Log­itech UE Me­gaBoom

A sturdy new Blue­tooth speaker that turns ev­ery­thing up to 11

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£249 Man­u­fac­turer Log­itech, ul­ti­ma­teears.com Con­nec­tiv­ity Blue­tooth, 3.5mm line-in Bat­tery life up to 20 hours Di­men­sions 22.6 x 8.3cm Weight 877g

Log­itech’s lit­tle Boom speaker got good re­views a cou­ple of years ago. As the name sug­gests, the Me­gaBoom (from Log­itech’s Ul­ti­mate Ears range) sticks with the cylin­dri­cal de­sign of the Boom but makes ev­ery­thing big­ger and louder.

It’s larger than its pre­de­ces­sor, but you can still fit it into a back­pack with­out giv­ing your­self a her­nia. The Me­gaBoom is also very sturdy and can cope with be­ing dropped in wa­ter up to a me­tre deep. It uses Blue­tooth for stream­ing, but there’s a 3.5mm con­nec­tor on the base, along with a mi­cro-USB port for charg­ing.

The sound qual­ity is good rather than out­stand­ing, but the chunky de­sign does give it a firm bass sound that works well with dance mu­sic. There’s also a Me­gaBoom app that pro­vides a five-chan­nel equaliser so that you can tweak the sound for dif­fer­ent types of mu­sic. How­ever, the real at­trac­tion is the Me­gaBoom’s sheer vol­ume. We could only push it up to about 60% be­fore we started to worry about an­noy­ing the neigh­bours, and the 20-hour bat­tery life will keep­ing it go­ing all night.

There are less ex­pen­sive speak­ers that can match the Me­gaBoom in terms of sound qual­ity. How­ever, the rugged de­sign, long bat­tery life and the sheer power of the Me­gaBoom make it a good choice if you re­ally want to pump up the vol­ume when you go on hol­i­day. Cliff Joseph It’s a bit pricey, but the Me­gaBoom’s power and lon­glast­ing bat­tery will earn their keep on the move.

Firm bass and plenty of vol­ume

Por­ta­ble, wa­ter-re­sis­tant de­sign

Good bat­tery life

Rather ex­pen­sive

The Me­gaBoom’s sturdy, wa­ter-re­sis­tant de­sign is ideal for out­door use.

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