It is immediately apparent that the new models are covered in two-color fabric that is a little shiny than before, and the tissue is tighter for better endurance. It is also more of it. The rubber band that extends over the length of the device is thinner this time, and less rubber is equal to more sound-giving surface area. There is now a drug loop for all your hanging needs, the Bluetooth range is increased and in a simple but sensible change, the micro USB charging ports have moved from below the speaker to the bottom of the rubber band. This means that they can stay standing while they are filling up and even though the door itself is already waterproof, a cover provides additional protection.
This has quite limited utility as it stands because you must assign playlists to this button in Ultimate Ears app. And this is only compatible with Apple Music on iOS and Deezer on Android If you subscribe to another service, this feature is useless to you, even though your plan is to collaborate with more streaming services in the near future. The best news is not really this magic button, but the lower entry price.
Boom 3 and Megaboom 3 will be available in US, Europe and Asia in September for $ 150 / £ 130 and $ 200 / £ 170, which is significantly cheaper than launch prices for previou s speakers in this line. Blue, Black, Purple and Red versions are in the starter, while lighter and darker blue colors will be exclusive to Apple stores. Later in the year, Ultimate Ears plans to offer a green model, followed by pink in early 2019 – and now the rubber strip is cleaner than before. The long-term goal is to add the extra fabric to good use with some outlandish special editions.
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