UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker

The Good The UE Mini Boom is a very compact Bluetooth speaker that has a built-in rechargeable battery, speakerphone capabilities, a line input, and ruggedized design. It sounds good for its small size and can be combined with a second Mini Boom to create a stereo pair. It sounds slightly better than its predecessor, the UE Mobile Boombox.

The Bad Yes, the Mini Boom's bass is slightly improved, but it still can't produce a ton of bass.

The Bottom Line While it doesn't do that much to stand out from the crowded field of Bluetooth speakers in the $60-$100 range, the well-built and decent sounding (for its size) UE Mini Boom is a pretty safe choice for those looking for a very compact wireless speaker.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Sound 7.0
  • Value 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

UE's compact speaker gets a small boost

If you're like me and having been keeping tabs on the wireless Bluetooth speaker market, you know that the UE Mini Boom looks a lot like last year's UE Mobile Boombox. Cosmetically, at least, the two products are nearly identical (the speaker grilles do have different patterns). However, the $99.99 Mini Boom does offer a couple of enhancements that slightly improve upon an already good product.

What exactly are those enhancements? Well, the Mini Boom offers a bit better sound. And you can also pair up two Mini Booms to create a stereo right and left speakers. I can't say that adds up to a big leap forward, but you are getting a little bit more for your money, which isn't a bad thing.

Same design
The Mini Boom is smaller than the Jawbone Jambox and weighs 10.6 ounces (301g). It's easy enough to stow in a bag or backpack and it's obviously small enough to easily tote out to the patio, pool, or beach (it really is quite small). It makes for an excellent travel companion.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Logitech
  • Color Purple
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