The design of the UE Roll borrows much of what we saw (and loved) in the UE Boom and applies it to this unique, circular form factor.
For review, UE sent us "Atmosphere", which balances a blend of red and blue on the front and maroon on its backside.
Microsoft is planning to gather lots of feedback about what Sway designs work best and how people start to use this tool before it continues to tweak and improve it.
You can imagine scenarios where small businesses like a restaurant could use Sway to create a menu they can regularly update, or a student uses it to build a better looking Power Point presentation.
Sure, it looks cool, but is the UE Roll worth its (£99, AU9) price tag?
Yes, but it lacks some of the abilities that make its competitors easier to recommend. Actually, if not for the large stitched "plus" and "minus" symbols, you might totally mistake it for a toy frisbee made for dogs.
UE stocked this side with a few more features, one of which easily sets the Roll apart from the competition.
The power button sits off the side of the speaker's apex and the Bluetooth pairing button is nested up against it.
Microsoft is simply previewing Sway today, and the app is "incomplete by design" according to Atalla.The low-profile build and useful bungee cord of the UE Roll make it a useful at-home or on-the-go audio companion, but those features alone can't make it a must-have.It has to pump out audio that you'd expect for your money, and it does.The Roll can easily lean up against a wall, but why would you do that when it can easily wrap its cord around a post, door knob or even a shower rod?
It's gloriously simple, and gives you the freedom to position the sound as you choose.But to Ultimate Ears, or UE for short, that's just playing it safe.