Today we’re going to take a look at five Bluetooth speakers available for smartphones, tablets and computers. These portable speakers connect to their targets wirelessly and include rechargeable batteries, freeing users from the shackles of undersized and underpowered internal speakers. Let’s get right into it.
Veho 360 M4 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
The Veho 360 M4 is our low-end representative, offering all of the functionality you’d want from a Bluetooth speaker at a low price. Heavy reductions from the RRP has left the Veho 360 at a compelling price point of £25, definitely worth a go if you spend any time at all listening to music from your phone or tablet’s internal speakers. The speaker is cylindrical and boasts six hours of battery life, a microSD card slot for direct playback and a line-in port for non-Bluetooth devices. Sound quality is decent, offering a clear advantage over internal speakers on smartphones and tablets.
Beacon Audio The Phoenix
The Phoenix is the best-sounding small Bluetooth speaker. The cube-like speaker includes eight hours of battery life, and an easy to use button interface on the top. A line-in cable is also included here. As well as being loud, The Phoenix also boasts incredible loudness for its size. The Phoenix is also the nicest looking Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen, and is offered in colour schemes of black, red and blue.
Jawbone Big Jambox
The Jawbone Big Jambox is the high-end option – it’s almost an order of magnitude more expensive, but it also boasts a massive fifteen hour battery, an integrated microphone and large, easy-to-press buttons. It also includes a ’3D sound’ feature which noticeably widens the sound.
Nokia JBL Playup Portable Wireless Speaker
This speaker is ideal for those with Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 phones. It includes an NFC tag that automatically turns on Bluetooth, connects phone and speaker, then begins streaming music – all with just a tap. The speaker is high quality, although not noticeably better than the cheaper Phoenix. The Playup is available in a range of Nokia colours.
BlackBerry Mini Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
This is the BlackBerry representative on the list, which includes a unique folding clippable form factor. This lets the speaker be easily attached to seatbelts, regular belts and bag straps for on-the-go entertainment. The BlackBerry speaker also includes a microphone for hands-free calling.
I hope you’ve found these selections useful. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments below.