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Ultimate Ears - WONDERBOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Stone Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3334 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too cute for its own good - limited use

    Posted
    laserwizard
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    I found this product to be less than satisfactory for anything but limited use. First, installation is not intuitive - like some new products, there are NO INSTRUCTIONS - it has something that must be a picture based set of instructions, but it does not give you any clue what to do beyond 1 and 2. It does not tell you what to do next. You will have to go to bluetooth on your device and activate the pairing from a listing. Not sure why this was not mentioned at all. Volume controls are not described at all - they are the - and + signs on the body (in yellow). Second, sound is okay - that is why I note it is limited. Better than nothing but certainly not great sounding. Third, no instructions on charging this - there is a piece of ill fitting rubberized plastic at the base that hides the micro usb charging port. You'd think at least it would be labeled or ingrained with "usb". I guess if you need a portable speaker for some device that is water resistant, this is okay. I wonder why you'd need one since I'd never put anything electrical near water. I'm over 50 and I see no use for this other than to leave it in a place where I don't have speakers and to use it on a limited basis. Instructions are awful to non-existant and those debits are what bring down this score. Too cute for its own good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Joseph
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    I take part in lots of water activities (tubing on the river, boating on the lake, etc) and have used several other types of Bluetooth speakers. I had purchased this particular speaker upon reading that it was waterproof and would float. After fully charging my newly bought speaker, I ventured out on one of my water activities. Another friend had one of the same speakers. I took the opportunity to pair the speakers and was loving life. Shortly after two hours of continuous use, the speakers ran out of power. I was shocked. I know that the description says that is is good for up to 8 hours of run time, that usually means "up to". No guarantee of a full 8 hours. But 2 hours. Wow. I thought it was because I paired my speaker with another one. I tried a couple of more times, this time utilizing only my speaker. Still, about 2 and a half hours of use outdoors. I am now officially disappointed. Who is going to stay outside for a mere two hours. The sound is great and it survives any amount of splashing, so I was excited to make this my go to speaker. Now I am left with the need to find a different speaker that will give me more time of listening pleasure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed..

    Posted
    AsiaLovely1
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    I don't really see the point of having this product anymore. How they advertised it I was quite excited thinking it would float around the pool or something like the picture on the box shows or just something that I'd never seen. It's a basic speaker it's extremely small and the 360 sound they advertised is false. There's a speaker in the front and back and it leaves the side vulnerable. For review purposes I plased it in water and of course it flipped on the side and the sound was not clear anymore due to the blindspots on the sides. Great advertising it sucks you in.. but pointless

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Volume Discrepancy

    Posted
    Pebbles
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    I bought this speaker to pair with my tablet for hearing pleasure with music and movies. Although the pairing went smooth and easy, there was a major volume discrepancy between trying the unit on display in the store, and using the unit at home. My tablet is louder than the speaker. :( I was so very disappointed that I had to return it. I would recommend this product IF the consumer is clear on how loud the unit actually gets, as the sound quality is nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worked ok

    Posted
    Blue
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    I didn't like this one. I use it for long bike rides & when I would charge it it kept stopping & I would have to unplug it, plug it in & it would start to charge again. Would only last less then 3 hrs more like 2 & a half then die. Returned 1st for another & it did the same thing. I got the JBL Clip 3 & it works way better

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    Posted
    Tami45
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    The Wonderboom was a complete let down compared to my other UE speaker. I want something small but with the same sound quality and this did not achieve the intended purpose. The sound as slightly distorted and flat. I understand that there is only one driver, maybe other would improve the sound.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok but needs work

    Posted
    Unclsu
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    The good: 360 degree sound, shockproof, form factor, waterproof. The bad. Sound at high volume, my unit had an issue with the Bluetooth skipping. UE says no firmware updates needed. Really? I want this speaker to be better for 2.0. I like the round size and that it floats in water.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for loud music lovers

    Posted
    jb624
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    I bought this since I have heard other Ultimate Ears speakers and they sounded good. I wasn't even blaring my music and it sounded all scratchy. It is a good speaker if you can only use it at low volumes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not so great battery life

    Posted
    Steven
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    Sounds awesome. Got this for my partner to bring to work at a farm. He clips it to his jeans with a caribener and it works great. Battery life isn’t that great though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Charge doesnt last long...

    Posted
    Speedy

    Charged it all night long... played for roughly 2 hours on a beach trip. Looking for the receipt to return this to buy something with longer play time... Don't be fooled by the 10-hour claim. This is false.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept Poor connectivity.

    Posted
    SKOTTYB
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    I use this at my desk. The phone and speaker remain feet away. If a spider passes gas in my office, the connection drops. It also sounded much better in the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Charging plug stopped working

    Posted
    Katsview
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    After using this for 3 months , the charger plug no longer will charge This Wonderboom rendering it useless! It did work great for the first 3 months! What a waste of money!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok I guess

    Posted
    Chase
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    The speaker blew the first time I used it. Now it cracks when playing music through it. Yes it does float in water, but speaker down so you can’t really hear anything. Would not buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It wasn’t all that.

    Posted
    LilLil
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    I bought it for work and it’s loud but it isn’t what I figured for the price I paid. Not a bad product but wasn’t good for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Laah
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    I love music and thought this speaker would give great sound. I was wrong. It's minimal at best. Maybe the larger version is better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Waterproof?

    Posted
    Morgan
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    Used it in a pool once, stopped working. Volume would phantomly decrease and increase. Returned the next day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not loud enough

    Posted
    JCIZZLE
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    The speakers are very durable but they are not loud enough. They don’t have a lot of base either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Started great but then quit!

    Posted
    Dkfonz
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    I loved my speaker for the 3 weeks it worked! But now it quit working- NOT IMPRESSED!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Device does not sync well with Echo Dot

    Posted
    MikeD
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    The speaker cuts out and is choppy when connected to Echo which is why I bought it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Think it could have been great

    Posted
    Coco39
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    I returned this because I couldn’t get it to connect to my Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend