In a saturated market of wireless music players, we found these bluetooth speakers rise above the noise
Designed by Marc Berthier for Lexon, this Army-inspired gadget is both a rechargeable FM radio and bluetooth speaker. The silicone coating makes this radio splash-proof and extra durable, so it’s as comfortable outdoors as it is on your desk. Not to mention, a roster of Pantone shades to choose from make this colourful accessory a fun piece of tech to always have on display. $100, at Bergo Designs.
Use the Sonos app or your voice to control the sound of this portable and Wi-Fi-enabled speaker. It’s popular brick shape lets you place it vertically or horizontally on surfaces—optimizing bass or treble. $230, at The Source.
The SoundLink Micro
At less than 10cm tall, this is surely the tiniest speaker on our list. But don’t let it’s petite size fool you, Bose’s newest outdoor accessory packs one heck of a punch. Use its tear-resistant strap to attach it to your backpack or bike while on the go, and don’t worry about wear and tear, the SoundLink Micro scores an IP67—one of the highest levels of protection offered by an IP rating. $120, at Bose.
This tiny bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears is the perfect companion for hikes and time spent outdoors. Play 360 degrees of music for up to 14 hours on one charge. Plus, it’s not only ultra-durable but even floats in water. Opt for a model in one of its vibrant colour-blocking shades, like Hyper Pink, so you don’t lose it on an adventure. $130, at Best Buy.
The Crosley Tribute
For the old soul, match your classic music taste with this vintage-inspired bluetooth speaker from Crosley. Contrasting gold turn dials, a sharp chrome finish and sleek silhouette make this tiny speaker a seamless fit within a variety of decor styles. $62, at Canadian Tire.