ROLL UE – Boosts The Audio 360 Degree
Ultimate Ears (UE) has recently announced the latest edition to its family, the UE ROLL. It characterizes a ‘marine grade’ bungee cord at the back of the speaker, which enables you to attach it to almost anything, from hanging it on a tree in a park to attaching it to the handlebars of your bike and partly thanks to an intuitive plastic coated acoustic skin which provides the speaker with water, dust and stain resistance.
Connectivity & Audio
Once they are ready, all you need to do is pause the music on your phone and let them play from their phone it is that simple, and minimizes the downtime usually associated with switching Bluetooth inputs. It is great mindset for UE to have, and is one we have not seen from many, if any other Bluetooth speaker maker. It makes you feel a bit better about buying a speaker because you know that it will continue to amend over time. UE has created the UE ROLL app specifically for the speaker, and is available for both iOS and Android. When connected to an iPhone or Android device, the app acts as an intermediary between your device and the speaker, allowing you to remotely turn the speaker off.
Its dome-like design also aids with audio projection, as when the speaker is on a flat surface, you experience an even level of audio from any angle. Now you know all about the UE ROLL, lets move on to what really matters the sound quality. If you press the + and – buttons on the speaker at the same time, you will be getting a natural sounding voice letting you know what percentage the battery is currently at. It is nice to hear such a natural sounding voice on a Bluetooth speaker, as many makers or producers seem to opt for a poorly pronounced voice-over, with some being completely inaudible.
Details Of UE ROLL
- 135mm diameter
- 40mm height
- 360-degree audio
- Range of colours and designs
- Pair two UE ROLL speakers together
- iOS and Android app available
- Bluetooth and 3.5mm jack input
- 9 hour battery life
It is water/dust/stain resistance and rugged design means that it should be able to handle almost anything that you can throw at it. The fact that it will receive OTA updates with new specialties is definitely a selling point, as it means that the UE ROLL should continue to improve over time.