Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Ultimate Ears Announced the addition of UE BOOM 2 to its lineup of wireless mobile speakers. Designed to be waterproof (IPX7) and drop-proof (from up to five feet high), UE BOOM 2 is the size of a water bottle and should fit in your bike's water bottle holder or you can clip the speakers to a bag.
UE BOOM 2 is an update to Ultimate Ears 2013 UE BOOM that is 25 percent louder and features a wireless range of 100-feet in a waterproof design. The speakers have a 15-hour battery life, plus, new tap controls that allow you to skip songs without having your phone in your hand.
An iOS® and Android™ companion app is available for UE BOOM 2. 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.
UE BOOM 2 comes in six color variations: Cherrybomb, Yeti, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical and BrainFreeze.
UE BOOM 2 Features
- 7 1/8 inches high by 2 ¾ inches in diameter weighing 1.2 pounds
- IPX7 rated waterproof to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
- 90dBA maximum sound level
- Frequency range from 90Hz to 20kHz
- two 1 3/4” active drivers and two 1 3/4” X 3” passive radiators
- Lithium-Ion battery for up to 15 hours of battery life
- Rechargeable via Micro USB charging cable
- 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery
- Pair up to eight Bluetooth® enabled devices
- Connect up to two Bluetooth devices at the same time
- Wirelessly play (stream) up to two UE BOOM 2 speakers from one source
- 100 foot mobile range
- NFC (Near Field Communications) (passive) enabled – works with active NFC enabled source devices running Android Jellybean or higher
- Compatible with smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth wireless audio profile (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile [A2DP]) or 3.5 mm audio cable plug
- Compatible with phones that support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.5) for phone calls
Pricing and Availability
UE BOOM 2 is available now for a suggested retail price of $199.99.
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