UE BOOM 3 Bluetooth Speaker: My Thoughts


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This speaker is really something else.

With the great 360 degree sound coming from it, to the well designed app.

It seems to check all the boxes and then some.

It is easy to use, waterproof, drop-proof and easily connects to other speakers.

I think you will love the sound coming from this speaker that you can easily customize for your listening enjoyment.

UE BOOM 3: Best All Around Bluetooth Speaker?

One thing that I really like about the UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker is its size.

It is about the size of a large soda can, so you can easily tuck it in your duffle bag to take with you throughout your day.

It also fits nicely in your car’s cup holder.

If you want to go for a bike ride, then it will also fit in the cup holder on your bike so that you can listen to your tunes while you pedal along.

It stands 7.3 inches tall, and its circular shape is 2.9 inches across.

Grill Cloth and Light-reflecting Fabric

IP67 grill cloth covers the entire speaker, except its top and bottom.

The fabric is grippy so that you can easily hold the speaker without fear of dropping it. Additionally, if you use this speaker when biking or in your car, you can be sure that it will stay where you put it.

Creators initially made the fabric covering this Bluetooth speaker for motorcycle and firefighter’s jackets that take a beating. Therefore, the Boom 3 can handle almost anything you throw its way without fear of being torn apart.

Yet, beautiful music easily passes through it.

When creating the fabric for the grill cover, the company prints it in two different directions.

This process makes the beautiful speaker even more eye-appealing because as light hits it from different angles, it will appear to be a slightly different color.

Adding to its beauty, this speaker has a long line and a plus sign on its front to make it even more eye-catching.

Rubber Loop
Another feature that you are sure to love about this Bluetooth speaker is that it has a strong rubber loop firmly attached at its top.

This loop allows you to hang it from a nail in your living room, bedroom or kitchen so that it is not taking up valuable table space.

Additionally, when you take this UE waterproof speaker with you on an adventure, you can hang it from a tree limb or a piece of chain-link fence near your pool.

Color Choices
While there are some minor price differences, the UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker comes in various colors.

You can choose between solid black, lagoon blue, sunset red or ultraviolent purple.

There is also a grey option that looks like it has jungle leaves on it and a grey option with red highlighting.

Especially if you want to hook your speaker up with your friends, you may want to consider getting one of the other colors so that you can quickly identify which one is yours.

All these options also allow you to choose the one that will look best in the space where you will use the speaker most.

Operation
This speaker is easy to operate, but you cannot work it with Alexa, unlike previous UE Bluetooth speakers. There are three buttons on top of the speaker with indents in them so that you can easily adjust the speaker in the dark without having to turn on the lights.

Magic Button
The sizeable middle button that the company calls a magic button will quickly become your favorite.

Quickly press it once, and you can play or pause the speaker.

Press it fast a couple of times, and the speaker automatically skips to the next song on your playlist.

If you press and hold it, then it automatically turns the speaker on and connects it to the playlist on your phone.

If you press and hold it again, then it will move to the next playlist.

The speaker and your phone can be in two separate locations, and you can keep a party moving.

Additionally, it means that you can use the speaker in the pool or on a float trip without worrying if your phone will get wet.

Charge It Using a Cord or Wirelessly

At the bottom of the speaker’s back is a place to charge it with the included micro-USB cord.

While you may wish that it was a different type of plug, it is not a big deal.

Especially when the company says you can get 12 plus hours on a single charge and many users report getting more than four with their favorite music cranked up.

You can charge the UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker wirelessly by getting a Power Up Charging Device.

This handy device allows you to charge up this Bluetooth speaker by merely setting the speaker on it.

You will love the minimal design of the Power Up. When you put your speaker on it when at home, you can be sure that your device is always fully charged so that you can grab it and go regardless of what life throws your way.

The speaker will fully charge in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Waterproof and Submergible

If you love to listen to your music while taking a bath or are afraid to listen to your tunes while taking a shower, the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker eliminates that fear because it is waterproof.

Unless you are a deep-sea diver, then you can also take this speaker with you regardless of where you roam because it will float as long as you drop it in more than 150 feet of water.

Therefore, you can truly relax at your next pool party without worrying that someone will accidentally knock your speaker into the water. Even if it ends up in the water, a quick swim will retrieve it, and it will still be playing your favorite music.

Not only will the UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker float, but you can also purposefully submerge it, and it will continue to work.

You should not leave it submerged for more than 30 minutes. This feature may come in very handy if it is in your duffle bag on a float trip and the bag ends up going overboard.

Just retrieve the bag within 30 minutes and enjoy listening to your favorite music or podcast.

Bluetooth
You can easily connect this UE Boom 3 Speaker to other Bluetooth devices.

The range on this speaker is about 50 feet, even if there are walls in the way.

If you are in the great outdoors or another area where walls are not an issue, you can expect to get about 100 feet. There is no signal drop or unexpected stutter.

Connect More Than One
It is easy to use this speaker at many events because you can string together up to 150 of them. Since each provides 360 degrees of sound, you can use them almost anywhere.

App
It is also easy to operate your UE Boom 3 Speaker by downloading the app.

The app comes with three presets so that you can control the bass, middle and upper tones of your speaker.

It also gives you the ability to customize the amount of each so that you can hear the music just the way you want.

You can use the app on your phone to turn on and off the speaker.

The app will also let you use the speaker as a musical alarm clock so that you can wake up to your favorite Spotify playlists, Pandora stations or another option.

Here’s a video review of the UE Boom 3:

Final Thoughts

Powered by two 1.5-inch full-range drivers and with two 40x80mm passive radiators, the UE Boom 3 Speaker provides a beautiful sound that you can customize for your listening enjoyment.

You can count on the charge to last about 12 hours unless you play it at its top 90-decibel. Side note: playing at the top 90 decibels is probably not recommended since anything above 85 decibels can potentially be harmful as explained here.

It is perfect for your outdoor adventure as it is dustproof and waterproof. If it gets submerged, get it out of the water in under 30 minutes, and it will play your music beautifully.

This Bluetooth speaker provides 360-degree sound and easily connects with up to 150 other speakers giving you the option to use it at an event. You do not even have to be near your phone to play your favorite playlist because of its magic button.

Find new enjoyment in life by getting the UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker today.