A lot of the playful aesthetics and rugged sturdiness of the UE Boom 2 and its bigger UE Megaboom sibling return with the Blast and Megablast, however with the addition of on-board Wi-Fi and built-in Alexa.
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Naturally, the addition of Alexa to the UE audio system turns them into a wise hub, permitting you to regulate your linked units at dwelling over the wi-fi community and entry any of the thousands of Alexa Skills.
The pair of audio system can be accompanied at launch by the Energy Up charging dock (bought individually) which you could depart plugged in at dwelling, permitting you to rapidly rework your rugged Bluetooth speaker right into a powered good dwelling hub by merely plonking it down.
Amazon Prime, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Deezer are all suitable at launch, as is Amazon Music Limitless, of which you’ll get a free three-month subscription with the acquisition of a Blast or Megablast. When you gained’t be capable to use Alexa to play music from Spotify straightaway, this function is formally “coming quickly”.
Whereas the regular-sized Blast speaker gained’t differ too drastically from the Growth 2 within the acoustics division, the Megablast is UE’s loudest speaker, with two further tweeters and extensively tweaked drivers giving it an additional 40% loudness edge on the Megaboom.
The UE Blast and UE Megablast can be on cabinets from Could eight for $279 and $379 respectively, out there in Graphite Black, Blizzard White, Blue Metal, Merlot Pink, Mojito Inexperienced, and Lemonade Yellow. The Energy Up charging dock will launch on the identical date, purchasable individually for $49.