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In the past year, I’ve had the chance to review two excellent and portable Bluetooth speakers. Both the UE Mobile Boombox Logitech UE Mobile Boombox Review & Giveaway Logitech UE Mobile Boombox Review & Giveaway One of the most prominent players in the portable speaker market is theLogitech UE Mobile Boombox, which, at least on paper, is portable enough to be taken anywhere, yet powerful enough to provide good-quality audio,... Read More and the Jawbone Mini Jambox Jawbone Mini Jambox Review and Giveaway Jawbone Mini Jambox Review and Giveaway The Mini Jambox is the latest and greatest in a line of Jawbone Bluetooth speakers, and as such, we had to take it for a spin and see what it’s all about. Read More have impressed me so much, I was almost tempted to keep them both, redundant as that may seem. So imagine my excitement when the chance cropped up to review what should be superior to them both — the Ultimate Ears Boom.

This 360 degrees Bluetooth speaker promises 15 hours of straight listening, “bold, immersive sound” and a range of 15 meters (50 ft). It supports NFC, comes with a built-in alarm clock, and should even be waterproof enough for a day at the beach or pool. So how does this cylindrical speaker measure up to the competition? We took it for a spin to find out. And as you’ve probably guessed, one of you will be lucky enough to win this $200 speaker for free! Keep reading for more information.

Introduction

The $200 Logitech UE Boom, the older, better and larger sibling to the UE Mobile Boombox, is an 18 centimeters (7.1 inches) tall cylinder with a 6.5 centimeters (2.6 inches) diameter. It weighs over 500 grams (19 oz), which puts it at about double the weight of the smaller UE Mobile Boombox. At these dimensions, the UE Boom might not sound like the most portable speaker in the world, but Logitech made some interesting adjustments to the speaker to make it easy to carry around despite its larger size. As common in the Bluetooth speaker world, the UE Boom comes in six different color combinations.

logitech ue boom review

When it comes to size, the UE Boom’s closest competitor is the $250 Big Jambox by Jawbone. Just like the UE Boom, the Big Jambox promises 15 hours of continuous play. Unlike the UE Boom, it doesn’t support NFC, and offers a range of only 10 meters (33 feet). It’s also $50 more expensive, which makes the UE Boom a pretty good choice when it comes to pure specs and price. Jawbone speakers do offer some extra features which we already covered in our Mini Jambox review Jawbone Mini Jambox Review and Giveaway Jawbone Mini Jambox Review and Giveaway The Mini Jambox is the latest and greatest in a line of Jawbone Bluetooth speakers, and as such, we had to take it for a spin and see what it’s all about. Read More .

There are several smaller competitors to the UE Boom such as the $200 Beats by Dr. Dre Pill and the UE Boom’s own sibling, the $80 Logitech UE Mobile Boombox.

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It’s All In the Packaging

After unboxing a fair share of devices in the past year, the UE Boom’s packaging is still one of the most impressive I’ve seen. In fact, it feels more like unboxing a space instrument or some “serious” piece of equipment, and not much like a simple speaker.

logitech ue boom review

While the box itself is certainly beautiful, it doesn’t betray the magic within until you start the unwrapping. Out of the paper cylinder comes a plastic box; a box which at first glance looks completely unopenable. Turn it around for a minute, and you still might be baffled as to how this thing works.

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And then, just when you’re about to give up, you’ll notice a small sunken spot in the middle of the plastic. Without much hope, you’ll touch it, and the cylinder will suddenly pop open.

logitech ultimate ears boom review

This is all a very satisfying experience, but at this point you’ll start to wonder: is the speaker itself all I’m getting? How about a USB cable? A charger? Any accessory at all? This is where the UE Boom’s box surprises yet again. See those ordinary looking plastic wheels at each side of the speaker? They’re not as ordinary as they seem.

logitech ultimate ears boom review

Each of these holds some extra accessories for your new UE Boom — accessories which you may not find with other Bluetooth speakers on the market. Along with every UE Boom, you’ll get a flat micro-USB cable, a wall charger with US, European and UK adapters (all in bright yellow-green so you never forget what they belong to), a plastic cover for the micro-USB port and audio jack (for waterproofing), and some information booklets.

logitech ultimate ears boom review

Once you’re done being impressed with the packaging (this might take a few minutes), it’s time to take a look at the speaker itself.

Getting To Know The UE Boom

The UE Boom and UE Mobile Boombox have similar design lines, and yet the former manages to look like a completely different species than it’s younger sibling.

logitech ue boom

The UE Boom can stand any which way you want. On its bottom, on its head, and even on its side. The cylindrical shape makes it sound equally good no matter how it’s positioned and which way it’s turned to. The huge plus and minus buttons are the speaker’s volume buttons, and while they’re certainly easy to see, they’re not that convenient to use. More likely than not, you’ll find yourself adjusting the volume using your connected device.

On top, you’ll find the speaker’s power button and pairing button. Each comes with its own LED to signify low battery, and whether the speaker is in pairing mode or is already paired.

logitech ue boom

On the bottom, reside the aforementioned micro-USB and audio jacks, and the UE Boom’s D-ring. You can use the D-ring to clip the speaker onto your backpack, your pants, or anything else you can think of.

ultimate ears boom review

The D-ring comes off to reveal a tripod mount, which adds a whole new dimension to what you can do with the UE Boom. The D-ring is a bit hard to remove the first time — you may need to use a screwdriver or a fork handle to get your leverage — but once it’s removed once, you’ll have no problem removing it again.

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Using The UE Boom

Unlike the Mini Jambox, the UE Boom is not a “smart” speaker. It doesn’t have different accents — in fact, it barely talks — and the main focus seems to be on the listening. Pairing the UE Boom for the first time is a breeze, and for any subsequent device, all you have to do is long-press the Bluetooth button to put the Boom in pairing mode. The speaker remembers up to 8 devices, so once you have these paired, the UE Boom will automatically pair again when it detects them. NFC pairing makes the whole thing even easier.

At any point, you can press the volume up and down buttons at the same time to hear how much battery’s left in the speaker. The speaker comes 30% charged out of the box, and after almost 2 hours of non-stop listening and playing, it still claimed to have those 30%. The Bluetooth connection’s 15 meter range is definitely impressive, and it kept working no matter how far I got from it inside the house. It did start stuttering when I left the apartment and closed the door, though.

Like most Bluetooth speakers, the UE Boom can also be used as a speaker phone. If a phone call comes in while it’s paired with your phone, the UE Boom will turn down the music and alert the call. Once you answer, the UE Boom is an excellent speaker with good sound quality for both sides. This continues to work well even if you leave the phone behind and carry just the speaker around, which is more than could be said for either the Mobile Boombox and the Jawbone Mini Jambox.

When compared to the smaller UE Mobile Boombox, the UE Boom is superior in most aspects. The sound is distinctly better, which makes sense due to the UE Boom’s better specs and larger size. The quality of build feels about the same, but unlike the smaller Mobile Boombox, the UE Boom is safe to carry along to the beach or pool. The UE Boom’s auto-off feature is better the the Mobile Boombox’s, which, when left on, runs out of battery pretty quickly.

ultimate ears boom review

The UE Boom’s shape also makes it much more suitable for watching movies or getting good sound for an entire big room. Two UE Booms paired together can be used for actual stereo, and could provide a good, affordable solution for your home entertainment.

Despite being on the heavy side, the UE Boom is easy to hold in your hand and carry around. The mesh on the speaker itself feels like cloth of some kind, and the rest of the speaker is covered in durable rubberized material. All in all, the UE Boom feels very durable, and I wouldn’t hesitate taking it out of the house.

The UE Boom App & Extra Features

As it is, the UE Boom doesn’t come with many features other than good sound. This changes when you install the UE Boom app (Android / iOS). The app is free, and the first impressive thing it did was recognize what color my speaker was. While it may show the red one to anyone who installs the app, the screenshots on iTunes and Google Play make me think differently.

ue boom speaker review

The app includes lots of information about the UE Boom, as well as the option to pair two UE Boom’s to the same device. In the settings, you can see and hear the speaker’s battery level and change the language of this alert to one of eight different languages.

ue boom speaker review

Through the EQ settings, you can adjust the speaker’s sound to best suit your environment. While the “Out Loud” option sounds great in most places, the “Intimate” setting for small rooms sounds much better indoors, and the “Vocals” setting is great for watching movies or listening to podcasts or talks.

logitech ue boom speaker review

You may have noticed that both the Alarm and the Bass Boost options are greyed out in the screenshots above. That’s because they’re not available in the firmware version my speaker came with. In order to use these settings, it’s necessary to upgrade the speaker. Unlike the Mini Jambox, which upgrades solely using the Jawbone website, the UE Boom update requires that you download and install a updater (available for Windows or Mac OS X).

logitech ue boom speaker review

Also unlike the Mini Jambox, the update is very quick once you’ve installed the software and plugged in your speaker. There’s also no need to create an account of any kind.

Once updated, you get to boost your bass and also use the Alarm feature. Unfortunately, the latter isn’t as exciting as it sounds. The UE Boom’s alarm clock lets you set your speaker to start playing music when you want to wake up, or at any time you want to listen to music.

logitech ue boom speaker review

Other than the time to go off, you can choose which song you’d like to listen to when you wake up. This can be exactly what you were listening to last, anything from your music library, and even playlists from Spotify or Pandora, if you have accounts.

This all works great. Trouble started when the alarm actually went off. The music start off gradually, which is great for waking up, and looking at your phone at this point, you get two options: Snooze and Alarm off. If you choose to snooze, the music will turn itself up to full volume for a split second before turning off — enough to give you a heart attack while wide awake, let alone while half asleep. The music will stay off for 10 minutes — a setting I found no way to control.

When it starts up again, it doesn’t always show you the alarm screen again, meaning you can’t really turn the alarm off or snooze again. In fact, when this happened to me, I had to stop the music using my music app, and was stuck with the alarm clock icon in my notification area. It kept saying “snoozing”, but I had no way to actually turn it off. This happened every time I tried snoozing the alarm.

Should You Buy The UE Boom?

The Logitech UE Boom is a serious Bluetooth speaker, and is meant for serious music listeners who want to keep listening on the go. If you like your music absolutely everywhere, want to use your speaker in parties, at the pool or beach, or to watch movies, the UE Boom is an excellent buy. It’s portable enough to go anywhere with you, and you can rest assured it won’t be easily damaged. The sound quality you get from it is great for its size, and the 360 degrees effect really does fill the room.

Here, again, we come to the question of price versus needs. While the UE Mobile Boombox cannot compete with the UE Boom when it comes to sound, it’s $80 price tag is tempting. It’s smaller, lighter, and more mobile, and the sound it produces is great for most purposes.

If you’re looking for excellent battery life, long range, and booming, customizable sound in an extra durable speaker, the UE Boom is worth the investment. If your needs can be met by a smaller speaker with decent sound and shorter battery life, you’ll be very happy with the Mobile Boombox as well.

MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it, If you’re looking for a mid- to high-end Bluetooth speaker for a decent price.

How do I win the Logitech UE Boom?

You may enter by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning! You will receive 5 additional entries into the giveaway for every successful referral via your shared links.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, December 20. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email.

The Winner

Congratulations, George Guba! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before January 15 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

Send your products to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

  1. gooch
    January 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  2. Donna
    December 27, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Logitech UE Boom Please!!!

  3. Jack
    December 21, 2013 at 1:19 am

    You misspelled centimeters. It's spelled centimetres.

    Metre is a distance unit, meter is used as in "parking meter."

  4. Tracy
    December 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom!

  5. Zakaria
    December 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    UE Boom

  6. Raghu R
    December 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    this one seems the best plus you are recommending it & giving it away!! =)

  7. Laura N
    December 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    This one, UE Boom, sounds good for me

  8. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)
    December 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Why, I'd pick the Logitech UE Boom of course!

  9. Meelis
    December 19, 2013 at 5:23 am

    never thought about it

  10. Mark M
    December 19, 2013 at 1:59 am

    seeing as I don't have any preference...I'll take this one

  11. Stanley Teo
    December 19, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Logitech UE Boom!!!

  12. Ian Huey
    December 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Most likely I would choose the Logitech UE Boom.

  13. Gavin
    December 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    NFC? I'll take a Boom pls...

  14. Meelo Tabchy
    December 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Great with NFC definitely UE boom!

  15. Grigas
    December 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    This one :D

  16. Michael
    December 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This one.

  17. dejai
    December 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    this one

  18. Junil M
    December 18, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  19. cent
    December 18, 2013 at 12:28 am

    this is a good for my phone! definitely Logitech UE Boom!

  20. AP
    December 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Logitech UE Boom without a doubt!

  21. Taylor H
    December 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    If I were looking for a rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker, I would choose the Logitech UE Boom.
    Wait! ... for how much?!!... never mind.!!

  22. Kannah
    December 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Logitech UE Boom.

  23. Daniel Ooi
    December 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  24. Mark P
    December 17, 2013 at 7:22 am

    this sound very promising. i choose the Logitech UE Boom then. :)

  25. Morrison
    December 17, 2013 at 4:17 am

    The Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom seems to be a good choice, right now.

  26. Helana
    December 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Probably this one, since it's the only one I've read about, and it sounds great.

  27. Jay C
    December 16, 2013 at 9:45 am

    The Logitech UE Boom seems to be a good choice.

  28. steve cambridge
    December 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom!

  29. Radite P
    December 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Off course the Logitech UE Boom

  30. Phil H
    December 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I would pick Logitech UE Boom.

  31. Michael
    December 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Probably the UE Boom as it's the only waterproof Bluetooth speaker I know of.

  32. Diane
    December 15, 2013 at 3:23 am

    This one.

  33. Landis G
    December 15, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  34. Miguel
    December 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  35. Gilmertz G
    December 14, 2013 at 1:19 am

    the Logitech UE Boom

  36. Joe G
    December 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom, of course.

  37. John Evans
    December 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I will need to choose the Ultimate Ears Boom to try them out!

  38. Dorothy H
    December 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    The only way I would be in the market is when its a lot cheaper . The $80 Logitech UE Mobile Boombox would still be too much.

  39. mukhi
    December 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    do i really need one like that?

  40. Carol
    December 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Definitely UE Boom!

  41. Janice G
    December 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Ultimate Ears Boom

  42. Abigail Sy
    December 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I would choose Logitech UE Boom!

  43. Dan
    December 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  44. Ajith Sen
    December 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

    UE Boom

  45. vishal chopdekar
    December 13, 2013 at 6:47 am

    logitech UE boom..

  46. John D
    December 13, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  47. Jerry
    December 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  48. Matthew W
    December 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Philips Shoqbox SB7200 Wireless Portable Speaker

  49. Porter Nelson
    December 12, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    UE boom

  50. JTT
    December 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Logitech UE Boom!!

  51. Dulf A
    December 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  52. Marissa Tay
    December 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Logitech UE Boom!

  53. Peter H
    December 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Logitech UE Mobile Boombox because if I was looking, I'd be cheap about it.

  54. Sam K
    December 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I'll pick Logitech UE Boom

  55. Joses L
    December 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

    This one, I guess... I haven't researched into bluetooth spekers yet, but the Logitech UE Boom seems at least decent if not great to me.

  56. Angela
    December 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Of course Logitech UE Boom

  57. Navid
    December 12, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Logitech UE Boom!

  58. Eric Cox
    December 12, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Logitech UE Boom.

  59. Lee T
    December 12, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Logitech UE Boom - most definitely.

  60. Stephanie S
    December 12, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I would definitely buy this bluetooth speaker for myself OR as a gift. Very reasonably priced (only $179.99 at Amazon) and, after reading this review, I am convinced this would be the speaker for me.

  61. Leo
    December 12, 2013 at 4:19 am

    UE Boom - didn't know of anything as resistant as this seems to be, and waterproof to boot. Perfect for the next trip to the beach.

  62. max
    December 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

    This. definately.

  63. Gordon Hope
    December 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    The UE Boom from Logitech will work great with my tabilet.

  64. simon
    December 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    waterproof

  65. Carl S
    December 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom would be my only choice!

  66. Nancy B
    December 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    sound like this Logitech UE Boom is great! I've always been happy with all my Logitech products!

  67. Prasad Mahashabde
    December 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Sounds like a good product, compared to Beats Pill, would certainly buy it.

  68. Bill
    December 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Logitech UE Boom of course

  69. Gail R
    December 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    the boom sounds like a great product

  70. wburningham
    December 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I would use the UE Boom!

  71. Bruce Ray
    December 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Logitech UE Boom - certainly.

  72. Gaurav Bhargava
    December 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    After reading the review, I would go for Logitech UE Boom...

  73. Diego
    December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I don't know yet, I havn;t seen much rugged bluetooth speakers.

  74. Lloyd
    December 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

    A Waterproof one

  75. Brent S
    December 11, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I'd go for the Boom, for sure! It has great reviews!

  76. Linda S
    December 11, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Green model of the Ultimate Ears Boom :)

  77. Ue boom
    December 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I would literally cry if i won this. Give it to me please.

  78. mike
    December 11, 2013 at 2:55 am

    i would pick the Logitech UE Boom

  79. Deepak Singh Jadon
    December 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Good Product

  80. Steve Ratbun
    December 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Logitech is atop flight company.I use a Logitech wi-fi mouse and keyboard,and love them! Really makes a nioce addition to my laptop-dont have to be right on top of it(they work up to 30 ft.). So tho I've never tried these speakers,I have no doubt they'll be in keeping with the Logitech quality.Whoever wins-hopefully me,but I never win anything-will surely enjoy it.

  81. Jackie
    December 10, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Would love to win the Logitech UE Boom!

  82. Bob F
    December 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

    After reading the review it might be this one!

  83. Michelle C
    December 10, 2013 at 6:21 am

    As for ruggedness look, I really like Braven BRV-1 waterproof bluetooth speakers. But Logitech is indeed a trusted brand, I wouldn't mind trading my Braven speakers for this one. Thanks for the chance.

  84. Prabhath K
    December 10, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Logitech is a trusted brand and quality.

  85. Christopher W
    December 10, 2013 at 4:28 am

    This looks like a fun speaker :D

  86. michael#numbers
    December 10, 2013 at 4:08 am

    The Braven 855s is a serious speaker, but unfortunately it also comes with a serious price tag.

  87. Aida Pottinger
    December 10, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Just bought one from the Apple shop - now just need this one for stereo!

  88. Darrell Bowman
    December 10, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I think the Logitech UE Boom looks like a fine choice for a BT speaker.

  89. Tat2Jr
    December 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Actually this model sounds great, and I already trust Logitech products.

  90. Benedict Zambo
    December 10, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Logitech UE Boom, of course. Logitech is the highly trusted and high quality brand here! CHEERS!!

  91. Christian A
    December 10, 2013 at 2:45 am

    This one looks very promising so i'll choose this.

  92. TorVic
    December 10, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Logitech UE Boom of course. Logitech is a trusted brand and quality.

  93. Daryle Edmond Dakis
    December 10, 2013 at 1:58 am

    UE BOOM, I choose you!

  94. Yedavilli S
    December 10, 2013 at 1:55 am

    logitech boom

  95. R
    December 10, 2013 at 1:43 am

    UE

  96. Andrew Hall
    December 10, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Logitech UE BOOM

  97. Les S
    December 10, 2013 at 1:28 am

    I'll choose whichever delivers the best stereo. Anything else is a step back to the old transistor radios...and I'm not really keen on the Retro since I lived through it all the first time.

  98. Fred J
    December 10, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I'd choose this bad boy. Looks nice and from the review, sounds like the sound would be more than satisfactory to me.

  99. ahicar
    December 10, 2013 at 1:00 am

    the device would benefit having more watts of power.

  100. Dave Wells
    December 10, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Logitech UE Boom please, thank you.

  101. Kevin Zheng
    December 10, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I would pick the UE Boom as a good waterproof speaker.

  102. Rick M
    December 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    looks like a good choice for my budget

  103. Nikita K
    December 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Logitech UE Booms seems to be a good choice.

  104. Mike R.
    December 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    UE Boom sounds like the right choice.

  105. rufrank
    December 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Logitech UE Booms seems like a logical choice

  106. Lucille L
    December 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    The UE seems like a good investment.

  107. Wade
    December 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom

  108. Ellen O
    December 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    No clue which one I'd pick but this one definitely makes the shortlist!

  109. kylie
    December 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    UE Boom!

  110. Benjamin
    December 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I think my pick will be the Logitech UE Boom. At least judging from this review

  111. Adetunji O
    December 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Wanna use it first hand before having a sincere idea about it.

  112. Judy T
    December 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    UE Boom! Awesome :)

  113. Ron
    December 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I have a bluetooth speaker request on my Santa list. The Logitech UE Boom would definitely be a great product to have.

  114. Paul S
    December 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I like this gadget as a waterproof addition to my sound environment!

  115. Daniel Quintana
    December 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I choose Logitech UE Boom

  116. duane
    December 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Jawbone

  117. Zsolt J
    December 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I have no clue what to choose. Not that familiar with any of them. Sure I would have to do some extensive research.

  118. Carnig Ermoyan
    December 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I'm now using several Logitech products, so yes, the UE Boom sounds great!

  119. Kim mace
    December 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Of course I would pick the Logitech UE Boom, it would be awesome to win it!

  120. James R
    December 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    UE Boom

  121. BrianP
    December 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Which ever is free? :)

  122. Chuck Harding
    December 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom, of course!

  123. Martyn Bullimore
    December 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  124. Suresh V
    December 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    No idea about any speakers.

  125. Cheridene B
    December 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    UE Boom will be my choice.

  126. Stanthur H
    December 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I would choose the Logitech UE Boom.

  127. JeffC
    December 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    The UE Boom

  128. mark
    December 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Logitech UE Boom with the sound an battery life, easy ....

  129. Bill
    December 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    From this review, I'd say the UE Boom is the device to get!

  130. Shaun
    December 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Logitech UE Boom :)

  131. Craig P
    December 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I'm guessing the Ultimate Ears Boom!

  132. danQ
    December 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I would most likely select one of the more portable, but I'm impressed enough with the battery life and range to give this one a try

  133. John Agwazim
    December 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    UE Boom will be my choice.

  134. Debbie Bashford
    December 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom, it sounds exactly like what I need

  135. Fred Heinemann
    December 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  136. Melissa
    December 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Ultimate Ears Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, White

  137. Dave R
    December 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Logitech UE Boom for portability love Logitech had there PC Speakers for years now & still going strong, so the Boom for my laptop.

  138. olamoree
    December 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    UE Boom

  139. olamoree
    December 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    UE Boom... water resistant

  140. Bonnie F
    December 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Logitech UE Boom the best on the market!!

  141. Abhinav R
    December 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    JBL Flip or Logitech UE 360

  142. Susan
    December 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    UE Boom!

  143. Alan Segal
    December 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    UE Boom - change all the setting with the app!!!
    I need a sturdy bt speaker!

  144. Anonymous
    December 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    this one of course

  145. Brandon
    December 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    The 20th is my birthday. Thus would be a great gift to receive. Hint, hint.

  146. MikeL
    December 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom sounds great to me!

  147. Ron Boman
    December 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Great looking device

  148. Rob
    December 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I'd pick the first one that shows up on my doorstep every time.

  149. Antonio R
    December 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    UE Boom, I guess...

  150. John
    December 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Definitely the UE Boom. A lot of positive Amazon reviews and The Wirecutter convinced me that this is the rugged speaker to get.

  151. Patty B
    December 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Great reviews on the Logitech UE Boom so far - This would be my choice. Love to try it for presentations in a sm/med size
    room

  152. Kathy
    December 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Logitech UE Boom for sure!

  153. M
    December 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    um, oh, i dunno... Maybe UE Boom? duh...

  154. Hal Jenner
    December 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  155. Brandon D
    December 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    UE Boom!

  156. TRUNG NGUYEN
    December 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I'd pick Logitech

  157. TeeGee
    December 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Anything free! :)

  158. Tony
    December 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I would have to say the UE Boom.

  159. Karen Dyck
    December 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I would love to use the Logitech UE Boom in my car, which is not Bluetooth enabled and has no input jack to the radio. Now I listen to my sudiobooks with earphones while driving.

  160. Joe B
    December 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  161. Norbert G
    December 9, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Logitech i has a good history with sound quality, so I would probably go with UE Boom

  162. Herin D
    December 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

    UE Boom

  163. Tom S
    December 9, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Logitech UE Boom!

  164. Adly A
    December 9, 2013 at 5:48 am

    This one, as it is small and portable.

  165. Aaron
    December 9, 2013 at 4:28 am

    This one, especially if it's free.

  166. Aaron
    December 9, 2013 at 3:24 am

    UE Boom

  167. JOHN ARON MONJARDIN
    December 9, 2013 at 3:14 am

    LOGITECH UE BOOM....IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST :)

  168. Beh H
    December 9, 2013 at 1:54 am

    I haven't decided yet, but I will go for the UE Boom if I have the chance.

  169. Dmitry K
    December 9, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  170. Shahin
    December 9, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I'm not sure yet, as I've never owned one. I've been looking at the UE Boom, which lead me to this page, but have also looked at the Jambox.

  171. paul
    December 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  172. Harris Mirza
    December 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    BOOM

  173. Loren S
    December 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    UE Boom

  174. Jay
    December 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom

  175. ?????? ?
    December 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    UE Boom

  176. Ismail K
    December 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Off course UE Boom.

  177. Ashwin
    December 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  178. Boris
    December 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I haven't searched for other speakers, so I'd go for the one I know: the Logitech UE Boom.

  179. Igor Soliar
    December 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    UE Boom

  180. Mohamed S
    December 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Logitech Boom

  181. Edmund S
    December 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I didn't know of any rugged, waterproof bluetooth speakers before this article, so I would pick the UE Boom.

  182. Jen C
    December 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Logitech Boom

  183. elinor semira
    December 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Ultimate Ears Boom is the bomb! ^_^

  184. ???? ?
    December 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

    UE Boom

  185. chipsa
    December 8, 2013 at 6:53 am

    UE mini-boom

  186. nam
    December 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

    UE is better

  187. Nero T
    December 8, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I don't know any rugged and waterproof speakers except this UE Boom, love it for design, NFC connectivity & long battery life. But the extra features seems not impressive, the Mini Jambox, I think, it's better.

  188. long
    December 8, 2013 at 2:14 am

    UE Boom

  189. Nathan Bousfield
    December 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    This is currently in my Amazon Wish List, hopefully I don't have to buy it!

  190. RcRon7
    December 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I have looked a few of the bluetooth speakers and some sound great while many seem to lack good sound quality.

    I would want to get something that has good sound quality over good looks or possibly portability.

  191. Noel
    December 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    This would be perfect. I make travel presentations to seniors every month and my speaker failed to work last week.

  192. Stanislav
    December 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    If I were looking for a Free Rugged bluetooth speaker i'd choose UE Boom for sure :) Left only to win this giveaway

  193. Vc N
    December 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I've never actually had a bluetooth speaker. The UE Boom does seem to for what I'd be looking for though.

  194. Prabhdeep S
    December 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    UE boom for Bluetooth Speakers but for Earphones, Jaybird Bluebuds X.!!!

  195. Dmitriy S
    December 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    UE Boom for sure!

  196. Victor O
    December 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    UE Boom

  197. ?????? ?
    December 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    UE Boom

  198. Daniel finley
    December 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    rugged Is a must

  199. Ian
    December 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Wouldn't have been my first choice, but once I heard about this one, I would defiantly choose this one! This is the best!

  200. Richard B
    December 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Logitech UE Boom.

  201. Pedro
    December 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Why not this one?

  202. gaigai
    December 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  203. Mahesh K
    December 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    UE Boom

  204. Jayson T
    December 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    UE Boom

  205. Kiera
    December 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    UE Boom. Sounds like a winner after I read the Amazon Reviews.

  206. Me
    December 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Looks a little big but I think it deserves a try

  207. Yodster
    December 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Givent he current options I would stick to the UE Boom (plus it would be friends with my Squeezebox Boom)

  208. kiran
    December 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    ue boom

  209. Eloisa Nuque
    December 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    UE Boom. :)

  210. Naama Shalom
    December 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    My choice would be UE Boom. Looks great :)

  211. Navi Link
    December 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I don't even know waterproof speaker exists. Logitech UE Boom it is!

  212. Sacha Obado
    December 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I would choose the UE Boom speaker. its just amazing..

  213. Jonathan S
    December 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Maybe the UE Boom?

  214. Anne
    December 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    my choice would be this UE Boom, though it is a bit big

  215. Mile Zec
    December 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

    UE boom looks is awesome

  216. Stoja Todoric
    December 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

    UE boom is great

  217. Yuval P
    December 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

    This 1

  218. Ana Vukašin
    December 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  219. Dragana Todoric
    December 7, 2013 at 11:44 am

    UE boom

  220. yussuf
    December 7, 2013 at 10:54 am

    UE boom indeed

  221. Beneban Sujil
    December 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

    after reading the review it's going to be UE Boom will be my choice

  222. George A
    December 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I want one.

  223. George A
    December 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

    The UE boom looks like a winner.

  224. moorandro
    December 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Logitech UE Boom for sure

  225. Amir M
    December 7, 2013 at 9:10 am

    logitech UE boom! seems to be pretty good!

  226. Hui Ling
    December 7, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  227. Prateek Khare
    December 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

    No question, the Logitech UE Boom

  228. Paulie
    December 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  229. Sara
    December 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Ultimate Ears Boom.

  230. Jo Booth
    December 7, 2013 at 7:50 am

    logitech UE boom : looks fab :-)

  231. Milos D
    December 7, 2013 at 7:02 am

    all my peripherals are Logitech... maybe here to!?

  232. madhur
    December 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Bose would be nice then!

  233. Dan D
    December 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Boom, Boom

  234. Va D
    December 7, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Ultimate Ears Boom, since nothing comes to mind.

  235. Socol Alexandru
    December 7, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Well, this one.

  236. Abid M
    December 7, 2013 at 5:59 am

    I am interested in the Bose Mini’s but I’d love to win one of these....

  237. Mihir C
    December 7, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Ultimate Ears Boom seems a good choice!

  238. Aditya Bhatt
    December 7, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I had no knowledge about waterproof Bluetooth speakers before I read this review to be honest. So i would definitely choose this one. It looks superior in terms of build quality too. Also has NFC which I can ' make use of ' with my smartphone.

  239. Noel A. Punu Jr.
    December 7, 2013 at 5:31 am

    logitech UE boom

  240. Jm I
    December 7, 2013 at 5:13 am

    UE Boom

  241. Tushar K
    December 7, 2013 at 5:11 am

    this one

  242. Ascalion
    December 7, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Seeing as I don't know of any other waterproof bluetooth speakers, the UE is my choice by default!

  243. Mat
    December 7, 2013 at 4:33 am

    UE Boom

  244. Suman M
    December 7, 2013 at 4:23 am

    I think this would be my chioce

  245. Justin F
    December 7, 2013 at 4:16 am

    I am interested in the Bose Mini's but I'd love to win one of these

  246. Alpa C
    December 7, 2013 at 4:08 am

    The UE Boom because I don't know of another portable speaker that's waterproof.

  247. Rachael Leventhal
    December 7, 2013 at 3:41 am

    this one, because it's the only one I know about.

  248. Krastan D
    December 7, 2013 at 3:11 am

    this one

  249. Hannafi
    December 7, 2013 at 3:03 am

    UE Boom would be great!

  250. Mary Watson
    December 7, 2013 at 3:01 am

    This would be so much better than the cheap one I got at Ross!!

  251. lu
    December 7, 2013 at 2:53 am

    logitech UE boom of course

  252. mohit kumar
    December 7, 2013 at 2:15 am

    The Ultimate Ears Boom is amazing.

  253. Johann
    December 7, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Great article! I will love to have one!

  254. Sampath
    December 7, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I'll go with this device it looks cool.

  255. Sean M
    December 7, 2013 at 1:33 am

    UE Boom seems like a good choice, but the price....

  256. Steve
    December 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  257. Mike D
    December 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Not sure yet.

  258. Arvinder K
    December 7, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Looks pretty good !!

  259. Paul Werner
    December 7, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Logitech UE Boom

  260. Howell
    December 7, 2013 at 12:39 am

    UE Boom, for sure

  261. setht
    December 7, 2013 at 12:30 am

    This one looks pretty darn good if I had the money for it

  262. Eugenie
    December 7, 2013 at 12:17 am

    No question, the Logitech UE Boom

  263. Nikki S
    December 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    This one, of course!

  264. Muhammad Hadi N
    December 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I would pick the cheapest.

  265. Jenny So
    December 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  266. Kevin Lawrence Romas
    December 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    UE Boom

  267. Jason Weiss
    December 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    This one

  268. Julian
    December 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Braven BRV-1 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  269. Darren
    December 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    The Ultimate Ears Boom. Every other bluetooth speaker I knowsince I don't doesn't offer waterproofing.

  270. Ismail
    December 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    umm this one?:D

  271. Michael So
    December 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  272. Kurt Liget
    December 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Don't know, but probably this one.

  273. Karen Faith
    December 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Logitech UE Boom.

  274. Rizwan Patel
    December 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Logitech UE seems good to buy

  275. Dan R
    December 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Boom Boom Boom!

  276. Cindy Weghorst
    December 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  277. Brady W
    December 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I'd most likely get this one.

  278. Simona
    December 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I would pick the UE Boom :)

  279. Jeff C
    December 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Kinda pricey, but sounds good, according to these guys.

  280. Adel Gordon
    December 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    UE Boom!

  281. Mark Arthur
    December 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    UEBoom seems pretty cool, no personal experience, so this seems like a great place to start

  282. Kaushik Medhi
    December 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I would love to pick the Ultimate Ears Boom for sure.

  283. Carole S
    December 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This one looks good to me!

  284. Oswaldo Bellido
    December 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This one looks nice, even better if it comes free!

  285. Chaz Banto
    December 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I would pick the Ultimate Ears Boom.

  286. leslie coish
    December 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    This one definately

  287. Abby Kraynick
    December 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    UE Boom , It looks like the PERFECT product

  288. nimish
    December 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Dont know if this is a popular category. But I would chose this one since reviews are good especially on amazon.

  289. Lawrence Wolfson
    December 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Don'y know Would love to have this one

  290. Laurie G
    December 6, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    UE Boom

  291. Bogdan D
    December 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    UE Boom

  292. Kashif M
    December 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    good

  293. Cassie S
    December 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I really didn't know there was that many to choose from? That's a pretty specific category. So, this one, I guess.

  294. ben kilar
    December 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    This one!!!

  295. Aditya R
    December 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    BOOM for sure!

  296. Victor O
    December 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    This one!

  297. Kenneth M
    December 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    UE Boom

  298. BPD
    December 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Probably this one!

  299. Kendall S
    December 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    ue boom will do

  300. Cesar
    December 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    this one but i little too pricey

  301. Bjorn
    December 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    UE Boom for sure

  302. Cyril Ann Dalisay
    December 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    No other than UE BOOM !

  303. Sonny L
    December 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Its gonna be my Christmas present!

  304. Jack Craig
    December 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I'm a fan f the Jamboxes, but these ones definitely have the "rugged" angle covered.

  305. Paul
    December 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    UE Boom sounds great, would love a free one....tried out the Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth speaker......WOW!!...blows you away....http://www.bose.ca/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/bluetooth_speakers/soundlink_mini/index.jsp&intcmp=avb00000

  306. Sarit Amar
    December 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Logitech UE Boom!!

  307. jan Hustadnes
    December 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    quite some loudspeeker, and still so small

  308. E.Davis
    December 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You convinced me, Id pick the UE boom. Wasnt hard though, Logitech has always been a great company. They've got great customer service

  309. Mike
    December 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This one, obviously!

  310. Kevin
    December 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I would use a free one! ;)

  311. Jack Shaw
    December 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I have the Jawbone mini and love it. But, the UE Boom wasn't out when I got it. From what I've read, the UE Boom would be the way to go.

  312. tim
    December 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    UE Boom is definitely the speaker I would pick. Love the features.

  313. Justin
    December 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Ultimate Ears BOOM for sure

  314. Gord
    December 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    This one looks like a good speaker.

  315. Cid Sinclair
    December 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    A free one would be nice..... :)

  316. Alexander G
    December 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Ultimate Ears Boom

  317. Haley Q
    December 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    UE Boom, for a portable speaker, this speaker works like a bomb ~

  318. Alessio A
    December 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    This speaker does not know him, but now I like it and I want it :D

  319. Jorge Brito
    December 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  320. Milinda A
    December 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Logitech UE Boom

  321. jeff S.
    December 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! The UE boom sounds amazing. I was looking at some BT speakers on black friday (Staples) but nothing in stock impressed me / maybe it was just the setup/ didn't see this one there or I would have bought it.

  322. Andrew L
    December 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I'd pick the UE Boom, because it seems to have a good set of features.

  323. Tate S
    December 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Now that I've read a review about Logitech UE Boom, then I'd definitely pick this one~

  324. Hanry Alansyari
    December 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    The Logitech UE Boom of course. I've own a wide range of branded speakers but only Logitech lasts, so this maybe the next speaker I will want to own.

  325. Paul V
    December 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Great Prize!!!

  326. Kevin
    December 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Braven BRV–1

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