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Ultimate Ears’ Wonderboom 2 is here to make your summer beach party sound even better

It’s been over two years since Ultimate Ears announced the Wonderboom, the company’s $99 entry-level speaker. Now, it’s back with a sequel, the Wonderboom 2, which offers better sound, a longer battery life, and true stereo pairing.

At first glance, the two speakers may look similar, but the Wonderboom 2 adds a few neat upgrades. The battery life has been increased, with a promised 13 hours of music playback (up from 10 hours). Ultimate Ears has also improved the Double Up feature that allows you to pair two Wonderboom 2 speakers. Now, instead of just doubling the output, paired Wonderboom 2s will have the option to play back in real stereo separation. Lastly, there’s a new Outdoor Boost mode button on the bottom of the device, which activates a preset EQ mode that is designed specifically for use outdoors where there are fewer surfaces off of which bass can bounce.


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The new Outdoor Boost mode button.

The new speaker is roughly the same size as the old Wonderboom. The biggest changes are two-tone fabrics (similar in style to last year’s Boom 3), a more prominent center button for play / pause and pairing (also similar to the Boom 3), and a new flatter bungee cord loop (which, you guessed it, is similar to the Boom 3). The brand’s signature oversized plus / minus buttons for volume are also slightly larger now.

As is typical for an Ultimate Ears speaker, the Wonderboom 2 is rated IP67 against dust and water. (And like the original Wonderboom, it still floats in water.)


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The original Wonderboom (left) and the Wonderboom 2 (right).

The fact that the Wonderboom 2 is a more subtle upgrade is a good thing. The original Wonderboom was a pretty great Bluetooth speaker for the size and price, so it’s good to see that Ultimate Ears isn’t messing with the formula too much. The $99.99 price tag and stereo pairing offer an interesting value proposition: you can either get a $199.99 Megaboom 3, or two less powerful Wonderboom 2s with true stereo separation for the same price, depending on what your priorities for music playback are.

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 will hit stores in the US starting on June 25th for $99.99 (the same price as the old Wonderboom) in blue, red, pink, gray, and black color options.

Photography by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge


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