What to Look for in Travel-Friendly Bluetooth Speakers

What trip is complete without some tunes to set the perfect mood? Bring high quality sound anywhere with these convenient bluetooth speakers.

Listening to music while traveling used to involve lugging along a bulky boombox. Now you can jam out with crystal clear sound literally anywhere in the world with speakers that can stow away easily in your carry-on. As an added bonus, most models are also capable of taking smartphone calls as simple as a touch of a button--with most models boasting noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone capacities.

Avoid An "Oops" Moment With Waterproof Speakers

JBL Charge 3
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker.Amazon

While most modern Bluetooth-capability speakers are at least water resistant, some are even IPX7-level waterproof. This means that your speakers are not only splash-proof, but can even function when dropped into water up to three feet in depth. Just maybe keep it away from the deep end of the pool, because better safe than sorry.

Convenient Apps To Connect With A Smartphone or Device

Sonos Play
Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker.Amazon

Most Bluetooth speakers come with custom downloadable apps that make them easy to control from your smartphone or device. Some models can even connect with multiple devices so everyone gets a turn at being the DJ.

Speakers That Can Go Anywhere You Do

Bose Soundwear Companion
Bose Soundwear Companion Wireless Wearable Speaker.Amazon

Fitting comfortably around the neck, hands-free wearable Bluetooth speakers go where you do, with water resistant capabilities that protect against sweat and natural elements. Three button controls make wearable speakers simple to control, or access virtual assistants such as Siri or Google Assistant to stay connected.