With its 24 hour battery life, surprisingly good bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker. But its run may be at an end, because Anker just upgraded it with IPX5 water resistance, and you can get the new model for $8 off today.
Most inexpensive Bluetooth speakers you see include a single 5W driver, or maybe dual 5W drivers if you’re lucky. But the AOMAIS Sport II packs in a pair of 10W drivers, plus IPX7 water resistance (meaning it can actually be submerged to a point), and a 10 hour battery. Not bad for under $40.
Cambridge SoundWorks’ OontZ Angle is one of our readers’ favorite water-resistant Bluetooth speakers, but today, its larger brother is even less expensive than the original.
If you demand a lot out of your Bluetooth speakers, this discounted Aukey SoundTank might be just what you’re looking for.
Small Bluetooth speakers have their time and place, but usually are more annoying than they’re worth because they die so easily. This $15 pocket-sized Anker speaker gets up to 12 hours of playtime on one charge and can basically fit anywhere.
Compared to the reader-favorite JBL Charge 3, the Charge 2+ has less battery life, and is merely splashproof rather than truly waterproof. That being said, it still sounds great, and can connect to multiple sources and pair with other JBL speakers for multi-room audio, so it’s a great deal at $65, even refurbished.
Whether you like to sing in the shower, or want to catch up on podcasts by the pool, this water resistant Bluetooth speaker features IPX7 water resistance, so it can survive a full dunking.
Whether you’re singing in the shower or catching up on podcasts by the pool, water-resistant Bluetooth speakers are inexpensive, plentiful, and far more useful than the shower radios that preceded them. But with so many options, we want to know which ones are really worth the money, so check out the rules below, then…