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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little speaker

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    Heritage
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    I purchased this speaker during one of the sales at Best Buy. It was only about $50 and well worth this price. At the same time I also purchased a Bose Soundlink mini and will attempt to compare the two. The UE speaker is waterproof and has good clear sound. I was amazed the the simple shape and operation yielded good sound. The best feature is the hook (rope) which allows you to hand the speaker anywhere. I hang it in my car, on my kitchen cabinet handles, door handles, and all over the house. This makes the speaker so mobile. The sound is clear but not very loud due to the limitations in the case size. So I would classify the sound as impressive for the size but it does lack base which is understandable. Compared to the Bose which cost me more than $100 more the only difference is the Bose will play louder and have more base. More base is not necessarily better so you have to evaluate what type of music you will be playing on it. I end up leaving the Bose at home and leaving the UE in my car. They are really two different animals. For the $50 price its a no brainer. At the full price of $100 the field becomes more crowded but the portability and rugged aspects of this speaker cannot be beat. For my "road" speaker I prefer a speaker more rugged than having better fidelity. I did take out the Bose once and my daughter ended up damaging the front grill on the Bose. This is why I keep it at home. The best feature as I mentioned before is the rope which allows you to hang the speaker for anywhere. My daughter loves to hand it on her backpack and listen to music while hiking or on a walk. This speaker hanging on the outside of a backpack will sound better than the Bose which has to sit inside the backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Phenomenal.

    Posted
    Honk4Gronk
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    I’ve had a lot of Bluetooth speakers from a lot of manufacturers, and this is one of the very best I have had. Aesthetically it is unique in every way, from slim and rounded form factor, a choice of sharp colors that pop, a blend of pleasing textures, a built-in elastic to hang the unit, and even the “green” cardboard packaging it comes in. And it’s small enough to fit comfortably and unobtrusively in almost any bag, pouch or purse you have. That said, none of this matters if the product doesn’t perform. And does it ever. You will immediately see and feel it’s a well manufactured unit. The sound is loud, clear, balanced, and rivals units more than twice the price. Battery life is great. It is waterproof, and while I have not tested it myself yet, all the reports I have heard have been good. There’s even an app where you can control the unit from your cell phone or tablet, and adjust the sound to suit your taste. UE/Logitech make excellent products at great price points, but they’ve outdone themselves here. I have never been as blown away by a product on as many fronts as I have this little dude. Buy it. You will love it. I promise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rugged, compact, good battery life, nice sound

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    ThisIsNot
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    I purchased this UE Roll knowing full well it was last generation's model. Having said that, it is well worth the price especially at the discounted mark. The UE Roll is rugged, waterproof (just in case you drop it in the pool), is small and lightweight, and it has good sound quality for its size. The UE Roll really emphasizes the highs in music while the mids and lows are neglected. That's par for the course when it comes to Bluetooth speakers of this size and price. You really need to spend at least $200 to get something with decent bass. I've taken my UE Roll in the shower, out on the pool (I have a small pool floaty for it), on a river for some slow rafting days, and to the beach multiple times. The advertised battery life is accurate, the UE Roll actually lasts a bit longer than the advertised life. If you've owned any UE Boom product, this will be very similar. There's an app so you can customize the EQ and you can pair it up with another UE Roll for stereo sound. All-in-all, this is the absolute best $50 Bluetooth speaker that you'll find on the market even compared to the second generation (which really only gets a little louder). Of course, the UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom will sound better but they are far more expensive. If you're on the market for an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker, do yourself a favor and go with this as you won't regret it. Just make sure you keep your expectations in check and don't expect this to produce bass like a subwoofer can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This speaker was an answer to a need!!

    Posted
    LCBard
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    I needed a bluetooth (cordless) speaker to play prerecorded music on my Apple MacAir laptop when I'm on my patio behind our house. It is too cumbersome to carry everything I need in one trip down multiple stairs, i.e., 1. Apple MacAir Laptop, 2. a cool beverage, 3. snacks, etc., so I invested in the UE-Roll for my listening pleasure and convenience. Now I don't have to make multiple trips in and out of the house to get everything i needed for a cool, music filled evening in the great outdoors. In the past, I typically put first things first...1. a cool beverage and 2. the laptop ONLY because I only have only two hands and hate to climb multiple steps over and over again to get everything I need. Now, I can actually put the UE-Roll in my pocket if I desire or hang it from my belt loop while carrying both the laptop and a beverage in one trip or even leave the laptop indoors to transmit sound cordlessly to the UE-Roll and carry two essential items outside...i.e., two beverages or one beverage and a snack. The sound is great, the battery life is long, and the beverage remains not just cool like the music but cold. If for any reason I forget to bring in the speaker, I don't have to worry about it getting rained on and damaged. It's a real cool tool...seriously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound, Portable Design

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    Sfactr
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    I've had the UE Roll for about a month now. The navigation system in my car malfunctioned and I couldn't control the radio station or my Spotify playlist until I had it replaced. In comes the UE Roll. I tried to set up my old Jambox but it's boxy dimensions and lack of directional sound didn't produce the volume I needed to block out road noise. The UE Roll was just what I was looking for. The nearly flat, disc shaped speaker rarely moved out of place my dash and the sound was loud, clear, and all encompassing. Being a portable bluetooth speaker this was perfect for connecting my iPhone to while driving, I never had any disconnects, and the app has some unique features. This isn't the most bass heavy model I've ever heard, but for the music I tend to gravitate towards and the design I never felt like the bass was too weak. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and going forward I will continue to use this over my Jambox and outside of my car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Speaker for 100

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    LHutton510
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    This speaker is loud, packs a punch, and is an excellent purchase. I have a ion block rocker that I purchased for $150 that has a 75hr battery life and is the perfect all around Bluetooth speaker. With that being said, I couldn't see myself spend more than 100 bucks for a decent portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch. This UE Roll does that job perfectly. It is loud, has no distortion with any genre of music at full volume, and is completely water proof. The only cons of this product is that the charging time is roughly around 5 hours and if you play this speaker at or above 80%, which I do since I drive FedEx trucks for the time being, you will roughly get at or around 4, but no more than 5 hours of play time. I usually start off around 75% volume for the first half of my shift and then crank it towards the end for that extra push to get me through the remainder of the day. Overall, this speaker is definitely worth my money and will be worth yours too if you plan on using this speaker for your adventures on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great outdoor speaker!

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    xTechGuyx
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    Needed a rugged life proof speaker with good sound. Didn't want anything bulky or big. It's perfect when I go mountain biking. Fast connection! I turn it on and music starts playing right away. Big volume buttons but I mainly use my phone for volume. Sound is awesome! I have it hanging from the top of my backpack so sound is close to my head. It's crisp and clear. Lack BIG bass but I don't even notice it when riding on bumpy roads. I can hear the music loud and clear and that's all that matters. Battery lasts hours. Haven't had it die on me. I ride 2-3 hours. The loop in the back will defenenlty not hold when in motion but you can loop the loop around the speaker like a knot! Problem solved. Love my speaker! The app is useful too but you mainly need it for initial setup and equalizer settings. Definitely recommend this. Have yet to use two of them at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a small speaker

    Posted
    Mari28
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    Ok so i bought this online..on sale because my previous portable speaker had stopped working. Took a gamble but its pretty decent. Appearance wise i am not so fond of the circular shape as you cannot really place it or stand it up just lay it flat or you have to hang it somewhere. The pairing is easy ..the only thing thats annoying is the charging it has this weird small flap in the back which you have to raise and its on an angle so you have to struggle to make sure it goes in. Sound wise it is not bad, its pretty loud and has an app that you can download to control volume, set an alarm or even link more then one which is kind of neat. Its small loud waterproof and portable. I use it daily when im out in my backyard or even in the shower i recommend it but wouldnt pay more then 40 dollars which is what i got it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Speaker at Right Price

    Posted
    Rvw4U

    Was looking for a bluetooth speaker with solid sound and the ability to handle some rough treatment, especially around water. Sure, there are bigger, louder, boomers out there for which you'll HAVE to pay, but the UE Roll delivers as advertised--it is more than loud enough to fill a room, garage, or patio area, it handles time in the pool and the bathtub (including in and under water) without a hitch, and it's always easy to connect to my android phone, my iPad, or a computer. Sound is clear and a dramatic upgrade to sound output form any of the devices I've mentioned. If you are looking for booming bass, calling features, or device memory, you'll have to look elsewhere (and pay quite a bit more than the occasional sale price of the Roll), but otherwise you'll be as happy with this portable little guy as this critical consumer. (Note there is a newer UE Roll 2.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Compact & Durable Bluetooth Speaker!

    Posted
    DrJus
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    I have a Bose Soundlink Mini II which I have been very pleased with from a sound perspective. It however is somewhat heavy and not made to endure the elements. Given this, I decided to give the UE Roll a shot. I picked it up on sale at Best Buy when it was 50% off. Boy am I happy I did this. It is a great speaker with excellent full sound. It's definitely not tinny like many other small speakers out there. The bass is not quite as good as the Soundlink Mini II, but it's definitely better than most. The size, portability and resistance to water and dirt make it a big plus for traveling or going to any kind of outdoor setting. It's extremely easy to use as well. I just wish it had speakerphone ability to answer calls. No big deal though. Overall it is an awesome speaker. Definitely watch for the Best Buy sales. Since I bought it, I've seen it go on sale for 50% off again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck

    Posted
    wolf311
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    This speaker right here is exactly what you are all looking for and need. For the price, you aren't going to find a better sounding bluetooth speaker out there. Although small in stature, this thing gets LOUD. Its waterproof too, are you kidding me? This is an absolute perfect item for the beach, pool, or any outdoor adventure, but does the job indoors too! Try finding a waterproof and sandproof speaker in the Bose section, good luck, I'll wait right here.... You'll pay twice as much as you need by going with a Beats Pill or Bose Soundlink. Stop looking, seriously. You need this speaker. If you can fork up some additional funds, go with the UE Boom 2 or Megaboom, but overall UE makes an amazing product and I will be a customer for life next time I need to purchase a bluetooth portable speaker. The UE Roll is an excellent speaker and I would 110% recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with the UE Roll.

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    rwojcik
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    I use it with my iPhone 5 Pros: Great sound. Seems waterproof so far (I've used it in the shower/steam room and in the rain multiple times). iPhone app is simple and useful for sound control, volume level, and power on/off. Speaker has a nice feel to it (cloth front and soft rubberized back). Rechargable battery lasts much longer than the 9 hours I was expecting. Cons Sometimes have trouble getting the speaker to turn on/off using the button on the back of the unit. Sometimes the sound breaks up a bit if I have my iPhone in my pocket and walk 20 or so feet away (I think the range is supposed to be 60 or so feet but that must mean straight line of sight with no obstructions). Doesn't come with a wall plug for charging (only comes with a usb cable for charging). I use an iPhone usb/outlet block and plug the charging cable into that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome as a standalone speaker

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    mp23
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    This speaker is really great- for its size, weight, etc. it is great! Sound is very good, decent base as well. Battery life is tremendous- you can listen all day and then some before recharging. These are so convenient to move around, carry about, etc. I am nervous to test it so I haven't got it near water, but I like that its water rated. My only issue is within its app- you are supposed to be able to pair two of these together and I find that that ability is hit and miss. Sometimes it pairs without issue but more frequently it seems to fight pairing. My brother and I both purchased these- he owns a UE Megaboom as well, and we were just looking to expand our listening options/abilities. When they do pair up, they're awesome. Whe nthey don't and you only listen to one, its still awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    Psychjd
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    I was looking for a small, relatively inexpensive speaker to use with my iPad to play music for my students in a classroom setting. I had gotten a really cheap one that didn't work at all. While browsing in Best Buy, I came upon this. Now, it was greatly on sale (basically half price), which is the main reason I bought it (I didn't want to spend more than $40). It connects so easily via Bluetooth, but I have also used a plug to connect it to my first generation iPod. The sound is great in my environment. The battery life is amazing. It is definitely not good for a larger space, so I don't know how it would do outdoors, but I am very happy with my purchase. I don't know if I would've bought it, though, for the original price of $95-ish dollars....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Speaker PERIOD.

    Posted
    Madmanofaz247
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    I was in the market for a solid, reasonably priced Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. I started googleing and this UE ROLL kept popping up as one of the best on the market. I then checked Best Buy and saw their ridiculously low price. I read the Best Buy reviews which were all positive and I went and purchased it that same day. This little contraption puts out big, big sound. Waterproof, submersible.. Who Could ask for more. I WILL be getting a second one in the near future so that I can Try out the DOUBLE DOWN function.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portability and sound

    Posted
    Josh
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    I previously had a UE Mini Boom that I liked quite a bit. I was impressed by the sound it could output, both quality and volume. After going on vacation with family and friends this past summer, one of my friends had bought the UE Roll. It was producing the same (or better) sound than my Mini Boom with the added convenience of the bungee, and overall just being less cumbersome to tote around. Once the price reduced, I jumped on one of these for myself and keep it for outdoor use. Perfect for pool, beach, golf, or really any other outdoor activity. As others have said, I wish the speaker itself had more functions/buttons such as skipping songs, but at this price point it's not abnormal for speakers to have minimal features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speaker!! (3 months later)

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    EzE2011
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    I love the fact that I don't have to charge this speaker after every use. I could use this speaker for almost 3-4 days without charging it. I especially love the feature that you can use the app (that you have to download) to control the speaker's volume, equalizer and turning it on and off wirelessly. I haven't tested the water-proof feature. Which I don't want to risk, even though I purchased the 2-year insurance. But I have it sitting on the counter next to my shower and whenever I turn the volume up or down with my wet fingers, it doesn't effect it whatsoever. I'm glad to have gotten it for $69, it's a great deal and I recommend everyone to get it. Quality speaker at a quality price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOAH!

    Posted
    Dan186
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    Picked this little speaker up on release day and it did not disappoint. What a speaker, for the size of this thing it filled a large room perfectly. The sound quality was on point. Has a cool pendant type feature with lets you hang it anywhere and if you had an older car without a bluetooth/iPod connectivity radio, this would be perfect to use in there. Crisp, loud, fully waterproof, durable. What more could you want? Well worth the money. Only downside is that it doesn't have a mic like its big brother the UE Boom. BUT this is half the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and quality!

    Posted
    Aeblen
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    I have used this for a few years now. I mainly use the speaker around the house and while I shower and it provides plenty of sound and great quality for its size! I highly recommend it, especially if on sale! Seems to have pretty good range and connection as well. Also battery life is usually not an issue, because it’s easy and quick to charge. I like being able to charge my phone in one room and just carry the speaker around from the kitchen or bathroom while I work around the house or clean. Sometimes I just don’t feel like wearing headphones and this Bluetooth speaker does the trick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound, Great speaker!!!

    Posted
    Jpallen8771

    overall, a great speaker. First off it has amazing sound which is unbelievable for not being a very big speaker. Second it is completely water proof which is perfect for a beach day or going out on the boat. It also has a strap so you can hang this great product practically anywhere including the shower. l love that you can pair it together with other UE rolls along with any other UE product. This speaker is Bluetooth and it also has you download an app if you want so you can control it from your phone. With all these amazing features the UE is only 99$ which is a super great deal. Overall I highly recommend buying this speaker you will definitely not regret buying this amazing product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend