Should you get an Ultimate Ears Power Up for your Boom 3?

Should you get an Ultimate Ears Power Up for your Boom 3?

Best answer: Yes. For most people, the Ultimate Ears Power Up is an invaluable accessory that will always keep your Boom 3 charged and ready-to-go. Plus, it allows you to always keep the speaker in the same spot.Amazon: Ultimate Ears Power Up ($40)

Wireless charging is fantastic

The Ultimate Ears Power Up is a wireless charging dock that allows you to charge your Blast, Megablast, Boom 3, and Megaboom 3 speakers. 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, you can still use your speaker while it's charging on the dock, so the music doesn't have to ever stop!

Keeps things tidy

The Power Up's minimal design is bound to work with the most home decor, and it's a much more elegant solution to handle the messily tangled charging cord option that can make charging your speaker a nightmare. Most of us have enough things to charge without having to worry about a Bluetooth speaker, so we appreciate anything that keeps wire management simple.

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.

Not good for the pool

One thing to take into consideration is if you plan on using your Boom 3 primarily outside or plan on relying heavily on the speaker's water-resistance, the Power Up is at a slight disadvantage. For most people, this won't be a problem. You can easily take the Boom 3 outside to your pool get it wet and then dry it off before bringing it inside to put on your Power Up.

It's only for the people that want to exclusive use the Boom 3 as an outdoor speaker, or only plan to use it on camping trips and other such events that the Power Up may not be worth it. There are obviously other ways to charge your speaker, so just plan accordingly,

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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