This summer, don’t get tied down to your speakers. Meet four portable wireless speakers that can go wherever your adventures take you.
Thanks to Bluetooth technology, it’s easier than ever to take your music on the go. Whether you’re playing music from your smartphone, your MP3 player, your tablet or your laptop, these wireless speakers let you move with your music. We’ve found best buys and big splurges for all of your portable audio needs.
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II
About the size of a hardcover book, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II can easily move from room to room in your home. It pairs quickly with Bluetooth-enabled devices like smartphones and tablets. Because it doesn’t need a wireless network, you can take this portable speaker outside. With battery life of about eight hours and the high-quality sound you expect from Bose, this is a splurge for music lovers who have refined tastes when it comes to sound quality. (Bose, $300)
Spracht Aura BluNote Bluetooth speaker
This versatile wireless speaker can transition easily from a home office accessory to a poolside must-have, thanks to conferencing capability and portability. About the size of a chalkboard eraser, the Spracht Aura BluNote Bluetooth Speaker has the sound you’d expect from a portable speaker of its size and price range. It gets the job done, but you shouldn’t expect the big, crisp sound you’d get from larger speakers. Pick one up if you’re looking for a wireless speaker you can toss into your purse. (Amazon, $50)
Creative D100 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
If you’re looking for a great portable speaker for outdoors use and use with kids, the Creative D100 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is the way to go. It comes in a variety of cute color options, and the price is right. While it doesn’t have speakerphone functionality, it has super-impressive battery life, making it a great option for taking to the beach, the backyard or just moving from room to room in the home. This is a stylish wireless speaker you won’t mind displaying on the shelf next to your favorite decor. (Amazon, $57)
Geneva Sound System Model XS
This wireless speaker’s sleek case makes it a must-have for travelers. Snap open the chic case and the Geneva Sound System Model XS provides high-quality wireless sound, an alarm clock and FM radio. Tuck this into a carry-on bag or handbag when you’re on the go. It’s a best buy for frequent business travelers, vacationers and anyone looking for portable sound with bonus features. The price tag makes it a bit of a splurge, but one well worth it for music fans on the move. (Geneva Lab, $250)