Summer calls for one thing: quality time spent with friends and family in blissful sunshine. And whether you choose a lively park or your own back garden, a great accompaniment to your social gathering would be music supplied by a top-class set of portable speakers. In fact, you’ll find yourself using them at your tent during festivals, at the beach or even outside on your lunch break at work. Find out which ones we’re raving about…
If you want something you can easily carry around in your bag, you can’t go wrong with the X-Mini Uno Portable Rechargeable Capsule Speaker – Red. You’ll be shocked at the awesome sound quality of this miniature design and, let’s face it, it looks great too. After something more hi-tec? There’s always the JBL Flip Bluetooth® Wireless Portable Speaker – Black. It has two 1-5/8-inch drivers and a built-in bass port, as well as 5 hours of playback time and the ability to connect using Bluetooth.
For serious sound lovers, we can’t scream and shout enough about the Beats by Dr Dre Beatbox Portable – Black. It’s got an iPod dock, plenty of bass, a handy carry handle and it comes with a remote or, if you prefer, you can control it via Bluetooth up to 30 feet away.
And while these last picks may look all fun and games, their sound quality certainly isn’t diminished. The Kitsound Koala Speaker Dock and Kitsound Panda Speaker Dock – funky, no? – are great devices that are sure to make everyone smile. They can be mains-powered when you’re home but take 4 X AA batteries when you’re out and about. What makes these different to other designs aside from their appearance? They’ve got interactive nose lights and touch-sensitive ears, of course.