The Bose SoundLink Mini may have the edge as an indoor speaker, but the UE Boom performs great outside.
The good: The UE Boom is a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays very loud for its size and is water- and stain-resistant. It offers up to 15 hours of battery life, has speakerphone capabilities, and is well-suited to outdoor use. Also, if you buy a second speaker, you can create a completely wireless pair of true stereo speakers using the UE Boom app for iOS and Android devices.
The bad: Somewhat pricey; while the sound quality is very good for a speaker this size, the bass could be fuller.
The bottom line: The $200 UE Boom is a versatile and durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays loud and is great for on-the-go use.
October 31, 2013 2:39 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: David Carnoy
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