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25 July 2014

Review on UE Boom

Retailing at S$299 which is a bit pricey but considering it is water and stain resistant. Compact and durable Bluetooth speaker, as its name 360 degree suggested, project sound  in all directions and its very loud, well built for conference call in the office and at the same time, perfect for outdoor use too! It promised to last at least up to 15 hours of battery life. What's best is it can pair up to 2 devices at the same time!


Let's face it! It may not have the BEST sound in terms of quality but I can be pretty sure, it is most practical to have it around you when you are outdoor in a rugged environment, like camping, cycling, playing beach ball, picnic etc. Other speakers may not be able to withstand harsh weather and conditions. You can even clip to your belt loop on the little clasp with a carbiner clip. Remove the clip, you got a hole for a camera tripod, how about that?! 
Ok, when come to sound, this speaker is a winner when come to loudness! It sound spreads widely with a pretty strong clarity when listening to vocals. Especially when watching talk show on Youtube like "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" or "Jimmy Kimmel Live" , you will definitely enjoy throughout considering you can increase its loudness. One setback would be weak bass output, tried playing some EDM or Trance hits I listen to, it doesn't fail terribly but just not that kind of bass you enjoy.  

As mentioned earlier, its fantastic to use for conference call and the built-in mic relays your voice clearly to the other end and of course, again, you can hear them loud and clear! 

This guy is NFC enabled so you can just tap to hook up, else you can use conventional Bluetooth method to link. 

General Information about UE Boom
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 3.0
Wireless Range
Up to 50 feet or 15 meters
Connection Type (Audio Input)
Analog stereo (3.5mm), Bluetooth
Audio Controls
Power On/Off, Volume control, Bluetooth connect button
Indicator Lights (LED)
Power on (white) on power button, Bluetooth connect (blinking white)
Battery Details
Rechargeable
Non-accessible
Size: Proprietary
Quantity: 1
Type: Li-Ion
Battery Life
Recharge time: Estimated 2.5 hours
Discharge time: Up to 15 hours
Power Adapter
Yes (5.1v, 2A)
Cable Length (Power/Charging)
4 feet or 1.2 meters
Microphone
Yes
Microphone Specifications
Microphone Type
Built-in
Noise Canceling
Yes
Frequency Response
200 Hz to 3.2 kHz
Sensitivity
-36.0dB V/Pa (+/-3dB) @1kHz
Product Dimensions
Product component
Width
Depth/Length
Height
Weight
Speakerphone
69 mm (2.7 inch)
N/A
180 mm (7.1 inch)
540 g (19 ounce)