The UE Boom 3 is one of the earlier additions to UE\u2019s bluetooth range of speakers that offer excellent sound quality, with accurate bass that does not distort your music. The portable bluetooth speaker comes in night black, storm, lagoon blue, moon, sunset red and ultraviolet purple. If you want a differently shaped speaker, you might also like our G-Project G-Drop speaker review. The portable speaker also works just fine underwater, and can float if you don\u2019t want to have it submerged. These kinds of features mean that it really does deserve to be among the best bluetooth speakers we\u2019ve come across, and rest assured, we\u2019ve gone through a lot of these to know what\u2019s what.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - UE Boom 3\r\nBrought to you by Ultimate Ears, the Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker is one of the many in its range that provide 360 degree sound and have great endurance. The speaker gets as loud as 90 decibels, and is covered in fabric that can withstand most hostile environments. If you want a speaker that's a bit more intense, you'll be better off reading our review of the Nomadic audio HiFi speaker.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe UE Boom 3 can be used to stream from Apple music if you\u2019re an iOS user, or Deezer if you\u2019re on Android. Otherwise, you can use the Boom App on your phone to control your playlist. The Boom speakers also don\u2019t have that many buttons on them. There\u2019s only the power button, bluetooth pairing button and the Magic button on top that\u2019s used to play or pause. At 90 decibels, this speaker is also likely to make your ears boom if you turn the volume up enough. It's loud enough to be heard outdoors and rivals a lot of other bluetooth speakers such as the Bose Soundlink Revolve in this regard.\r\nDesign\r\nThe UE Boom 3 bears a compact yet rugged design that allows you to carry it wherever you go, and has a distinct color palette that makes it nice to look at. It\u2019s fabric is of the same material that's used to make fire equipment, and this adds greatly to its durability. If you look at the speaker's fabric grille, you\u2019ll find the volume buttons etched into it which makes for a fantastic design. Like a lot of wireless speakers, the Ultimate Boom 3 has it\u2019s charging port housed by a compartment at it\u2019s back, and on a full charge, it has an okay battery life of about 15 hours. If you\u2019d like to stretch that to 20 hours though, you should consider the JBL Charge 4. It has the rights reserved for an overnight party.\r\nValue\r\nThe UE Boom 3 costs only about $20 or so more than its predecessor, and for that you get a product that has an IP67 certification, meaning it can be submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes and is also dustproof. The Ultimate Ears boom 3 unfortunately doesn\u2019t come with its own charging dock, so buyers will be forced to purchase it separately. Aside from that, music can be pretty easy to control once you have your boom app setup. You\u2019ll also be able to pair it with other speakers for a louder sound experience especially when outdoors. Price-wise, if the Boom 3 is still above your budget, then perhaps the Anker Soundcore will make for a more comfortable purchase.\r\nUE Boom 3 Wrap Up\r\nThe Ultimate Ears Boom 3 might not be as loud as its range of megaboom speakers, but it still packs enough of a punch to hold a party down. It remains a fine selection in UE\u2019s range of speakers, and one you should get if you hope to be moving around with your music a lot.