In the recent trend of Bluetooth speakers, one of the companies that stands out (next to Harman Kardon / JBL) is Logitech, through its subsidiary Ultimate Ears. The company is now taking advantage of the IFA 2018 electronics fair in Berlin (Germany) to announce an upgrade of its iconic duo.
BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 bring the first design changes to the cylindrical speaker line: the huge, iconic volume knobs remain the same, but the fabric lining the devices has changed – now we’re talking about a special component made in the Switzerland and used in firefighter clothing; in addition, the coating is painted with two techniques that make it iridescent, causing the speaker to reflect the colors in different ways and create an interesting look.
Both models have certificate of protection IP67, which guarantees their survival even submerged in a meter of water for up to half an hour; we still have a flotation mechanism that prevents boxes from sinking if they fall into a pool or something like that – that is, summer parties are free!
Another novelty in both models is the addition of the so-called “Magic Button”, a button at the top of the speakers that allows control of playback in a more intuitive way and even enables the initialization and control of pre-programmed playlists of the Apple Music – to keep up with the news, the app for iOS has also gained some news.
BOOM & MEGABOOM app icon
BOOM & MEGABOOM
by Logitech Inc.
Compatible with iPadsCompatible with iPhones Version 7.0.8 (101.1 MB)
Requires iOS 10.3 or higher
Badge – Download on the App Store
QR code QR code
Of different between the two versions – besides size, of course – we have the power (exact numbers were not revealed, but the larger box is 50% more powerful than his younger sister, according to the EU) and the battery (which lasts 15 hours in BOOM 3 and 20 hours in MEGABOOM 3).
It’s worth noting two disadvantages of the new generation, too: they lose the ability to hands-free calls and continue to bring in a Micro-USB port for charging, rather than the more modern USB-C port – use the POWER UP wireless charging cradle (US $ 40), launched by the EU a few months ago and compatible with this new generation.
That said, the news of Ultimate Ears are cheaper than the previous generation, leaving for $ 150 (BOOM 3) and $ 200 (MEGABOOM 3); they will hit the market by mid-September. You like it?