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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Funky Bluetooth speakers

Phoniture

Boom Swimmer

Acoustic Research For Her wireless speaker

Ion Party Bot

Boom Urchin

Antopos Bluetooth Speaker with Build-in Microphone

Aerb Wireless Bluetooth Speaking mouse

Amethyst 2.1 Channel Bluetooth speaker

Boombotix Boombot2+

Massive Audio Dalek

Malektronic Da Luz

Kakkoii Wow

Divoom Bluetune Bean

Ion Block Rocker

Kohler Moxie Showerhead and Wireless Speaker

G-Project G-Boom

GoGroove BlueSync Edg Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Oisound Wireless Bluetooth Music Fountain

Fascinations LED Aquarium Handsfree Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

MicroSolar B2

Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2

Outdoor Tech Buckshot

Music Cup NFC portable Bluetooth speaker

Pyle 600-Watt Bluetooth Speaker System with flashing lights and wireless mic

MiiKey MiiBeast

Plemo Magic Cube

Nude Audio Move S

Philips Dot

We've rounded up some of the more peculiar-looking Bluetooth speakers, which come in all different shapes and sizes these days.

If you think we missed any gems, please post a link in the comments section. We'll be updating the roundup with new speakers as we come across them.
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I've let my phone lounge in Phoniture, and I have to say there's something really special about seeing your mobile relaxing in its own chair and ottoman (where the speaker resides). The only drawback is that the sound is pretty thin (the speaker lacks bass). Nevertheless a lot of people will like the novelty of the whole set-up, which is available in blue, black, or red.

Price: $99
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If you're looking for a speaker that looks like a key component in the reproductive process (and I don't mean sound reproduction), look no farther (or is it father?) than the Boom Swimmer. As its name implies, it's waterproof. It sounds a little thin, but it plays louder than you'd think for such a small speaker with a flexible tail. Available in multiple colors.

Price: $59
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This handbag-shaped Bluetooth speaker is from Acoustic Research's "AR for her" line, scheduled to come out in the spring.

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We spotted Ion's Party Bot, a robot that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, at this year's CES. It will be available later in 2014.
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Thanks to its interchangeable silicone cover, the Boom Urchin is both water-resistant and shock-resistant. It comes with a couple of different mounting accessories, including a suction cup so you can take it in the shower with you. It started out at around $150, but it has since come down to about $100 and offers decent sound for that price. Available in multiple colors.

Price: $99
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This mushroom-shaped suction-cup Bluetooth "speakerphone," which doubles as a stand for your smartphone, is sold under a couple of different no-name brands. At $15, it's hard to find a Bluetooth speaker that costs less.

Price: $14.99
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It's a mouse. It's a speaker. It's a speaking mouse.

Yes, the Aerb Wireless Bluetooth Speaking mouse allows you to surf the Web on your computer while paired with your smartphone to play music. It's also designed to work as a speakerphone for Skype calls.

Price: $27
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This wireless speaker plays audio with a smile on its face.

Price: $50
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It may be inspired by Japanese urban vinyl toys, but Boombotix's Boombot2+ may also give more mature readers a flashback to the TV show, "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" (1973-75). It is water-resistant and has built-in speakerphone capabilities. Available in a few different colors. Note: the plus model is the latest version of this speaker.

Price: $60
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Here's another crazy Bluetooth speaker we spotted at CES. Massive Audio, maker of car audio gear, unleashed a full-size Dalek, studded with the company's equipment. Massive Audio is advertising the "Massive Dalek" as the world's loudest and largest Bluetooth speaker.
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Behold, the Malektronic Da Luz, which features rhythmically pulsing multicolor LED lights and built-in speakerphone capabilities.

Price: $49.99
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I'm quite sure how you pronounce this brand (seems like one "i" at the end would have been enough). But the product name is easy. Wow. Available in multiple color options.

Price: $75
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Don't expect to get much bass from the Divoom Bluetune Bean, but it is cute and small, and the kids seem to like it. Available in multiple colors -- of course.

Price: $29.99
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It's big. It rocks the block. And it costs less than you think.

Note: This is the successor to the Ion Tailgater, which remains on sale for around $120.

Price: $159.95
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Yes, even Kohler has gotten in on the wireless Bluetooth speaker action. Note the speaker is removable from the showerhead (you have to remove it to recharge it) and is separately available in a few different color options.

Price: $150
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The $99 G-Project G-Boom looks pretty funky but it also offers good sound for the money.
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There's a little bit of Tron in this edgy Bluetooth speaker.

Price: $34.99
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I've seen these Bluetooth speakers in action. I can't say they sound good, but they're oddly mesmerizing to look at.

Price: $50
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Continuing with our water-themed speakers, we have the Fascinations LED Aquarium Handsfree Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker. It looks pretty fishy, even if it doesn't include a fish.

Price: $67
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This solar-powered Bluetooth speaker has come down considerably in price and is now available for less than $100. Perhaps the price will go up as things warm up this spring and summer.

Price: $79.99
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Not surprisingly, the Outdoor tech Turtle Shell 2 Bluetooth speaker is water-resistant and pretty rugged. It also has a rated battery life of 16 hours, which is better than what many portable Bluetooth speakers offer. Available in multiple colors.

Price: $110
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The Buckshot doesn't serve up a whole lot of bass, but it's got some kick to it for such a tiny speaker -- and it's water-resistant. Available in a different color options.

Price: $50
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For those who like to drink in their music, there's the Music Cup. The convenient carrying handle doubles as a stand to prop the speaker up horizontally. Available in multiple colors.

Price: $50
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What you've always wanted: a 600-watt speaker with a built-in disco ball and a wireless mic.

Price: $165
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The MiiKey MiiBeast is not only a wireless speaker but a stand for your tablet. I'm not quite sure it lives up to its beastly name, but it sure is funky.

Price: $105
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I'm surprised there's isn't a Rubik's Cube Bluetooth speaker yet (perhaps there is one but I missed it). But this may be the next best thing.

Price: $29.99
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Nude Audio makes a few different compact Bluetooth speakers, the smallest of which is the Move S. It's almost a key-chain-size wireless speaker, though not quite that small.

Price: $29.99
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The Philips Dot is due to hit stores in early March. It can stand up vertically or be tipped on its side and is water-resistant.

Price: $70
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