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How fast does the Ultimate Ears Power Up charge a speaker?

How fast does the Ultimate Ears Power Up charge a speaker?

Best answer: The Power Up charging dock is compatible with four different Ultimate Ears speakers, and the average charging time ranges between 2.5-3 hours depending on the speaker you're charging.Amazon: Ultimate Ears Power Up (opens in new tab) ($40)

Full charging times

The Ultimate Ears Power Up charging dock is designed to work with the Blast, Megablast, Boom 3, and Megaboom 3 speakers and each model takes slightly different times to charge on the Power Up. Here are the approximate full charge (from 0 percent battery power) times for each model using the Power Up:

  • Blast: 2.5 hours
  • Megablast: 3 hours
  • Boom 3: 2.75 hours
  • Megaboom 3: 2.75 hours

So no matter what speaker you have, you'll be getting comparable charging times. It's also fairly quick so you can get back out to the party, or whatever you were doing before your Bluetooth speaker died.

Is the Power Up worth an extra $40?

Yes. For most people, the Ultimate Ears Power Up is an invaluable accessory that will always keep your speaker charged and ready-to-go.

Much like a wireless charging pad for your phone, this is a much simpler and elegant solution to charging your device. Not only will the Power Up allow you to free up a USB port on your computer, but it also stays stationary, making it easy to set it and forget it. Plus, the Power Up takes up little space on its own. The dock is a small circle measured at 90mm in diameter. It's enough to just charge your speaker and nothing else, so little extra space is required. Its minimal design also ensures it'll blend in with any decor.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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