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The Braven 855s is a bit overpriced, but it's built like a brick, delivers decent sound and has strong battery life.
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If you're looking for a compact rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, the Braven BRV-1 is worth considering now that its street price has dropped to closer to $100.
If you're looking for a beefier portable wireless speaker to take outdoors, the $300 Braven 855s can pound out the tunes and has good battery life.
With the BRV-1's price dropping to close to $100, it's now a decent value.
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
Braven lets its Bluetooth speakers also act as a backup battery charger for other devices, setting its range apart from the competition.
While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.
Available in your choice of colors, this refurb might make for an excellent gift. But it may sell out quick!
The Fluance's design isn't for everyone, but for those in search of the best sound for their Bluetooth buck, the $149.99 Fi30 is hard to beat.
At around $60 online, the decently performing and well-designed Logitech X300 is a relative bargain in the mini Bluetooth speaker category.