Best answer: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 wireless mobile Bluetooth speaker claims 20 hours of music between charges. Better still, it provides ultra-fast Micro USB charging so your home isn't going to be silent for long.

Amazon: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 ($200)

What do you get for those 20 hours of play?

The Megaboom 3 is waterproof, drop proof, dustproof, and yes, portable, making it ideally suited for any environment or event. For this, you get 360-degree sound, heart-pumping bass, and more. As long as your device is fully charged, it'll keep the party going throughout the day (and maybe even into the night).

To maximize your Megaboom 3 charge and get that promised 20 hours, be sure to turn off the device when not in use (although it does have a power-saving mode that turns the device off after 15 minutes of no activity). Also, don't blast the music at full sound either (unless you really, really have to, of course) because that'll also cause you to get fewer hours out of it.

You should also refrain from using third-party charging adapters. Although they will work, the charge time might vary depending on the power rating. With the Ultimate Ears charger, you'll get a full charge in 5 hours and 30 minutes, according to the website.

Finally, as Ultimate Ears explains, actual battery life varies with use, settings, and environmental conditions.

Why should you get the Megaboom 3?

As previously mentioned, the Megaboom 3will get you some amazing sound that you can take almost anywhere. As one of the most expensive options from Ultimate Ears, the Megaboom 3 delivers in quality. The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 works alone and with friends. With PartyUp, you can use the UE app to pair up to 150 speakers to create the perfect surround sound speaker. Pairing is available for current and previous generation Boom and Megaboom speakers. Also, with Megaboom 3, you can program and navigate custom playlists from both Apple Music and Deezer Premium.

It's also simple in design. The device features two massive volume buttons on the front of the device. These are joined by power and multifunction buttons on the top of the speaker.

To maximize your Megaboom 3 charge and get that promised 20 hours, be sure to turn off the device when not in use.

On the back, you'll find a fabric loop so your speaker can hang out, no matter the location. On the bottom, you'll see a USB charging port — the only port the speaker includes. It hides behind a rubberized strip when not in use, so you can charge when you need to and not think about it when you don't.

Ultimate Ears likes to change things up by offering its speakers in multiple colors, including special editions. The Megaboom 3 is available in dazzling colors like Lagoon Blue, Nightblack, Sunset Red, Ultraviolet Purple, Urban Magenta, Cloud, and Denim. Some of these colors are available exclusively at Apple. It's also wrapped in signature fabric that makes it durable, waterproof, and fashionable.

Our pick

Megaboom 3

Large, powerful, and portable

With the Megaboom 3, there can always be a party in seconds. It's up for you to decide whether it's a party of one or of hundreds.

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