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Ultimate Ears - ROLL 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Sugarplum-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 876 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hidden Gem

    Posted
    MsHeatherK
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    I had a little extra money to spend at BestBuy, I had considered for some time, purchasing a new speaker but had not put a lot of research or thought into it. I ended up in BestBuy picking up an online order and on a whim went to the audio island area to start looking at wireless speakers. I found the "cheap" ones, 10 dollars, 20 dollars. I Decided I didn’t want to spend more than 25. I looked at the specs on the little ones, wondering just how loud something so small could be, and what the sound quality would be like, these looked like the end cap; cheap quality, as seen on TV items; needless to say I wasn't convinced I wanted to buy them. A team member saw me and came over to ask if I needed help. After discussing what I wanted to do with the speaker, she said that the real speakers were on sale and took me to the audio section to show me. Of course these were upward of 99 dollars; but on sale they were 70, and with my $40+ rewards and gift cards it brought the price down to where I was comfortable buying it. She spoke highly of the UV Roll, turned it all the way up and it hurt my ears it was so loud (and the sound was actually great even at that volume!) She sold it to me the moment she read all the things the speaker can go through, kayaking being the biggest draw for me. I have used this speaker multiple times during parties, gatherings, camping, biking, walking, and most recently kayaking. The speaker could be loud enough my friend in her own kayak could clearly hear it without it being at full blast, I wasn’t afraid of when I went through rapids or water sprayed on it. It played for the entire 4 hour trip, and still had a little juice left – but I didn’t need it after the trip ended so it went on the charger for our next adventure the following day! I’m planning to buy a second one and use it in stereo :) People we passed asked where I had my music at (they are carrying large boom box looking devices, or rigged up players in waterproof cases that muffled the sound badly) when I showed them the UV Roll, they asked where I got it and they planned to go buy one. I had at least 5 people wanting to get it by the end of the trip they were so impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best in portability, lacking in the rest

    Posted
    TReviews
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    It might sound harsh at first to call it lacking, but when you consider that this is a $100 bluetooth speaker in 2017, you would agree that the sound quality is not up to your expectations. Starting off with the bass, there isn't any. There is also a surprising lack of clarity in vocals as well. I understand that the size prevents it from performing much greater, but there has been similar small speakers that at least offer the clarity if not bass. I suppose the gripe is based on the price to performance as the sound quality is hard to listen to. To its defense, the waterproofing is great, it comes with a floatation device to keep it above water in a pool, and the software from UE is very intuitive and packed with features. At $100 though, it seems like you're much better off saving your money for the bigger, badder, epic UE Boom 2 and attaching a sealed Ziplock bag to keep that afloat instead. (Currently the original UE Boom 1 is being sold for ~$100 USD) Pros: -Small, light, and portable -Many color options to suit you -Handy band for attaching to objects -Water sealed for durability -Amazing App to complement speaker Cons: -Expensive (for its value) -Disappointing sound quality

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tried many times but still can't beat these

    Posted
    CaseFiles
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    I have tried many times, with multiple brands, all different shapes and sizes... but I still can't beat the sound quality and volume level that this speaker puts out. The battery is great and after 2 years it is still holding full capacity (which is about 10 hours depending how loud it's playing) and it gets used on a regular basis. (Which may help the battery). My only complaint is that sometimes when two of them are paired together they can go in and out intermittently. Not sure if it's the speaker or the Bluetooth device. But it seems to happen with any Bluetooth device. And doesn't matter if your 10 inches or 10 yards away. It's not a big deal and it doesn't happen all the time. Still the best speaker I've found in this price point and a little bit Beyond. I Definitely recommended this speaker and I have already done that many of times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    Posted
    ChrisQ
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    I did not do much research on this item prior to purchasing, but I got a great deal on it. I was eager to test the water proof capabilities, as I go to the river often. The tiny inflatable float that comes with this speaker is awesome. Everyone was impressed and enjoyed this item as we floated down the river. We did however get caught up and accidentally dunked it completely underwater for a few seconds. I noticed that it had a few funny sounds shortly after reemergence. Seemed as though it had to get water out of crevices before being able to perform normally, so I turned it off for a while because I wasn't sure if I should let it keep playing or not. Later that day I turned it back on and continued to jam. I really like the feature of pressing the buttons to check the battery status. Works excellent til this day, and long battery life. I would just try not to dunk it underwater, but if you do, it seems to work fine shortly after.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific

    Posted
    Jdjax
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    I’ve had a lot of Bluetooth speakers and I have to say this one is one of the best - especially for its size. The sound is very good. Clear with no distortion. The UE app makes using it much more convenient too. The strap is handy for carrying it around. If you want booming bass you will have to get something much larger and a lot less portable. I personally think the bass is perfect for out by the pool or beach. If I want more - than that’s what the home stereo is for. I don’t expect rock concert sound from this and anyone reasonable would not expect that either...that’s why there are larger models which can go louder and lower. So buy the right model and you won’t be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    better than expected

    Posted
    sara
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    this printer was on sale, so it was more of an impulse buy than anything else. turned out to be a great purchase. it took longer than i thought to get it set up but that was because i kept hitting the wrong button. otherwise, it was about a 15 min setup. it's very quiet and doesn't jerk around like other printers do. the scan feature gives you the option to chose which format to use when scanning. for example, you can scan a picture as a pdf, and vice versa. it's also nice not to have to get up and turn it on. once i click print on my laptop, the printer will turn itself on and print. it says it has an auto shut off, but i don't know how long it takes. about 2 hours after the last print job i sent, it was still on when i walked passed, so i just turned it off. not a big deal. all in all, i am happy with this purchase and will recommend it others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Speaker

    Posted
    OldManfromPA
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    Bought this on one of BB flash sales for $45.99. Absolutely worth that price, but not the 100.00 normal price. It sounds like a 46 dollar speaker. Not loud, very little base, decent mids and highs but good sound for the little bugger it is. Great for working in the garage for an old guy or sitting by the pool. Not going to do the trick for the younger fellow that likes the music bumpin. It is very handy because you can hang it or strap it anywhere. I cant speak to battery too much, but it has not died on me and It has been on for a couple 8 hour runs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

    Posted
    SmartShopper
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    The UE Roll 2 is a great little Bluetooth speaker that connects easily to my iPhone. Had an issue when first got it, unit wouldn't charge or turn on. Called UE tech support and they talked me through updating the firmware for the speaker, and all worked well after that. Speaker has fairly loud, clear sound when played at upper volumes. Haven't tried the water proof side of it, so can't say anything about that. I also have a Bose Soundlink Color and the sound is pretty comparable for half the price. I would recommend this speaker for anyone looking for a portable speaker to take to the beach or pool, without having to worry about it getting wet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding speaker and waterproof.

    Posted
    Speakerman2
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    After reviewing many speakers, I decided to jump in the portables with this speaker. It has proven itself in the shower many times. Nice sounding bass compared to other waterproof speakers. Liked so much that I purchased a second speaker for double the sound. I am not so worried about having stereo sound as much as double the sound. Use the app for your phone to operate/setup the speaker. The only downside that I can see as of yet is the inability to jump forward in a playlist. The + and - on the speaker are only used for volume. These speakers are a Logitech product. I have used plenty of Logitech items over the years and have been very satisfied by their products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, versatile performing speaker.

    Posted
    PSaudio
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This speaker is a pleasure to use, has a fun unique design and sounds good. I doubled up for stereo but no left, right channel. The sound is clear, great vocals, solid mids, and some bass without distortion, but not as clear as more expensive competition. Waterproof is key for outdoor use. This speaker is more fun and versatile compared to the new UE rounded speaker. Best Buy sales are important to make this a real deal and to influence doubling up. Great for youth and adventure. I can attach to my belt and hang anywhere; much more versatile compared to new UE chubby speaker with miniscule loop. I'm sold on Best Buy purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact, durable, good sounding BT speaker

    Posted
    LarryB
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    My comments are based on a $55 sale price. For what this speaker is, my opinion is it is a best in class performer. I have tried a number of similar speakers and this one stands out for sound, features, and durability (water rated IPX7). The sound is fairly even and this can play pretty loud for its size. Adding UEs software to a compatible device enables two of these to be configured in a stereo pair. The bungee cord built-into the device is very handy as this can easily be attached to bicycle handle bars, a fence or similar. UE states it floats but I have not tried this. This is a very good product for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For the price, no contest

    Posted
    Cmo2k
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    This thing has great sound. Don't expect audiophile grade sound but for sound on the go...no contest. It's pretty rugged, plays as long as it claims on a charge even at higher volumes, takes up hardly any space, won't be bothered by splashes and provides great all around sound. Not overly bass heavy. Working in your garage, on your back patio, around a picnic table, provides really good sound. Can it compete against a sound bar or full size speaker, no, but then again, that's not what it's designed for. On a hike, at the beach, leisurely bike ride or small gathering, more than sufficient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a small package

    Posted
    notworried2
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    I originally wanted to buy a UE Boom. However, it was little too expensive so I went with this one instead. I can tell you I am not disappointed in the slightest. Despite being a relatively small speaker, this has great sound. Also, it's shape allows for easy packing if you want to take it with you. Finally, the strap allows you to attach it to something or hang it in a number of areas, which a lot of speakers can't do. If you're looking for a good quality speaker with great sound and long battery life, this is a fantastic option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speakers for the price

    Posted
    Shindo
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    I purchased these speakers after a lengthy conversation with a bestbuy employee who explained all of the pros and cons of the water proof speakers. I overall love these these speakers. I decided to purchase two of them because you can link them together for a surround sound feel. These little speakers are loud which I love. I have thrown them in the pool with or with out the ports been open and they still work like described. The reason I didn't give them five stars is that they don't last as long as it claims, although it last about 5-6 hours straight which is still great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

    Posted
    Chazz
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    It's a small compact Bluetooth speaker with great sound. Water resistant, portable and compact. I purchased to use on my motorcycle. The attached cord allows for handlebar mounting and connecting to my phone for music and notifications. Easy to pair up with numerous devices. Can connect together with another in a pair, part of the reason I purchased two speakers. Fits in my saddle bags easily and lasts for an all day ride. Great speakers plus got them at Best Buy on deal of the day for $55. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best speaker for on the go people!

    Posted
    Zrc92
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    The speaker has amazing sound! The bungee and clip on the back is what makes this a phenomenal bluetooth speaker though. I've put this on my backpack, tree limbs and tailgate and it's just so versatile. The sound it produces is very loud and clear and the bass is adequate. I'm so happy with this little guy that I went and bought another for my girlfriend and she fell immediately in love. Battery life is understated in my experience, I get 12 hours more often than not but I never need to go above 70%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dead on Arrival twice!

    Posted
    Disappointed
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    2 units and both were dead on arrival. Bought as Deal of the Day and was backordered. Once Received I charged it overnight. Said it was 100% charged then unplugged charging cable... nothing! Dead! Returned to store and had to wait 2 days for another to arrive. Charged overnight, 100% charged, unplugged cable... DEAD AGAIN!! Called UE support and they said return it to store, nothing they can do if battery is defective. Best Buy has been good about returns but 2 defective items in a row? Really?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had hoped for...

    Posted
    DIXPARinFrazerPA
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    Construction seemed solid, and the sound quality was surprisingly good for the size, but the Bluetooth operation was flaky. I tested the B/T with 3 phones & an ASUS notebook, and experienced the same issues: Intermittent operation (the audio cut out occasionally), and difficulty establishing a connection. I have 2 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio speakers which have never exhibited these issues while using the same sources. As always, Best Buy cheerfully accepted the return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great size for travel. Fills hotel room with sound

    Posted
    NoiseBoy
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    I bought a UE Roll 2 because I wanted better sound than what you get from an iPad when I am traveling. Pros include its compact size and form factor(very easy to pack), battery life, and sound quality. Cons include a custom EQ setting from the app that doesn't seem to work right, not as much high frequency extension as I would like, and price. Note, you can't get deep bass and compact size in the same package, but the Roll 2 sounds full enough for me for a travel speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound for a great price

    Posted
    Volleyboy
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    I already purchased the UE Roll because of the great sound this unit produces. I went ahead and bought the UE Roll 2 to have a speaker to play at my job. Everyone I work with said this is the best sounding Bluetooth speaker in such a small unit and for the great price of it being on sale for 45 bucks you can not go wrong. There are other speakers that cost twice as much or even more but don't sound this well. I highly recommend this to anyone. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend