Bose SoundLink Mini II

A beautiful little speaker, the SoundLink Mini II improves on a top Bose product. It's one of the best compact wireless speakers out there, with an excellent design, strong sound, an improved feature set and solid battery life.

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UE Boom 2

The UE Boom 2 is a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays louder than the original Boom and sounds a little better. It's stain-resistant, shock-resistant and now fully waterproof.

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​JBL Charge 2+

A well-designed, portable Bluetooth speaker, the JBL Charge 2+ features good battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices. And if that's not enough for you, it's also water resistant.

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UE Roll

The UE Roll is a compact, waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a unique design, very good sound for its size, and decent battery life. It comes with an integrated bungee cord, and if you buy it through UE's website you'll also get an inflatable life preserver that lets it float in water.

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Sony SRS-X3

The elegantly designed Sony SRS-X3 is a mini Bluetooth speaker that delivers strong sound for its size. It has built-in speakerphone capabilities, NFC tap-to-pair technology (for smartphones that support it) and reasonably good 7-hour battery life.

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Bose SoundLink Color

If your priority is sound quality, you're better off with the more expensive SoundLink Mini, which also has a more upscale metallic design. But if you value portability and don't want to spend the extra $70, the SoundLink Color is a solid choice. Not everybody will love its design, but most people should be impressed with the sound it puts out, particularly in smaller rooms.

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Fluance Fi50

The affordable Fluance Fi50 delivers high-quality sound from a retro-styled Bluetooth speaker. It's solidly built with a medium-density fiberboard cabinet. The two-way driver design features a tweeter mounted in the center of a 5-inch woofer. Equipped with a 40-watt amplifier, it plays loudly without distorting, has a USB charging port and an integrated LED with touch controls.

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JBL Flip 3

This third-generation Flip has a more streamlined, splashproof design and its battery life has gone up to 10 hours. Meanwhile the price is unchanged at $100. As with all such speakers, the JBL plays any audio content from a Bluetooth-enabled source -- which covers nearly any smartphone or tablet, and most recent computers -- so long as it's in the same room, or relatively nearby.

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