What number of Boom-branded audio system is just too many? Can there even be such a factor? Ultimate Ears appears to be on a mission to search out out. The corporate simply introduced the $249.99 Everboom — now the sixth speaker in its lineup. In each measurement and value, this one slots in between the Megaboom speaker and the $299.99 Epicboom launched late final 12 months.

The Everboom has UE’s typical traits: it’s IP67 (dustproof and waterproof), it’ll float do you have to drop it right into a pool or lake, and it comes with a detachable carabiner. There’s an outside increase mode that adjusts the sound profile for large open environments whereas additionally leveling up the bass response. The battery lasts for as much as 20 hours and there’s straightforward NFC pairing, however that’s about it for the function listing.

Except for the new speaker, Ultimate Ears can be updating the Boom, Wonderboom, and Megaboom. All of them can be found in new colours, and more importantly, they’re all lastly — and sure, the phrase is deserved right here — making the swap to USB-C. Hallelujah. The Boom and Megaboom are getting (*4*) And the Wonderboom is getting one new function all to itself: a podcast mode that’s tuned “for enhanced listening to favorite hosts and stories.”

UE merchandise each new and outdated are choosing up an all-new software program trick known as megaphone. “When a user taps the megaphone button and speaks into their phone, their voice projects through the speaker — perfect to call people to the dance floor, belt out a few bars, or hear their voice echo across the mountains,” the corporate wrote in its press launch. I’m already dreading how this is likely to be used on the New York Metropolis subways, however perhaps I simply assume the worst in individuals.

With the Everboom and different {hardware} upgrades to UE’s different audio system, right here’s how the lineup now shakes out:

All the new merchandise can be found to order starting in the present day.