More news from IFA 2018 today as we have the latest speaker from Ultimate Ears; the BOOM 3.
The BOOM 3 continues in the Ultimate Ears tradition of loud and bold bluetooth speakers. It measures at a height of 18.4 cm (7.2 inches), width of 7.3 cm (2.8 inches) and weighs 608 g (1.34 pounds). For sound, two 2” drivers and two 2” x 4” Passive Radiators drive the BOOM 3. Connection is via bluetooth and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The fabric that covers the BOOM 3 according to the marketing material is ‘Engineered for applications like motorcycle jackets and fire equipment‘. So expect some kind of durability there. New on the BOOM 3 is the Magic Button which functions to play, pause and skip your music tracks. Also an improvement over the BOOM 2 (IPX7) is the IP67 rating which makes the BOOM 3 dust and water proof.
Multiroom playback is one of the gems of for the BOOM 3 as you can connect up to 150 speakers. Insane! The models supported are BOOM, BOOM 2, MEGABOOM BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3. For the battery, it will be able to last 15 hours depending on usage. Speaking of battery, you can purchase a separate charging dock instead of using the standard usb cable.
Price and Availibility
The BOOM 3 is priced at USD$149.99 (RM 616.58) and will be available in September in the US. It’s not known when (or whether) it will be introduced by Ultimate Ears (Malaysia region) locally. Fingers crossed that we won’t have to wait that long.