Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast with Amazon Alexa

Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast with Amazon Alexa

On October 19, 2017, Ultimate Ears introduced Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast with Amazon Alexa: portable, wireless, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers with immersive 360-degree sound and hands-free voice-control, for at home and on-the-go.

When connected to Wi-Fi, music fans in the US, UK, Germany and Austria can use the power of their voice to ask Alexa to control music from Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and TuneIn, and we expect to add voice control for Pandora and Deezer in the future. With Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.

As Ultimate Ears' loudest, most powerful and best sounding speaker to date, Megablast is meticulously engineered from the ground up with custom drivers that produce a full and crisp sound. The result is a speaker with more powerful mid-range, deeper bass, vocals and instruments that are produced clearer than ever before in our highly portable, battery-powered speakers. 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.

"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 far-field voice recognition 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."

Today Ultimate Ears also announced Ultimate Ears Power Up, a sleek charging dock that makes charging easier and more seamless for Blast and Megablast. With Power Up, say goodbye to messy wires and keep the music playing while charging.

You can now take your music and Alexa anywhere your Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast with Amazon Alexa can go, from party to pool to park. When connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot, just ask Alexa to play music, order pizza, control smart home devices or try any of the more than 25,000 skills available for Alexa.

"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 more customers, even outside of their homes."

Other features from Blast and Megablast include: