Ultimate Ears announces waterproof WONDERBOOM Bluetooth speaker


We are officially in the season of spring, meaning summer is right around the corner. Before you know it, it will be time to barbecue some meat, frolic on the beach, and go swimming in the pool. Quite frankly, summer is probably my favorite of the four seasons thanks to all of the possible activities.

A big part of summer fun is listening to your favorite music. Yeah, you can use your smartphone’s integrated speaker, but that is hardly an enjoyable experience — especially outdoors. For better clarity and volume, a Bluetooth speaker is a wise investment. Ultimate Ears is well known for its amazing portable speakers, and today, it announces a new model. Called “WONDERBOOM,” not only is it waterproof (IP67-certified), but it floats on its own too. In other words, you can toss it in the pool without worry.

“WONDERBOOM is designed for music lovers who are connected, on-the-move and want their music from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep. They also want their technology in an intuitive form that fits their spirited, spontaneous lives. WONDERBOOM is about music — with no fuss and no friction. It is a speaker that stands on simplicity and huge sound. Power on, pair, press play. Want more? The UE button on the top of the speaker lets you play, pause, skip and double up with two WONDERBOOM speakers for double the fun,” says Ultimate Ears.

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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Family


The manufacturer also shares, “Like its award-winning siblings Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM, WONDERBOOM blasts crisp and clear 360-degree sound with immersive, balanced bass and is drop-proof from up to five feet. WONDERBOOM boasts a 10-hour battery life and 100-foot wireless Bluetooth range. Seriously waterproof and worry-proof, WONDERBOOM is IPX7 rated (so it can be immersed in water up to one meter for up to 30 minutes), floats on its own, and sports a hanging loop on top so it can be easily attached to any bag. Gear on with WONDERBOOM on a bicycle, hook it to a backpack, or cannonball into a cove without thinking twice.”

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Ultimate Ears shares the following audio specifications.

  • Maximum sound level: 86 dBC
  • Frequency range: 80 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Drivers: two 40 mm active drivers and two 46.1 mm x 65.2 mm passive radiators

If you want to buy the WONDERBOOM, it can be yours next month for $99 at various retailers. You get your choice of six colors, which Ultimate Ears calls “Stone (Grey), Phantom (Black), Fireball (Red), SubZero (Blue), Cashmere (Pink) and Lilac.” Which color is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below.

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