As someone who travels a lot, living abroad for months at a time in different places I’m not lucky enough to have all the creature comforts a home normally has. I have no big screen tv, always fast internet or even a house big enough to have friends over. Which for someone who loves their gadgets can be quite the challenge. But one thing I can finally say I have is the ability to take my stereo on the road with me thanks to the UE Boom speaker that was recently gifted to me for review.
The UE Boom is billed as being the ultimate wireless speaker. It connects to any bluetooth device within an approximate 15 meter range (even through walls, I tested it) so that’s your iPhone, Android phone, computer and well anything that’s bluetooth enabled. Battery life is said to be 15 hours (I’ve not run it that long yet) and with its 360 degree speakers it seems suitable for any social gathering you might have.
And by social gathering it could be splashing about in the pool or at the beach in safety due to its water resistance or letting it loose at a BBQ in the park where your mates will most likely toss it about like a footy landing it in the dirt and mud where luckily it’s stain/dirt resistant too. I’m just not game to test out those features yet.
The feature I was most skeptical about however was its ability to be loud enough for the job, I mean the thing is tiny after all. After testing it out the last couple of days at home and in the local park I can safely say as long as you aren’t planning to rival the local nightclub there will be no problems with everyone hearing your favourite tune.
Overall though I was pleasantly surprised by just how much such a little thing can do. And while I know it wouldn’t be something for every traveller, it’s certainly a niche product that well and truly booms into existence.
For more details head over to http://www.ultimateears.com/en-au
And for a list of place you can buy it go to http://www.ultimateears.com/en-au/retailers
Now what do you think, are portable speakers like the UE Boom something that you wish you could have for a BBQ or to bring with you on a bigger adventure?