The UE MEGABOOM isn't the newest speaker on the block anymore, but it's still a great product and really not far behind its successors. We've seen consistent price drops on the MEGABOOM in the past few months, but these prices of $104.99 for a new speaker and $74 for a certified refurbished unit are the best yet. Read More
Ultimate Ears makes good speakers, but it's not so good at the software end of things. It was stated in the BOOM 3 announcement yesterday that a redesigned app was on the way, and it looks like it's already here. However, it removes a ton of features, and the new look is rubbing people the wrong way. Needless to say, BOOM owners are not happy. Read More
It was just Independence Day in the States, and normally a holiday week threatens to be a slow period for tech news. But even with workers taking a few days off, the discounts and sales have shown no sign of slowing down, and this week we've got a bumper crop of offers for you to peruse. Read More
Dell is having a "Black Friday in July" sale. Technically, it's actually in Early Access phase, with the actual sale coming in about three days. We won't complain about the dumb name, though, because there are some great deals being offered here. Those include the Bose QC25 for $169, the Jaybird Freedom F5 for $50, and more. Read More
The MEGABOOM may no longer be Ultimate Ears' most powerful Bluetooth speaker, but it still packs plenty a punch. It's still one of our favorite speakers, and for good reason - it's great across the board. Now, you can pick one up in the interestingly-named 'Purpley' color for just $146.99, a whopping $153 off the MSRP, from Best Buy. This is the lowest price we've seen for a brand-new unit. Read More
A few months ago, Logitech released beta versions of its Ultimate Ears companion apps for the BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM on the Play Store. The key difference between the betas and their stable cousins was the ability to integrate with Amazon Alexa. The stable apps have now been updated to include the same functionality. Read More
Here at AP, we're quite fond of Ultimate Ears' MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker. In our review of it from back in 2015, we found that it was tough, sounded great, and had a nice companion app. The only major sticking point - its MSRP of $299.99 (which it still retails for, by the way) makes it pretty pricey for a Bluetooth speaker. However, Best Buy is currently selling refurbished units of the MEGABOOM for just $129.99 a pop, making it a much more enticing value. Read More
The UE MEGABOOM speaker doesn't just go boom. It goes megaboom. That explosion you hear is the sound of a cylindrical Bluetooth speaker pumping music in all directions. It's not on your desk yet, but you can hear it already, and right now you can make it happen for $50 less than usual. Read More
Ultimate Ears makes some of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market today, but what's almost as notable is the company's consistent updates. The BOOM speakers are already some of the most feature-rich when combined with the app(s), and today they're getting even better with a new feature called "Block Party Mode."
Basically, this allows up to three devices to connect to the speaker at the same time and take turns playing music. Everything is controlled by the "host" (the person who started the Block Party), which allows them to play/pause music on any of the connected devices, as well as change the volume of the speaker and boot users who don't want to play nicely. Read More
When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, the Ultimate Ears BOOM ($199) and MEGABOOM ($299) stand above the rest in my opinion. Each speaker has outstanding sound quality for its size, they're both incredibly robust, and Ultimate Ears backs them with an unprecedented two-year warranty.
They both also have a killer feature called Double Up that allows two speakers - either two BOOMs, two MEGABOOMs, or a combination of either - to be paired together for stereo sound using the Ultimate Ears apps. In my experience, this works very well and is super easy to set up. In the coming months, however, it looks like Ultimate Ears is going to allow 10, or perhaps even 20 speakers to be paired together in the same way that Double Up works, as reported by re/code. Read More