When Man of Many heard that we were being sent a UE Boom 360º wireless speaker, we got pretty excited to give it a try. After testing it out, we were taken aback by its mobility, style, sound quality and sociability. From the look and feel of the speaker, right down to the quality of the packaging, the attention to detail on this unit has blown us away.
“the Manny Pacquiao of speakers – it might be small in size, but it delivers a powerful punch”
When you’re talking technology, “wireless” and “Bluetooth” are words synonymous with mobility, and when you add “compact” and “versatile”, you get the UE Boom. Measuring in at a height of 18cm, with a 6.5cm diameter, the UE Boom is made to be carried on-the-go. You can lay it on its side, stand it up, clip it to your bag or carry it however you want. The best thing about it, is that you can take solace in the fact that you have ability to crank your favourite Katy Perry track no matter where you go.
Aesthetically, the UE Boom is as sexy as a pillow fight between Miranda Kerr and Emily Ratajkowski. As enjoyable as it is to admire the UE Boom’s beauty, it’s just as fun to touch. Elements such as the textured grille cloth and soft-touch rubber control buttons add to the speaker’s premium feel, whilst its sleek styling and cylindrical form give it that extra bit of wow-factor. When holding it in hand, there are no creaks or squeaks, just a solid, well-constructed unit with a robust feel. Its excellent build quality instils confidence in the ‘Life Resistant’ claim.
“as sexy as a pillow fight between Miranda Kerr and Emily Ratajkowski”
After testing the audio quality of the UE Boom, we’ve dubbed this unit “the Manny Pacquiao of speakers” – it might be small in size, but it delivers a powerful punch. Many other portable speakers barely let out a whimper, however the UE Boom is able to produce a powerful yet vibrant sound. One of the speaker’s key features is the utilisation of its cylindrical shape to project its signature ‘360° sound’, which results in an immersive listening experience.
“if you’re after portable speaker with a big sound, the UE Boom is sure to please”
Another benefit of the ‘360° sound’ feature is its ‘sociability’. We believe music is an experience to be shared and in order to facilitate this, the UE Boom also boasts the ability to connect up to 2 devices at once. This feature is great for playing tracks from multiple devices, but we also found it equally useful for smartphone DJ battles. The UE Boom also allows you to boost your sound by linking multiple UE Boom speakers wirelessly via the UE Boom App.
“battery lasts up to 15 hours, so there’s plenty of juice to keep them beats bumping”
Whether you like to party from dusk till dawn, or if you’re just too forgetful/lazy to regularly recharge, the UE Boom’s battery lasts up to 15 hours, so there’s plenty of juice to keep them beats bumping. If you’re after portable speaker with a big sound, the UE Boom is sure to please. RRP $199