When connected to Wi-Fi, music fans in the US, UK and Germany can use the power of their voice and ask Alexa to control music from Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and TuneIn, and we expect to add voice control for Spotify, Pandora and Deezer in the future. With Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.
“With BLAST and MEGABLAST, we brought together everything that our fans loved about our Bluetooth speakers -- amazing sound quality, waterproof, ready-for-anything design -- and upped the ante with Wi-Fi and hands-free voice control with Amazon Alexa,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “And with a battery life of up to 12 hours for BLAST and 16 hours for MEGABLAST, you can take these portable speakers everywhere and enjoy great sound all day.”
Ultimate Ears says that MEGABLAST is its most powerful and best sounding speaker to date. It's said to feature custom drivers that produce full and crisp sound. The speaker has more powerful mid-range, deeper bass, and clearer vocals and instruments. With a maximum sound pressure level of 93 dBC, MEGABLAST is the loudest speaker from Ultimate Ears and is 40 percent louder than Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.
In addition to the new speakers, Ultimate Ears also announced POWER UP, a charging dock that makes charging easier and more seamless for BLAST and MEGABLAST.
“Alexa should go everywhere you want to go, and the BLAST and MEGABLAST speakers make that even easier,” said Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Alexa. “We’re excited that these devices will bring great-sounding music, durability, portability, and hands-free access to Alexa to even more customers, inside and outside of their homes.”
● Music never stops: When connected to Wi-Fi, you can take calls on your phone while the music continues to play uninterrupted on the speakers. And with hands-free voice control, anyone can play DJ -- just ask Alexa to play a song, turn up the volume or cue your favorite playlist. BLAST and MEGABLAST also give you the ability to stream music from the cloud, and a bigger range to roam and dance, with a range of 330 feet on Wi-Fi and 150 feet on Bluetooth.
● Seriously waterproof and long-lasting battery life: Both BLAST and MEGABLAST are IP67 rated, so they are dustproof, waterproof, and can be immersed in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Keep the party going with a battery life of up to 12 hours for BLAST and up to 16 hours for MEGABLAST.
● Smarter over time: Featuring a new Ultimate Ears app, BLAST and MEGABLAST get smarter and better over time. Using the app, you can update the speakers for new experiences and features as they become available.
● Subtle yet stunning colors for every style: A twist on classic saturated primary hues, BLAST and MEGABLAST are available in six colors: Graphite (Black), Blizzard (White), Blue Steel, Merlot (Red), Mojito (Green) and Lemonade (Yellow). Color availability will vary by country.
Amazon Music Unlimited
Any purchase of BLAST and/or MEGABLAST through January 23, 2018 will come with a three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Music Unlimited, the full catalog on-demand streaming service, offers access to tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand curated playlists and personalized stations, as well as natural language voice controls powered by Alexa. This promotion is only available to new subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited.
Pricing and Availability
Ultimate Ears BLAST and MEGABLAST can be purchased for $229.99 and $299.99, respectively. Both are set to ship on October 29th.