Wireless summer sounds just got an upgrade
IN THE OLD DAYS, taking your sounds to the beach—or even to the end of your yard for a barbecue—usually involved a beat box the size of a small car, an argument over who forgot to pack the spare batteries and the inevitable unspooling of chewed-up tape from your favorite mix cassette. Thankfully, all of that is a thing of the past. The market for high quality, portable Bluetooth speakers is hotter than July, and one of the standouts is without doubt the UE Wonderboom, whose checklist of specs is truly impressive: 360-degree sound; drop-proof from up to five feet; 100-feet wireless range; 10-hour battery life. Oh, and it’s waterproof too. We like the Fireball red model while grilling; the SubZero blue version for pool-groovin’. From $99, available at ultimateears.com and the Apple Store. 815 Boylston St., 617.385.9400.