Drop 'em, dip 'em, dunk 'em. These waterproof Bluetooth speakers handle the turf and the surf.
The flexibility of portable speakers are awesome on their own, but when they're built for fun in the sun — splashes and all — you can really let loose with your favorite playlists. We've chosen 5 of our favorite waterproof speakers that all have their own unique design and functions, but in the end are excellent for any wet and wild adventure. Hit the first slide to dive in!
1. Philips Shoqbox Mini Rugged Waterproof Speaker
The perfect size for easy portability, the Philips Shoqbox Mini does everything from streaming your mobile tunes via Bluetooth or hands-free calls over its built-in microphone — all while being able to handle anything mother nature throws at it. Even if you drop it in the pool, the Shoqbox Mini will stay afloat. The built-in lithium polymer battery lasts around 5 hours on a full charge, and the 1.6-inch speaker driver delivers great sound for its compact size of 4.2 x 2.3-inches.
2. Mpow Armor Waterproof Speaker
Keep the tunes going while charging up your phone or tablet with the Mpow Armor Waterproof Speaker. Packing an IP65 protection rating, this user-friendly jam box provides excellent highs and lows whether you keep it inside or poolside. Its 1000mAh internal backup battery can give you an extra boost in juice if you wear down your device's battery early on. Fully charged, you can enjoy around 10 hours of music playback with a 5W driver and bass radiator. An impressive Bluetooth range of 33ft. means you can manage your playlists from a distance without a hitch.
3. Omaker M4 Waterproof Speaker
Another great compact speaker that pays no mind to the elements is the Omaker M4, sporting a rugged design that delivers high-def sound through its 3W audio driver and passive subwoofer. Not only can you enjoy music for up to 12 hours, it's able to be recharged in just 3 hours from 0%. Sure it's waterproof, but it's also shockproof in case it takes a tumble in the shower or on the pool deck. For other compatible devices, it even offers tap-to-pair NFC technology. The Omaker M4 comes with a handy lanyard, auxiliary cable for direct connections, and a USB power cable.
4. I-Venstar Sport Waterproof Speaker
The metal and silicone housing of the I-Venstar Waterproof Speaker makes it ideal for preventing movement on smooth surfaces when things gets wild at your next pool party. Its 3600mAh battery provides up to 10 hours of music playback, and doubles as a power bank for your mobile devices when battery life gets critical. Stream your music up to 30ft. away from the speaker, and pair easily with NFC for all compatible devices. On the front are music controls, as well as a call button for managing your convo's over the speaker. All in all, it provides great sound and protection from water damage for any occasion.
5. FUGOO Tough Waterproof Speaker
Saving the toughest and loudest for last, the FUGOO Tough Waterproof Speaker jams your jammy jams up to 40 hours and is built to take a beating. Crafted from fiber-reinforced resin and aluminum, it's a beast with booming sound, and its built-in microphone is fully compatible with Siri and Google Now for all your hands-free functions. Inside you'll find 6 speakers (2 tweeters, 2 woofers, 2 passive radiators with 4 active drivers) that are actually tilted upwards inside the box for a better range. It can be completely submerged to 3ft. for up to 30 minutes — because accidents happen, right? If you want to accessorize your new speaker, there are a handful of options including a bike mount, strap mount, remote control, and multi-mounts.
6. What's your favorite waterproof Bluetooth speaker?
That's our line-up of the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers. Tell us what portable speaker you're using for summer events that bring you to the waterfront in the comments below!