Ultimate Ears today announced its fifth Artist-Edition to the UE BOOM cylindrical shaped, portable, rugged wireless speaker line-up. The new limited edition model is designed by INSA, one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated graffiti artists. It maintains the same $200 price and is called the Graffiti Fetish Edition UE BOOM.
First introduced in 2013, UE BOOM offers more features than your average portable speaker. It blasts bold 360-degree sound, boasts a water- and stain-resistant acoustic skin, and gets up to 15 hours of battery life. A companion app enables alarm functionality, custom tuning and two-speaker pairing. Plus the speaker is software upgradeable.
In just a few short years, INSA has left a physical and digital mark on the art community with his distinctive use of color, shapes and technology. INSA’s animated graffiti gifs, popularly known as ‘GIF-ITI,’ are transforming the street craft by combining offline art with online capabilities. By meticulously painting and photographing a variety of painted graffiti layers, INSA then brings his street art to life through animated gifs. Now, he is bringing his popular shapes to life with music, on the acoustic skin of UE BOOM.
“UE BOOM is one of the most innovative speakers out there, and it’s cool to combine my art with a device that brings even more creativity to the world,” said INSA. “This collaboration is also a new way of putting my art out there. The fact that I am adding my design to the shape and texture of the UE BOOM – something I take with me and use in my everyday life, whether it’s on a scaffolding when I’m painting a wall or at the studio – made this an exciting project for me.”
Pricing and Availability
The Graffiti Fetish Edition UE BOOM is expected to be available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe beginning in December 2014 for $199.99.
Other limited edition models include:
- Jettison Edition UE Boom (by Don Pendleton) – $199
- Blablobs Edition UE Boom (by Kenny Scharf) – $199
- Tippsy Edition UE Boom ( by Jason Maloney) – $199
- Skrillex Edition UE BOOM (by Skrillex) – $199