But with the speakers coming in all shapes, sizes and prices, knowing which to get can be difficult. Do you need one with smart functionality? Is it worth paying for one with waterproofing? What size should you get? These are all important questions to ask before parting with your cash. Bluetooth speakers are a super-convenient way of taking music with you, whether it’s just into the garden, down to the park, or simply to another room in the house.
OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Angle 3 is small and inexpensive (when it’s found on sale). While it is still much better than listening to a smartphone’s built-in speakers, the Oontz was the worst sounding speaker in our selection. Because it’s so tiny and inexpensive it’s not a bad ‘just in case’ speaker to keep stashed in your backpack or car if you’re not fussy about sound quality.
The IPX5 certification test consists of low pressure Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) from all directions, without resulting in a harmful effect to the speaker. It is not submersible and should never be placed in or under water, this could result in irreparable damage to the speaker. In this price range it is an awful value as the UE Roll 2 costs as much and is a vastly superior speaker.
At that price point it is a decent value for those who don’t want to spend much on a speaker, but we feel the Anker SoundCore still offers a better value for budget conscious buyers. Battery play time varies and may be less than 12 hours for a number of reasons including the listening volume (the louder the volume, the shorter the play time), the device, Bluetooth connection, and music genre and music source.
Jabra Speak 510 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Jabra Speak 510 is a portable Bluetooth speakerphone designed for the mobile professional. This wireless accessory is designed to make it easier for users to have conference calls on the go – that includes whether they are in the board room, or in a hotel room.
The goal of the Jabra Speak 510 is to provide users with exceptional sound quality, for a clearer sounding and more natural sounding call. Do you often have conference calls where the people on the other end can’t hear you clearly? Or perhaps you can’t hear them very well? Well the Jabra Speak 510 is designed to improve the communication experience on conference calls and Skype chats.
Paring the Jabra Speak via bluetooth is easy. We tried pairing it with our smartphone for hands-free calls. We also tried connecting it to our Mac for Skype calls via USB, although it can also pair to your PC via bluetooth. The 510 has a voice cue system to let you know when the device is successfully paired or disconnected.
iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker
If you are going to the bother of getting a Shower Speaker for yourself or as a special gift for a loved one then do yourself a favour and get one that actually works and lasts. The iFox Creations Bluetooth Shower Speaker does just that. It has all the independent certifications and check out the great reviews below from our clients – they can’t believe something this good comes with this price tag.
So invest a few bucks to get this quality product and enjoy all the fun without any hassle – You save on the free shipping with this product as well. So what makes this speaker better. This new shower speaker is water-proof and specially designed for use while bathing or showering. Battery holds a long charge. And has superb speaker output along with a Bluetooth that pairs really quickly. Listen to your favorite music or radio station with this fun unit.
You can even receive incoming calls while in the shower, bathroom, car, boat, beach, patio or anywhere else without risking your expensive mobile phone or media player. It’s level IP67 certification which means the product will not be harmed if immersed in water up to 1m in depth. Feel confident taking it with you in the pool.
VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker
Ready to get surprised with the powerful sound play coming out from this small and meek little speaker. It is equipped with a 5W drive which gives out a crisp, tuned , stereo sound and loud audio to make your experience memorable. VicTsing Brand Certificate (Registration No. 4426670): Top-Rated Consumer Electronics Accessories Brand for Daliy Life. The beautiful sealed silicone cases and interface design ensure Waterproof, Shockproof, dustproof, can be used under harsh environment (such as, outdoor and shower).
Support A2DP and and built with a 5W speaker. It can streams incrediable stereo sound with full range output, crystal clear articulate high end. VicTsing Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Shower Speaker is so compact and portable that you can easily slip it in your pocket or bag. Small sized and rounded design keep it damage free too. Never lag behind in the compatibility department with this speaker.
Easily compatible with all the Bluetooth enabled devices such a smartphones, tablets, music players, PDA’s, iPhone, iPods etc, thus you get unlimited options to play with. It comes with an alloy hook for an easy attachment anywhere. Hang it with your backpack, on the cloth string, or any place you want. As simple as that!
Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
There are a lot of portable Bluetooth speakers on the market, but not many of them sound good enough for a party, especially if you’re looking for some thumping bass. The Aiwa Exos-9 however, not only sounds impressive but has a strong battery life, a larger than average Bluetooth range and it includes a graphic equalizer (which is not commonly found on portable Bluetooth speakers). Listen to music at home or on the go with this Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker.
The five powered speaker drivers and 200W continuous power output give this portable speaker real home stereo performance. Take your music with you with the nine-hour battery life and easy transport handle of this Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker. It has a mostly a plastic construction with a metal, removable grill on the front. Has a Bluetooth battery that is removable and replaceable.
For example, let’s say you wanted to take this to an all-day even where you’ll be using it for more than 8 hours. On the back side you have the bass reflex port and the removable Bluetooth battery is located there as AIWA-Exos-9-Reviewwell. Since this battery is replaceable you can purchase additional batteries to use as backups.
Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
Brookstone’s initial Big Blue speakers seriously impressed us last year, bringing a clean and appealing industrial design to both ultra-portable and desktop sound systems. Weight is the key Big Blue Party element that pictures don’t totally capture. Unlike common portable speakers, it uses so much metal that it weighs just under 12 pounds, all of which you’ll feel when carrying it by its impressive chrome and sparkling metal top handle.
Apart from top, bottom, and back rubber caps, everything else shines with metallic luster: the Big Blue family’s signature silver and blue power button is found on the front of the otherwise gunmetal, wraparound perforated metal grille, while a rubberized battery indicator button sits low on the back between rubber-covered power and aux-in ports. Like earlier Big Blue models, Brookstone has kept Party’s controls and input options pretty simple.
Press the front button and a blue light around it will glow, with a set of nine top-mounted lights indicating the current volume level, and three additional lights enabling you to adjust bass and treble levels using +, -, and mode buttons. Power is also indicated via two rectangular lights found on the left and right sides of the handle.
Jawbone Mini Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
When shopping for a portable Bluetooth speaker, we rightly focus on features, price and sound quality. But how about a little style? For those who want to make a visual statement as well as a sonic one, the Jawbone Mini Jambox catches the eye and the ear. Its svelte shape makes it easy to tote around, but it doesn’t skimp on features. The Mini Jambox impresses visually both with its form and color.
Available in red, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver, orange and aqua, the aluminum shell also features a variety of grill patterns such as dots, scales and diamonds. On the top of the speaker, Jawbone placed the volume buttons and a play button, which controls music playback on your mobile device and also lets you answer calls. If you hold down the play button for a few seconds, it engages voice control (Siri and Google Now) on your mobile device.
On the right side, you’ll find the power button, 3.5-mm auxiliary jack and micro USB port for charging the battery. Below the power button, the Bluetooth button also functions to connect to another Mini Jambox wirelessly, allowing you to mirror sound on both speakers. You can also pair more than one mobile device with the speaker at the same time.
FUGOO Style – Portable Bluetooth Surround Sound
The box containing the Fugoo Style is clear plastic on top, so the speaker was immediately visible, though removing it took a little longer than usual as it’s attached to the platform that it sits on by thumbscrews. Everything else is tucked in the box underneath. Here you’ll find the AC adapter, USB cable, 3.5 mm audio cable and accessories bag.
Fugoo uses an interesting modular system, where the core speaker is the same, but the different models are actually different “jackets” worn by the core speaker. We’re looking at the Style model, though a Sport model and a Tough model that Fugoo claims is “virtually indestructible” are available as well.
An interesting fact to note is that while the Tough model is indeed tougher, every model of the speaker is IPX67 weather resistant. This means that the speaker is snow proof, sand proof, and can withstand being submerged in water for 30 minutes. That makes it tougher than speakers we’ve tested that look like they could double as tire blocks.