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UE Wonderboom - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

UE Wonderboom

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
UE Wonderboom ranks #10 out of 132. It is in the top 10%.
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9.8
Amazing
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 14 / 177
93%
Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
Critic consensus:
Quality built speaker for travel or any outdoor activities because of its durability and portability. But it has no speakerphone feature.
Opinion Breakdown
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Praised for [19 points]
Criticized for [10 points]
  • No Speakerphone - 5 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    36%
    No Speakerphone [5]
  • Unbalanced Sound - 3 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    21%
    Unbalanced Sound [3]
  • Unorthodox Controls - 2 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    14%
    Unorthodox Controls [2]
  • No Wire Connectivity - 2 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    14%
    No Wire Connectivity [2]
  • Slow Charging - 2 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    14%
    Slow Charging [2]
  • No Type- C USB port - 1 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    7%
    No Type- C USB port [1]
  • Short Wireless Range - 1 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    7%
    Short Wireless Range [1]
  • Expensive - 1 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    7%
    Expensive [1]
  • Lacking Bass - 1 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    7%
    Lacking Bass [1]
  • Doesn't Support Phone Calls - 1 out of 14 experts mentioned this.
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    7%
    Doesn't Support Phone Calls [1]
Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [13]

85
Total expert reviews: 13
  • with a score: 10
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 13 reviews
85
Lowest score by Digital Trends
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
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20-40
0-20
From Seller:
  • Big Sound: The Ultimate Ears wonderboom waterproof wireless speaker produces surprisingly big sound packed in a highly portable bluetooth speaker. Customer Support Number +44 (0)203 024 81 59. Customer Support Number +44 (0)203 024 81 59
  • 10-hours battery life: This rechargeable waterproof Bluetooth speaker won’t let you down with a long-lasting 10-hours battery lifespan
  • Ideal for outdoor or indoor use: The wonderboom bluetooth speaker is ideal for showers, pools, beaches and more - the portable speaker is shockproof, waterproof and it even floats
  • Easy to clean: Thanks to its high-quality material, the Ultimate Ears wonderboom speaker is incredibly easy to clean so you can take this portable speaker to muddy fields or out on rainy days and simply rinse clean if it gets dirty
  • Dual-speaker system: While the UE wonderboom is a single unit, it can be paired with another wonderboom to double the sound; these wireless bluetooth mini-speakers can work together to produce a more powerful sound
  • Please refer to the Troubleshooting Sheet under product details for any issues with the product.
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Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight

11 oz
 
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IP67 - Dustproof and can withstand being submerged in 1m
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Yes
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
Yes
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
10 hours
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
3 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
2
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
No
Speaker Breakdown Use the speaker breakdown to better understand sound quality based on the makeup of the speaker. Manufacturers will often report additional details on the speaker drivers, such as the shape (cone or d ... Show more
Two 40 mm active drivers and two 46.1 mm x 65.2 mm passive radiators
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
80 Hz – 20 kHz
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
108 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
Yes
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
No
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
No
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
radio FM Radio
No
Additional Features
Additional Features Any other features that make this device unique
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Micro-USB Cable
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
WONDERBOOM™
Super-portable Bluetooth® speaker with surprisingly big sound. Sound that is clear, crisp, and full of big, beautiful bass.
SURPRISINGLY BIG SOUND
WONDERBOOM™ is your go-to accessory for conjuring the magic out of music. Enjoy 360 sound that is bright, beautiful and with balanced bass.
SERIOUSLY, IT’S WATERPROOF
Completely waterproof, floats, and —yes— WONDERBOOM wil...
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EAN Numbers: 0097855128485, 0097855128492, 0097855128508, 0097855128515, 0097855128522, 0097855128539, 0097855128614, 0097855128621, 0097855128638, 0097855128645, 0097855133359, 0097855134097, 0097855136466, 0097855136480, 0097855136503, 0097855136510, 0097855136527, 0097855154040, 0646816988806, 0880608876876, 0880608878375, 0880608878399, 5099206070523, 5099206070530, 5099206070547, 5099206070554, 5099206070561, 5099206070578, 5099206076792, 5099206077027, 5099206077034, 5099206077058, 5099206077065, 5099206077072, 5099206078116, 5099206078741
UPC Numbers: 097855128485, 097855128492, 097855128508, 097855128515, 097855128522, 097855128539, 097855128614, 097855128621, 097855128638, 097855128645, 097855133359, 097855134097, 097855136466, 097855136480, 097855136503, 097855136510, 097855136527, 097855154040, 646816988806, 880608876876, 880608878375, 880608878399
Model Numbers: 984-000839, 984-000840, 984-000841, 984-000842, 984-000843, 984-000844, 984-000851, 984-000852, 984-000853, 984-000854, 984-000855, 984-000856, 984-001095, 984-001183, 984-001185, 984-001192, 984-001214, 984-001241, 984-001243, 984-001244, 984-001245, 984-001251, 984-001253, 984-001254, 984-001255, 984-001342, 984-001661, 991-000238
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UE Wonderboom is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as JBL Pulse 2 or JBL Flip 4 .

UE Wonderboom was released in 2017. There are a lot of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

UE Wonderboom is £41.86 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker (£52.99).

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