Wonderboom 2’s new Outdoor Boost mode pumps up the bass

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Outdoor Boost mode sounds like a perfect addition to UE Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker.
Outdoor Boost mode sounds like a perfect addition.
Photo: Ultimate Ears

The tiniest member of my favorite Bluetooth speaker family just got a big upgrade. Ultimate Ears’ new Wonderboom 2 adds an Outdoor Boost mode that cranks up the bass and is “specially tuned” for listening in the great outdoors. And that seems like a completely awesome feature for the rugged little speaker.

Even better, you trigger Outdoor Boost by pressing one of the cutest buttons I’ve ever seen.

“We’ve taken on-the-go music listening even further with new audio features that fit your outdoor environment and the ability to experience true stereo sound when you pair two Wonderboom 2 speakers together,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears, in a press release. “Now, you can take music anywhere and enjoy even bigger, crisper 360-degree sound in any conditions, all day long.”

See that little tree-shaped button? That's how you turn on Wonderboom 2's Outdoor Boost mode.
See that little tree-shaped icon? Press that button to turn on Outdoor Boost mode.
Photo: Ultimate Ears

You’ll find the Outdoor Boost mode button on the bottom of the pint-size speaker, which is about the size of a softball.

Press it, and you’ll experience “louder, crisper audio with a built-in and pre-adjusted equalizer (EQ) that compliments any outdoor environment,” Ultimate Ears said.

The company builds its great-sounding speakers to take anywhere. They’re waterproof and durable. And like its impressive big brother, the Boom 3, the Wonderboom 2 even floats.

Wonderboom 2: Outdoor Boost mode and other features

According to Ultimate Ears, other key Wonderboom 2 features include:

  • Whopping 13-Hour Battery Life: Party all day long and into the night with Wonderboom 2 thanks to an extended 13-hour battery life, 30 percent more than before.

  • Seriously Tough, Seriously Stunning: Dual-toned, high-performance fabric in five stunning colors cover this waterproof and dustproof speaker. Wonderboom 2 is IP67 rated, making it the perfect companion for hiking trails, sunny beaches, lake trips and showers. It even floats! If Wonderboom 2 gets dirty, just rinse it off.

  • Double Up for a True Stereo Experience: If you need even more sound in your life, pair two Wonderboom 2 speakers to party louder and enjoy a true stereo experience.

  • No Fuss, No Friction, Just Music: Power on, pair it, press play. Want more? The convenient button on the top of the speaker lets you play, pause and skip your music without having to fumble with your phone.

Need one to take your tunes everywhere you go this summer? U.S. shoppers can preorder Wonderboom 2 now (suggested retail price of $99.99, expected to ship June 24). It’s available now in “select countries in Europe.” Most likely coming to Asia, Australia and New Zealand this summer.

Buy from: Ultimate Ears

Each speaker comes in a stylish two-tone fabric, drawing Wonderboom 2 comes in five colors: Deep Space Black, Crushed Ice (gray), Radical Red, Bermuda Blue and Just Peach (pink).
Each speaker comes in a stylish two-tone fabric, drawing Wonderboom 2 comes in five colors: Deep Space Black, Crushed Ice (gray), Radical Red, Bermuda Blue and Just Peach (pink).
Photo: Ultimate Ears