From the beach, to the lake and the pool, summer is all about keeping cool in the water. No matter where you prefer to put up your feet, or float your cares away, you want to be able to continue to enjoy things like music and podcasts without worry about damaging a portable Bluetooth speaker. The answer is to choose a specialized waterproof portable speaker. These are some of the top selling waterproof speakers at Best Buy this season.

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Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Bluetooth speaker

Sony’s powerhouse SRS-XB41 is more than just a speaker that you can splash water around. It’s got enough power to carry the sound quite well, both inside and outside, boasts a 24 hour battery life and it has built in light effects for a bit of added fun.

The red colour is exclusive to Best Buy and the speaker is easy to connect to other speakers in the SRS-XB lineup to get multi-room sound. With NFC for easy connections, plus compatibility with many wireless streaming services including Spotify and Apple AirPlay, this compact portable audio solution is on top of everyone’s summer hot list.

Altec Lansing LifeJacket Jolt speaker

The Altec Lansing LifeJacket Jolt is exclusive to Best Buy where it’s been a top selling option in waterproof audio.

With a 30-hour battery life, 100-ft wireless range, and House Party mode which lets you connect up to 50 similar devices, you’ll get a lot of other features too.

Qi wireless charging means you don’t need to fuss with connections and you can operate it hands free by connecting it to Siri or the Google Assistant. With a 2” x 2” Neodymium Woofer and 50mm x 2 Passive Radiator, expect high quality, immersive sound too.

House of Marley No Bounds XL

There’s waterproof and then there’s rugged waterproof. The House of Marley No Bounds XL speaker can float if it’s dropped into water, which can make it perfect for use on a boat or raft—or even the bathtub or hot tub.

Connect it to your smartphone or device easily and wirelessly or use the Auxiliary 3.5mm port for a wired connection option to any device. The Marley No Bounds XL is available exclusively in black at Best Buy, and it also features a speakerphone and a 16 hour battery life. Plus, the quick charge feature recharges your battery quickly with a USB cable so you can stay focused on your summer adventures.

iHome IBTB2 Bottle Bluetooth speaker

If there was an award for most versatile waterproof Bluetooth speaker, it would likely go to iHome’s Bottle speaker. This device isn’t just a speaker— it’s also a water bottle, so it’s great for active, on-the-go types.

There’s no complicated set up or fussing with this device; the speaker function is built into a fabric-wrapped, plastic wireless cabinet that screws onto the bottom of a double-wall insulated 7 ounce steel water bottle. It’s the ultimate two-in-one!

You can enjoy 8 hours of battery life, which should make it a great companion for long bike rides, gym sessions or hikes.

Monster Dynamite Bluetooth portable speaker

With a fully waterproof IPX7 rating, this speaker floats in the water and is perfect for the beach, pool, hot tub, or shower. With 4 speakers built in to the cabinet and 360-degree V-Sound Technology it easily fills your space with sound.

The lightweight, compact triangular design is super portable and can hold 12 hours of charge, and can double as a power bank too. The Monster Dynamite waterproof Bluetooth wireless speaker is made for the beach, pool, hot tub, or if you’re not heading out on vacation, you can even use it in the shower! This version is exclusive to Best Buy.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker

UE is known for its quality audio products that are also fun. Compact in size but big on sound, UE WONDERBOOM will provide clear, crisp audio with strong, powerful bass that’s thumpin’ enough to rock the party. Its rugged, waterproof design and 10-hour battery life means it’s got as much stamina as you do. If you want more sound power and more coverage, connect a second UE speaker to amplify your music experience.

With an IPX7-rating, this portable wireless speaker can be dunked in water up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes, but it’s also dirt-proof, and shockproof.

Put one of these popular top-selling portable wireless speakers on your summer must-have list. They’re versatile, fun and they sound great.

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Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
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