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Ultimate Ears announces new Everboom speaker, Boom 4 with USB-C port, and more

Ultimate Ears announces new Everboom speaker, Boom 4 with USB-C port, and more

How many speakers carry the Boom brand? Could there be such a thing? It looks like Ultimate Ears is on a mission to find out. The company just announced the $249.99 Everboom — now the sixth speaker in its lineup. In terms of size and price, this device falls between the Megaboom and the $299.99 Epicboom speaker that was released late last year.

The Everboom has typical UE features: it’s IP67 (dust and water resistant), will float if dropped into a pool or lake, and comes with a removable carabiner. There’s an External Boost mode that adjusts the sound profile for wide-open environments while also upping the bass response. The battery lasts up to 20 hours, and there’s easy NFC pairing, but that’s about it for the features list.

Aside from the new earphone, Ultimate Ears is also updating the Boom, Wonderboom, and Megaboom. They are all available in new colors and, most importantly, all of them finally – And yes, the word is worth it here – switching to USB-C. Thank goodness. Both the Boom and Megaboom get “improved deep bass radiators to unlock bigger sound.” And the Wonderboom gets a new feature for itself: a podcast mode tuned to “enhance listening to your favorite hosts and stories.”

UE products new and old are picking up a brand new software trick called Megaphone. “When a user taps the speaker button and speaks into their phone, their voice comes through the speaker — perfect for inviting people to the dance floor, hooking up some bars, or hearing their voice echo across the mountains,” the company wrote. Its press release. I do fear how this might be used on the New York City subway, but maybe I assume the worst in people.

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With the Everboom and other hardware upgrades to UE’s other speakers, here’s how the lineup looks now:

All new products are available to order starting today.