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These are the portable speakers with the longest battery life for the summer of 2024

Maximize Your Summer Vibes with Long-Lasting Wireless Speakers

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With the weather improving and summer upon us, GearBrain has rounded up a handful of portable Bluetooth speakers with the longest battery life. Any of the seven speakers featured here should keep your music playing all day long, thanks to their battery life ranging from 10 hours to 24 hours. This makes them the perfect companion for long days in the garden, in the park, or at the beach.

While these aren't the smartest speakers you can buy, and few come with voice assistants like Alexa, they are the ones we'd pick first to take out on a day trip any time of the year.

Check out our list of the best portable Bluetooth speakers with the longest battery life:

Tribit StormBox Flow - 30 hours

a photo of Tribit StormBox Flow Portable Wireless Speaker outside on a table.Tribit StormBox Flow Portable Wireless Speaker GearBrain

The Tribit StormBox Flow Portable Speaker is engineered to provide exceptional sound quality and versatility for indoor and outdoor use. Featuring Bluetooth 5.3 for stable connectivity and up to 30 hours of battery life, this robust speaker is perfect for long-lasting music enjoyment during any outdoor activity or party. It delivers powerful, room-filling audio with a 25W output and Tribit's proprietary XBass tuning DSP technology, which enhances bass by 10dB without extra power consumption. The IP67 rating ensures it is dust and waterproof, making it durable under various conditions. Its design is not only stylish but also allows for multiple positioning options. The accompanying Tribit app offers enhanced control, including a built-in equalizer with customizable settings and real-time battery monitoring. Additionally, it supports stereo pairing for an expanded sound experience and allows for hands-free calls with its built-in microphone.

The Tribit StormBox Flow's MSRP is $79.99. It is available on the company website, Amazon, eBay, AliExpress, and other online retailers. Inside the StormBox Flow box are the Bluetooth Speaker, a user manual, a charging cable, and a lanyard.

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom – 24 hours

Ultimate Ears HyperboomThe Hyperbook by Ultimate Ears has a huge 24-hour battery lifeUltimate Ears

It shouldn't be a surprise to learn that the speaker with the longest battery life is also the largest of our selection, and at $449.99, it is easily the most expensive, too. More suited to the garden than taking on a hike, the Hyperboom by Ultimate Ears promises a full 24 hours of battery life.

At 13 pounds and 14 inches tall, this certainly isn't the most portable of Bluetooth speakers, but if you want the best for an impromptu garden party, this is the speaker you need.

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Sonos Move 2 - 24 hours

a photo of Sonos Move 2 speaker on a desk next to a windowSonos Move 2 comes with 24 hours of battery life.Sonos

The Sonos Move 2 elevates portable audio with its second-generation enhancements. Featuring dual tweeters for expansive stereo sound, crisp vocals, and a precision-tuned woofer for rich bass, this speaker emulates the feel of a live performance. It offers an exceptional 24 hours of battery life, with a USB-C port for convenient charging of other devices. Designed with sustainability in mind, the Move 2 boasts a removable battery, over 40% reduced idle energy usage, and eco-friendly packaging. Its durable, IP56-rated construction ensures it's ready for any adventure, automatically adjusting sound with Trueplay tuning to suit the environment. Available in Olive, Black, and White, the Move 2's aesthetic is versatile, with user-friendly controls, including a new volume slider and options for Sonos Voice Control, Amazon Alexa, and more. It supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has a Line-In Adapter for connecting additional audio sources, offering a comprehensive, weatherproof sound solution for any setting. However, while it's built to withstand various weather conditions, its IP56 rating doesn't cover full submersion, so caution is advised around pools.

The Move 2 ($449) is $50 more expensive than the Move ($399). You can purchase one on the company site, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, or other online retailers.

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Marshall Stockwell II – 20 hours

Marshall Stockwell IIThe surprisingly compact speaker is $170Marshall

Although styled like the amplifier of a rock band, this speaker is actually much smaller than it looks, and includes a convenient carry handle. Despite being fairly compact, the Stockwell II has an impressive 20 hours of battery life, multidirectional sound, Bluetooth 5 with a range of up to 30 feet, and water resistance for when you're at a pool party.

A quick-charge feature provides the battery with six hours of playback time in just 20 minutes.

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JBL Charge 5 – 20 hours

JBL Charge 5The JBL Charge 5 is priced at $180JBL

The fifth-generation JBL Charge offers huge battery life for its compact size, along with IP67 dust and water resistance, USB-C charging and a wide range of colors to pick from.

As with other JBL speakers, the Charge 5 employs PartyBoost, which lets you wirelessly link multiple speakers together to create a louder and more immersive sound. Perhaps overkill for the park, but great for a garden party, the Charge 5 weighs just over two pounds and measures 8.7 inches by 3.7 inches.

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 – 18 hours

B&O Beosound A1Expensive for its size, the Beosound A1 is $250Bang & Olufsen

Despite being roughly the size of a CD Walkman (remember those?), the $250 Beosound A1 from Bang & Olufsen is a battery life champion with 18 hours of life per charge. Unlike most portable Bluetooth speakers, this one also features some intelligence thanks to Amazon Alexa integration.

This wireless speaker has no 3.5mm audio jack, and charging is done via USB-C. This speaker is expensive daily for its size, but B&O is a premium brand that prices its products accordingly. We also like how it is available in six different colors, and all versions come with a convenient wrist strap.

Ultimate Ears Boom 3 – 15 hours

Ultimate Ears Boom 3The UE Boom 3 is $150 – and waterproofUltimate Ears

Ultimate Ears has established a reputation in recent years for producing some of the very best Bluetooth speakers. The Boom 3 featured here weighs just over a pound yet has an impressive 15 hours of battery life, 30 feet of Bluetooth range, NFC for fast pairing with compatible smartphones, and a rugged construction with IP67 water resistance.

The cylindrical design helps produce 360-degree sound, while large buttons make it easy to adjust volume, pause or skip tracks, and cue up a new playlist.

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Anker Soundcore Flare Mini – 12 hours

Anker Soundcore Flare MiniAn affordable (and colorful) speaker, the Soundcore Flare Mini is $42.99Anker

A great option for buyers on a tighter budget, the Soundcore Flare Mini by Anker is an attractive Bluetooth speaker with 12 hours of battery life and a sub-$43 price tag. The speaker uses Bluetooth 4.2, outputs 360-degree sound, and includes pulsing lights at its base to match the beat.

There are various sound modes to choose from and a duo of Flare speakers, like the new Flare 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, which also comes with long-lasting batteries. You can also link multiple Flare speakers over Bluetooth to form a stereo pair. An IP67 rating means the speaker is protected from dust, rain, and spilled drinks.

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Bose Portable Smart Speaker - 12 Hours

a product shot of Bose Portable smart speakerThe Bose Portable Smart Speaker is perfect for any outdoor winter picnics you're planning this year Bose

Another option to consider this summer is a smart speaker with a long-lasting battery. The one that comes to our minds is the Bose Portable Smart Speaker. It is a Bluetooth speaker with 360° sound, powerful bass, durable water resistance design, and battery life lasting up to 12 hours on a single charge. Besides the long-lasting battery, this portable speaker works on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and has built-in voice control. It also comes with Google Assistant, the Amazon Alexa voice platform, and Apple AirPlay 2.

The cost of the Bose Potable Smart Speaker is on the high side of the list, like Ultimate Ear's Hyperboom and Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1. The Bose smart speaker costs $339 and is available on Amazon, Best Buy,and the company site.

Sonos Roam – 10 hours

Sonos RoamThe Sonos Roam has Bluetooth and W-Fi, and costs $169Sonos

Lastly, we have the Sonos Roam. This is the newest speaker from Sonos, and while it doesn't have the battery life to rival some others from this list, it comes from a company synonymous with quality audio.

It is also highly portable, weighing just under a pound and featuring USB-C charging, NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5. The Sonos Roam acts as a Bluetooth speaker outdoors and then transitions into a Wi-Fi speaker—and part of your Sonos network if you already have one—indoors.


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Lance Lewis
Lance Lewis
29 Jul, 2022

Excellent article on speakers!

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