UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Review – Is it worth your money?

UE Boom 2 waterproof speaker review

Regular readers of TMAT, or even followers of RobsRibsMK or I on Twitter, will know that between us, we love our music.

I am a huge advocate of the Sonos Play:1, so much so that I convinced Rob to take the plunge; he now has enough Sonos speakers in his house to effectively host a Guns N Roses reunion tour (you may have seen his early review of the Sonos). Why am I sharing this? Because we love audio products here at Two Men About Town, particularly those that really gets away superior sound and strong beats to maximise great music*.

On the hunt for something portable and shower-proof, following a failed attempt with two cheap no-name bluetooth speakers that didn’t quite cut the mustard, I decided to take the plunge and ordered up the UE Boom 2. But how would it work out?

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Qwerkity and their Robotic Arms

Qwerkity Robotic Arm

When I was fourteen I think it’s safe to say that I wasn’t a complicated child. I was born in an era without iPads, or virtual reality and I used to watch the kids on ‘Why Don’t You’ wishing I lived in the city and could go to play ice hockey or absail down an office block. But the closest I ever came to anything more exciting than throwing stones into the local pond was the dry ski slope half an hour away and that wasn’t much good for anything other than extreme rope burns.

These days, I would like to think that I’ve got a bit more depth than a 14 year old but when Qwerkity dropped us a line and said, ‘we’ve got loads of stuff for kids, adults and anyone in between, do you want to take a look at something for us?’ I was proved wrong. Within moments, I saw ‘Make Your Own Robotic Arm’ and I was sold. Grown ups don’t get to play with enough toys in my opinion, we’ve forgotten how to enjoy them, so this was my opportunity to remember and I loved it.

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Why we love Milton Keynes #LoveMK

Milton Keynes 50th Birthday

Monday 23rd January 2017 saw Milton Keynes celebrate it’s 50th birthday!

As a town, Milton Keynes receives a lot of unfair stick; often the target of ridicule by comedians and critics who think it’s just about concrete cows and roundabouts, it’s fair to say the city town has had an unfair reputation for a number of years.

But why is it the case? Milton Keynes is hailed as an architectural marvel, an economic power-house that has seen the town creating jobs faster than anywhere in the UK for six consecutive years, boasting vast swatches of open public space, great entertainment facilities and recognised as a fantastic place for families. I’ve lived in MK all my life and love it, the first to jump to it’s defence when it unfairly gets a bit of stick.

To celebrate Milton Keynes’ birthday – and, well, just to show some love for MK, as resident Milton Keynes bloggers – here are (just a few) of our thoughts on what makes Milton Keynes a great place to live and work.

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, Live at Wembley Stadium Review (I had a bit of a disaster)

Coldplay live at Wembley, A Head Full of Dreams tour

From Parachutes, with early masterpieces such as Yellow and Trouble, to the rousing sounds of their later albums such as X&Y, Viva La Vida or Mylo Xyloto, I’ve been a Coldplay fan thick and thin through every album. Whenever I think of a major milestone in my life, there’s always been a Coldplay record to complement it.

Coldplay are seemingly a band that many take great pleasure in knocking, but their huge back-catalogue of hit after hit certainly suggests they’ve been doing something right all this time. My thoughts on their success? It’s always been their live performances, such energy and euphoria lends itself to stadium arenas, which frankly, are out of this world.

Having been fortunate enough to see Coldplay twice previously on earlier tours (X&Y and Viva La Vida), I was really looking forward to seeing the guys play Wembley for their most recent tour and work, A Head Full of Dreams. I say really looking forward. I was bouncing off the walls. Nearly wet the bed. That kind of excited.

So, how was it?

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