Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 release – More sound, more features for a lower price

The UE BOOM and MEGABOOM are two of the best portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy but now they are getting even better.

Ultimate Ears has just announced the launch of the new BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 which not only sound and look better but also arrive at a much cheaper price.

In fact, these water-resistant music makers will blast out your favourite tracks for under £130.

Along with lowering the cost, the US audio experts have also added some extra features including something called the “Magic Button” on the top of the speaker.

The all-new Magic Button allows you to play, pause and skip tracks directly on the speaker without reaching for your phone.

There’s also a nice touch as, if you have an Apple Music or Deezer account, the Magic Button is able to access specific playlists via a simple tap.

Other than the incredible 360 sound, another great feature of UE speakers is their ability to cope with your daily life.

Now this solid design has got even better with the BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 including a new IP67 rating so the speakers are not only waterproof and drop proof, but also dustproof – plus the speakers now float.

If you are heading to the pool and don’t want to take your phone, the improved Bluetooth range of up to 45 meters should help.

For added convenience, BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 are compatible with the Ultimate Ears POWER UP charging dock so you don’t have to plug them in for a refill.

The BOOM & MEGABOOM app also offers all of the features from previous speakers like PartyUp—which works with all generations of BOOM and MEGABOOM and allows you to connect up to 150 speakers—as well as a custom equalizer (EQ), and remote on/off controls, all in a newly designed interface.

If you fancy one of these new speakers the BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 will be available in four dual-toned colours: Night (Black), Sunset (Red), Lagoon (Blue), and Ultraviolet (Purple).

Speaking about the update, Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears, said: “With BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3, we took the ultimate speaker and made it even better.

“Beyond immersive 360-degree sound that is balanced to stay true to your music, we improved the durability of the speakers without compromising on style.

“We also introduced the Magic Button, getting you to your music faster with just one touch, taking the speaker up a notch.”

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 are expected to be available in the UK from all major retailers from 14th October 2018.

From September 3, the speaker range will be exclusively available at John Lewis.

Prices for BOOM 3 start at £129.99; MEGABOOM 3 is £169.99; and POWER UP is £34.99.