UE Boom 2 Wireless Speaker Review - The Best Overall Wireless Speaker

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UE Boom 2 Wireless Speaker Review - The Best Overall Wireless Speaker

There’s a lot to like about the $180 UE Boom 2, our choice for the best overall portable speaker. It has a sturdy, round design that delivers high-quality, 360-degree sound. It’s louder than you’d expect for its size, too. Siri and Google Now integration add useful say-it-to-play-it functionality.

But there are a couple unique features that really helps the shockproof, waterproof (IPX7) UE Boom 2 stand out from the crowd. It offers a better range (100 feet) and better battery life than most—you get roughly 15 hours of playtime per charge. And we love the companion app that allows you to turn the speaker on and off remotely.

At 19.3 ounces, the UE Boom 2 is a bit on the heavy side, but that’s about the worst we have to say about it. It’s a great multipurpose wireless choice for anyone with $180 to spend.