We get that "unplugging" during vacation is becoming a trend, but are you one of those travelers that just need to be around music? Waking up and getting ready to your favorite morning beats, or backpacking with some tunes to get you going - sounds like a great idea to us!
Scroll down to see our top picks for portable speakers that we think would be great for travel!
Enjoy 10 hours of non-stop music with this "super-portable" mini speaker. This mini device has 360-degree sound, is waterproof and even floats! Bring it with you for showers, pools, and rainy days. If it gets dirty, just rinse it off.
Price: $89.99 CAD (from Best Buy Canada)
Pros: Great sound for such a small gadget
Cons: Has Bluetooth capabilities only
Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Speaker
Enjoy big and bold 360-degree sound that energizes any adventure! This speaker is a bit taller than the previously mentioned "Wonderboom Speaker", and is also waterproof with floating capabilities!
Price: $129.99 CAD (from Best Buy Canada)
Pros: Has Bluetooth & Auxiliary jack.
Bose SoundLink Color Speakers
Enjoy big and bold 360-degree sound that energizes any adventure! This speaker is a bit bigger than the previously mentioned "Wonderboom Speaker", and is also waterproof with floating capabilities!
Price: $169.99 CAD (from the Source)
Pros: Has Bluetooth & Auxiliary jack. Great sound quality.
Cons: Clunky - Not as portable as Ultimate Ears Wonderboom and Boom 2
Our winning pick is the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Speakers! Our final decision was based on the process of elimination. Continue reading to see why!
Why we picked "UE Boom 2" over the "UE Wonderboom":
The Boom 2 has an auxiliary jack, where as the Wonderboom did not. Yes, we get that Bluetooth is the newest and trendiest thing right now. But not all music is played from devices that have Bluetooth. Some of us are just old school! It also just makes the switching of devices so much easier. Not sure about you, but we always have friends who want to play their favorite song - how easy is it to just unplug the aux chord from the current device, and plug it into another device?
Why we picked "UE Boom 2" over the "Bose Soundlink Color Speakers":
The sound quality from Bose was exceptional and does not disappoint. But honestly, the Bose Soundlink is just too clunky! The UE Boom 2 stands a little bit taller than its competitor, but it definitely is not as wide. It is just easier to pack something that is slimmer and taller, rather than square and chunky. Also, the Bose Soundlink is marketed as water-resistant, where as the UE Boom 2 is waterproof and even has floating capabilities. Sorry Bose, we usually love your products, but UE has you beat in these features!
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