Taking your music everywhere you go is a must for many people, but it can be difficult to play music where you really want it. Reasonably, people worry about damaging their Bluetooth speakers on hikes or at the beach. For whatever reason, the best places to listen to music happen to be places with a lot of water: beaches, boats, pools, showers, etc. Fortunately, water-resistant speakers make it convenient to play your favorite songs wherever you are, whether that’s blasting hip hop at the pool party or just singing along to “Dancing Queen” in the shower.
These Bluetooth speakers offer big sound in portable packages, and their water-resistance means you can set them on the pool deck with confidence. Plus, they all come in under the $50 price range, so you definitely don’t have to be too precious with them.
1. Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speakers
This waterproof portable speaker is rated IPX7 for waterproofing, meaning it can be immersed in water up to 1 meter. The speaker is compatible with Alexa, and it has up to 24-hours of battery life on its rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Tribit’s speaker is designed to be dust and drop resistant, too.
Pros: Produces loud, clear sound with good highs and rich bass.
Cons: Some found that if you’re watching a video, the sound will go out of sync with the picture.
2. COMISO Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
This round waterproof speaker comes in a range of colors, including rose gold, mint, and blue. It has a 360° speaker for wide audio coverage. Its IPX4 rating makes it splash resistant, and it has up to a 24-hour battery life.
Pros: 24-hour battery life, 360° speaker, can pair with another of the same speaker.
Cons: IPX4 rating makes it less resistant than others’ IPX7 or IPX5 ratings.
3. Vtin SoundHot Q1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
For a truly compact option, this small round speaker is great to use in the shower or while riding a bike. The cord makes it easy to hang from a backpack or in the shower, and it comes with a suction cup for convenient wall mounting.
Pros: Highly compact and lightweight, good for use in the shower.
Cons: Some found that the cord wasn’t very durable.