Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 offers big, rich sound in a small, ultra sleek package. Priced at $99.99, this svelte 0.93-pound device comes in various colors, like Bermuda Blue (above), Crushed Ice Grey, Deep Space, and Radical Red. If you want a Bluetooth speaker that outperforms its predecessor, this is the one to get. Product page. Read more for our full review.
At 3.7 x 3.7 x 4 inches, the WONDERBOOM 2 portable enough to easily slip into a messenger bag or backpack. Its rounded two-tone fabric and rubber button design is also extremely rugged, as it’s IP67-rated, which means the device is waterproof, dustproof, and should you go swimming, it even floats. Thanks to its colorful exterior, the speaker stands out in just about any setting.
However, the best new feature is “Outdoor Boost”, and by simply pushing this button, you’ll notice extra loudness and clarity designed specially for outdoor listening. To charge the device, just slide open the tab near the bottom, and plug in the included microUSB cable to a compatible power source.
Pairing the WONDERBOOM 2 to various devices was as simple as pressing a button. Once our laptop and smartphones were made discoverable, you simply press the Bluetooth button on the speaker for a couple of seconds and a flashing LED lets you know that the speaker is ready to pair. That’s not all, you can also wirelessly pair two WONDERBOOM 2 speakers for an even more immersive stereo or mono sound. Simply put, it’s designed for users that are looking for a plug-and-play experience without additional software required.
Like other Ultimate Ears BOOM speakers, the WONDERBOOM 2 also offers 360-degree sound, which can be controlled with the two large rubber volume buttons on the side of the speaker. As for sound quality, expect punchy bass, a rich mid-range, and crisp highs that can easily fill just about any room. It has a reported continuous run time of 13-hours, and from our testing, it exceeded this on 70% volume, and can be fully-charged in less than 3-hours.
Whether if you own the original, or just want another, the WONDERBOOM 2 most certainly won’t let you down. Not only does it offer room-filling sound and longer battery life, but an ultra rugged design as well, all at a bargain price. It’s simple to set up, boasts a stylish shell, and is a great choice for those who want to spend a bit more for a superior portable audio experience.