What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 6:33pm

Logitech UE Boombox

Tested at £200
80100
4

Not completely without sonic fault, but still pretty good for the money

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For

  • Simple pairing
  • Sounds punchy and weighty

Against

  • Not particularly light
  • Battery life could be longer
  • Not the clearest treble

Logitech has done rather well for itself in the portable speaker market, bossing the £100ish iPod speaker dock arena for a good few years. Now it’s branching out with wireless speakers – and slightly more attention-seeking designs.

The Logitech UE Boombox is a Bluetooth speaker with an integrated, rechargeable battery that’s good for up to six hours of playback. A carry handle and a rubber base make it even more outdoorsy, though it’s worth pointing out it’s not particularly light nor does it stand very steadily on its foot.

Pairing proves simple, and there are soft volume up and down controls on one end of the device, and a headphone output too. There’s no remote control, though, so you’ll have to make do with using your source as your volume control.

Logitech UE Boombox: Sound quality
Sonically, there’s decent weight and a fair amount of punch. The relatively large dimensions house two tweeters, two woofers and four passive radiators, which help shift plenty of air.

It could be a little clearer in the treble, but there’s impressive scale and a decent soundstage.

It may not be completely without sonic fault, but for the money, it’s difficult to argue too hard with this Logitech Boombox.

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