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The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers For Your Outdoor Events


Portable Bluetooth speakers are the replacement for conventional loudspeakers. They are smaller and they have the added advantage of being without bumbling lengths of cable.  Bluetooth speakers have a very colourful history that started when Ernst Siemens developed an upgrade to electric loudspeakers in 1877. He did it in response to the similar invention patented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. Centuries after, we have a myriad of Bluetooth speakers that do not look like the original invention. Bluetooth speakers are an invaluable addition to any outdoor event. From summer pool parties to camping trips and backyard cookouts.

The biggest advantage wireless speakers have over the considerably louder 'loudspeakers' is the fact that they do not require electricity to function.  This negates the need to carry a noise making generator along for the family outing. There are a lot of products to choose from when you want to shop for a wireless Bluetooth speaker. However,  I have decided to make the process east for you by highlighting some of the best speakers in the market.

TDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker

The TDK A33 has a good sound quality relative to its price tag. It can function as a speaker phone and it has a waterproof design for added security.  However, the only disadvantage this speaker has is its battery life. It can only last five hours before it has to be plugged into an AC adapter. Yes, it does not work with USB cables.  This speaker weighs only 2.6 pounds and it can be bought for $61.

Jawbone BIG Jambox

This speaker is available for $225. For this price, you have a lot of options to choose from if you are after powerful sound quality. However, none of the other speakers can offer what the Jawbone BIG Jambox can: 15 hours of nonstop music. It can also function as a speaker phone.

UE BOOM 2 by Logitech Bluetooth Speaker

It is available in a variety of colours. The speaker features a water resistant exterior, effective gesture controls and a very powerful 360 degree sound. It is available for $147 on Amazon and other online stores. Reviewers said that for a speaker in its price range, it sets a gold standard for other Bluetooth speakers.

Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker

You've seen it in music videos, you've seen it in movies and photoshoots. Now, you can grab yourself a Beats Pill for just a little over $180. It has a battery that can last the whole day while delivering awesome sound quality. It comes in a very attractive design and it is also available in different colours. The Beats Pill comes with loads of sweet features. You can wirelessly connect two Pills + units to better sound quality. And to sweeten the deal, you can use it as a backup battery for your iPhone.

KEF Muo Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker is made entirely of metal. It has similar features with the popular Muon speakers and this comes as no surprise because they are both made by the same manufacturer. A piece of information that will be of relief to shoppers and prospective owners nationwide is the fact that the two products are not available for the same price. While a pair of Muon speakers will cost you $225,000, you can own a pair of Muo speakers for less. Just $350. The Muo speaker is small but it packs a punch for a speaker of its size. Users can even adjust the sound quality through a smartphone app. This speaker is also available in many colours.

JBL Clip 2 Portable Speaker

This speaker was launched quite recently by JBL Clip 2. It passed the standard tests for water resistance with a high IPX7 rating and its battery life has a span of more than eight hours. It has an amazing sound quality and like most of the other bluetooth devices mentioned in this article, it can also function as a speaker phone. It has an in-built carabiner that makes it very mobile.

Libratone ZIPP Bluetooth Speaker

This portable wireless speaker has been said to be one of the most attractive and stylish on the market. It has smart functions too and it allows its users to project videos or audio files over Bluetooth or WiFi. Unlike the Beat Pills + speakers that can only connect ro units together, more than five ZIPP speakers can be paired together and function as a single unit. It has a battery life that can sustain it for 10 hours with just a single charge. The speakers have a 360 degree sound quality and, thus, it can deliver excellent quality in every direction.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 Bluetooth Speaker

The speaker has quite a lot of features. It can deliver mind blowing sound quality through five audio drivers while also acting in the capacity of am external sound card that is compatible with your computer as well as any music player that has a functional external SD card slot.