Whether you like to travel, or just want music with you wherever you are, having a portable Bluetooth speaker is infinitely handy. While you can spend a lot and get expensive speakers, there are so many inexpensive options out there too. These speakers under $100 will make great gift ideas for kids and teens or an extra speaker to keep on hand in the garage, or the RV.
JBL Clip portable speaker
The JBL Clip Bluetooth wireless speaker is built for rugged use and it’s waterproof, so it’s a great pick for those who love the outdoors. With an integrated caribiner clip, it’s easy to attach to a backpack, bike or ATV.
Bluetooth connectivity lets you wirelessly stream music, plus noise and echo-cancelling features keep things sounding great. Plus, this speaker is available in a huge array of colours, so there’s guaranteed to be one that matches your personality.
Sony XB12 Bluetooth wireless speaker
Sony makes some of the best speakers out there, and finding one for under a hundred bucks should have you pretty pumped. The XB lineup sounds amazing; I’ve reviewed them here and here and can attest to that.
The SRS-XB11 are indoor-outdoor speakers that are waterproof, and they have Sony’s proprietary EXTRA BASS technology, which pumps out solid, vibrant bass even from a speaker that’s compact in size. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 16 hours of use, and the Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth connectivity means you don’t have to worry about wired connections or elaborate setup sequences.
iHome IBT621B Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
If you want a fun speaker that looks as good as it sounds this iHome speaker has lights and sound. The cool design is easy to transport, while its colour-changing mode creates fun effects for any event. With a built-in mic, digital voice echo cancellation, and answer/end controls, the iHome IBT621B also doubles as a hands free speakerphone, and it’s got up to 9 hours of battery life so it’ll last all day. Plus, it’s got the Google Assistant built in for smart home help!
JBL GO 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
JBL makes another speaker that also delivers great sound and portability. The JBL GO 2 speaker is easy to take anywhere. You’ll get 5 hours use on a single charge, plus the waterproof, rugged design makes Go 2 speakers safe for use in wet or muddy conditions
You don’t have to spend a lot to get a lot of sound power. Check out all the Portable Wireless Bluetooth speakers at Best Buy.