No AUX port; no legacy devices
I won't beat around the bush, if you want to play music from a device that doesn't have Bluetooth — like an older iPod for example — the UE Wonderboom will not help you out. It's not the only option out there, the JBL Flip 4 is a very similar speaker with a couple of distinct advantages over the UE Wonderboom.
The JBL Flip 4 is just as waterproof and supports voice assistants
The IPX7 rating on the JBL means the speaker can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes with no problems. The Wonderboom has a similar rating and can also be submerged for up to the same depth and period of time. Plus, the JBL Flip 4 has a microphone inside, meaning it can be used to answer phone calls or even activate Siri and Google assistant.
Basically, if you were set on the Wonderboom but want that auxiliary port, you won't be sacrificing any of its most appealing features.
If you don't need an AUX port, the UE Wonderboom is great
Wireless Bluetooth audio has become leaps and bounds better over the years, meaning more and more companies have dropped the 3.5mm jack from its devices.
The UE Wonderboom is IP67 rated, meaning it can be fully submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes just like the JBL Flip 4, and it's over $20 cheaper!. You can even pair two UE Wonderboom's together to create a little stereo set that can really amp up the volume!
Similar sound and quality with an AUX port
If you want a similar experience to the UE Wonderboom, but really need an AUX port, the JBL Flip 4 is a perfect alternative. Its IPX7 rating means it's just as safe for pool parties, and it sports a 3,000 mAh battery to keep the tunes pumping for 12 hours.
No wires needed and a great value
If you don't absolutely need the AUX port, the UE Wonderboom is a fantastic, compact, and affordable waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
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