What are the best portable speakers on the market?
– Adam Audiophile, Conway, South Carolina
When it comes to portable speakers, choose one featuring:
- Clear, loud sound
- Bluetooth capabilities that let you transmit music wirelessly from your cellphone to the speaker
- Rugged and water-resistant casing
My favorite is the Habanero UE Roll 2 ($99.99). It’s light and has a big, rich and clear sound. It’s surprisingly loud, too. The waterproof casing comes with a handy bungee for strapping it to your bike and more. Enjoy up to nine hours of playback with each charge.
Another option is the Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker ($79.95). Though not as rich-sounding as the UE Roll, this speaker still has good sound and is very durable. It’s about 2 inches thick, and you can expect about 16 hours of playback from each charge.