Ultimate Ears' New Bluetooth Speaker Looks Like A Winking Robot

Image: UE

There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers in the world, but the new one from Ultimate Ears has stolen our hearts.

The undeniably cute Wonderboom is a diddy little speaker that – like UE's other products – puts out a surprising amount of sound. It's waterproof, can be paired with a second one for stereo sound, and comes in six colours: Stone (grey), Phantom (black), Fireball (red), SubZero (blue), Cashmere (pink) and Lilac (...lilac).

It's not cheap at $129.99 in Australia, but UE's products have served us well in the past. The company is part of Logitech and has built a reputation for hard-wearing, good-looking and great-sounding speakers. Plus if you turn it on its side, Wonderboom looks like a little robot winking at you. Aww.

For your dollars you get 360-degree sound, 10-hour battery life and 100-foot Bluetooth range. It's IPX7 rated, meaning you can put in up to a metre of water for up to half an hour, and it floats. It's drop-proof from up to five feet and comes with a colour-coordinated hanging loop.

Charlotte Johs, GM at Ultimate Ears, said:

"Wonderboom is a pint-sized, super-portable Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly big sound. And, just like the rest of the Ultimate Ears family, it’s also virtually indestructible."

Normally we'd take that as a challenge, but who could bear to harm that little face? Wonderboom is out next month. We'll be naming ours Marvin.


This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.