UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker – That Small Loud Friend [Review]

UE Roll – Atmosphere (Photo credit: Ultimate Ears)

Ultimate Ears is no stranger to the Bluetooth speaker world. Lately known for their larger Bluetooth speakers we’ve mentioned (UE MegaBoom, UE Boom 2) they’ve come with another gem in a smaller form. The UE Roll packs a punch and is the perfect companion. Everyone has that friend who is small and loud….. that would be the UE Roll :)


  • 360 Degree sound
  • Waterproof (IPX7 rated), Stain resistant
  • Pairing capabilities with another UE Roll, UE Boom or UE Megaboom
  • 65 FT wireless range
  • 9 hours of party time (aka battery life)


The UE Roll is a small circular shaped speaker with 4 buttons. Seamlessly fitting into the design of the speaker are the first two buttons, the plus and minus sign on the design which controls the volume. On the backside you have rubber waterproof material that houses the power and Bluetooth button. Also on the backside is the port for the audio cable if you wish to listen directly and the microUSB port for charging.


Along the top edge of the speaker there is also a bungee cord that straps on to the opposite side. If you wish to hang it on something (ex. your shower head, edge of the bed, on your book bag straps etc – whatever you think of) this makes it easy.


I’ve had nothing but great experiences with the UE Roll. Since its waterproof I have brought it along with me to the beach several times and even on vacation, since it’s also the perfect size to throw in any bag. Given its size, you can’t expect it to handle bass that well. Besides that it’s very loud and makes for a perfect companion by the water or even for a picnic or small house gathering. I’ve played a lot of Soca on this at the beach, which didn’t sound too bad, but the R&B and other instrumental tracks sound more crisp. It still performs very well and is a great device.  If you purchase it directly from UE’s store you will also get an inflatable floatie while supplies last so your speaker can float around in the pool with you!


UE Roll iOS App Screencap

In regards to battery life it boasts 9 hours which is accurate. I have to charge it every two trips, seeing as each time I have the speaker on for at least 3-4 hours. If you need to check the battery life you can hold the plus and minus sign at the same time and it’ll tell you how much percentage you have left. If you download the app for the UE Roll you can tell on there as well as control the power, EQ, pair other devices and set a music alarm! The app is available in the Apple Store HERE and the Google play store HERE.


UE Roll iOS App Screencap


The UE ROLL is available in 6 amazing fun colors and retails for $99.99. Get yours at UltimateEars.com.

UE Roll App Screencap


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Janelle R

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