megaboom Stories February 29, 2016

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Brita’s new Wi-Fi Infinity water pitcher automatically orders new filters from Amazon

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook now $300 off: 256GB $1,000, 512GB $1,300 + extra $50 savings w/ .edu email

Apple Mac Pro 12-core Xeon/64GB/1TB: $8,799 shipped (Reg. $9,599), more

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi in all colors: $695 shipped (Reg. $799)

This emergency flashlight can charge your phone, start your car, or help you break out of it: $80 shipped

Apple makes 5 top-rated iOS apps available for free during 1-day Leap Year sale ($15 savings)

App Store Free App of the Week: HoPiKo speed-run platformer goes free for the first time ($2 value)

The Walking Dead: Michonne is now available for iOS, Android and consoles

Explore Renaissance Italy in the new Assassin’s Creed Identity action RPG for iOS

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LD West’s gun holster-style iPhone case & wallet combo: $20 off, deals from $109 shipped

Review: Audioengine turns it up to 11 with its newest Bluetooth HD6 powered speakers

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

UE’s popular MEGABOOM waterproof Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $208 shipped (Reg. $250+)

Amazon Gold Box – Monitors, Wi-Fi routers, Storage & more up to 60% off: Dell 23-inch monitor $120 (Orig. $200), more

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Grab the best-selling GoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera for $299 (Reg. $330+), more

Aukey USB Accessories w/ Prime shipping: Bluetooth car audio receiver and charger $17, Dual USB solar charger $39

Show off and charge your Apple Watch + iPhone w/ this aluminum dock for just $23 Prime shipped (Reg. $39), more

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Victronix teases its new Cyber Tool fitness tracker for the popular INOX watch

Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS confirmed, pre-orders now live

megaboom Stories January 5, 2015

At CES today, Logitech subsidiary Ultimate Ears (UE) announced its Megaboom Bluetooth speaker.  Yes, it is a bigger, louder version of the popular UE Booms. That means it comes with apps that do things like equalize, set alarms and pair to stereo, with new features added all the time. The Megaboom also shares the 100-foot Bluetooth range and ability to pair with up to 8 devices with its smaller sibling.

But the bigger and louder sound of the Megaboom also comes with some nice extras not found in the other models. Megabooms are waterproof like crazy (IPX7). Bring it into the shower. Knock it in the pool (the shallow end, anyway). NBD. The MegaBoom also has a whopping 20-hour battery life but still charges via MicroUSB. Smart.

The cost: $299 is a significant $100 premium over the Booms and $200 premium over the Mini Booms and you’ll lose some portability with the bigger size. These are big and heavy and they don’t fit in a cupholder.

But if you want the banging-est sound you can find from a portable Bluetooth speaker, your search is over. I’ve secretly been reviewing a unit since last year and it is all true. The sound fills up a room, day at the beach, picnic, bikeride or destroys a car. It even works as a nice desk speaker. As I hinted in my Best Bluetooth Speaker o the year list, the Megaboom is as good, if not better than the other best $300 Bluetooth speakers we’ve reviewed: Bose Soundlink 3, Beats Pill XL and Jawbone’s Big Jambox have met their match!

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