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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker Review: Small Package, Big Sound

The Ultimate Ears’ Wonderboom Speaker can go anywhere (it’s small, waterproof, and wireless), and delivers big sound for up to 10 hours.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker Review:

Price and Where to Buy: Ultimate Ears’ Wonderboom Speaker is available on Amazon for $100.

How the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Want to play your music outside (or in the shower) this summer? The Wonderboom speaker delivers crisp, clear, and loud music that will liven up a party of any size. You can play your music for up to 10 hours on a single charge, so there’s no need to worry about electricity.
  • Value: 7/10. The sound quality is worth the price tag, which is an average price for a drop-proof, water-proof speaker.
  • Portability: 10/10. The Wonderboom speaker is wireless and weighs only 1.3 lbs. Its dimensions are 4.2″ x 4.6″ x 5.2″.
  • Durability: 10/10. This speaker can handle whatever you throw at it: It’s waterproof (can withstand depths of one meter for up to 30 minutes), it floats, and it’s durable (it’s been drop tested from 1.7 meters).
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. The Wonderboom comes in fun colors and delivers great sounding music.

Final Verdict: The Wonderboom is tiny, loud, lightweight, and easy to use—what more could you ask for from a Bluetooth speaker?


Caroline Morse is always on the hunt for the newest and best travel gear. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter to see what she wears around the world. 


Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

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Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

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