Why was the WONDERBOOM 2 called the “ultimate portable wireless speaker” in a recent review by Brad on the Best Buy Blog? He actually had a long list of reasons to support this claim. I want to add one more assertion (which I’ll support with my reasons below): this is the best speaker for students. Back to school (BTS) preparations are underway for hundreds of thousands of students of all ages and this portable speaker will be on the BTS list for many of them. Two very lucky Canadians, however, will get theirs for free because they entered this contest and were selected as winners. Do you want a chance to win?

What can you do with a WONDERBOOM 2

Brad Moon wrote in his article about how versatile and tough this speaker is. You can drop it in water, you can drop it in dirt … you can drop it! It is waterproof, dust proof, and drop proof. Most importantly, it is a great sounding speaker delivering “booming” 360 degree sound. Pair 2 of these and you can have stereo sound. But even with one, you’ll be impressed with the volume and bass from such a tiny cylinder.

Why is this the ultimate speaker for students

I want to focus on just a few features that make this speaker perfect for any student. First of all, its size is perfect for students of all ages. Younger students have only so much room in their backpacks. Really … with books to carry, often a computer or tablet, a lunch, etc. there is no room for a speaker larger than the WONDERBOOM 2. Older students, those in a dorm or shared accommodations, may just want it for background music in their room. Have you seen the size of a dorm room? T-I-N-Y! Even if they are fortunate to have a large bedroom, this speaker will fill that room with sound.

My second reason is that this speaker is tough and students have enough to worry each day. Student life is full of surprises, changes, ups and downs, etc. The WONDERBOOM 2 can be a durable constant, one thing they can turn to for a pick-me-up when walking home in the rain, or a quick game of musical hot-potato before class. It is tough!

My final reason is how it looks. Ultimate Ears speakers all have a great look. The outer fabric is comfortable to hold and the two-tone weave comes in colours that just pop. These are simply great looking, and any student carrying one would be proud to show it off and share their music with friends.

Is there a student you know who would love this speaker? Follow the instructions below and you might be able to win one for them from Best Buy.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy but you can only enter once. First you must tell at least one student about this contest and ask them if they like this speaker. Then, in a comment beneath this article, tell us the name of one student you know (first name only) who would love to take this speaker back to school this fall.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will select two (2) winners from all eligible entries. Each winner will receive either the red WONDERBOOM 2 pictured above or the peach WONDERBOOM 2 pictured above.

This contest runs from August 16th to September 3rd.

Remember you can only enter once. However, tell the students you speak with to increase their chance by telling parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to try to win a speaker for them.

Win a WONDERBOOM 2 speaker Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck!

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winners of this contest:

    Jay J. – Calgary, AB
    Erin M. – Mississauga, ON.

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. My three boys got their mother the original Wonderboom for Christmas and it got a ton of use. The sound is awesome and there was a lot of booty shaking in the house!

    My son, Isaac, thinks either colour would be awesome for my place.

  4. My little brother Anthony is in his 2nd year of University and he is a big music lover and i think he would love this to throw in his bag with his school stuff.

  5. My son Matthew would love this speaker. He’s entering his first year at university of Waterloo and would love having something easy to use and portable!

  6. My daughter Trinity would love to have this speaker as she was just researching about it on the internet. It’s her first year of university and she has left the family nest. Music is her escape as she is away from home and the family

  7. My daughter Jayda would love to have a speaker with her away at school so she can take breaks to listen to her favourite songs in between all the studying she does!

  8. Would have it for my son, who is 4 going into second year of preschool. He has Apraxia and because of it has very limited speech. He loves music and loves to listen to it through the day.

  9. I know a student, Loïc, of kindergarten age who would love this speaker because it would be HIS. I would love it for him because it sounds indestructible.

  10. My daughter Khepri is a student starting her first year in University. She loves the WONDERBOOM 2 speaker and would love to have it with her in her new dorm.

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