Headphones are great when you just want to tune in and tune out the rest of the world. But if you like bringing life to a party, you can pump up the beats with a Bluetooth speaker. Ultimate Ears is a top brand that has made it possible to pack well-rounded sound into fun-sized durable speakers. And now, you can get yourself a portable music companion without missing out on booming discounts from Best Buy’s sale on the Boom 2 and Wonderboom.
— $70 ($110 Off)
UE completes weatherproof speaker trifecta with the Boom 2. Waterproof may not come as a new idea but the virtually indestructible Boom 2 is made with premium materials so sound quality goes above and beyond the limits of water up to depths of 3.3 feet, as well as mud, sand. or snow. Its compact and rugged design will be appreciated by adventurous music lovers as it is built to survive falls from up to a height of five feet. Its modest size doesn’t reflect its remarkable strength, as the UE Boom 2 blasts an immersive 360-degree sound and packs 15 hours of playtime.
With NFC and a Bluetooth range of 100 feet, it can detect and sync up to two devices and can support wireless control through the Boom 2 app. UE’s specialized app (available for iOS and Android devices) will give way to more features such as Block Party, Customizable EQ, Musical Alarm, tap controls, and more. You can always go old school and press the power and playback buttons on the speaker or opt for a hardwired connection when it runs out of juice.
Brace yourself for an amplified sound experience no matter the weather. UE’s Boom 2 is ready to step up and go along with you for only $70 instead of $180 on Best Buy.
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The Wonderboom is not just another Bluetooth speaker you can get under $100, it is also ready to join in the fun when you’re having a pool party. Like the Boom 2, you’re in store for a faultless pair with one or two devices within a 33-meter radius. It can also live through five-foot drops and its IPX7 rating makes it waterproof. Beside being shorter and stouter, it manages to set itself apart with the ability to float and stay in water for up to 30 minutes.
With 40-millimeter drivers and two passive radiators under the hood, the buoyant 15-ounce speaker can project a robust 360-degree sound. It won’t matter where you are in the room, you can bob your head to the beat and enjoy 10 hours of playback on a single charge. Since wires and water just don’t mesh well, you’ll find its Micro USB port protected by a small tab on the bottom of the Wonderboom and a slip-proof rubberized plastic on either end.
UE lets you have twice the fun when you double up and link it to another Wonderboom. And to flaunt its undeniable portability, you’ll find a bungee loop up top so you can easily hook it up to your backpack. This tiny but surprisingly loud speaker typically retails for $100 but Best Buy gives you a chance to snag it for just $40.
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