With Bluetooth speakers, it's simply a matter of pairing your device of choice with your speaker, and you're ready to blast that awesome playlist from anywhere. No more being tethered by an aux cable or worrying that your CD will skip. As long as you're within range (and the connection range is pretty generous), your music will always be at your fingertips.
But there are a ton of different Bluetooth speakers out there. Some can connect to multiple devices at once, and others can even connect to multiple speakers to expand the sound. Most let you take hands-free calls when your smartphone is connected, so you don't have to lift a finger. There are nice big ones with great sound, and smaller portable (even waterproof) speakers that you can take with you to the beach. Read more...More about Bluetooth Speakers, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Skimlinks, Shopping Amazon, and Tech
MOST VERSATILEAmazon Echo Dot
You can pair it with other Bluetooth speakers, so you can use the Echo Dot as a smart hub to control your music all throughout your home.
BEST OVERALLJBL FLIP 5
Budget-friendly, high quality sound, and impressively durable.
BEST COMPACT OPTIONAnker Soundcore Mini
You don’t need to go big to get great sound and the adorably miniature but surprisingly powerful Anker Soundcore Mini is proof of that.
BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEYHake Portable Bluetooth Speaker
It lasts for five hours on a single charge, and it can even handle hands-free calls.
BEST RANGEAnker Soundcore Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This small speaker can blast the tunes for a full 24 hours and can pair with devices from up to 66 feet away.
MOST DURABLE BUDGET OPTIONAOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 4.0
This speaker is waterproof and can last up to 30 minutes in three feet of water, making a perfect companion for those poolside parties or shower singalongs.
BEST FOR OUTDOOR USEAOMAIS GO Bluetooth Speakers
Great battery life and extreme durability make this speaker a popular choice.
MOST POPULAR OPTIONTribit XSound Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker
While most other Bluetooth speakers have a range of 33 feet, this one boasts double the connection range at 66 feet.
BEST FOR PARTIESSony - XB20 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This portable party machine can connect to up to three devices at once, so everyone can have a turn playing their favorite music.
MOST UNIQUE FEATURESiHome - Weather Tough 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This portable speaker includes a Melody app that lets your speaker recognize voice commands for streaming your music.