1-UP, 2-UP, PARTY-UP

by Volker Weber

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The Ultimate Ears BOOM speakers are wildly successful amongst kids. And today they received a very cool update: instead of pairing two speakers for stereo that kids don't really care for, you can now add as many speakers as you want. Ultimate Ears says "more than 50", but that is unlikely to happen. But when you get together, everybody can bring their speaker and then link them all together. The UI is very simple. The UE BOOM (or MEGABOOM) app on your phone shows other speakers it discovers in a drawer at the bottom and you just pull them up. Disconnecting is as simple: just put them back in the drawer. The cool thing is that the speaker does not even have to be on. It can discover them via BT Low Energy and then turn them on as needed.

What I really like is that you don't have to have the latest and greatest. It works with the original BOOM, the BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM. The ROLL and ROLL2 speakers are left out right now, but I bet they will join later.

Comments

Wenn ich mir also keinen Play5 leisten kann, investiere ich einen Megaboom? Das Sonos des kleinen Mannes...

Markus Mews, 2016-10-04 21:53

Nein, anderer Use Case. Die sind zum Mitnehmen. Für zu Hause kauft man lieber einen PLAY:1. Klingt besser und kann mehr.

Volker Weber, 2016-10-04 21:59

Klingt so, als könnte ich Boom-Pirat spielen und anderer Leute Player kapern. Arrrrrr.

Oder bedarf es noch einer Gegensktion am jeweils einzubindenden Boom? Ansonsten fände ich dieses Feature eher doof. Ich laufe mit meinem Boom in der Tasche an älteren Damen vorbei und plötzlich schallt Florian Silbereisen aus meiner Aktentasche...:)

Johannes Matzke, 2016-10-05 06:35

Schon witzig, wie wir uns immer auf die möglichen Probleme stürzen. Als ob das einem Produktmanager nicht nach 30 Sekunden auch einfiele. Man kann Bluetooth Smart ausschalten, dann lässt sich der Speaker nicht einschalten. Und man kann den Party-Up Modus beeinflussen, in dem man Public ausschaltet. Zufrieden?

Volker Weber, 2016-10-05 07:37

Pirat wäre unterm Strich lustiger gewesen. Mir wären da noch mehr Anwendungsbeispiele als in meinem ersten Beispiel eingefallen. Aber ja. Zufrieden.

Johannes Matzke, 2016-10-05 08:05

Na, Pirat geht noch, solange der Eigentümer nicht weiß wie man es abschaltet.

Volker Jürgensen , 2016-10-05 19:03

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