There is a brand new way to listen to music. In the pool, on a surfboard, or while kicking a soccer ball across the field. This is the idea behind the brand new Ultimate Ears range – a range of speakers that have been designed to be life proof.
We attended the launch for the product range at the Orlando Towers in Soweto. We were greeted by a crazy and wild atmosphere where we tossed Holi-One powder at each other, and some people even had the guts to make it to the top and bungee jump off. The idea behind the launch was to celebrate how easy it is to integrate these new portable speakers into your active lifestyle. They are water and shock proof making them basically the only speakers you can take outside and do whatever you want and have the joy of playing your music all at the same time.
The sound quality is fantastic, and somehow they are still able to output great sound and not let a single drop of water enter them. They are also light and have a rubber texture that allows for better grip on them, when you are holding them while skating or just fooling around. Each 0f the new UE speakers boast an IPX7 rating which means they are stain resistant, waterproof and shockproof.
But this range offers more than simple durable speakers, as each of them have their own unique look and features. There is also a dedicated mobile app that has been designed for iOS and Android which gives you new ways to control your speaker. They can control the volume and music controls, as well as update the speaker’s software straight from the app. In the coming months, the app will allow users to connect more UE speakers to one app, creating the ultimate party.The new Ultimate Ears range comes in three models:
With 360-degree sound and superb bass, the UE Megaboom packs more than just great sound with an IPX7 rating making it stain resistant as well as waterproof. The UE Megaboom can be immersed in liquid up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. The UE Megaboom weighs less than 2 pounds, which is less than a kilogram. It has a 20-hour rechargeable battery as well as a 30-meter wireless Bluetooth range.
People want their music wherever they go, and to be part of everything they do. That’s why we designed UE Megaboom to be strong enough towithstand your life and your adventures, and allow you to share the magic of music wherever you go.
UE Boom 2
Music is about making good moment’s great moments. And by taking your music with you, those great moments are now shareable, anywhere. That’s why every speaker Ultimate Ears designs is durable and adventure-proof with 360-degree sound, including UE Boom 2. We’ve been leading the category in a new direction, and we’re breaking the mould yet again with UE Boom 2.