These are the best Bluetooth speakers you can pair with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
1. AquaAudio Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speakers
There are all kinds of ways you can use this waterproof speaker. Whether you want to have some music while singing in the shower, or listen to some tunes by the pool, waterproofing is a thoughtful touch to this portable speaker.
Available in a rainbow of colors
Six hours of battery life
Also works as a portable mic/speakerphone
Water-resistant, but should not be submerged in water
Suction cup may be hard to attach to some surfaces
Takes three hours to charge fully
Controls are confusing to some users
Some customers feel product is not built to last
2. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Bose is one of the most respected names in audio, but that prestige does come with a hefty price tag. This portable speaker is a great way to listen to your music on the go, without sacrificing quality and richness. A soft speaker cover is also available, which further protects the speaker.
Seven hours of battery life
Soft cover accessory available in multiple colors
Wonderful audio tone
Lightweight, weighing about 1.5 pounds
Not waterproof or water-resistant, so use with caution outside
Battery takes three full hours to recharge
Customization controls are somewhat limited
Battery level indicator not robust
Case and grill are prone to scratches
3. Oontz Angle Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Developed by Cambridge Soundworks, the Oontz Angle speaker is attractive. This Bluetooth speaker’s angled nature makes it great for directing sound. Overall, this is a smart buy that has gotten tons of accolades from satisfied users.
Ultra lightweight (just a hair over half a pound)
Available in multiple color options
Many user reviews say it performs better than more expensive alternatives
Effective range can vary widely, depending on your device
Finish/coating prone to flaking
Mild distortion when device is pumped up to full volume
Light on device may be distracting in a dark room
4. Photive CYREN Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Photive CYREN has a great look, terrific range, and also works as a speakerphone. Ideal for both parties and conference calls, this multi-tasking Bluetooth speaker is quite versatile.
Battery lasts eight hours
Available in multiple bold colors
Also works as a speakerphone
Also includes 3.5mm audio line-in
Connect to a device over 30 feet away
Runs Bluetooth 3.0, not 4.0
Audio sometimes skips or cuts out
Some users have experienced device breakdown after less than one year
Charging system sometimes breaks down
When used as a speakerphone, there may be an audio delay
5. Kinivo BTX350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
This mini Bluetooth speaker from Kinivo has a compact design, but that doesn’t mean it’s light on features. Boasting enhanced bass and a passive subwoofer, this really attractive speaker is useful in a number of different settings.
Includes 3.5mm audio cable
One-year limited warranty
Great customer support
Battery only lasts about five hours
Can’t be used as a speakerphone
Several user reviews gripe about speaker crackling issues
Sound may not fill large rooms
Takes a long time to recharge
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