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Ultimate Ears Boom 3 & MEGABOOM 3 Have the Magic Touch

Go anywhere 360-degree speakers with improved durability

Ultimate Ears has released the third-generation BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 portable, waterproof Bluetooth speakers. Both have been redesigned with stunning two-toned, high performance fabric, engineered for applications like motorcycle jackets and fire equipment. Also new to both models is a Magic Button on top of the speaker for convenient music control. Each speaker has carefully balanced audio and 360-degree sound that lets you hear every note just as the artist intended. MEGABOOM 3 also provides deeper bass and improved clarity over the original MEGABOOM.

The all-new Magic Button allows you to play, pause and skip tracks directly on the speakers without fumbling around for your phone in a bag or far away room. When paired with the redesigned BOOM & MEGABOOM by Ultimate Ears iOS mobile app, you will also have one-touch access to all of your favorite playlists on Apple Music, which offers an entire catalog of more than 45 million songs. Music fans can also use the Magic Button to access their playlists on Deezer Premium—which offers 53 million tracks—on Android and soon on iOS. Additional music services will be added.

Other upgrades to BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 include a new IP67 rating so the speakers are not only waterproof and drop proof, but also dustproof, making them ready for any adventure. Improved Bluetooth range up to 150 feet enhances portability and the speakers float, so you don’t have to worry about losing them at the bottom of a lake or river. For added convenience, BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 are compatible with the Ultimate Ears POWER UP charging dock (sold separately) for a simple, wireless charge, plus you can charge the speakers upright thanks to the repositioned USB port.

The BOOM & MEGABOOM app also offers all of the features you love from previous BOOM series like PartyUp—which works with all generations of BOOM and MEGABOOM and allows you to connect up to 150 speakers—as well as a custom equalizer (EQ), and remote on/off controls, all in a newly designed interface.

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“With BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3, we took the ultimate speaker and made it even better,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “Beyond immersive 360-degree sound that is balanced to stay true to your music, we improved the durability of the speakers without compromising on style. We also introduced the Magic Button, getting you to your music faster with just one touch, taking the speaker up a notch.”

BOOM 3 (left) and MEGABOOM 3 (right)

Pricing and Availability

Ultimate Ear’s BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 are available in four dual-toned colors: Night (Black), Sunset (Red), Lagoon (Blue), and Ultraviolet (Purple).

Model Names

One interesting side note — there was never a MEGABOOM 2. It seems Ultimate Ear’s wanted to keep the latest (2018) BOOM generation naming consistent. However, Ultimate Ears does offer the MEGABLAST, which looks like the original MEGABOOM but cost more because it adds Wi-Fi music streaming and integration with Amazon’s Alexa voice control.

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