Big sound doesn’t always have to come in a big case, and Logitech hopes to take that through to consumers with the Mini Boom, a little brother to last year’s highly water resistant Boom.
Heading to stores in late February, the Mini Boom is basically what the name implies: a miniature version of what its big brother the UE Boom offers, providing clear audio in a small Bluetooth speaker with support for immediate tethering over the wireless handshake protocol that is Near-Field Communication.
A quick pairing over NFC will initiate the Bluetooth link for Android phones, while iPhone and iPad owners will need to connect the good ol’ fashioned way with the Bluetooth settings.
Once that’s done, Logitech is suggesting up to ten hours of battery life are possible, with the Bluetooth able to transmit from up to 15 metres away, and just like the other Boom, two Mini Boom speakers can be setup to work together, providing audio from both Mini Boom speakers at the same time.
“Marrying incredible convenience with huge sound, the UE Mini Boom is the latest mobile speaker in the Ultimate Ears lineup to deliver the best of both worlds,” said Rory Dooley, General Manager of Ultimate Ears.
“Whether you’re at home watching the latest music video on your tablet, taking a long road trip with family or just listening to your favourite tunes, the UE Mini Boom was designed to be the ideal companion for today’s music consumption lifestyle.”
The small speaker is available in multiple colours, and while it has a metal frame with a rubber casing, it doesn’t have quite the level of water-protection as its UE Boom brother, omitting the hydrophobic coating that we had so much fun with in the original cylindrical Boom speaker.
That said, if the sound is anywhere near as good as its brother, its $99.95 recommended retail price may be worth it, and you can expect to find it in all major retailers within the next week or two.