20 Portable Speakers That Will Outplay Your Pool Party

20 Portable Speakers That Will Outplay Your Pool Party

By Banu Ibrahim
These 20 speakers will be your new favorite party guests.

What good is a party playlist if you can’t actually hear the music? This summer, give your expertly crafted Spotify playlists the recognition they deserve with a punchy outdoor speaker. Unlike indoor speakers, these outdoor speakers are designed to carry sound in open-air spaces. They're also portable, so you can keep your music going strong no matter where you are —beachside, poolside, or grilling on the patio.

There’s no shortage of stellar speakers on the market—check out these 20 devices, for instance. All of them provide booming, high-quality audio—and some have cool extra perks like water resistance or extensive battery life— so your pool party playlists will never sound, well, watered down.  

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Don’t let this tiny device fool you; it packs some serious sound—and on a budget!
Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Marshall’s amp-inspired speaker will look just as good sitting on your patio as it will on your bookshelf once the season is over.
Urban Outfitters Floating Speaker
Take the party playlist with you straight from the patio to the pool.
UE Boom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
An impressive 15-hour battery life means that the UE Boom 3 can keep the music pumping well after the sun goes down.
Photive M90 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Perfect for even the klutziest of partygoers, this shock-absorbing speaker can handle a drop or two with ease.
Audio Pro Addon T3 Portable Speaker
Modern, minimalist, and easily transportable? Check, check, and check.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker
The Wonderboom is one of our favorite UE creations. Not only does it feature awesome audio quality and a weatherproof design, but it also comes in a variety of bold colors.
Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink Revolve has long been a favorite for audiophiles. The reason why? It’s able to deliver true 360-degree sound with complete clarity.
JBL Waterproof Smart Speaker
JBL’s Waterproof Smart Speaker has many capabilities you’d expect of a top outdoor speaker—including powerful sound, long battery life, and a waterproof design.
Pohopa Bluetooth Lantern Speaker
This speaker doubles as an outdoor lantern, making it ideal for summertime bonfires.
Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker
You already know and love your Beats headphones. But have you discovered the company’s speakers yet? The Beats Pill+, for instance, has an ultracompact design and top-notch audio quality.
iJoy Beach Bomb Waterproof Floating Speaker
The iJoy Beach Bomb IP66 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker in mint green is military grade shockproof, and it protects against splashes, rain, or even powerful jets of water. This wireless speaker features an IP66 rating, which means it's water-tight and can be submerged up to 3 feet.
DOSS E-Go II Speaker
For a hair over $35, you can score this customer-favorite waterproof speaker. It offers 12 hours of total runtime on a single charge; a water, dust, and crash-proof design; and punchy sound.
Friengood IPX6 Solar Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker is powered by the sun! Every 10 minutes of daylight can power a half hour of your favorite tracks.

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