CNET First Look
Logitech UE BoomboxThe $250 Logitech UE Mobile Boombox's sculpted construction, logical simplicity, and booming sound earn this device a solid recommendation for music lovers shopping for an audio solution to use in and out of the home.
Hey I'm -- -- editor for CNET this is your first look at the Logitech UE boom box. This is the first mobile Bluetooth speaker from Logitech and -- years that's a manufacturer that previously only -- headphones. Logitech purchased them back in 2008. While the name sounds similar to the Logitech wireless boombox for iPad CNET review last year. The company retooled the guts and the design of the hardware this time to support eight internal drivers and anesthetic that gives a nod. To lead Apple designer Jonathan -- and of course the legendary broad principles of simple -- Aside from the small UE logo on the front grille that's hardly any branding on the speaker itself. Both the chassis is made of brushed aluminum with plastic and caps they give you controls like volume up and down power on and off. And a Bluetooth button that lets you make a wireless connection with compatible Smartphones and music players. The handshake process is really simple. I gonna do -- hold down the Bluetooth button wait until the device pops up in your device settings page. And the software does the rest if all goes well you should be -- wireless music and less than five minutes. On the other hand if you don't have -- Bluetooth enabled device you can still use -- three and a half millimeter cord and plug it into this auxiliary Jack. In terms of sound quality the speaker blows away a lot of the competition including Logitech own mobile speakers despite its Bluetooth connection. -- -- always gonna be losing some of that fidelity in the audio compression process over Bluetooth. But you can clearly hear the sonic the -- of the ultimate ears co branding in a higher level frequencies. So inside the box you're gonna find two and a half inch tweeters and 23 inch wafers and handle the trouble and mid sections. While for custom -- passive radiators delivered that really deep and resonant hoping -- -- If you're looking for boom box to power backyard barbecue or -- house party and those dinky little portable speakers you have just won't cut it this one's not gonna disappoint. And you can check out more details including more photos and compares and listening test results. On my full review on cnet.com. But that's gonna do it for me I'm Justin Yu and you just took a first look at Logitech UE boom box that.