UE Boom 2

Here comes the top portable bluetooth speaker to watch out for 2016. UE has just came out with their latest flagship bluetooth speaker – called UE Boom 2. This speaker is compact and sturdy that when used, gives you louder and better sound compared to UE’s original Boom. This awesome speaker is a certified shock resistant, stain-resistant, and now amazingly fully waterproof.

UE Boom 2 delivers a solid 15 hours of battery life, and it allows you to pair it to a second UE speaker to create a stereo system.


KEY FEATURES:

  • Fully Waterproof – IPX7-rated (can hold a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes)
  • Delivers an amazing 360-degree sound
  • Features – Tap to play. Tap-tap to skip functionality
  • 15 hours of battery life

UE Boom 2 is now competitively priced at $149.99.

UE Boom 2

Preview: What is UE Boom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker?

The original UE Boom has made remarakable feedbacks from happy customers for the past 2 years, that’s why we are so eager to test test and review this UE Boom 2.

Just like the other bluettoth speakers in the market today, the UE Boom 2 is capable of streaming audio from almost any brand and operating system of smartphones and tablets, and other devices.

Physically, there haven’t much of a change. UE Boom and UE Boom 2 look very much similar. The differences may come on how better UE Boom 2 is built. This model that comes in six lovely and vibrant color options, was built with a tighter weave of fabric covering. This makes it more sturdy and durable as well as it helps in providing a better waterproofing system.

In addition, the flap covering, which covers and protects its ports is now well integrated with the unit. It is now also designed with a groove.

As mentioned above, if the original UE Boom is only water-resistant, UE Boom 2 is fully waterproof. It is iPX7 rated, which means that it can withstand a depth of up to 1 meater for up to 30 minutes immersion. UE even claim that even if you left the ports unprotected by the flap covering, you do not have to worry of any water possibly getting inside UE Boom 2.

As to the sturdiness, it has a drop-resistance of up to five feet or around 1.5 meters.

UE Boom 2 – Performance

UE Boom 2

How fun would it be your next adventure if you would have the freedom to bring your speaker with you wherever you will go at the same time having the peace of mind that it will not get ruined. Well you can count on UE Boom 2.

With UE completely redesigning the speaker’s driver, you will now expect a 25% better and louder sound output. But or course, we don’t recommend going to the top volume as it has the tendecy to distort just like the other portable speakers out there. However, we must admit that we are surprisingly impressed on how big and loud this speaker plays (considering of course, its size).

UE has also added some very useful gesture controls. With its Tap to play. Tap-tap to skip functionality, you can easily pause your music by simply tapping the top of the speaker; moreoever if you want to skip a track, you can just give a double tap.

With regards to its battery life, UE Boom 2 can entertain you for up to 15 hours. Enough to make your day great.

UE Boom 2 – Design

UE Boom 2 still carries the form factor and physical look of the original UE Boom – which is the ultra portable water bottle shape. On the top of the speake, you will find the Power Button, Pairing Button, and the Tap to Play. Tap-tap to Skip button.


UE Boom 2

At the bottom end, you will find the ports – the Micro-USB charging port, the 3.5mm audio jack, as well as the standard camera mount with a detachable D-ring for lanyard. The ports are protected with fully integrated flap coverings.


UE Boom 2

On its body, you will find UE’s iconic Volume Up and Volume Down buttons including their logo. In addition, you will notice a highly improved and tighter weaved fabric covering.

UE Boom 2 weighs around 548 grams (few grams heavier compared to the original UE Boom), and it measures around 2.5 x 2.5 x 7 inches (L x W x H).


UE Boom 2

On its technical specs, UE Boom 2 was built with two 45 millimeter active drivers, and two 45 millimeter x 80 millimeter passive radiators.

UE Boom 2 is available in six color options – BrainFreeze Edition (Blue), Cherrybomb Edition (Red), Green Machine Edition (Green), Phantom Edition (Black), Tropical Edition (Orange), and Yeti Edition (White).


UE Boom 2

UE Boom 2 – Connectivity

Being the top portable bluetooth speaker, the UE Boom 2 offers both wireless and analog connectivity. You have the freedom to use it via its bluetooth, or via its 3.5mm audio port.

It allows you to pair and connect up to 8 bluetooth enabled devices. You can also pair and connect to two UE Boom speakers and it keeps you connected for up to 100 feet range.

UE Boom 2

UE Boom 2 Review: Conclusion

UE Boom 2 is truly a winner in both sound and design quality. Now that it’s being priced competitively at $149.99, I must say that your hard earned money is getting an awesome speaker.

The audiophiles, adveturers and style freaks will definitely love this. It really deserves the top spot on our Top 10 Best Portable Speakers of 2016.

Summary

 PROS  CONS
  Execellent waterproofing system   Bit heavy
  Produces louder and better sound  
  Outstanding battery life  
  Upgradability of firmware  

Verdict

I cannot think of any reason, why I should not recommend UE Boom 2. It has it all – performace, design, and quality. This is definitely a good buy.