Devices capable of playing music anywhere have seen growing demand over the past few years, and manufacturers have responded accordingly. The market is now flooded with a variety of Bluetooth speakers, and finding the perfect music mate can be incredibly daunting. If you do so happen to be on the look for some excellent portable hardware to pump out tunes though, then look no further than the UE BOOM 2 from Ultimate Ears. It’s compact, rugged, and more than capable of pushing out music at maximum volume.
Designed for adventure
I’ll be honest, the BOOM 2 may not be visually pleasing to most. The range does not offer anything that looks elegant by any means. What Ultimate Ears have offered instead, is a bunch of devices coated in funky, bright colours.
That’s not a bad thing mind you, because this bluetooth speaker is not designed to match any furniture, or built to be permanent fixture in any home. No, it’s made to be taken out and about. In fact, the design encourages adventure.
Holding it alone perfectly illustrates this idea. The UE BOOM 2 may not be heavy (it weighs only half a kilo), but it is certainly rugged. Just handling it reinforces the idea that it is tough. It’s obvious that the device will survive a good knock or ten, and probably dozens, if not hundreds more. Hell, it can even sit in a small body of water comfortably (for a little while at least) and live to tell the tale.
Packing a Punch
Despite it screaming to be taken out into the wild, I put the UE BOOM 2 through its paces right in the comfort of my own home. Pairing it with my phone took less than 30 seconds, and I was playing music in no time at all.
Looks can be deceiving, I’ll have you know. The UE BOOM 2, while feeling solid and rugged, looked like it would be disappointing in the sound department. I mean, surely something can’t be that small and sturdy without sacrificing some sort of musical performance, right? Wrong! The UE BOOM 2 packs an incredibly punch. Putting it on maximum volume fills a room, and those neighbouring for that matter, with some phenomenal oomph.