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Ultimate Ears has done the seemingly impossible by managing to create, not one, but an entire lineup of recognizable, portable Bluetooth speakers among a crowded field of competitors. Right now, you can grab the Megaboom 3, the company's most advanced waterproof speaker, for an all-time low of $119.99 at Amazon and Best Buy — with the latter throwing in a free charging dock that usually retails for $39.99 on its own. And, if you happen to pick one up now, you'll save about $80 off the list price.
In the era of connected speakers that can independently pull online content and even talk to you through voice assistants, Bluetooth-only party speakers have still managed to hold their own. In case you worried that the market wasn't already brimming with enough such speakers, you've got a new option now from Ultimate Ears, countering the likes of JBL PartyBox — called Hyperboom, the speaker is UE's biggest offering to date.
It can be difficult to get premium sound without paying a premium price — if you're not shelling out the big bucks, things can sound tinny and thin. If you're on the hunt for a great speaker at a great price, you're in luck: Logitech's Ultimate Ears BLAST is on sale at Amazon for $60 ($20 off).
Sometimes, the best places to sit back and kick up the music are also a bit perilous for fragile electronics. Whether you're heading to the beach, hiking a nearby trail, or taking a float trip downstream, you're going to need a rugged Bluetooth speaker that can withstand the journey ahead. The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 for just $69.99 ($30 off) on Amazon and other retailers was built to endure all of these challenging environments and more.
Ultimate Ears produces some of the most recognizable, outdoor-ready Bluetooth speakers on the market. Both Amazon and Best Buy currently have several UE products, including the Boom 3 and Megaboom 3 speakers marked down by as much as $30 for Black Friday. Both of these speakers feature IP67 waterproofing with the added benefit of floating atop the water's surface thanks to an internal air pocket.
Black Friday is still weeks away, but retailers are already raring to tell us about their deals. Costco's holiday offerings aren't as jam-packed as, say, Best Buy's; there are no Pixel or Chromebook deals here. Still, there's plenty to chew on, especially if you're thinking about a new Samsung phone.
The sheer abundance of Bluetooth speakers on the market can be overwhelming, but a few brands have managed to rise to prominence — Ultimate Ears, better known as UE, being one of them. Over-sized volume controls and an emphasis on cylindrical designs have helped the brand achieve recognizability in a crowded category. Today, both Amazon and Best Buy have the first-generation UE Wonderboom available for as little as $40.
Bluetooth speakers aren't as exciting as they used to be, what with everything being Wi-Fi-connected anymore. For robust, go-anywhere audio, though, it's hard to beat wireless speakers like the ones Ultimate Ears makes — and today, you can grab a refurbished UE Megaboom for just 55 bucks on Woot.
Another week, another batch of deals for you, our dear readers. Today we've got a nice price on Sony's outstanding WH-1000XM3 headphones, plus discounts on a bunch of other Bluetooth audio gadgets from the likes of Bose, Ultimate Ears, and more.