NEWARK, Calif. — June 21, 2016 — Today, Ultimate Ears wants you to speak up and use your voice by introducing Siri® and Google Now™ voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM. Now, music fans can simply say it to play it, allowing them to stay connected in the moment by providing faster, easier access to their music using Siri and Google Now voice directly from their Ultimate Ears speakers. The new push-to-talk feature brings even more convenience to UE's award winning on-the-go Bluetooth® speakers.
Ultimate Ears is rolling out a firmware update to the and that brings and integration to the Bluetooth speakers. With the update, you can press the Bluetooth button and ask Google Now to play music, check the weather, search for nearby restaurants, and much more.
From cliff to cave, Ultimate Ears' speakers are meant to be with you, wherever, whenever. They're waterproof (IPX7), rugged and blast incredible 360-degree sound. This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all. "Music lovers can now truly stay in the moment, playing their favorite song from the middle of the pool or even while diving off a cliff with their UE speaker in hand," said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. "No matter how wet, muddy or wild the situation, with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM, fans no longer need to pick up their phone to play DJ. Now, they can just say it to play it."
Logitech's Bluetooth have proven to offer solid performance in small, affordable packages, and the UE Boom (named for the Ultimate Ears brand Logitech acquired) is no different. At $199.99 (direct) this cylindrical speaker is eye-catching, gets pleasantly loud, and can even be paired up with another speaker for a wireless stereo experience. While pricier, it offers better sound and significantly more power than the . As expected for a small portable Bluetooth speaker, though, it doesn't exactly impress on the low end and doesn't beat the more expensive as our current Editors' Choice for Bluetooth speakers, despite coming close.