Tech, Yeah! World Cup Brazil–Inspired Speakers, Plus an Exclusive Playlist to Match
What better way to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup than to jam out with your fave tunes? Just in time, Logitech’s Ultimate Ears, or UE, have launched a new edition of their popular UE BOOM wireless bluetooth speakers.
To get you pumped for the big tournament, hosted this year by Brazil, scroll down for a curated playlist of upbeat tunes (that perfectly complement these speakers) courtesy of InStyle’s style director, Melissa Rubini. Born in the southern region of Brazil, she lived in the country’s largest city, São Paulo, before moving to New York. “Music is such a big part of our culture! It’s a way of life,” Rubini says. Her choice of tunes include everything from the newest hits to movie soundtracks while styling the latest cover stars—now, she’s keeping score of the game while counting to the beats of artists including Rodrigo Alexey and Banda Beijo.
Taking cue from Brazil’s team colors, the limited edition speaker is decked out in vibrant green and yellow. Its cylindrical shape (inspired by a water bottle) fits in your hand, cup holder, and even clips onto a backpack, delivering a 360-degree sound from every angle. “To celebrate such an honorable event as the World Cup, we launched the UE BOOM Beautiful Game Edition speaker to socially share music while representing Brazil and its record of holding five world titles to its name,” Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears, tells InStyle.com. “While staying true to the original design, we ultimately strive to create products that bring people together around the music they love.”
The compact speaker has a handful of additional fun features. Take it anywhere, from a party to the beach, as it’s stain and water-resistant. With a 15-hour rechargeable battery, share nonstop music on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with friends, and connect wirelessly to take calls from 50 feet away. Upon download of its free compatible app, you’ll have access to an alarm feature to wake up to your favorite tracks via iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify. Bonus: Wirelessly connect two UE BOOMs together with the app to double the sound.
Shop the UE BOOM Beautiful Game Edition ($200) available now, exclusively at Apple stores and check out more colors of the speakers at store.apple.com.
Listen to Melissa Rubini's Spotify playlist below!