Ultimate Ears today announced the $200 UE BOOM 2 to its colorful lineup of beach-, snow- and anywhere-you-go-proof wireless 360-degree mobile speakers. Designed to get wet, muddy and beat up, UE BOOM 2 blasts insanely great sound in every direction.
Building from the award-winning UE BOOM 360-degree speaker that Ultimate Ears introduced in 2013, UE BOOM 2 is 25 percent louder with a longer wireless range of 100-feet and a completely waterproof design, so your music can be shared no matter where you are or what you’re doing. It has a 15-hour all-day, all-night battery life, plus, new and innovative tap controls that allows you to skip songs, without needing to have your phone in-hand.
Designed to get wet, muddy and beat up, UE BOOM 2 blasts insanely great sound in every direction. Using the same high-quality materials you have come to expect from Ultimate Ears, UE BOOM 2 is waterproof (IPX 7), drop-proof (from up to five feet high), disruptive and bold, plus a whole lot of fun. It’s the size of a water bottle, so stick it in your bike’s water bottle holder or clip it to your bag, turn up life and add dimension to any moment.
Plus, UE BOOM 2 gets better with time. Using the UE BOOM 2 app for iOS and Android, you can double the sound by pairing UE BOOM 2 with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from your phone and even wake up to your favorite music. New updates are sent to UE speakers wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker future-proof and even more awesome over time.
Improvements over first generation UE Boom (2013 model):
- Is 25 percent louder and better sound
- Has a longer wireless range of 100-feet
- Has a completely waterproof (IPX 7) design
- Has a 15-hour all-day, all-night battery life
- Is the size of a water bottle, so stick it in your bike’s water bottle holder or clip it to your bag
- Plus, it features a new and innovative tap control that allows you to start, pause and skip songs, without needing to have your phone in-hand
The UE BOOM 2 appears to integrate all the features from the larger UE MEGABOOM, plus tap controls, into a smaller form factor.
Pricing and Availability
UE BOOM 2 is expected to be available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe and Asia in September 2015, for a suggested retail price of $199.99.