October 12, 2015

…the sound of our hearts when we saw the Ultimate Ears Boom 2. Why? Well we were pretty impressed by the performance of its predecessor, the UE Megaboom. Designed to withstand a beating, the UE Boom 2 uses the same high-quality materials expected from the brand and is waterproof (IPX 7) and drop-proof (from up to five feet high). It’s about the size of a water bottle and comes with a nifty clip so you can stuff it into your bike’s water bottle holder or clip it somewhere to enjoy your music. The UE Boom 2 360-degree speaker is 25 percent louder than its predecessor and has a longer wireless range of 100-feet. The 15-hour battery life and new tap control lets you enjoy your music (and skip songs without having to pick up your smart device). It comes with an app (compatible with iOS and Android), which gives you a new dimension of listening to your favourite tunes as you can pair the UE Boom 2 with other Ultimate Ears speaker. The app also lets you turn the speaker on from your phone on days where you just don’t want to get out of bed. Ultimate Ears will be continually updating the app to expand its features for your listening pleasure.

UE Boom 2, $319. Available in five colours (Cherrybomb, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical and BrainFreeze) at Apple stores. More info here.