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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 323 reviews

86%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Bluetooth speakers

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    Boke
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    It is so compact and good sound Bluetooth speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth speaker

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    CAPTPHIL
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    Excellent sounding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth portable speaker. Clear crisp sound with good bass. Having Alexa is an added bonus.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Speaker

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    Nocturnal75
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    The speaker works great, but the extra features a little buggy !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    greatest outdoor sound

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    dan405
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    if you enjoy sitting on the patio listening to music then you must consider this Bluetooth wifi speaker made for the outdoors with great quality sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great blue tooth speaker

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    Oxypaul
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    Battery life is great, rugged, great sound very portable

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, terrible setup

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    buckeyestargazer
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    The Ultimate Ears Blast bluetooth speaker has good sound quality and volume. Unfortunately I have been unable to use the speaker to the full potential because of the terrible App setup procedure, which I was never able to accomplish despite weeks of trying. The app would start setup by seeing the speaker, but then on the next step it would always say "speaker unavailable" and I couldn't do anything else. The speaker connects to my phone and PC just fine via bluetooth for sound purposes, but I am unable to use it for Alexa and other advanced features. Customer service has ignored my attempts to get some help.

    No, I would not 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

    Ultimate ears bluetooth with alexa

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    Joe55
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    Awesome product.Great sound, portable and water proof. Connection is steady and commands are followed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like this product very much - good sound

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    donace
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    Good product for bluetooth wireless - great sound. Reommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best speaker ever

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    Fredricko
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    This speaker sounds like you are right there at a concert. The features are fantastic and the sound is so clear. The Alexa and Bluetooth are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's an amazing speaker

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    o1UP
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    First bluetooth speaker I've purchased and I'm definitely happy I choose to go with UE. And I got alot of help from the best buy staff in choosing it. Thanks so much best buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice 360 bluetooth speaker

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    Supernaut900
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    The nice little speaker has a big sound, all 360 degrees of it, the charge holds its own, also. I can take anywhere and it doesn't need a lot of space. The sound is what sold me and the price on the Early Black Friday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

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    kwsetzer
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    Great sound and features. This is a very nice Bluetooth speaker with excellent sound quality plus it has WiFi with Alexa voice command to play your music and answer questions and much more using your home internet WiFi. Wife loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s waterproof!!

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    MvP05
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    Again it's water proof spent memorial weekend in the pool floating with it falling in the water. Very loud outdoors so be mindful, Bluetooth connection is great except underwater but that's a non-issue. Overall very happy with the perchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what is advertised.

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    Juan
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    I bought this for personal use as Bluetooth portable speaker. This product exceeds my expectations as it is connected with Alexa which is great in listening to my Amazon Music directly without using another device such as an iPhone or iPad. Voice command makes it simpler to use it daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bluetooth speaker

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    dustinw
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    I'm pretty impressed with this speaker. Looks and feels nice. It's exterior has a nice soft-touch coating, with large volume up/down buttons. The audio quality is really impressive, and sounds good - even at high volumes. The Alexa voice controls are also very responsive, and seems to be able to pick up your voice very well. It's also very easy to set up. The app walks you through the setup process, which is very quick and easy. I got a kick out of the funny phrases it had when it was updating. Add waterproof to the list, and you have a great Bluetooth speaker. Pros: Great sound, Alexa integration, waterproof, feels like a premium product, good battery life Cons: I do wish there was more support for other apps (like Spotify), though they mentioned it will be available shortly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ROCKS!

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    Tony90703
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    This is an amazing bluetooth speaker and no surprise from UE Heavy & solid out of the box Simple to set-up. Excluding the updates at the end, it would have taken seconds Rich powerful sound from a circular direction Connects to your Amazon account for all of your playlists Why not "5" stars? No link to Spotify or other playlists. And not clear how to connect to other smart home features such as fans (Haiku) and lighting (Belkin)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good bluetooth speaker but left me wanting more

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    Section8ght
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    This Blast speaker is a good everyday take with you Bluetooth speaker for casual listening and added sound for movie streaming, but it left me wanting more overall. The initial setup was a little frustrating because you have to download the app before you can connect the speaker. The Alexa feature is a bit underwhelming because she does not pick up my voice very well and it feels like I have to yell to get a response sometimes. I listen to Pandora as one of my feature music apps and connected it thru the Alexa app for this speaker. Every time I asked Alexa to play one of my radio stations, it acted as if it was going to start playing, but then every time would respond with "I'm having trouble playing that station for you". Maybe there is an update that will fix the issues with the Alexa app, but for now I'm just using the Bluetooth feature to play music and connect to my laptop for streammg movies. For the size of the speaker I was expecting a lot more power with a full dynamic range. It does have full sound but seems to lack on the deep rich lows, mids and highs are great. The 360 degree profile I think only refers to the design of the speaker body, because if you listen closely while rotating the speaker, you can hear the change in sound from the different drivers built into the speaker. I have experienced several drop signals while using the Bluetooth which is kind of frustrating. I will be playing music and then ask Alexa to turn volume up or down, then the music would stop and not start playing again. I would have to disconnect the speaker and reconnect it. I love the look and feel of the speaker and really love that it is waterproof. It is the perfect companion for the shower and medley of songs. I can comfortably take this speaker in the shower or to the pool without the stress of worrying about it getting wet. Overall, this is a decent Bluetooth speaker but still needs a little work to iron out all the quirks with the wifi and Alexa. I have not used the multi connection with other UE speakers because I have no one with one to try it out. But I'm sure that would be really cool to share music and make a surround sound party at the beach or pool.

    I would recommend this to a friend