I am a huge fan of Ultimate Ears’ UE Boom. I love the way the company has been adding features to the already-great speaker. And I love the way Ultimate Ears has been rolling out limited editions of the speaker. This time out they are announcing the sixth Artist-Edition UE Boom.
Yes, the company has teamed up contemporary graffiti artist Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins to create something special.
As the announcement notes,
The Safe Haven Edition UE BOOM celebrates the depth and detail in the world of art by combining the powerful sound from the multi-award-winning UE BOOM with Craola’s vivid – and imaginative – designs.
Craola draws inspiration from his favorite childhood books and cartoons, and weaves together pop culture, nature and carnival kitsch with his warped imagination to capture the extraordinary in his pieces. His work can be found in a variety of places, from galleries to clothing and video games, to spray-painted murals. Now, he is bringing his visions to new life on the acoustic skin of UE BOOM, encouraging fans to bring a fresh perspective to their imaginations and express themselves.
Speaking of his approach to creating art Craola observes:
Just like my art inspires people to leave behind the ordinary, the power of UE BOOM allows its listeners to enhance their ordinary by bringing music deeper into whatever they’re doing, no matter where they go. I love that the Ultimate Ears brand and I both stand for self-expression, and I’m honored to share in this adventure of bringing music and imagination to life.
The UE BOOM was first released in 2013 and has been a huge hit ever since. It has seen the introduction of a smaller unit with the same basic features as well as a larger version that looks, and sounds amazing. The speaker has a cylindrical shape that plays 360-degree sound, and it features a customizable acoustic skin. It is truly a standout in a crowded market!
“When we conceived of UE BOOM, we set out to challenge people’s concepts for what a mobile speaker looked like and how it performed,” says Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “To this day, every detail that goes into this product ties back to innovation and customization; in fact, pushing boundaries is our central focus for the UE experience. To this end, the artist edition speakers deliver on both the creativity and innovation fronts, and we have even more up our sleeves.”
The company is producing only 200 Safe Haven Edition UE BOOM speakers. They will be available in select countries worldwide beginning in April 2015 and sell for $199.99.