Bose SoundLink III.jpgAre you having trouble picking a gift for the last few people on your list? Looking for a little something extra to put in their stocking? If you’re having trouble choosing, why not get them a Bluetooth speaker!

There are tons of reasons why a Bluetooth speaker is a great gift choice for anyone on your list. The first reason is its ability to enhance sound volume and quality. Many smartphones, tablets and laptops tend to be pretty poor sound quality, especially at higher volumes. By gifting someone a Bluetooth speaker, they are able to easily upgrade their device’s sound quality when playing their favorite music or watching their favorite movie. The other reason Bluetooth speakers are a great gift is because their wide ranges of sizes and styles make them perfect for any personality or lifestyle.

Large Bluetooth Speakers

A bigger Bluetooth speaker would make a great gift for any music lover in your life that likes to play their music loud with a high quality sound! This size of speaker would also be a great gift for someone who has recently moved into a new home or larger living space. I would recommend the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III. I have an older Bose speaker that is a similar size and it is the primary speaker in my house and I love it! The size and high quality internal components results in consistently powerful, rich sound that easily carries throughout the middle floor of my house and out onto the patio in the summer even at high volumes. In addition to the Bose sound quality described above, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III also has a wraparound metal grille to increase durability of the speaker and is equipped with a lithium ion battery that offers over 14 hours of battery life between charges.

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Another larger sized Bluetooth speaker option is the Sony Bluetooth Speaker. The 20 watt stereo speakers and ClearAudio+ feature will give you a crisp sound at loud volumes and with heavy bass. You can connect your devices by using the Bluetooth connectivity, the AUX port or the USB port. The USB port on the back of the unit also allows you to charge your device while in use!

Medium and Small Bluetooth Speakers

Bose Soundlink Colour.jpgThough bigger speakers may be able to handle a house party, medium and smaller sized Bluetooth speakers have their benefits as well! This size of speaker would be great for anyone on your list who travels for work or takes camping or hiking trips and would benefit from having speakers available to them on the go. This size is also great as an additional speaker when you want to enhance the sound quality of your laptop or tablet when listening to music or watching movies. A high-quality medium sized speaker I would recommend would be the Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker packs all the great Bose features into a colourful, compact package! It gives you 8 hours of sound and speakerphone capabilities before needing recharging and the sleek design and size fits great into any small living space, like a smaller office or dorm room. Check out my more in-depth overview of this product here.

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A great small Bluetooth speaker option is the Monster Superstar. This speaker is the smallest audiophile speaker in the world but it packs a big punch! Once connected via Bluetooth, it will play your favorite music with a crisp, clear stereo-like sound and can also be used as a speakerphone. The built-in microphone has noise-cancelling capabilities so that excess noise is eliminated when taking calls. If your device doesn’t have Bluetooth capabilities, the device can still be connected using the AUX port.

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If you’re looking for a similar sized speaker but at a lower price point, for example if you are looking to add something extra to your gift or a small stocking stuffer, I would recommend the Logiix Blue Piston Wireless Speaker. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but still gives great sound quality even during songs with heavy bass. I recently wrote an in-depth overview of this small, high-quality speaker – check it out here.

A Bluetooth speaker makes the perfect gift for just about anyone – they come in wide range of sizes and styles and enhance the sound quality of smartphones, tablets and laptops. The wide range of sizes also means there is a wide range of price points, so whether you are looking for a small stocking stuffer or a larger speaker to spoil a loved one, there is a Bluetooth speaker option for you!

Lucy Woodhead
My focus is to discuss tech products that are trendy and in demand amongst the younger generation. Over the years I have reviewed, compared and wrote about a wide variety of products, including headphones, speakers, sound docks, iPods and mp3 players. With Best Buy’s launch of VIVA and Home & Lifestyle, I have had the opportunity to expand my focus to include a younger person’s perspective on many of these great products as well!