Ultimate Ears unveiled the latest artist partnership for its popular line of limited edition Ultimate Ears BOOM wireless Bluetooth speakers. Teaming with New York City street art legend Kenny Scharf. This design collaboration is the latest in a series of one-of-a-kind acoustic skins for the Ultimate Ears BOOM. Since the early 1980s, Scharf has revolutionized the New York City art world, bringing a galaxy of colorful characters to the streets. Now, he’s bringing his joyful brew of pop abstract surrealism to the smart acoustic skin of the Ultimate Ears BOOM.
“I want to bring art into people’s everyday life, making it approachable and easily connectable,” said Scharf. “I believe artists have a responsibility to connect and inspire people across all walks of life. Working with Ultimate Ears, a company that holds the same beliefs, was exciting and fun for me.”
Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears, has stated “This collaboration with Kenny is also a metaphor for Ultimate Ears’ mission. In their simplest form, music and art are our personal expressions shared with the world. Bringing Kenny’s passion for integrating art into everyday life to the Ultimate Ears BOOM reinforces our commitment to social expression.”
Introduced in 2013, Ultimate Ears BOOM wireless Bluetooth speaker features a cylindrical shape that blasts bold 360-degree sound, a water- and stain-resistant acoustic skin and up to 15 hours battery life. Pair all of this with Scharf’s urban style and sci-fi flair and you get the perfect combination of art, music and design.