Ultimate Ears' entry-level speaker is getting some big improvements. The Wonderboom, the smallest of Ultimate Ears wide array of wireless Bluetooth speakers, is getting a new successor that introduces some sweet new updates that turns it into the go-to speaker for outdoorsy folks.
That is not conjecture, that is Ultimate Ears' end goal with the Wonderboom 2. That is none more evident than in the new OutDoors Boost mode, but more on that later.
Let's start with the design of the Wonderboom 2, which hasn't changed much from its predecessor. It's still the same short rounded finish with the big plus and minus button emblazoned on the side. Aside from the new bungee cord design (and two-tone color options), you'd be hard pressed to notice the differences because most of the changes come inside.
The Wonderboom 2 now boasts a new bigger and fuller 360-degree sound thanks to its new speaker outlay that is borrowed from the bigger Boom line. This makes way for the aforementioned Outdoor Boost mode that pre-adjusts the equalizer and delivers a louder and crispier outdoor experience perfect for listening in the wilderness. You can enable Outdoor Boost through a new button that is located at the bottom of the speaker.
Ultimate Ears also improved a bevy of other features including the 13-hour battery life (previously 10 hours), certification to IP67, and enhanced frequency to 75Hz-20Hz allowing for even more bass. Also carried over from the Boom line the multimedia button at the top that lets users play, pause, and skip tracks right from the speaker.
Given its focus on the outdoors, Ultimate Ears didn't want to minimize the experience by relegating many of the speaker's functions to an app, as some of its other speakers have, so it didn't make downloading an app an integral part of the Wonderboom 2 experience. It's essentially a plug and play experience.
The Ultimate Ear Wonderboom 2 will come in at $99 and is now available for pre-order and will be available in stores and online starting June 25. It will come in five new color finishes: Deep Space Black, Crushed Ice, Radical Red, Bermuda Blue, and Just Peach.
Conquer the outdoors
Wonderboom 2 is the new perfect outdoor speaker
Ultimate Ears is adding a ton of new featuers to its miniscule and robust speaker. It now comes with a long-lasting 13-hour battery life, fuller 360-degree sound and a new Outdoors Boost mode that pre-adjusts the equalitzer for the perfect outdoors sound.
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