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Ultimate Ears today announced a firmware update that brings Siri and Google Now integration to its UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom speakers, making it easier for iPhone and Android users to play and control music on the devices without needing to access their phones.

With Siri integration, pushing the Bluetooth button on the UE Boom 2 or the UE Megaboom activates Apple's virtual assistant, allowing users to do things like request specific songs through Apple Music, place phone calls, and more. Google Now integration offers similar capabilities on Android devices.

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"Music lovers can now truly stay in the moment, playing their favorite song from the middle of the pool or even while diving off a cliff with their UE speaker in hand," said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. "No matter how wet, muddy or wild the situation, with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM, fans no longer need to pick up their phone to play DJ. Now, they can just say it to play it."
Ultimate Ears is known for creating waterproof, shockproof speakers that are able to hold up to the elements for listening to music at home and on the go, and Siri integration should be a welcome addition for iPhone users who often use their UE speakers in wet or dirty conditions.

The firmware update can be installed through an update to the UE Boom and UE Megaboom apps, which is available today.

The UE Boom 2 and the UE Megaboom can be purchased from the Ultimate Ears website for $200 and $300, respectively. Both the UE Boom 2 and the UE Megaboom are also available from Amazon.com at slightly lower prices.

Article Link: Ultimate Ears' UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom Updated With Siri and Google Now Integration
 

FactVsOpinion

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Jul 27, 2012
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I have both a boom and (because I was so impressed with it) a mega boom. Some of the coolest gadgets I've ever bought. I never worry about them... That's a huge relief. Shower, beach, pool, just thrown in the beach bag... And not only rugged, but loud, reliable, and with huge battery life.
 

swingerofbirch

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I just got the UE Boom 2 for 150. It's very nice. And this is a very nice unexpected update.

Question to other owners: I know it's waterproof, but how durable is it with regard to drops? Considering whether I should get a case or not.

Edit: It looks like Siri doesn't let you open and control music in Spotify. Wonder if SiriKit announced at WWDC will let it do that.
 
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M. Malone

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I'm so happy MacRumors mentioned that it also has Google Now for Android.

Usually when MacRumors highlights a product, it only mentions iOS integration. I usually then have to go research if it's Android compatible.

Nice of MR to acknowledge that there are Mac fans who are Android users.
 

FactVsOpinion

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Jul 27, 2012
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I just got the UE Boom 2 for 150. It's very nice. And this is a very nice unexpected update.

Question to other owners: I know it's waterproof, but how durable is it with regard to drops? Considering whether I should get a case or not.

Edit: It looks like Siri doesn't let you open and control music in Spotify. Wonder if SiriKit announced at WWDC will let it do that.

Wouldn't get a case... But I'd try not drop it as well haha. I've had a pair since the first ones came out and they have had a fair share of bumps and small drops without any issue.
 
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