10 Best Bluetooth Speakers for 2014
Remember the days when you had to heave a boom box the size of a small cooler onto your shoulder to be the cool guy at the beach? No? If not, you don't know how good you have it, Man.
Back in the day, when your dad was blazing smokes, swilling beers, and hitting on girls at the beach, technology was super-sized. These days, all you need to pull together a happening outdoors party is one of these high-performance portable speakers...
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All the speakers on this list are Bluetooth, so no fumbling with those old compilations cds you've got lying around. Just bring along your phone or iPod, and you're all set for entertainment, no matter what your cause for celebration.
The Braven BRV-1 is a very rugged wireless speaker that's built to be carried around with you anywhere you go. When they say anywhere they mean it. It's protected from rain or water splashing at the pool. The speaker even has a mic in it that will allow you to take a call while you're out at the beach.
The Oontz XL Bluetooth Speaker has a powerbank that can charge your cell phone thanks to it's USB connection. You can get about 10 hours of play time. The speaker itself weighs a little under 2 lbs so you can carry it pretty much effortlessly.
The Sony SRSX7 bluetooth speakers have a powerful 32 Watts of power. You can stream audio through bluetooth and Wi-Fi through DLNA or AirPlay. You can get up to 6 hours of battery life. Sony uses their DSEE-HX technology to upscale audio signals like MP3,ACC, ATRAC to hi-res levels.
The Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker III can connect to your tablet or smartphone to give you great sound. Whether you're on the beach for the afternoon or you're travelling in Europe, this is the sound accessory for you.
The IK Multimedia iLoud speaker is not your ordinary portable speaker. It's rated at 40W RMS and provides great sound at any volume. If you're a musician then this portable speaker is for you as it has an iRig 1.4ae instrument input so you can plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard or mic and jam.
The Bose Soundlink Mini is a Bluetooth speaker packs a punch into it's compact frame. Just like anything Bose, it's amazing how so much sound can be coming from such small speakers. The build quality for this is excellent with it's aluminum unibody enclosure. This speaker stands out for the ultra compact category of bluetooth speakers. It weighs a mere 1.5 lbs and feels solid to carry around. The unit comes with a desktop charging cradle but you can also plug the AC adapter directly into it.
The SOL REPUBLIC 1500-10 DECK speaker has NFC and bluetooth pairing. You can use it as a speaker for hands free calling. You can charge it with a mini USB cable similar to what you may already have for your cell phone. In some tests people are reporting up to 20+ hours of play time.
The Ultimate Ears Boom speaker projects sound in every direction with it's 360 degree speaker allowing you to fill a room with sound.
The JBL Pulse has two high performance drivers and a bass port to give you great sound. More than that, you get an LED show with light pulsing to the beat. The li-ion battery gives you 10 hours of party time.
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