BLAST feat. Alexa


Ultimate Ear’s latest tube of audio power hides mystical new powers in an impressively rugged shell

Ultimate Ears has taken one of its most popular portable speakers, the Boom 2, and upgraded it with Alexa smarts. That means the built in assistant will be with you wherever you have Wi-Fi; and the speaker’s tough, water-resistant construction means Alexa can be as adventurous as you are. The Blast is about the same size as the UE Boom, with the same chunky controls. Its power button lights up whenever Alexa is listening to your instructions. For the fans of the Boom 2 and Wonderboom speakers, the Blast looks set to join that list. It keeps the same life proof construction and is as easy to lug around as a bottle of water, but gains useful extras like Alexa integration and the option of cable free charging.

Tech specs

Speakers: Two 35mm active drivers, two passive radiators
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery life: Up to 12 hours
Resistance: IP67 (dust, water to 1m)
Colour options: Dark grey, green, white, red, blue, yellow
Dimensions: 188x68x68mm, 640g