out in the open and price

UE Boom

Written By The Bobster, Midland, NC on Saturday, April 12, 2014

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I purchaesd this for use on construction jobs. The need for verbal communication eliminated the possibility of head phones. Need to be able to recieve phone calls with hands free.

Pros: Great sound Easy to connect to Bluetooth

Cons: Hard to hear on both sides of speaker phone (caller and receiver) Battery life is terrible have to keep plugged in for moderate volume rock and roll music

UE Boom - Small Package/Big Sound

Written By B.R., New York on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Sound quality is much better than expected.

Pros: Easy set up. Good sound from such a small unit.

Cons: Range is as advertised, but may cut out if something (i.e., person or other object) gets within line of sight).

UE Boom Delivers the Bang!

Written By Timmy T, SF Bay Area on Friday, March 28, 2014

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I wanted a speaker for two purposes: music and speakerphone. This severly limits the field...fortunately the Boom is in a class by itself. Speakerphone performs flawlessly. The speaker system and sound play is great. My friend with a new Jambox said it doesn't compare to the Boom. I bought the Mini-Boom initially and, while i loved the size, form and function, it was a little under powered. I'm very happy with the Boom.

Pros: Speakerphone, sound, form factor, colors

Cons: not as much bass as the Bose mini...if you don't need the speakerphone go with the Bose.

It's not for me...

Written By Bryan R, Middle Tennessee on Monday, March 17, 2014

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This little speaker is OK. Although is looks great, has some fun features, and is built like a tank, from a sound quality perspective, it just didn't stand up for me. First of all, I realize I'm reviewing a combination speaker/amplifier/bluetooth device, so I shouldn't expect it to be the greatest sound reproduction I've ever heard. And I didn't. But so many reviews commented on clarity and natural sound that when I first heard it I was a bit taken aback. It has the sound of FM compression with an added mid range bump that makes playback very aggressive and in your face. Of the 4 EQ settings on the app, only "Intimate" sounded OK. The voice enhancer sounded like a high quality cell phone call. When you put it in a corner, the bass was much more apparent (as it is with any speaker), but out in the open there is a hard roll off at about 200 - 250 Hz. I guess the best way I could describe the sound to my ears is "congested". And again, this is not meant to be some gorgeous hi-fi system. It's to have fun listening to music and portability. But I ended up sending mine back and bought a Bose Soundlink Mini. Not as many features and a battery with about half the time that can't be charged via USB (seriously, Bose?), but there is an actual sound stage, depth and some remarkably low bass for such a small setup. For the same price, if audio quality is what you are most concerned about, I really wouldn't recommend the UE Boom.

Pros: Design is my favorite of any small Bluetooth speaker Very good battery Stereo mode is super cool, though you have to buy 2, and that money could go a long way towards a hi-end Bluetooth/WiFi system. Can get very loud with no distortion. Very easy to connect.

Cons: Sound quality is less than great, even for a speaker this size. No real useable EQ settings on app. Bass pretty much non existent unless it is placed in a corner.

Best sound for its size

Written By CF, Chicago, il on Sunday, March 02, 2014

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Surprising bass response out a small convenient package. Clean sound at high volume. UE really put a nice package together from the unique retsil packaging, to the flat high flex USB cable that is included. Easy to set up, easy to pair. Made to last.

Pros: Clean highs. Great bass response. Durable

Cons: A bit pricey

UE Boom

Written By Productionlady, NYC on Friday, February 28, 2014

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I looked and listened to many of this class (very portable, bluetooth) - it is among the best. The sound quality does not disappoint, and can be very loud..wish it had more base, but none of this class do - it has personality in its functionality, which often makes me smile. Feels solid.

Pros: Solid sound quality Can get loud Very Portable, flawless bluetooth Wifi system updates Sync another for stereo Heavy, solid build Long charge for playtime Comes with hard case

Cons: No USB charge port No mic for true speakerphone capability (listen only)

music anywhere....

Written By d c, pueblo, CO on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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i mulled over speaker after speaker before finally deciding on the u e booms... almost got the bose mini but the one thing i just could not get used to was all the sound coming from one space...i guess too many years listening to a stereo...i just need "separation" i guess...the u e boom fits the bill....i bought two and it really makes a big difference....the speaker itself is also "upgradeable"...the speakers i got did not have the "extended base" available with the u e boom app for i pods and such....plugged them into my computer....downloaded the new software and ...poof....brand new fuctionallity....they come in great packaging...but NO INFO on how to unpack....broke the first container trying to get into it but was able to glue it back together so no harm done....overall love the sound quality for such a small foot print....would recommend to anyone wanting portability !!!!

Pros: overall awesome features....operates with one...MORE and much better sound with TWO...

Cons: none so far...but a little pricy...

Great speaker

Written By ThomasJ, Ann Arbor on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Bought this for my octogenarian parents for use with their iPad. My Dad was able to get it working without too much explaining. They love it and use it all the time.

Pros: Well built. Sounds very good for such a small speaker. Sound in all directions.

Cons: A bit expensive.

UE Boom red and blue

Written By Ben, Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, February 01, 2014

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I love this product. It has good battery life. The sound is really good for such a small speaker. The portability of the speaker is great. It's light and small and I can pretty much take it anywhere I want to. I can take it with me when I ride by bike and blast 80s music all day long. I liked it so much, I brought another. I put one in each of my kid's rooms at night and I blast 80s music to wake them up for school in the morning. If your car doesn't have Bluetooth, you can put one of these in the car. So much utility with these little speakers. It also has a 3.5mm input for none Bluetooth devices. I use it for computer speakers sometimes. You can pair the speakers so one is left and the other right or you can play the same thing on both speakers.

Pros: Small and lightweight. Good sound. Good battery life.

Cons: A little on the expensive side.

Awesome product

Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Easy to set up and use with multiple devices, excellent sound quality, great battery life, cool design that is both portable and water resistant. I also use it as a speakerphone. Would definitely recommend.

LOVE this product

Written By Beth A, Concord Twp OH on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Bought for my husband for Christmas. Absolutely LOVES this product

UE Boom vs. Bose Soundlink Mini

Written By davidshopsinvt, Burlington, VT on Saturday, January 11, 2014

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I've owned both the Soundlink Mini and UE Boom for several months now. Why both devices? Because I couldn't decide between the two even side by side. Each excelled in desirable areas: sound and features. What I wouldn't give for a Boom that had the bass fullness & depth of the Mini, or a Mini that I could use as a bluetooth speakerphone. But alas, the universe decided there fwould not be such a device in 2013. And I decided it was time to replace my old clunker of a 5 CD-changer bedroom stereo I'd had since college with the Mini (which btw cost more way back then than the Mini does now!). As a bonus the Mini can also safely accompany me to the bathroom, kitchen, and maybe the porch if there wasn't much dirt or dust blowing around that day (the Mini looks and feels like a tank, but a tank with modernist architectural lines and a really, really nice metallic paint job that you wouldn't ever want to scratch).

I also decided there was a need in my life for a super-