If you’ve still been struggling to find a perfect-fitting pair of earbuds (like I am) that you can’t just do without, Logitech-backed Ultimate Ears may have just thought up a solution in the form of UE Fits – true wireless earbuds that offer a custom fit. The earbuds come integrated with LEDs to trigger the special gel-filled ear tips to harden and mold in the unique shape of your ears for enhanced sound quality and noise cancelation.
This package sounds pretty futuristic since we are still in the era of silicone ear tips or the foam tips that fill the ear canal for finer audio output. UE has fitted the earbuds with the Lightform technology to mold the tips to your ears for a customized perfect fit in under 60 seconds. For the fitting process, the earbuds have to be paired to an Ultimate Ears’ app. With the app, you can connect to the earbuds and switch on the embedded LEDs to cause the gel-filled ear tips to conform to the natural shape of your ears. By custom fitting the ear tips you can experience a perfect seal that blocks the outside sounds to deliver better bass and passive noise isolation. With a fit that hugs the ear contours, the UE Fits is bound to feel more comfortable, enabling you to wear them for a longer time.
For the delight of people with an active lifestyle, the UE Fits are sweat-proof, built to last, and feature dynamic 10mm drivers for impressive sound. The buds tout eight-hours of battery life, which can be kicked up to over 20 hours of playback with the charging case. The wireless buds controls can be customized from within the app and if you don’t want to reach out to the phone, these also have physical play/pause controls onboard. UE Fits come with dual microphones strategically positioned to reduce wind noise and enhance call clarity.
The really impressive, custom-fitting buds from Ultimate Ears are now up for pre-order for an introductory $199 (otherwise $249). These will be available in cloud (grey), dawn (lilac), and eclipse (midnight blue) colors in the US this fall. To allow customers to feel the new experience, UE Fits will come with a 30-day risk-free trial – so if you don’t like the feel or sound, you can return them. But custom-made earbuds molded to your ears means no more sharing earphones and that is an impetus enough to make me want these!
Designer: Ultimate Ears
The most attractive part about the Ultimate Ears BOOM is that you don’t need to treat it like some precious treasure that is good to see, nice to hold but breakable. Covered in a soft, wear and water resistant acoustic skin that feels warm and comfortable in your hands, the speakers are the center of all action.
The simple plus and minus interface is refreshingly easy to use. The fluorescent flat cable avoids tangles and twists, and rolls up cleanly for easy storage.
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You know what'll go perfectly with that waterproof Bluetooth speaker ball that a Billy Corgan doppelganger recommended a few years back? That odd tube you're undoubtedly fixated on above. That's the Ultimate Ears UE Boom, and those people underneath are presumably blitzed from a day of raving at [insert EDM festival here]. Parent company Logitech is calling this thing the "world's first social music player," but last we checked, it's not capable of tweeting whatever you're listening to. Instead, it's seemingly engineered "to help you rage, riot, party and play the music you love, out loud." Seriously -- that's in the description.
In order to do so, there's a Bluetooth radio within, NFC support, a 15-hour rechargeable battery and an exterior that'll turn away light splashes. Of note, you can wirelessly link two UE Booms together using an associated Android or iOS app to play them in either stereo-to-stereo mode or traditional left / right stereo mode. It's expected to hit US and European shores later this month for $199.99, which means you too can take weird shots of yourself holding it at frat parties in the very, very near future.
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I’ve become a convert of Bluetooth speakers, because of their usefulness and their multiple functions. Granted, I probably wouldn’t have bought myself one the first time out, but after reviewing a demo unit, I was sold on the concept. Streaming media from your mobile devices is just so easy. In the beginning, there were just a few. Now the market at the point of oversaturation. This speaker aims to stand out from the crowd with its durability, good looks, and stereo capability.
The UE Boom from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears boasts impressive sound and unlike other speakers, it’s supposed to be life-proof, thanks to a “plasma coating”. I honestly don’t know what that is. In my experience, a plasma is a superheated ionized gas. Regardless, the cylindrical speaker is dirt, dust, and IPX4 water-resistant, which should protect it from splashes and the occasional rainstorm.
As with most Bluetooth speakers, wireless range is about 50 feet, and is also compatible with NFC-enabled devices for instant pairing. It’s got two 1.5″ full range drivers, and two 2″ passive radiators, and also works as a speakerphone. The speakers have a battery life of about 15 hours and can connect to other EU Booms for a new stereo sound spectacular. The UE Boom speaker sells for $199.99(USD) and is available in a variety of colors.
Logitech released a couple of teasers late last week about their new series of headphones from their Ultimate Ears line, and they finally have made public what they have been working on. The UE series of headphones includes 4 different models that will go over your ears and into them.
The Logitech UE 4000 headphones ($100 USD) are available in three colors, black, blue, and magenta. The cord is detachable and has an in-line mic as well as audio controls that will work with iOS devices. The UE 6000 ($200) is the over-ear model that folds up nicely for when you are on the go. It’s got an in-line remote and active noise cancellation.
The UE 9000 ($400) are the top-of-the-line wireless Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation. The UE 900 (also $400) are their high-end in-ear model that sports a quad-armature design with in-line controls.
All of the headphones are available now, and you can find more details over on the Logitech UE website.
Logitech's Ultimate Ears marque is unveiling a plethora of new products designed to keep you smothered in music from the moment you wake up. First up is a trio of speakers that push tunes from your smartphone, including a $180 WiFi-connected Smart Radio, a $250 Boombox and a $100 Mobile Boombox, the latter of which seems like it could take on Jawbone's Jambox and win on price alone.
If you prefer strapping your tunes to your skull, the company's got a lovely looking pair of $400 in-ear monitor-style earphones that are said to be the closest you'll get to a professional set. Cans-wise, the range is topped by a $350 pair of Bluetooth-headphones that are built for the rigors of being tossed in your bag when you reach the office. If you're worried about nursing your battery after a long day, the company thoughtfully bundled a cable in the set. If your wallet won't stretch to those prices, lower-spec wired versions are available for $200 and $100, respectively.
For those of us who've found our sets die at the cable connections, the company's smartly built all of theirs to be braided, detachable and each one has an in-line hands-free kit as standard. The range goes live in Europe in September, so we've got pictures, video and PR galore to whet your appetite in the meantime.
Gallery: Logitech Ultimate Ears