If you’ve been in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, but you can’t quite seem to find one with the looks you like, Ultimate Ears has a new solution for you. On Sunday, March 3, the company announced a service it calls myBoom Studio, allowing buyers to customize the looks of its Boom 3 speakers for a small premium.
The new service allows you to pick between thousands of different colors, offering choices for the speaker fabric, end caps, spine, and even custom engraving a word or phrase onto the back of the speaker for you.
“Our speakers have always reflected the unique styles of our listeners, but up until today, our fans were limited with the color and design options we made available to them,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears, in a press release. “With myBOOM 3, we’ve created this enjoyable and unique design studio where music enthusiasts can show their creativity and give their favorite Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 speaker a truly personalized look and feel.”
We had some hands-on time with the new customization service before launch and came away impressed with the ease with which we could customize our ideal Digital Trends speaker.
First, we had the choice of customizing everything ourselves, or using a feature that longtime Google users will be familiar with: I’m Feeling Lucky. If you click the I’m Feeling Lucky button, the website will populate a random design for you, allowing you to choose it, or to use it as a starting point for customization. We had fun designing our speaker, which featured our signature blue, white, and black looks, and “Digital Trends” engraved on the spine.
Currently, myBoom Studio is only available for the Boom 3 model, but we imagine if the service is a success we’ll see it beginning to appear on other models.
The myBoom speakers are now available in the United States via the company’s website, as well as at select T-Mobile stores in Chicago and Miami. Those interested in a custom version of a Boom 3 speaker should note that it will cost more than the standard, non-custom, models. Speakers made with the myBoom site will cost $180, compared to the Boom 3’s standard $150 price tag.
Best Cyber Monday Deal? This amazing Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker is $125 off
There have been tons of steep discounts on portable speakers for Cyber Week, but Target’s Cyber Monday sale might feature one of the best deals this Cyber Monday. Period. The Ultimate Ears Megablast is usually $250, but Target chops its sticker price perfectly in half to bring it down to $125 (Don't worry - the sale price will show up when you place the product in your cart.)
As you’d surmise from the name, Megablast is the biggest speaker in the Ultimate Ears ranks. You’ll understand why when you hear what comes out of its total of six drivers. There are two 25mm tweeters to handle work on the high end, another two massive 55mm active drivers to fill out most of the spectrum, and dual 50mm passive radiators keep it all tight. Ultimate Ears says it can reach volume levels up to 93 dB, which can absolutely leave a small room vibrating.
You can now print your own photos on JBL’s Bluetooth speakers and headphones
Just in time for the holidays, JBL is giving you the ability to personalize some of its portable audio products with your own photos, colors, or patterns. The process is done on JBL's site, and the company is committed to shipping out the custom-printed devices within 5 to 7 business days to anyone living in the U.S., starting November 1. The company plans to bring the service to other countries in 2020.
At the moment, if you head over to JBL.com/personalize, you'll have the option of buying three different models of portable Bluetooth speakers, or three different Bluetooth headphones.