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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...

“BAM,” instant entertain for a 4th of July party! 

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.

Updated: 3 weeks ago
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10JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker with Built-In Bass Port and Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity

JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker with Built-In Bass Port and Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
The JBL Micro portable speaker has a built -in bass port to give you that additional kick. The rechargeable battery can give you up to 5 hours of playback. The most impressive part of this speaker is that it can be chained with other speakers to create an impressive sound environment.

9RuggedTec RoqBloq Portable Bluetooth Speaker

RuggedTec RoqBloq Portable Bluetooth Speaker
RuggegTec RoqBloq has an IPX 3 water resistant rating which means you have splash protection from water. You can't submerge it in water but should be enough for most people. The battery should last you about 8 hours. This speaker also has an AUX Line-in input.

8Altec Lansing The Jacket Bluetooth Speaker

Altec Lansing The Jacket Bluetooth Speaker
This bluetooth speaker by Altec Lansing called The Jacket get it's name from being able to swap out the speakers jacket with other rubberized colors. The speaker has a mic that allows you to have hands free communication with your phone. The battery life for these speakers is 8 hours.

7ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Ecoxgear ECOXBT is a bluetooth speaker that can connect to your phone via bluetooth from up to 33ft away. The speaker is 100% waterproof so you can bring it with you to the pool or if you're out camping.You can even take a call and talk into the speaker with it's built-in mic. The rechargeable battery can last up to 10 hours.
Bose | SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III
The Bose Soundlink bluetooth speaker III can connect to your tablet or smartphone to give you great sound. The speakers use silicone buttons to keep dirt away. The rechargeable battery can last up to 14 hours. This is perfect for those long days when you're out at the pool for a few hours.

5Braven BRV-1 Portable Ultra Rugged Wireless Speaker

Braven BRV-1 Portable Ultra Rugged Wireless Speaker
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.

4Pyle PWPBTA70BK Sound Box Splash Rugged and Splash-Proof Bluetooth Marine Grade Portable Wireless Speaker

Pyle PWPBTA70BK Sound Box Splash Rugged and Splash-Proof Bluetooth Marine Grade Portable Wireless Speaker
The Pyle PWPBTA70BK Sound Box can work with any bluetooth enabled device to stream audio to it. The battery life is 6 hours and can handle being tossed around while carrying it in your pack. You could attach it to your belt with a Karabiner thanks to a nice metal hook on the side of the device. You could easily take this on your next hike or day at the beach.

3Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Need some wireless music with you on the go? Jawbone has you covered in a colorful way with the MINI Jambox - a portable and wireless Bluetooth 4.0 speaker with aluminum body, 10-hour battery life and play/pause/volume up/volume down/pairing buttons. Its built-in speakerphone lets you take calls on the go too.

2BeatBlock WET - High Powered, Extremely Durable, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

BeatBlock WET - High Powered, Extremely Durable, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
If you like to listen to music while in the shower or on the beach, this is for you. The BeatBlock WET has a weatherproof design. In fact, it's encased in rubber that looks bombproof. You can't submerge this speaker in water, but it can perform well in wet environments. The lithium rechargeable battery can last up to 10 hours. It has 3 watts per channel giving you a total of 6 watts.
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
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.

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