Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 is a super portable speaker that rocks a surprisingly big sound — anywhere. Heading outside? Hit the all-new Outdoor Boost for louder, crisper audio that’s specially tuned for outdoor listening. With 13 hours of battery life, it’ll rage ‘till dawn. It’s got a rating of IP67, so it’s super waterproof. And dustproof. And it floats. Plus, you can wirelessly pair two WONDERBOOM 2 speakers for an even bigger stereo or mono sound. It’s your shower buddy, your beach volleyball captain, and the “big splash” at your next pool party.
Color:Crushed Ice Grey
Pro: - waterproof - sound 360° - sound quality and volume - form factor and build quality - price - battery life at half volume
Con: - battery life at full volume - no rewind button - battery status indicator does not appear on phone
Let me start off by saying I had ordered the original WONDERBOOM because it was cheaper and within 48 hours it completely failed. Dead. So I paid $10 and exchanged it for the newer WONDERBOOM 2. I really wanted to like the first one. It completely crapped out, which I attributed to it being a year old and never opened. The battery must have degraded from disuse.
Now about the WONDERBOOM 2. The sound quality is good-great, but does fall short of some of the JBL products. The sound is truly 360° which is great for outdoor use. Speaking of outdoors, the little tree button on the bottom does make a noticeable difference in the sound when pressed. The form factor is excellent, especially with the elastic loop for the attachment of a clip or carabiner. One might even describe the build quality as WONDERful. My only real complaint is regarding the battery life. Sure, it could go 13 hours at half volume, but if you hit that outdoor button and crank the volume to full blast, you’re looking at something closer to 2.5-3 hours of playback. Other smaller complaints are that there is no rewind button/function (you can skip tracks by double clicking the center button) and there’s no battery life indication that can be viewed on your connected device (in my case, an iPhone 8 plus). The only indication of battery status is the number of “bloop” sounds heard after pressing the + and - buttons simultaneously. Overall it is a great (not excellent speaker) and for the money I would highly recommend looking at the Oontz Angle 3 Raindance (I probably butchered the name).