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 great.
Shower radios have actually been around since the 80’s, and since then the technology has grown to include 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 rather have the option to listen to the music you choose, we’ve included some FM radios that have Bluetooth built in.
Whether you want to tune in to your favorite old school hip hop station, catch the headlines from NPR, or listen to a true-crime podcast, these are some of the best shower radios to get right now.
1. Sangean AM/FM Waterproof Shower Radio
Sangean’s shower radio can tune to either AM or FM. 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. The upright design and hanging loop makes it easy to hang from the showerhead.
Pros: Receives both AM and FM, good emergency preparedness option.
Cons: Standard model doesn’t include Bluetooth, although a more expensive Bluetooth option is available.
2. 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.
3. 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.