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Review: UE MINI BOOM – A Compact Bluetooth Speaker For Your iDevices That Really Packs a Punch

Rating: 5/5

Posted in iOS, Miscellaneous, Reviews on 21/10/2013 by C. Marie Johnson

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What packs a punch, fills a room and sets the mood? The compact, gorgeously-designed UE MINI Boom Bluetooth speaker! That’s what!

Overview

Are you looking for a compact Bluetooth speaker that offers stellar sound and features? Look no further than the UE MINI BOOM. This little speaker has a lot to boast; from the size and color variety, to the capability of phone calls and surround sound, it is hard not to be impressed. The UE MINI BOOM is the new generation of the Ultimate Ears Logitech UE Mobile Boombox.

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Out of the box, the UE MINI BOOM has a soft yet durable feel, similarly textured to a guitar amp with it’s metal frame and soft rubber casing. The overall build of the UE MINI BOOM makes it quite durable, ideal for travelers or those who want to throw it in a bag or purse and run out the door. The controls are simple to operate, with the power toggle located on the back of the speaker and large +/- buttons located on the top of the speaker for volume adjustment. The speaker comes with a micro-USB cable for charging.

The color variety of the UE MINI BOOM provides an excellent assortment for all demographics; personally, I love the yellow speaker. The yellow speaker features a black casing and yellow speaker front; however, with the black casing the yellow looks almost lime green, which I found to be a fantastic color combination. Other colors offered include all black, black with a red speaker, orange with a silver speaker, purple with a yellow speaker.

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Quite possibly one of the coolest features is the ability to connect 2 UE MINI BOOM speakers using the “Double Up” feature in the UE MINI BOOM APP. Create a surround sound feel using “Stereo Mode,” or have them on different levels of your house to continue your shower jam session to your closet as you prep for the day using “Double Mode.” Reside in a smaller dwelling? The UE MINI BOOM Bluetooth range is up to 50 feet and offers up to 10 hours of playback! The UE MINI BOOM features an 1/8 inch port and even supports NFC capable devices!

Finally, on to the most important aspect of a Bluetooth speaker, the sound! This little speaker has impeccable sound. I tested all genres of music, from rock, rap, country, hip-hop, folk and alternative, all of which sounded great. County, rock, folk and alternative sound phenomenal, guitar and vocals are so crisp, it is almost like sitting in a small venue and listening live. I thought the sound was great out of the box, however depending on your music taste, altering the EQ settings can help each listener personalize the sound to their desired genre of music.

Verdict
Rating: 5/5

Overall, the UE MINI BOOM offers unrivaled sound, features and capability. The need and desire for compact, portable speakers has never been greater, if you have been considering a Bluetooth speaker, the UE MINI BOOM might just be the perfect option!

Get your UE MINI BOOM, $99 from ultimateears.com!

Pros:

  • Excellent sound
  • Easy to use
  • Color variety
  • Bluetooth Range of 50 feet
  • Double up feature
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Speaker phone capability

Cons:

  • Price might be a factor for some


C. Marie Johnson

Author

C. Marie Johnson

Christina has been an Apple lover since the tender age of 5, when she received her first Apple computer, a Macintosh Classic. Today, Christina has an abundance of Apple products, ranging from an iPhone 5, MacBook Pro, iMac, Apple TV, iPad (3rd generation) and an iPad mini. Christina is currently a resident of the windy city, Chicago, and works as a Digital Marketing Specialist. She spends her free time writing, shopping, reading, and adventuring.