Singing in the shower is a tradition that’s (probably) as old as showers themselves, but people have typically had to make do with the track that’s playing in their head. And while that’s still fun, being able to sing along to an actual song is undoubtedly better. That’s why having a shower radio is a great addition to your morning routine.
Shower radios have actually been around since the ’80s, and since then the technology has grown to include waterproof Bluetooth speakers. If you have a favorite morning music show or like to catch up on the news, traditional AM/FM shower radios remain a popular option. Or, if you’d like to have the option to listen to the music you choose, we’ve included some FM radios that have Bluetooth built-in. No need for the radio at all? Check out one of the Bluetooth-only options if you just want to stream your favorite playlists, podcasts or public radio station.
So whether you want to tune in to your favorite old school hip hop station, catch the headlines from NPR, listen to a true-crime podcast or stream your shower singalong playlist, these are some of the best shower radios to get right now.
1. Sangean H201 Portable Waterproof Shower Radio
Sangean’s shower radio can tune to all of your favorite local radio stations on the AM or FM band. While it’s a good option for listening to music, it’s also a good emergency preparedness tool. That’s because it receives all 7 NOAA stations, so you can get the latest updates in a weather emergency. You can also save your favorite stations using the convenient preset buttons, and the swiveling handle makes it easy to hang or take on the go. While the younger generation might not get the appeal, it’s everything you really need in a waterproof radio.
Pros: Receives both AM and FM. Good emergency preparedness option, because it tunes in to all of the NOAA stations.
Cons: Standard model doesn’t include Bluetooth, although a more expensive Bluetooth option is available.
2. Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio with Speaker
If you’re looking for a traditional AM/FM radio that you can use in the shower, this option from Sony is reliable, compact and stylish. It has 5 preset buttons so you can save your favorite stations, and the loop lets you hang the radio from the showerhead or carry it on the go. It’s splash-resistant, so while it shouldn’t be submerged, it’ll be fine if it gets a little wet in the shower. Finally, the sound comes through loud and clear, even over the sounds of the water.
Pros: Compact and aesthetically-pleasing. Hanging loop to use on the go or hang from the showerhead. Cool retro design.
Cons: Presets may be tuned to European station numbers, so you’ll have to reset it by following the instruction manual.
3. Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Outdoor Speaker
The SoundLink Micro from Bose is not explicitly designed as a speaker for the shower, but it’s a great radio shower nonetheless. All of Bose’s Soundlink speakers pack a lot of sound into a small package, so you won’t have to worry about being able to hear your favorite songs over the sound of the running water. And with an IPX7 rating, you don’t have to be too delicate with it around water. It’s not a radio, but if you want to blast your favorite playlists over Bluetooth, this is a great option.
Pros: Good audio quality, stylish design, IPX7 rating for water resistance.
Cons: Small size sacrifices some audio quality compared with other Bose speakers.
4. JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL makes some of the best speakers on the market, and this compact Bluetooth speaker is great for taking on the go or using in the shower. It doesn’t have a handle, but the cylindrical shape makes it easy to carry, and IPX7 waterproofing protects it if you’re using it in the shower. The JBL Flip 5 is also available in a bunch of different colors, including this eye-catching yellow.
Pros: High quality, loud sound from top audio brand. Long 12-hour battery life. Easy to take on the go.
Cons: If you’re specifically looking for an option with AM/FM, this is only a Bluetooth speaker.
5. LEZII IPX7 Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker
This affordable and compact shower speaker is great for taking on the go or using in the shower, but the area it really shines is the connectivity options. You can connect to FM radio and Bluetooth, or plug it in your Aux and play music directly from your phone. You can even plug in a microSD card and play music from there. The speaker is water-resistant, as well.
Pros: Affordable option with plenty of connectivity options. Compact and easy to take on the go.
Cons: Audio distorts at higher volumes. Not as dependable as the premium brands.
6. Hydro-Beast Bluetooth Shower Radio
If you’re looking for something that offers both Bluetooth connectivity and FM, this compact speaker has a round design and attaches using a suction cup. It has an IPX7 rating and it even floats, meaning you could put it in the pool. There are also LED lights, which can be switched on and off.
Pros: Bluetooth and FM, fully submergeable. It floats, meaning it can be used in the pool.
Cons: Tuning to FM stations is difficult.
7. iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker
If you don’t need FM functionality, this affordable and compact speaker connects via Bluetooth. It’s fully submersible, and it attaches to the shower wall using a suction cup. The buttons are intuitively labeled on the front of the device. It even has a phone option, so you can take phone calls in the shower.
Pros: Affordable Bluetooth speaker that includes a built-in mic, so it can be used to take calls.
Cons: Skip track button is shared with the increase volume button. Charger is not standard micro-USB to USB, so replacing it would be a hassle.