Slightly bigger than a Starbucks coffee mug, it still packs a punch like my quad espresso drink—360 degrees and I don’t mean the temperature. This bad boy drops some serious beat in every direction. Literally! What’s great about it is that you can put it in a room and the sound will travel in all directions; filling the room in its entirety makes it seem like you have four different speakers in the room. However, as a photographer, I love most about the UE Boom is its portability as well as the ruggedness. Want a desk speaker, connect it to your laptop or IPad’s Wifi connectivity (avoiding wires altogether) and it provides you with great full sound while you watch a movie. I think the price point for the UE Boom is justified at just under $200. Don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself.