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Ultimate Ears - BLAST Smart Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa - Graphite-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 322 reviews

86%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best $100 Amazon Alexa Based Wireless Speaker

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    Buddy
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    I paid $100 for the most amazing versatile wireless amazon Alexa Based speaker money can buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound with Alexa Software!!!!!!

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    Pete
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    Great looking portable unit with the bonus of Alexa software!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Have to get

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    MrPractical
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    I love the Ultimate Ears - BLAST Smart Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa . This is my second one, but this one is better because it has Alexa

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 2-in-1 device with Alexa

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    Nabob
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    I've to admit that I've held off on getting an Alexa device as I use Siri for most of my voice search and smart assistant needs. When I came across the Ultimate Ears BLAST I was able to combine a new wireless speaker to my house along with Alexa. I've been impressed with the sound quality of the speaker. It connected seamlessly to my home network. Activating Alexa was also easy after I downloaded the Alexa app. This speaker is very portable and it's waterproof which is a great feature when you take it outside. As for Alexa - there are some things that are better than Siri, but others are not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

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    DominicVo
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    Good speaker for travel, party or your bedroom, work perfect with Alexa

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome bluetooth

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    Beach
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    Love the sound, works with Alexa , great for the beach and fits in cup holder in my chair

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound

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    Caro
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    Nice color good quality sound Alexa integrate good idea

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

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    mylie
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    Great sound, portable, small, and works with Amazon alexa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

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    Gamer
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    Very great sounds to a small speaker and we love alexa

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound

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    Kws59
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    Take your Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker and add Wi-Fi and Alexa voice control and you have a great sounding streaming music machine that can do much more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love it

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    a123
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    fantastic wireless speaker love the extra and alexa

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound Quality

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    Agent99
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    Sounds great, sounds much bigger than it's size, has a good quality feel, seems very durable, good battery life and Alexa is very responsive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality sound for a portable speaker

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    Phoebe
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    I am loving my BLAST speaker with Alexa. It's quite entertaining to submit requests to Alexa. You never know what she'll say or play. Keep your speaker charged for endless hours of fun. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ultimate Alexa Experience - Killer Audio

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    teasten
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    I own an Echo Dot, which I love, but it's awful for listening to music. I was after something that pumped out better sound, but could also survive being used as a portable speaker on the go that also looked fun. The Ultimate Ears BLAST fits the bill. WiFi setup/connecting to the Amazon Alexa app was straight forward and with Amazon Music ready to play - well I was blown away by the quality sound. True bass and music you can enjoy (no more FM radio sounding dot for me). The Ultimate Ears BLAST with Alexa definitely fills the room. As a bluetooth speaker, the Ultimate Ears BLAST is equally as good and battery power doesn't diminish the ability to blast (pun intended) the room with music. As an Alexa device, I'm a basic Alexa user (music, weather, news) and everything worked as well as it does with my Echo Dot. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little speaker with Alexa!

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    Titan5178
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    This little speaker from Ultimate Ears does it all. It'sn't only Bluetooth, as most portable speakers are, but also supports connecting directly to Wifi or a hotspot and using Alexa to play tunes directly from the net. This means not only can you play music, but access almost any of the "skills" that the Alexa platform has to offer such as trivia, weather, smart home integrations, and more. However, you are not able to use Alexa calling on it at this time...I think this is exclusive to Amazon devices. The speaker itself is pretty compact, more so than I thought it would be. It's about the diameter of a soda can and as tall as a can and a half. It's pretty rugged, but not so much that it'sn't elegant in its design. It's made to be portable, as it's waterproof (hello pool...) and dust resistant. Sound wise this thing is on par with my Amazon Echo (1st Gen), the very device that introduced us to Alexa. The major difference is the UE Blast can be unplugged and run off of battery. Another major and welcome difference is that the UE has large volume controls on the speaker itself. Sure it's convenient to use Alexa to change the volume---except when it'sn't. Like when you are standing next to the speaker. Speaking of changing the volume...wow! This thing gets incredibly loud for as small as it's. Honestly, the only downside I can see is if you do not NEED the portability you might be better off with a wired Alexa device. Not only will it be cheaper but the UE isn't made to be plugged in on a nightstand and left there for eternity. In fact, it's kinda difficult to keep it plugged in and standing upright since the power cord comes jutting out of the bottom of the unit. However, there is a "Power Up" base that can serve as a home for the speaker and will charge it---but it's sold as an accessory. Overall, I really like this speaker and would recommend it to anyone whose in the market for either an Alexa enabled voice assistant or a bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

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    Jace
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    I absolutely love that it has Alexa. Perfect for showers and water activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Jhigby13
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    Love this speaker, it is perfect for our backyard by the pool with the added bonus of Alexa and being able to stream my amazon music. I definitely recommend this product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good sounding speaker but wouldn’t connect to wifi

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    Kd98
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    I bought this speaker mainly because it has amazon Alexa built in but it wouldn't connect to any WiFi networks and I tried anything online. I returned it and went with a cheaper alternative that sounds equally good without Alexa.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best speaker ever!

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    Edward
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    This speaker is awesome! It has Alexa built in that makes it even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful speaker for outdoors

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    Desktop
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    Great sound, love Alexa and easy to set up. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend