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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Fireball Red)

Item # 596WNDRBMR

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM portable speaker is easy to carry — it's about the size of a softball.

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM portable speaker is easy to carry — it's about the size of a softball.

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About the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM

Big sound you can hold in your hand

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM portable speaker is easy to carry — it's about the size of a softball. But this compact Bluetooth speaker kicks out powerful 360-degree sound with solid bass. And it's completely waterproof. So take it into the shower or out on the even floats! With a 100-foot Bluetooth range, you can keep your paired smartphone safe and dry away from the water.
UE WONDERBOOM portable Bluetooth speaker

The WONDERBOOM floats on the surface of the water and cranks out your tunes.

Big sound you can hold in your hand

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM portable speaker is easy to carry — it's about the size of a softball. But this compact Bluetooth speaker kicks out powerful 360-degree sound with solid bass. And it's completely waterproof. So take it into the shower or out on the even floats! With a 100-foot Bluetooth range, you can keep your paired smartphone safe and dry away from the water.

Built for outdoor fun

The WONDERBOOM can be submerged down to a meter for up to 30 minutes, and still rock the party when you fish it out of the drink. The protective covering is dirt-proof, so you can use the WONDERBOOM at the beach. When it gets sandy, just wash it off with water.

Tap to play

When your smartphone or tablet isn't close by, you can use the super simple control buttons on the WONDERBOOM. Those big plus and minus signs on the side aren't decorative — they're the volume controllers. Tap the top of the BOOM 2 to play or tap twice to skip the song. It's that easy.


Product highlights:

  • powered wireless speaker for use with smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • 100-foot Bluetooth range
  • pair up to 8 Bluetooth source devices (2 at the same time)
  • two full-range drivers and two passive radiators for 360° sound
  • IPX7-rated waterproof, dirt-proof, and drop-proof
  • designed to float on the water's surface
  • tap controls for play and skip
  • two WONDERBOOM speakers can be paired together for stereo sound
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 4" diameter x 3-1/2"H
  • weight: 15 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 984-000841

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 2' microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Important Safety/Compliance/Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Physical Design
Width 3.6875
Height 4
Depth 3.6875
Weight 0.94
Weather Resistance ---
Color Red
Power and Battery Info
Built-in Battery ---
Charges External Device Via USB No
Runs On AC Power ---
Aux Inputs No
Headphone Jack No
Bluetooth Version And Supported Audio Formats
Bluetooth Version ---
aptX No
aptX-HD No
Other Wireless Features
Hands-free Calling No
Wi-Fi ---
Apple AirPlay No
Stereo Pairing ---
Unison Pairing (Party Mode) No
Driver Details
Tweeter Size 0
Tweeter Type N/A
Midrange Size 1.5
Midrange Type Cone
Woofer Size 0
Woofer Type N/A
Audio Specs
Frequency Response 80-20k
Amplification (Watts RMS) Not given
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


360-Degree Sound: The UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker is equipped with two 1.5" drivers and two 1.8125" x 2.5" passive radiators wrapped around the speaker enclosure for an immersive 360-degree sound.

Water & Drop Proof:  The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 rated and has been tested to withstand up to 3.3' (1 meter) of submersion for up to 30 minutes. Make sure the weather door for the microUSB port is on securely before taking the speaker near water. The Wonderboom is drop proof tested from up to 5' and sports a hanging loop on top so it can easily attach to almost any bag, bicycle, or backpack.

Note: While the speaker is waterproof, the chemicals and salt in your pool or the ocean can damage the waterproof seals over time if not rinsed off after use. It is highly recommend that you thoroughly rinse the Wonderboom with fresh water after using it in a swimming pool or the ocean. Once clean, allow the speaker to air dry completely before charging it.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP, you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth source device such as a smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop to the UE Wonderboom speaker. The Wonderboom has an extended wireless Bluetooth range of 100'. The UE Wonderboom offers music playback control and multi-device pairing with dual connection.

  • Music Playback Control: You can control the music directly from the Wonderboom speaker without picking up your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth source device. Control functions included Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, and Previous/Next Track.
  • Multi-Device Pairing & Connection: The Wonderboom can pair with up to 8 Bluetooth source devices and simultaneously connect with up to two devices. When you have two devices actively connected to the Wonderboom, you can easily switch between the two devices by simply starting the music from the second connected device and it will then become the source.
  • The UE Wonderboom does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication.
  • The UE Wonderboom does not support auto-reconnection.

Double Up: You can connect two Wonderboom speakers together for bigger sound. The Wonderboom cannot connect with any other speaker.

Rechargeable Battery: The Wonderboom is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 10 hours of music playback. To recharge the built-in battery, plug the included microUSB-to-USB cable into the Wonderboom's microUSB port located inside the weather door and into a standard USB port on your laptop or computer. You can also use an optional USB/AC power adapter (sold separately) to recharge the battery. Charging time is approximately 5.5 hours from a standard USB port and 2.8 hours from a USB/AC power adapter.

Note: The micro-USB charging cable included with the Wonderboom is not waterproof. Never charge the speaker if the micro-USB port, charging cable or connectors are wet, dirty or damaged. Always charge the speaker with a clean, dry micro-USB connector. If you think the cable or connector has been compromised in any way by water or other contaminants, do not use it to charge your speaker.

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Customer Q&A

7 questions already asked

Blue tooth operation not working. Top only blinks. Why?
[ Buster Cap  May 04, 2019 ]
2 answers
Hi, when the light is blinking on top of the Wonderboom, it's trying to locate a bluetooth signal to sync up with. Make sure the device (phone, etc.) is also looking for available bluetooth devices and sync them up.
[ Christopher  May 05, 2019 ]
Have you paired it with your device? You need to do that first.
[ Kathy  May 04, 2019 ]
Mine doesn't float, why?
[ Robert  May 13, 2018 ]
2 answers
Hi Robert, sorry but I never tried to use my speaker in the water.
[ Christopher  May 13, 2018 ]
Don't know why mine does.
[ WILSON  May 13, 2018 ]
Can these speakers be used as secondary speakers off of a marine radio through the radio blue tooth?
[ Bob  Jan 15, 2018 ]
1 answer
Hi Bob, I haven't tried your exact application, but the way Bluetooth seems to work in my experience is when a Bluetooth device links up with a source, it takes over and becomes the sources only output.
[ Christopher  Jan 16, 2018 ]
I am assuming since it is waterproof I could leave it outside, even if it rains? Has anyone left it outside for extended periods (days or weeks)?
[ brockie  Jul 23, 2017 ]
3 answers
You could. I just don't think I would. It is still electronics. The natural elements including temperature changes and moisture are going to be harsh on it.
[ RONALD G  Jul 25, 2017 ]
I haven't done so yet . The only way I would leave it is because i forgot to bring it in the house . It is small enough to carry in and out of the house so I choose to not leave it out . Besides I like to use it in the house since the sound is great compared to anything else that I have at this time . Thank you . I highly recommend this product .
[ Carl  Jul 25, 2017 ]
I have left it out for a few weeks but it doesn't rain much here in palm Springs.
[ Mario  Jul 25, 2017 ]
How do I turn the volume up or down?
[ James  Jun 21, 2017 ]
6 answers
Make sure the volume is up on your phone, or whatever you are streaming with, and then + is up and - is down
[ ej  Jun 23, 2017 ]
The giant plus and minus symbols on the speaker. + turns it up, - turns it down.
[ Anonymous  Jun 22, 2017 ]
The plus sign on the front and the minus sign below it.
[ jas13  Jun 22, 2017 ]
"+"and "-" buttons on front of speaker.
[ Scott  Jun 22, 2017 ]
Push the big plus button for up and the straight line for down.
[ Mario  Jun 22, 2017 ]
The big + and - buttons on the front (you can see in the picture)
[ Mathieu  Jun 22, 2017 ]
Can a Wonderboom be paired with a Megaboom3?
[ Matt  Jul 04, 2019 ]
2 answers
No, unfortunately, Wonderbooms can only pair with other Wonderbooms as far as the UE site states.
[ Ken  Jul 19, 2019 ]
[ TOM  Jul 19, 2019 ]

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