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The second version of X-Mini's Kai features a new ceramic driver for better sound, and improved battery life.
While it doesn't do that much to stand out from the crowded field of Bluetooth speakers in the $60-$100 range, the well-built and decent sounding (for its size) UE Mini Boom is a pretty safe choice for those looking for a very compact wireless speaker.
The BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker has an interesting clippable shape, but at a price of $99.99, other portable audio devices are a better deal.
While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.
While you'll pay a premium for it, the Jawbone Mini Jambox is the best-sounding and best-designed micro wireless speaker.
The suave Harman Kardon Esquire Mini Bluetooth speaker handles business and pleasure with music streaming and conference calls.
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At around $60 online, the decently performing and well-designed Logitech X300 is a relative bargain in the mini Bluetooth speaker category.
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.
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.
As dozens of tiny wireless speakers flood the market, here's a look at CNET's current top picks for mini Bluetooth speakers that you can take with you wherever you go.