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Our take on the UE BOOM

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.

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 simultaneously 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 UE 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 UE BOOM, you can take it. The UE 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 UE 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 UE 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.

Nice sound quality from such a small device. Easy to connect and long battery life.

Brendan, Shreveport,LA

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth speaker
  • AC/USB power adapter
  • 4' micro-USB to USB cable
  • Pairing Instructions
  • Important Information

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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Features and Specs

Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

Product Research


Bluetooth Speaker: The UE Boom is a self-powered, portable Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablets, players and other devices. It supports Bluetooth A2DP music streaming and Bluetooth HFP hands-free communication.

  • Bluetooth A2DP: The UE Boom streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled devices such as your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, computer/PC, or other devices. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information.
  • Bluetooth HFP: The UE Boom features Bluetooth HFP and an integrated dual microphone so you can use the UE Boom as a wireless speakerphone for your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. The UE Boom will automatically pause the music to let you take your phone call. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.

Multi-Device Pairing: Up to 8 Bluetooth enabled devices can be paired with this unit and up to 2 devices can be connected simultaneously. However, only one Bluetooth device can be played at a time. Once paired, the UE Boom will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 50').

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the UE Boom.

Water/Stain Resistant:: The UE Boom Bluetooth speaker is water- and stain-resistant, so you can take it with you outdoors on the porch, patio, or deck.

Stereo Sound: The UE Boom features two 1.625" full-range drivers and dual 2.0" passive radiators for dynamic sound from a compact speaker.

Auxiliary Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the UE Boom is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

Boom App: You can download the Boom app onto your Apple iOS device (from iTunes) or Android device (from Google Play) for playback of two UE Boom speakers simultaneously from one device. The two speakers can be set up so each speaker plays back both left and right channels (Double Sound), or setup so one speaker acts as the left channel and the other plays the right channel (Stereo). Compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad (running iOS 5.1 or later). Compatibility with Android varies by model.

LED Indicators: LEDs indicate power, charge, battery life, and Bluetooth pairing/connectivity.

Rechargeable Battery: The UE Boom has a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 15 hours of playback time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the included 4' micro-USB to USB cable and AC power adapter. By pressing the speaker's volume up/down buttons together, you will hear a voice prompt indicating the percentage of battery life left. To save power, the UE Boom will turn off automatically after 15 minutes without music or user interaction.

D-Ring: The Bluetooth speaker has an integrated D-ring if you want to attach a lanyard (sold separately).

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Why did you buy this?

Ordering for someone else [ Mary  Apr 10, 2017 ]
Have been enjoying the UE Boom I recently ordered. Like it so well, decided to add a second unit to place in different parts of the house or pair up for stereo. I'm more mechanically oriented than tech, so thanks to a YouTube video, I was up and running quickly and fairly easily. I can now eliminate two bulky radios and no longer have antennae interference issues as I am now streaming the content. LOVE the sound quality from this speaker. Is there an app to remotely control the volume? [ Ebeth  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Daniel recommended [ Debra  Mar 22, 2017 ]
need to replace my nuvo speaker and all reviews are good [ Tom  Mar 11, 2017 ]
Price and quality [ Mark  Mar 11, 2017 ]
I have purchased these for my kids and the sound is astounding. I purchased 2 in order to be able to chain them together for bigger more surrounding sound [ Philip  Mar 07, 2017 ]
I have one and really like it; the sale price was what caused me to order another one for my daughters upcoming birthday... [ Pieter  Mar 06, 2017 ]
Good reviews and half price [ WILLIAM  Mar 06, 2017 ]
Friend has one, great on vacations. [ MICHAEL  Mar 06, 2017 ]
Good sale price, positive reviews, very satisfied Crutchfield repeat customer. [ KARL J  Mar 05, 2017 ]
price and quality [ DAVID  Mar 05, 2017 ]
They are great speakers! [ Scott  Mar 04, 2017 ]
I own two and love them. This price is too good to pass up! [ Bradford  Mar 04, 2017 ]
got the multi-colored one for my wife on her birthday - great sound and ease of use am a bit worried about the battery life issue, but decided to get one for myself anyway [ Bruce  Mar 04, 2017 ]
I have a 27# Bluetooth box. I saw this 19 oz. music tube, read some reviews on how great it sounds, and presto, I ordered one. [ Tony  Mar 04, 2017 ]
I made this choice from reviews and price reduction. [ Paul  Mar 03, 2017 ]
outdoor use at the Beach and on motorcycle [ Clifford  Mar 03, 2017 ]
saw email blast [ AARON  Mar 02, 2017 ]
small size; good reviews on sound; wireless so easy placement for best stereo separation and sound; great Crutchfield service and attractive price. [ Jimmy  Mar 02, 2017 ]
Fantastic product! Really happy with the sound, ease of setup. [ Martin  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Need a good Bluetooth speaker for kitchen & dining area [ WILLIAM A  Feb 28, 2017 ]
I owe one of these speakers and they are well built plus they don't loose their bluetooth signal and you don't have to stand next to them with your device. I just could pass it up at this price, plus now I can pair up the speakers in stereo. [ Gregory  Feb 28, 2017 ]
To add to my collection [ Roberto  Feb 21, 2017 ]
I've been needing something more than the built-in speaker on my ipod. Looks like it'll suit my need. [ Larry  Feb 05, 2017 ]
The price was lowest for this item that I had seen. [ Darin  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Price and features [ Stanley  Feb 04, 2017 ]
Already have one of these speakers & it is awesome. This one is to allow me to have stereo - and at an amazing price! [ Stephen  Feb 04, 2017 ]
I've heard one owned by a friend and was happy to see it on sale. [ GLORIA  Feb 04, 2017 ]
Very highly rated product at a tremendous discount [ James  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Reasonable price, form-factor likely to work well with grandchild stroller. [ Nick  Feb 03, 2017 ]
in the market for one , hope it's good [ enzo  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Excellent value on sale 99.99 then used 55.00 worth of reward points. Paid 44.99 for a 199.99 product doesn't get much betterð?¤  [ Ron  Feb 02, 2017 ]
sale [ steven  Feb 02, 2017 ]
looked like a quality product - on sale [ glenn  Feb 02, 2017 ]
The first Boom I bought is fantastic, and with two . . . stereo! [ Bret  Feb 02, 2017 ]
Price [ JOSE  Feb 01, 2017 ]
This is a great product. I use it to listen to Pandora, especially when traveling in an RV; and use it to talk on cell phone when driving. It is loud enough for everyone to hear and for the caller hears my answers very well as I drive. [ Dave Kent  Jan 30, 2017 ]
I have 2 already. This is an awesome speaker and the sales price was incredible. I will either keep this new order for myself or give away as a gift. [ mike  Jan 30, 2017 ]
It's a great speaker, my ex has the old one and I have been wanting to replace it and the sale price is great [ Myles  Jan 29, 2017 ]
My son has this speaker and I like the sound. We have one bluetooth speaker and wanted another for the upstairs. The price helped me make up my mind. [ STEPHEN  Jan 29, 2017 ]
Impressed with the battery or charge life, we shall see. [ DERRICK  Jan 29, 2017 ]
I already own a Bose Bluetooth Soundlink II and it works good. I wanted to see which one is better and either way I can still pare them together and use or seperatly. If it works good I might get the bigger model UE Boom for outside since the Bose Soundlink isn't that good outside due to lack of volume in the outdoor space. The bigger model UE Boom is made for outdoors plus its waterproof for the lake or beach or rain. [ Kevin  Jan 29, 2017 ]
Looking for a good speaker without breaking the bank. Crutchfield has always been great to buy from. They stand behind what they sell. [ Mike  Jan 27, 2017 ]
high user ratings; got one for a friend and she loves it. [ Patrick  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Have one and wanted to use BOTH for stereo! [ Don  Dec 26, 2016 ]
2nd one that i have bought .Works great and couldn't pass it up for the price! [ JOHN  Dec 24, 2016 ]
Ability to use my Ipohen and ipod with cable [ Richard  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Great price; heard a demo and was very pleased with the sound; I like Crutchfield. wanted the blue version, but I didn't want to wait. I'm a new user of these mini speakers, but I'm used to good sound from my home stereo stuff, so I'm excited to use this outside, in the garage, dinner, etc. [ Dennis  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Price [ Scott  Dec 23, 2016 ]
good review [ Edmond  Dec 20, 2016 ]
Great speaker for the price. [ Maria  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Gift [ CURT  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Sound is nice and for the sale price its a must buy [ albert  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Portable with great sound! [ Brenda  Dec 18, 2016 ]
I've done a tremendous amount of research and own a UE Megaboom. UE/Logitech makes the BEST bluetooth speakers on the market in my opinion. This one will be the third in the family and I'm in the market for the fourth, a second Megaboom for myself! [ BRIAN  Dec 18, 2016 ]
I heard one this week and was very impressed. [ David  Dec 17, 2016 ]
A friend has a UE Boom [ Peter  Dec 17, 2016 ]
The features and price! [ Diana  Dec 16, 2016 ]
It was cheaper than competing companies. [ gabby  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Gift for spouse. Like the features. [ Ellen  Dec 15, 2016 ]
I already own & saw it on your site [ Orin  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Great price and service . Eddie has always been a great sales reo. True asset to your team. Tom [ Thomas  Dec 14, 2016 ]
great speaker that can be used anywhere [ Anil  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Daughters Xmas gift [ ROSS  Dec 13, 2016 ]
My friend has a pair of these, and they sound great. [ John  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Sparky recommended it! [ Sarah  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Christmas Gift [ Arthur  Dec 12, 2016 ]
great sound [ jacqueline  Dec 10, 2016 ]
reviews and on sale [ L  Dec 09, 2016 ]
It is well known that UE BOOM is a great product. At this price, it's a slam dunk. [ David  Dec 09, 2016 ]
I don't have a speaker-microphone for taking phone calls on my iPhone. Selection of this product was based upon reviews and the half-price special purchase. The form of the speaker would also make it handy for travel. I have heard a small UE bluetooth speaker used as a "PA" speaker for viewing video on an iPad in a 20 x 25 ft hall. In this application, the sound was very clear; volume was more than adequate for this size room. [ Konrad  Dec 08, 2016 ]
on sale and great reviews [ Brad  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Got great reviews [ S  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Special pricing combined with favorable reviews. [ Patrick  Dec 05, 2016 ]
Reputation of product and special pricing. [ Gregory  Dec 04, 2016 ]
I own one of these speakers and love it! Great portable sound and great price! [ Kathy  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I already own this speaker and love it. I use for cell phone calls in my work as well as enjoy music from Pandora, Sirus radfo etc. Great volume and quality from a small portable unit. Only drawback is the battery needs to be " surgically" removed and replaced when dead. ( see UTube) [ C  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Price is very competitive! [ Robert H.  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Want a bluetooth speaker [ Ramona  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Good reviews and a solid price. [ Adam  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Already have one and wanted to pair them [ Mehrdad  Nov 24, 2016 ]
This is an awesome speaker. Im buying one for each of my kids. My teenage daughter has one and she wants another one so she can link them together. One by itself is very loud but as a teenager I guess its never loud enough! [ Kenny  Nov 23, 2016 ]
have heard before was waiting for price drop great speaker for the money fits in golf cart cup holder [ David  Nov 22, 2016 ]
This item was highly recommended by friends. Price is great. [ Isabel  Feb 12, 2016 ]
Awesome. Battery lasts alone time [ RALPH  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Love the sound, ease of use and long battery life. And it looks good. [ Charles  Dec 19, 2015 ]
I like the sound they produce [ Linda  Dec 09, 2015 ]
My son has one and he loves it! [ Kathy  Feb 15, 2016 ]
Price beat local stores sale and red and white are preferred over blue and black. Wish the 3-year warranty was included in the price. Didn't get that. [ Amy  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Per review it got more power and longer battery life. [ LEONCIO  Feb 13, 2016 ]
Price... [ Brent  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Liked the sound and design. [ Amy  Dec 06, 2015 ]

9 questions already asked

Your laptop needs Bluetooth and if you have it turn it on and pair the u e boom [ JUAN D  Jan 06, 2017 ]
You should be able to turn your Bluetooth on your computer on and pair the speaker. [ TROY  Jan 06, 2017 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Jan 06, 2017 ]  Staff
Not really a case but the box is shaped like the UE boom and it also has a spot for the cord [ Shari  Dec 09, 2016 ]
No case. No case needed. Very sturdy. [ Aaron  Dec 09, 2016 ]
No case provided. None really required [ Andy McD  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Well for one it came with instructions so take a gander and read them. Two press and hold the Bluetooth button till it either flashes or turns red. Can't remember which one it does. [ RICKY  Oct 11, 2015 ]
Yes it is true - however I am not concerned about it as by the time the battery is expended (quite some time in the future!) there will be new technologies, new products, better products, etc. Don't let the "non-replaceable" idea prevent you from acquiring arguably one of the BEST Bluetooth speakers available at the sub-$200 price point. It's that good. [ STUART  Apr 18, 2015 ]
Yes it is true that the battery is not replaceable by the user. I'm sure you can send it off for that. Mines still going strong. Prolly a year or more I've used it pretty heavy. [ RICKY  Apr 17, 2015 ]
Correct the battery is not replaceable. Have not had an issue with the battery yet. Bought my Boom nearly three years ago [ Hazem  Apr 17, 2015 ]
Thanks for the info! [ Vbg609  Dec 27, 2014 ]
Thanks for the info! [ Vbg609  Dec 26, 2014 ]
Sorry - I don't use Bose, but my best guess is that they use proprietary sound linkage. BlueTooth is bluetooth, so you SHOULD be able to "integrate" the UE speaker into your speaker sound mix. But as far as signal blending and splitting/pairing....highly unlikely. We LOVE our Boom, BTW. Best blend of sound ranges. BOSE better on base but muddies the mid-high. UE great for outdoor power but sacrifices a bit of bass - not alot though. I bought it at $199 in 2013. Now down to $169. Nice and rugged too. [ STUART  Dec 26, 2014 ]
I don't think it will. Its designed to have the audio signal broadcasted from a phone or tablet. Maybe a computer. If your talking about because you can " double up" no its designed to double up through the "UE boom" app. So if your trying to double up with the Bose sound link I doubt it will work. When you open the app it finds your UE boom including telling you what color you have. Hope this helps [ RICKY  Dec 26, 2014 ]
I don't think it will. Its designed to have the audio signal broadcasted from a phone or tablet. Maybe a computer. If your talking about because you can " double up" no its designed to double up through the "UE boom" app. So if your trying to double up with the Bose sound link I doubt it will work. When you open the app it finds your UE boom including telling you what color you have. Hope this helps [ RICKY  Dec 26, 2014 ]
awesome sound, convenient in many way. Considering a 2nd one so I can listen in stereo. [ JIMMY  Sep 13, 2014 ]
Duane, These are terrific speakers. We use them with both the iPhone and Samsung. Easy to link with Bluetooth and sound terrific. If a call comes in on your phone while playing music, it will automatically switch to a speaker phone with very clear reception. I actually gave both my children one and can play stereo using the app when we are all together. I take it on my boat too and it works out great. [ Richard  Sep 04, 2014 ]
One great speaker. I love the units, can take it con my boat or use it on the dock...great sound! I have two so can use the app to get stereo. [ Richard  Sep 03, 2014 ]
Great bass notes for a small speaker. Battery life is crazy long too. Fits in holders and has a secure clip to be hung from. [ Hazem  Sep 03, 2014 ]
I'd buy it again. Great product. Long battery life. Great sound. Gets plenty of volume. Very portable - fits anywhere in drink cup holders on boats, bikes, etc. I read many reviews before this purchase. I made the correct decision. [ JOSEPH  Sep 03, 2014 ]
I ended up buying two of the UE boom because they are excellent portable blue tooth speakers. I use them at the beach, on vacation in my hotel room and in the shower for a supercharged, singing in the shower, experience! [ RANDY  Sep 03, 2014 ]
It is waterproof, rugged, and has good sound. It is somewhat lacking in bass, but still sounds good. It is a good travel speaker for the beach, park, or hotel room. I like the fact it has an app to adjust the sound. You can even add a second speaker to double up the sound or make them stereo (other bluetooth speakers do not have that feature). All in all, I would recommend the speaker. There are plenty of reviews on YouTube for you to watch. Enjoy. [ RENALDI  Sep 03, 2014 ]
My opinion - after initially listening to many of these portables in the $200+- range - the UE stood head & shoulders above the rest. Totally. Astounding sound from a "can" - way better than the others. This was 2013 of course, so I don't know what's new out there. But the ability to pair in stereo with itself while splitting the audio signal L/R is a great feature. [ STUART  Sep 03, 2014 ]
Personally I'm not a fan of apple, but I got this for my android phone. And I use it every day really. And I love it. Gets loud when you need it. Works great with the android app for it. Not sure if apple has the app aswell. This thing is tough also I'm pretty rough on mine. Goes everywhere. Out in the hanger, in the boat,kayak,beach, everywhere. Even aircraft washes on a 130. I recommend it. It works by Bluetooth or line in [ RICKY  Sep 03, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You can connect two UE Boom speakers at one time to a device. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 07, 2014 ]  Staff
how do you replace batteries [ Chris  May 18, 2014 ]
Works and sounds great. You can put together with the ue boom app. Fits in my beach cruiser cup holder. Battery last as long as it say it does. [ PAUL DE LA  Jan 25, 2014 ]
From the reviews I watched and read prior to purchase, the Boom rated highly. It seems the #1 consumer concern is the irreplaceable, rechargeable batteries. I took a chance buying it for my husband for Christmas and he loves it! I have to say, I do as well. The sound is great and we love that it is rugged, especially since it's not inexpensive. We've it outside a number of times and the sound is equally as good as indoors. Hope that helps. [ Kimberly  Jan 24, 2014 ]
After listening to several other brands of bluetooth speakers, I settled on the UE Boom and I'm glad I did. The sound quality is amazing. Nice highs and great lows. The battery life is pretty good, a solid 6 or 7 hours depending on how loud I have it cranked. I can take my UE Boom everywhere, including to the beach and poolside without having to worry about it getting splashed. I don't use the microphone option all that much, but it's there, which is a plus for someone who plans on taking calls without having to switch over to their phone. A few of my friends have purchased their own after having seen and heard mine. [ JEFFREY G  Jan 24, 2014 ]
When I researched about 6 months ago, this was the highest rated, I can tell you from my experience, you won't be disappointed and the ue boom android app is grat for controlling a pair. [ JOHN  Jan 24, 2014 ]