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conclusion:We like it

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A compact size, stylish form factor, and solid sound performance help make Logitech's UE Boom a good choice for a portable speaker. The UE Boom's cylindrical shape is a different take on portable speakers, one that iLounge appreciated, saying it "has one of the nicest overall designs in its class." The design doesn't make it less portable, either, with PC Mag finding it "small enough to tuck into a bag." Logitech built the UE Boom with a cylindrical shape to deliver a 360-degree sound performance, and it works. ZDNet calls it a "top notch audio experience," and Mashable says it "offers outstanding sound quality for the price." The price is a little higher than our current Must-have portable speaker, the Jawbone JAMBOX, but the size and sound experience help justify the cost.

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Critic reviews

8.4
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    8.5
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    8.3
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    9.0
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User reviews

9.7
6 reviews
8.0
CNET Jun 18, 2013

The $200 Logitech UE Boom is a versatile and durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays loud and is great for on-the-go use.

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8.0
ZDNet Jun 4, 2013

Ultimate Ears knows audio and their latest UE Boom product rocks the portable market with fantastic features, long battery life, and advanced pairing functionality.

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8.0
PC Mag Jun 19, 2013

The Logitech UE Boom is a surprisingly powerful Bluetooth speaker the size of a beer can, but you need two if you want to take advantage of its coolest feature.

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10
Pocket-Lint Jul 8, 2013

The UE Boom is a class act - in fact we're yet to see or hear a better Bluetooth speaker of this size. Perfect for summer park time, winter hide-away time or pretty much any time.

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9.0
PC World Australia Jul 22, 2013

The UE Boom is the size of a bottle of water, but it has a surprising amount of audio power hidden away. It doesn’t have the deepest bass we’ve heard from a small speaker, but considering its design we’re impressed.

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8.0
iLounge May 21, 2013

Overall, UE Boom is a very good ultra-portable wireless speaker. While we wouldn’t pick it for raw sound quality over Logitech’s top $150 models ... its considerably smaller size, nicer industrial design, improved battery life and speakerphone functionality are all assets ... to iOS users.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Jun 21, 2013

A convenient, cool-looking portable Bluetooth speaker that offers superb volume for its small size. However, like most other style-obsessed portable speakers of late, it seems expensive given the sound quality and level of tech sophistication it really brings to the table.

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9.0
GadgetMac Jun 15, 2013

if you're looking to spend a bit extra in return for slightly better sound at an extremely attractive package that's also durable, the UE Boom is without a doubt the must have portable speaker at the $200 - to even as high as the $300 price range.

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Pocket-Lint May 21, 2013

Pound for pound we reckon the UE walks all over the well-known bass brand though and it's definitely kitted out with plenty more features. We like.

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10
CJMCDM CJMCDM

This is one of the best devices I have bought for music playback. The Boom is compact, beautiful and practical. The sound quality is excellent, specially when you consider the size of the speaker. The Boom is also LOUD, very loud in fact, so much that you will rarely turn the volume all the way...

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9.0
daleam daleam

I don't think this speaker could be much better, for what it is. It's very loud. The sound and built quality is comparable to my Bose SoundLink, while being more portable and longer lasting per charge. It just doesn't have quite as much low end to it. Regardless, very clean and clear sounding....

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10
acaurora acaurora

When I was looking for a bluetooth speaker, I had initially looked at the Jambox and the Mini Soundlink II. I didn't want something as big as the Big Jambox or the Beats Boombox, but audio quality did matter. Then I stumbled upon this while browsing Best Buy, and was pleasantly surprised. What...

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10
meuffel meuffel

Wonderful Warm Sound, Super design (LESS IS MORE), incredible long battery life and easy to transport, use it in the Kitchen, Garage, Garden, Bathroom, on the Beach etc. After 20 Hours playing music in the office the UEBOOM still mentioned to have 50% charge. Absolutely the Best thing I ever...

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10
brewsterlewster brewsterlewster

I have compared this UE Boom to the Bose Sounlink Mini, the closest competitor, and there really is no comparison if you want clarity of mids and highs. The Bose has a muffled sound with its increased bass push. It would be nice if there was more REAL bass, of course, but physics is physics....

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