Logitech UE MegaBoom
A sturdy new Bluetooth speaker that turns everything up to 11
£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
The MegaBoom’s sturdy, water-resistant design is ideal for outdoor use.