Ready to take your sound on the go? Today’s best Bluetooth speakers are ultra portable, designed to withstand all kinds of elements, and packed with features that make parties, parks, beaches, and hiking trails much, much more fun. Let us help you pick the best Bluetooth speaker for you needs with our top suggestions for sound quality and durability: Check out a few of the best Bluetooth speakers available this year to see what fits!
Key Features to Look for:
- Long battery life: look for a bluetooth speaker with at least 8 hours of battery life
- Rugged Build: The speaker should be able to with stand minor drops, some water and perhaps event sand/dush
- Sound Quality: This is quite subjective, but Bluetooth speakers these days don’t need to compromise entirely on sound quality in favor of portability. So that in mind, look for one that has some range.
Logitech UE Boom 2 – $200
The Boom series offers excellent party speakers designed to be taken on the road. This model is both water- and stain- resistant, making it an ideal speaker to take to the poolside with you. In addition to high-quality Logitech sound, the Boom 2 comes with the ability to link to another speaker – perfect for extra sound outdoors or at a party. Perhaps best of all, it comes with a 15-hour battery life, which is a great spec for this speaker size.
Bose SoundLink III – $300
This Bluetooth speaker isn’t as great at traveling – feel free to take it outside, but only for short periods of time. Indoors is where this speaker really shines, because you get the full effect of that famous Bose sound. Fidelity and clarity are both notably high in this model. Battery life is also high at 14 hours on one charge. This speaker is ideal as both a party and work-oriented device, depending on where it is needed.
Fugoo Sport Speaker – $170
If the first two speakers were a little too flimsy for you, you’ll love this Fugoo model, which is designed for much rougher handling. It’s waterproof, mudproof, snowproof, and shockproof (that’s for sudden drops and bumps, not electricity): You can take it just about anywhere you want, for any sport. Much focus was also placed on battery life, which lasts up to 40 hours! That makes this model great to take on camping trips, too. It also has a mic for Siri or Google Now commands and phone conversations as well.