Whether partying by the pool or having a beach picnic, these music machines have what it takes to be your portable, weatherproof companion.
Summer is never complete without the tunes that will take you back to the memories of the season.
Our soundtrack game is stronger than ever thanks to Bluetooth speakers that let us play DJ anywhere, and since we’re gonna be around water in our swimsuits and sunnies a lot, waterproof gadgets are the way to go. The best part is these rugged, versatile models will stay on to serve their function well past the season.
Here are our picks of waterproof speakers for your summer soundtrack; whether partying by the pool or having a beach picnic, these music machines have what it takes to be your portable, weatherproof companion. All ready for your summer getaway?
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B&O PLAY Beoplay A1
We love this ultra portable gadget (small enough to fit in your hand, pocket or bag), that lets you bring great wireless sound wherever you go. Just connect it to your iPhone or iPad for up to 24 hours of 360 Bang & Olufsen signature audio with satisfying deep bass. You can even pair two A1 speakers in stereo or ambient mode using the app, and enjoy hands-free calling with the built-in mic. W apple.com
Bose SoundLink Color II
Take your music where the summer action is with this Bose standout that comes with 8 hours battery life and 9m wireless range. It's just a little heavier than a ball, allows simple control of multiple functions, and is admirably durable in a wrap-around silicon body. Perfect for pool, park, or patio. W bose.com
Altec Lansing x Nick Jonas
Together with the youngest Jonas brother, Altec Lansing presents a sleek Bluetooth speaker designed with superior accuracy and authentic sound. Built for durability and convenience, this exclusive model comes in a selection of fun colours, and can keep the party going for up to 12 hours on a single charge. W alteclansing.com
Suited for your wildest summer parties with 24-hour battery life, connection of up to 10 speakers via Bluetooth, synchronized LED lights, and remote control via the Fiestable app. Boost your bass with the Extra Bass function, which activates the dual action of passive radiators with stereo full-range speakers. W sony.com
JBL Flip 3
From the Flip series comes a compact speaker that will fill your space with stereo sound for up to 10 hours, thanks to a 3,000mAh rechargable lithium ion battery. Comes with a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for conference calls and JBL Connect technology to link several speakers wirelessly. W jbl.com
This rugged model is made to withstand snow, sand and water of close to 1 meter. With an almost magical battery life of 40 hours, these speakers are also customisable with interchangeable housing, and compatible with both Siri and Google Now. W fugoo.com
UE Roll 2 Volcano
Combining unique design and exceptional ergonomics with an unexpectedly big, bold sound, this ultra-portable model comes with a stretchy, attachable bungee so you it really does go wherever you do. Great compatibility, 20m listening range with up to 8 Bluetooth devices (2 at the same time) and 9-hour battery life completes the small but powerful gadget. W ultimateears.com
Logitech UE Boom 2
One of the best waterproof models in the market, the Boom 2 comes in an array of fun, bright colours. Top-quality 360° sound and a 30m wireless range makes this shockproof model a worthy summer companion, able to go up to 1 meter deep into the water. Battery life: 15 hours. W ultimateears.com