Until recently, we didn't take a look at Logitech's dedicated music line-up, Ultimate Ears. However, with UE Boom finally landing on my desk, that's going to change. Its time to see how this Bluetooth Speaker fares, so stay a while and read.
A few years back, Logitech has launched the Ultimate Ears brand, which focuses on dedicated music devices. It currently features headphones, premium IEMs, and 2 Bluetooth Speakers: the UE Boom, and the UE Mini.
Shaped like an energy drink can, the Ultimate Ears Boom is a rugged bluetooth speaker with quite a hefty kick behind it. It comes in six colors - white, blue, moss-green, pink, red and black - and there are also some "artist" designed models.
Now I haven't had a chance to review many bluetooth speakers, only taking a look at Antec's SP1. However, I did try a few of 'em (albeit briefly), including the Jawbone Jambox and even JBL's Flip 2, the speaker that mostly resembles the Boom. Yet there are many differences between the two; UE Boom can be daisy-chained with another speaker for true-stereo, and it also comes with a special "acoustic skin with plasma coating" that makes it water and stain resistant.
All these added features do, however, make it a bit pricey, and there's the question if all that added boom is actually worth the money. Well, since I got a dark-grey / black version on the test bench, so it's time to take a look.