Ul­ti­mate Ears Me­ga­boom & Boom 3

SmartHouse - - CONTENT - Writ­ten by ROMA CHRIS­TIAN

Log­itech-owned Ul­ti­mate Ears (UE) has re­vamped its best sell­ing ‘BOOM’ Bluetooth speak­ers af­ter nearly three years. Fea­tur­ing a sleek ex­te­rior and one-touch ‘Magic But­ton’, the new UE Boom 3 (A$199.95) and Me­ga­boom 3 ($299.95) will re­lease lo­cally in Septem­ber.

Like its pre­de­ces­sors, the next-gen­er­a­tion Boom 3 and Me­ga­boom 3 are durable por­ta­ble speak­ers, now in a two-toned mesh ex­te­rior with IP67 rat­ing.

De­spite a smooth new aes­thetic, the speak­ers are waterproof, dust­proof and claim to float on wa­ter. Un­like the re­cently re­leased UE Blast and Me­gablast, the Boom 3/Me­ga­boom 3 re­main true to their roots and do not fea­ture smart as­sis­tant in­te­gra­tion.

Both speak­ers de­liver 360-de­gree sound, with up­graded in­ter­nal com­po­nents for the Me­ga­boom 3, to de­liver “deeper bass” and “im­proved clar­ity”.

Bluetooth range has also been pushed to 150 feet, with the charg­ing port moved to a more ac­ces­si­ble lo­ca­tion.

The Boom 3 boasts a 15 hour bat­tery life, with the Me­ga­boom 3 of­fer­ing 20 hours.

New to both third-gen­er­a­tion speak­ers is a one touch ‘Magic But­ton’, which al­lows users to in­stantly play their favourite tunes with a sim­ple click.

The Magic But­ton en­ables users to play, pause and skip tracks with­out reach­ing for their smart­phone.

As an added sweet­ener, Magic But­ton will im­me­di­ately trig­ger a user’s favourite Ap­ple Mu­sic or Deezer playlist. Ul­ti­mate Ears claims sup­port for ad­di­tional mu­sic stream­ing ser­vices (e.g. Spo­tify) will roll-out over time.

Re­leased along­side the Blast and Me­gablast, the new Boom 3 and Me­ga­boom 3 are also com­pat­i­ble with UE’s Power Up charg­ing dock.

Like other UE speak­ers, the new Boom 3 and Me­ga­boom 3 sup­port ‘Party Up’, to pair up to 150 speak­ers for a multi-room sys­tem. App con­nec­tiv­ity pro­vides re­mote on/off func­tion­al­ity, and ac­cess to a cus­tom equaliser.

The new Boom 3 and Me­ga­boom 3 will be avail­able in Aus­tralia in four dual-toned colours: Night (Black), Sun­set (Red), La­goon (Blue) and Ul­tra­vi­o­let (Pur­ple).

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on Ul­ti­mate Ears’ web­site with prod­uct spec­i­fi­ca­tions op­po­site.

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