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HTC Source | January 21, 2018

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Go purple with the Ultimate Ears Boom for HopeLine speaker

Go purple with the Ultimate Ears Boom for HopeLine speaker

This month is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and Verizon Wireless is donating money for the cause. You can help contribute to the cause by buying products like the Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth speaker or other items from Verizon’s HopeLine.

The latest Ultimate Ears Boom speaker pumps amazing sound from your phone or tablet via Bluetooth or wired connection; which ever is more convenient. This speaker has incredible battery life too! UE Boom can playback audio for up to 15 hours non-stop on a single charge. With improved wireless connectivity your phone can be 100 feet away and still send audio through the amazing 360 degree speaker tube. I’m too afraid to put my demo unit to the challenge, but the tech specs say that this speaker can be submerged for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water or less.

I wish I could have demo’d two UE’s speakers at once, because with two speakers on hand one can pair them together for a stereo sound where one speaker plays the left audio and the other plays the right audio; like it sounds when you have headphones in. Or you can split the speakers and use them to stream the same music to different areas at your party or in your house.

If you go to your nearest Verizon Wireless store this week ask if they have the UE Boom speaker in purple! Your purchase of anything from the HopeLine collection will help victims of domestic violence as Verizon will donate $1 for every product from the special line sold. These products are exclusively made in purple and won’t be on shelves much longer.

If you’re not in the market for a new Bluetooth speaker, but would still like to help the cause you can donate old cell phones, chargers and accessories, from any carrier, at a Verizon store to help HopeLine support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

To date, the HopeLine program has:
 Collected more than 11.4 million phones
 Donated more than 190,000 phones

About Domestic Violence
 1 in 4 women experience physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. [iii]  Men are the victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the U.S. [iii]  On a typical day, more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. [ii]  Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).[i]  More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year. [iii]  In 2 out of 3 female homicide cases, females are killed by a family member or intimate partner. [iii]  Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at rates of 30% – 60%.[iii]  Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families. [iii]  Most domestic violence incidents are never reported. [iii]

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About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.


  1. Jeans

    Should be very good. Decent audio company. I have theirs iems.