Are you a music lover? I definitely am. In our house, we have music playing almost non-stop. While we work, it’s playing softly in the background. During our meal times, we have music to drown out mouth noises. When just hanging out, our favorite playlists stream to gently set the tone. Shower? Music. You get my drift.
MegaBlast Portable Speakers
We absolutely love having music playing. But this also means we need to be able to have access to speakers – both inside and out – to play our playlists through. Just in time for summer, Ultimate Ears announced new updates for their MegaBlast and Blast portable speakers, available at Best Buy, to help them get smarter and better over time. Here are the tops features of the Ultimate Ears MegaBlast Portable Speakers designed to give you a better listening experience:
Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can now control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status in two ways – either through the app, or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. Plus, you can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).
Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): Just ask “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly” or any music from Spotify on MegaBlast and Blast. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM in the U.S. — use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi. On Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.
A better way to listen with Spotify Connect (coming soon): MegaBlast and Blast will be the first Ultimate Ears speakers to integrate Spotify Connect. When on Wi-Fi, open the Spotify app on your phone and play music directly to our speakers (under “Devices Available”) without the need to pair through Bluetooth. Music fans can also stream the highest quality sound possible from Spotify. With Spotify Connect, text message or make calls without interrupting the music and save your phone’s battery.
New grouping experience for smart speakers (coming soon): You can group up to eight MegaBlast and Blast speakers on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Stereo mode is supported when you connect two MegaBlast or Blast speakers. Optimized to take advantage of the speakers’ built-in Wi-Fi capability, you will experience greater range for grouped speakers and improved connection reliability. Grouping is expected to be available later this year.
MegaBlast is Ultimate Ears most powerful speakers, with stunning clarity and deep, heart-pounding bass, that brings music to life. It has a Wi-Fi connection range of 330′ and Bluetooth range of 150′ so you can listen to music as you walk around your home. Not to mention, the large, built-in, rechargeable battery lets you enjoy up to 16 hours.
The Blast is an IP67 rated speaker that can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes, making it both water-resistant and dust proof. This makes the Blast perfect for outdoor listening, as well as the ideal speaker for shower singing.
Which Ultimate Ears portable speaker will fit your needs?
You can find both smart, portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers – with Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant – at Best Buy.