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Ultimate Ears Roll Speaker – First Look

You may be wondering why we have a Bluetooth speaker here on Unsponsored, but please read on. You may have seen the UE Roll speaker system in various eddies throughout the summer pumping out tunes at a number of high profile playspots and competitions.

Ultimate Ears Roll Review

The speaker is IPX7-rated waterproof so it is quite happy being near or even in water. Ultimate Ears even make a small inflatable rubber ring for the Roll to sit in, allowing you to park the Roll in an eddy or use the inbuilt bungee cord to tether it to a rock or tree.

The Bluetooth has a 65ft range and the battery will happily play music for up to 9 hours. That sounds pretty impressive.

Initial impressions are very good. Connecting the Roll to an iPhone is super simple and the sound output is crystal clear. We’ll be taking this out over the next few weeks to see what others think.


Diameter: 135mm
Height: 40mm
Weight: 330 g

IPX7 rated: UE ROLL can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.

Maximum Sound Level: 85dBA
Frequency Range: 108Hz – 20kHz
Drivers: One 2” driver and Two ¾” tweeters

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for up to 9 hours of battery life between Micro USB charges. Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.
Charge time: 5.5 hours

Pair up to 8 Bluetooth ® enabled devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time.
Wirelessly play (stream) to 2 UE ROLLs from one source.
Mobile range of play is up to 20m or (65ft).

For Audio Playback – Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth® wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output.

1 Comment

  1. Alan

    I’m sure I can’t be the only person who doesn’t want to hear other people’s music while out paddling, and I hope it’s not just an age thing!

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