UE Roll 2 Review – The UE ROLL 2 Bluetooth Speaker
The UE Roll 2 is one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers designed for rugged outdoor use. It is one of the best Bluetooth speakers capable of producing deep powerful sound in a small package, and is a vast improvement over its predecessor the UE Roll. The UE Roll 2 speaker features a stretchy, attachable marine-grade bungee for you to strap it to your bike, backpack, kayak or whatever else you want to take your music. It’s also fully waterproof and can work flawlessly underwater – you can submerge this speaker in water for up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter without having to worry about damaging it. The speaker itself is unbelievably light at a mere 0.7 lbs – which is about as heavy as a can of soda – making it one of the most portable and lightweight outdoor bluetooth speakers you can find. It also comes equipped with a superb 100 ft bluetooth wireless range and 9 hours of rechargeable battery life. To top it off, it also comes with a nice inflatable floatie for the speaker to float on water while playing your favorite music.
Pros & Cons
The Pros. The UR Roll 2 is fully waterproof and can be submerged into water for a depth of 1 meter. This means that you can bring the UE Roll 2 to the pool and beach and never have to worry about streaming music in the water. It also comes with a cool inflatable floatie for you to float the speaker on the water while streaming music, which can be plenty of fun. The sound quality of the UE Roll 2 is phenomenally good, with rich and crisp highs, detailed mids and booming bass. The battery life is an incredible 9 hours, giving you plenty of juice to keep the party going.
The Cons. The UE Roll 2 charges via a micro USB port which can feel a little flimsy. Be careful when inserting the micro USB into the speaker (do not use too much force when inserting and taking out the micro USB) or you might damage the port. The UE Roll 2 is also slightly more expensive and may be a little pricey.
We were very impressed by the sound performance of the UE Roll 2. The 360 degree sound quality is very good and gets extremely loud. The bass output was also decent and deep and does not bleed into the mids; we did not notice any muddiness in the sound at all. That said, do not expect booming bass due to the size of this speaker. The audio is crisp and clear, and very pleasant to listen to. We tested this speaker from everything from country, classical, rock, pop to rap and we really liked the sound performance of this speaker. We would describe the UE Roll 2 as having a warm and smooth sound signature with balanced highs and mids. For an ultra-portable speaker of this size, we were really quite impressed by the sound quality and tight bass.
The UE Roll 2 is extremely solid and well-constructed. You can feel the quality of this speaker just by holding it on your hand. You can bring this speaker virtually anywhere in the rain, pool, or through harsh elements and it will work perfectly. We found that this speaker could deliver more than 8 hours of continuous playtime at high volume on a single charge while floating on the water. Overall, the UE Roll 2 has a very unique and sleek appearance which we really liked.
The UE Roll 2 operates by installing an app onto your phone. The app allows you to turn the speaker on/off, change the volume and tinker with the choice of sound and bass output. We also liked the fact that UE keeps updating the app so you’ll always get the latest firmware. The speaker charges from a USB port with an included cord which is long and a nice bright yellow color. The bungee type bands on the back of this speaker are a great addition for you to hook it up to your backpack or bike. Apart from the long Bluetooth range of 100 ft, you can also connect up to two UE Rolls from a single bluetooth source for bigger sound. The smooth, reinforced shell of the speaker also comes in different fun colors to choose from: volcano, reef, sugarplum and atmosphere. We particularly liked the reef and sugarplum design which looks really exotic and unique.
The UE Roll 2 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers with phenomenal sound quality, sleek design and extraordinary battery life. We particularly liked the waterproof capabilities and the built-in bungie handle which makes it extremely convenient to take anywhere. We were also very impressed with the Bluetooth range and liked the app which you can install and control the sound outputs from your mobile device. All of these features, combined with an ultra-portable and sleek design, make the UE Roll 2 one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can find. Although the UE Roll 2 is slightly pricier, the speaker is a great investment if you need an exceptionally rugged Bluetooth speaker to take on outdoor adventures and is definitely an improvement over the UE Roll.
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