bose soundlink portable bluetooth speaker
Can you believe the holiday season is here once again? That also means that it’s time to start thinking about the best gifts for everyone on your list. But what can you get for that hard-to-get-for-person? You know the one – we all have one. There are a number of reasons why a Bluetooth speaker is a great gift for virtually anyone.

Bluetooth speakers are versatile

Bluetooth speakers are often portable, compact, and can be used with any Bluetooth-enabled device, whether it’s Android, iOS, or another platform. They come in a variety of sizes to suit varying needs and tastes, from super-small portable models like the House of Marley Chant Sport that is made from sustainable recyclable materials and is also splash proof, to a fuller-sized Bluetooth unit for playing tunes at home, like the JBL PartyBox 100 that adds pulsating lights and mic and guitar inputs, making it great for parties, too.

Bluetooth speakers are great outdoor companions

portable bluetooth speakers - ultimate ears wonderboom 2 Many portable Bluetooth speakers, like the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2, boast rugged, waterproof designs, which means they’re great for adventurers, or to use outside in the
rain or even snow. If it’s fully waterproof versus water-resistant, like this one, you can even take it with you inside a pool – it can even float! People of any age can enjoy that.

Bluetooth speakers can be used alone or together for booming holiday tunes, music throughout the house

portable bluetooth speakers - jbl flip 5

Models like the JBL Flip 5 let you connect multiple units together for stereo or whole-home sound. Which means that can expand a system by getting more of these later to create
louder sound as they link together, stereo sound, or simply music in every room of the home to make for an awesome holiday party. It’s rugged and waterproof, the battery can last for up to 12 hours, and it can be positioned vertically or horizontally.

Bluetooth speakers are easy to connect

portable bluetooth speakers - jbl extreme 2There’s no complicated setup process for a Bluetooth speaker. Simply turn Bluetooth on from your mobile device, put the speaker in pairing mode, find it on the list, and connect. It’s a process that only needs to be done once, which means a cool, Bluetooth speaker could be a great gift for the non-tech-savvy grandma as much as it can for your tech-genius nephew. Plus, many Bluetooth speakers can connect to two (or more) devices at once, so several people can connect their devices than toggle among tunes during your holiday party so everyone can dance and sing along to their favourites.

There are so many Bluetooth speakers from which to choose!

With an endless amount of options, you’re bound to find a Bluetooth speaker that suits the needs of any person on your list. There are tiny hockey puck-sized speakers that come with portable bluetooth speakers - sony xb12a carabiner clip or, in the case of the 4” tall Bose SoundLink Micro, tear-free silicone strap, that are perfect for someone who wants to enjoy tunes on-the-go, clipping a speaker to his backpack or belt loop. Or ultra-rugged speakers for outdoorsmen, like the JBL Extreme 2, which is both ultra-rugged and waterproof to withstand the elements.

Or, for the person looking for tunes in a home office or den that they can also bring with them when desired, there are models that can double as a speakerphone, like the cool Sony XB12 EXTRA BASS that is also waterproof, provides deep bass, offers a long 16-hour battery life, and can even be easily connected via tap to an NFC-enabled device. Or, go bigger with something like the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 that employs a funky circular design and integrated handle that makes it easy to portable bluetooth speakers - beats by dr dre pill carry from room to room. You’ll get big, room-filling sound and can use it to make calls as well. With a model like the Beats BY Dr. Dre Pill+, you can choose bolder colour options, like turf green, to match your home’s decor.

See plenty more great Bluetooth speaker options at Best Buy Online.

Christine Persaud
With 20+ years of experience in trade and consumer tech journalism, I have covered the tech space since before social media was a "thing" and the smartphone as we know it was even invented. Writing for various technology, lifestyle, and entertainment sites, I have covered and reviewed hundreds of tech products, from home appliances to wearables, fitness tech to headphones, TV entertainment products and services, and more. I'm also a passionate foodie who loves to cook and bake, a TV show fanatic (happy to give what to watch recommendations!), and proud mother to a 12-year-old son.


Comments are closed.