5 Portable Sound Devices We Love

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August 22, 2014

These slim, portable speakers and radios are a convenient option for listening to your favorite tunes and podcasts. Minimally designed with clever details, these five devices from the Dwell Store add a modern touch to your audio setup.

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  Grain Audio’s Portable Wireless System has undeniable appeal. The visible wood grain elevates a simple silhouette, and the silicone edges prevent scratching on a desk or shelf. At only seven inches wide, the PWS is easy to carry and transport.

    Grain Audio’s Portable Wireless System has undeniable appeal. The visible wood grain elevates a simple silhouette, and the silicone edges prevent scratching on a desk or shelf. At only seven inches wide, the PWS is easy to carry and transport.

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  Designed by Philip Wong, the Flow is meant to pare the radio down to its most basic elements and enable the user to discover the design involved in the product. The small, portable radio combines a transparent outer case with monochrome interior elements, and can be used as an MP3 amplifier in addition to an FM radio.

    Designed by Philip Wong, the Flow is meant to pare the radio down to its most basic elements and enable the user to discover the design involved in the product. The small, portable radio combines a transparent outer case with monochrome interior elements, and can be used as an MP3 amplifier in addition to an FM radio.

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  A simple four-inch cube with complex technological advances, the Bluetooth-enabled Beacon Blazar includes two internal speakers and an incorporated passive radiator sub-woofer, which yields balanced, natural sound. With only four buttons, the Beacon Blazar is also easy to operate. 

    A simple four-inch cube with complex technological advances, the Bluetooth-enabled Beacon Blazar includes two internal speakers and an incorporated passive radiator sub-woofer, which yields balanced, natural sound. With only four buttons, the Beacon Blazar is also easy to operate. 

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  The Geneva WorldRadio pairs throwback looks with modern technologies. A contemporary version of the traditional world receiver, it can broadcast all radio stations. The radio also has a built-in wireless Bluetooth receiver, so it can broadcast Internet stations. It includes a sturdy carrying handle for easy transport.

    The Geneva WorldRadio pairs throwback looks with modern technologies. A contemporary version of the traditional world receiver, it can broadcast all radio stations. The radio also has a built-in wireless Bluetooth receiver, so it can broadcast Internet stations. It includes a sturdy carrying handle for easy transport.

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  The Mezzo Radio is inspired by vintage styles, featuring a retro speaker grille and knobs instead of buttons. The device features modern upgrades like a durable silicone rubber case and an output for MP3 players. At only five inches long, the battery-powered radio is extremely portable.

    The Mezzo Radio is inspired by vintage styles, featuring a retro speaker grille and knobs instead of buttons. The device features modern upgrades like a durable silicone rubber case and an output for MP3 players. At only five inches long, the battery-powered radio is extremely portable.

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