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The Best Big, Tough, Bluetooth Speakers

It’s summer and that means outdoor activities. And for many of these events, music is a must-have. This calls for a portable, wireless speaker, but one that can take the punishment of being outdoors --rain, dust, bumps, spilled drinks, maybe even a dunk in the pool-- while delivering your tunes.A few weeks ago, I tested nine compact, rugged and water resistant Bluetooth speakers. Today, it’s time for the big show. I have six of the biggest, loudest and toughest Bluetooth speakers on the...

This is the Bluetooth speaker I'd recommend to everyone I know

Business InsiderThere's a huge range of Bluetooth speakers out there to chose from, but the choice is pretty easy when it comes to Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom.At $100, the Wonderboom is small, light, waterproof, durable, inexpensive, and it sounds good. You can take it anywhere to deliver music in pretty much any situation.It won't blow you away with its sound quality, but it's still pretty great considering its size and price tag, and it's plenty loud to boot. Check out the Ultimate Ears...

Bose Soundlink Revolve+ review: An all-around excellent indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker

Bose used to be a big proponent of the if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it school of gadgetry. The company’s speakers and headphones often went years without an aesthetic or technical update, and new products were slow in coming to market. But in the past four or five years, the company’s been working hard to brush off its reputation for stagnant excellence. New Bose hardware hits stores on a regular basis these days and, as evident with their QC30 earphones and Soundlink Mini II speaker, its...

I Owe an Apology to Bluetooth Speakers Everywhere

I recently received a portable Bluetooth speaker as a birthday gift. It's not the most high-end model, but it also doesn't scrape the bottom of the sketchy, no-brand potential-fire-hazard barrel. But it turned out to be a fantastic gift because 1) it wasn't something I would ever purchase for myself and 2) it managed to completely reinvent the way I interact with my phone.I was previously an avowed Bluetooth speaker skeptic, but after actually living with one for a time, I have to admit I was...