UE intros Wonderboom 2 speaker with better element protection, more bass
Logitech's Ultimate Ears on Monday rolled out the Wonderboom 2, a new incarnation of its compact Bluetooth speaker intended to be tougher, longer-lasting, and heavier on bass.
The Wonderboom 2 is IP67-rated against water and dust, and when not floating can be submerged up to 1 meter (about 3.3 feet) for 30 minutes, according to UE. Its predecessor was IPX7-rated. The sequel remains drop-proof up to heights of 5 feet.
Performance-wise the Wonderboom 2 is claimed to be louder with stronger bass, and in fact offer an "Outdoor Boost" mode tuned for that environment. When paired with a second Wonderboom the speaker can produce true stereo — it won't however pair with other UE speakers such as the Boom or Blast.
Battery life has been extended to 10 to 13 hours. UE has additionally switched up the product's colors in favor of two-tone "athleisure" schemes — these include "Deep Space Black," "Crushed Ice Grey," "Radical Red," and "Bermuda Blue."
The Wonderboom 2 should ship later this month for $99.99. Crushed Ice Grey option is only launching in July, and at least initially will be exclusive to Apple stores.