808 Audio (250x250).jpgI love music. Whether at home when I’m cooking for the family, doing renovations, or at work completing a project, I usually have some tunes cranked. And because I think I have just amazing taste in music (you too, huh?) I love to share especially good songs with people. My only problem, however, is I usually listen to music through my headphones and smartphone. So, whenever I want someone to hear my music, I either have to unplug and play it through the tinny smartphone speaker, or gross someone out by offering them the earbuds I just had in my own ears. I know … ewwwww! But, fortunately there are a lot of portable Bluetooth speaker options out there, and Best Buy has some great choices from 808 Audio that are ideal for home, office or the beach.

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The 808 CANZ Bluetooth Wireless Speaker— available in blue, red and silver—is an affordable little gem that streams three watts of smokin’ audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device. It is lightweight, compact and gives you six hours of music on a single charge of its rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is small enough to fit in your car’s cup holder, and it sports an AUX-in jack and included 3.5mm cable to allow you to direct connect to most audio devices, as well.

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The 808 NRG GLO Portable Bluetooth Speaker—available in black or blue—is a bit of a step up from the CANZ, and features multi-mode LED light ring that gives you a bit of a light show that matches your tunes. It also offers 12-hours of battery life, so I’d say this is the perfect beach or outdoor night dance party portable speaker. The GLO NRG also features a 3.5mm auxiliary input port for when you want to plug your old CD player or MP3 player into it.

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Finally, we have the 808 XS Series of Portable Bluetooth Speaker—available again in black or blue—featuring a precision-tuned bass radiator that delivers high volumes with broad range and clear sound. The XS’s built-in battery also lasts up to 12 hours per charge, so it’s definitely ideal for a long day at the beach streaming your favourite podcasts, or blasting the tunes on the porch on a hot and lazy summer day.

While all of these Bluetooth wireless portable speakers from 808 Audio would suit your needs this summer (and beyond) for streaming music and everything else from your device at home, outside or in the office, I tend to prefer the mid-priced GLO NRG, personally. For me, it’s the right size and I really like the lighted ring, which I can see myself making use of at beach parties, in the backyard at night, and when camping this summer. But, that’s just my personal preference. Which of the 808 Audio Bluetooth portable speakers do you prefer? Let me know in the comments section.

Steven Hill
I am an award-winning writer, freelance journalist and blogger who is a self-confessed geek and tech lover. When not playing the latest video games or salivating over the newest gadgets, I enjoy cooking for my family, mountain biking or snowboarding the deep powder on Whistler Mountain.