Best waterproof Bluetooth speakers for the shower, beach and pool in 2023
Bring the party to the pool - or your next shower - with these wireless, waterproof speakers
With the weather getting warmer and summer coming soon, it's time to take your music outside and enjoy some tunes by the pool, at the beach, or on your next camping adventure. Thankfully, these Bluetooth smart speakers are up to the job, as they all offer water resistance and will not be damaged if you drop them into up to a meter of water.
These speakers cover a wide price range, from $40 all the way up to $280, and most are also small enough to fit in your bag or even be used in the shower or while you take a bath. All of these speakers offer a Bluetooth connection for streaming music from your smartphone or tablet, while some also include an auxiliary port for connecting with a cable, and some include Wi-Fi and the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, too.
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Tribit StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth Speaker - $199
A good reliable Bluetooth speaker to bring to the beach this year or have next to you when sitting poolside is Tribit's StormBox Blast Bluetooth Speaker. The Tribit StormBox Blast is designed to provide powerful sound and long battery life. It is equipped with two 4.2-inch woofers and two 1.2-inch tweeters, which can produce up to 90 watts of output. The speaker also has an IPX7 waterproof rating, making it suitable for use in wet and dusty environments.
The Tribit StormBox Blast is equipped with a number of features that make it a versatile and convenient speaker. It has Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, which allows it to be paired with a wide range of devices. The speaker also has a built-in microphone, which allows you to answer calls hands-free. Additionally, the speaker has a long battery life, which can provide up to 30 hours of playback on a single charge.
The Tribit StormBox Blast is a great choice for people who are looking for a powerful and versatile portable Bluetooth speaker. It is perfect for parties, camping trips, and other outdoor activities. The speaker is also reasonably priced, making it a great value for the money. And it costs $199.99, but Tribit is running a sale on their site for $40 off. It's also available on Amazon for only $155.98.
Furrion FBS012N-PS LIT Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - $134
Furrion FBS012N-PS LIT Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerAmazon
How about a portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker from a company that makes premium smart outdoor televisions? Furrion is a maker of smart outdoor televisions, which we have tested and liked. The company offers a new Bluetooth speaker to work wherever you go this summer. The Furrion FBS012N-PS LIT Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is a high-quality, portable speaker that is designed to provide clear, crisp sound for up to 15 hours. It is perfect for taking to the beach or pool, as it is rugged and waterproof. The speaker also has a built-in flashlight, making it perfect for use in the dark.
This waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker features 2 x 10W RMS speakers, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, IPX7 waterproof rating, a built-in flashlight, up to 15 hours of battery life, 3.5mm auxiliary input, and a rechargeable battery.
The Furrion FBS012N-PS LIT Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is available in either white or black and can be purchased on the Furrion website or Amazon for only $133.95.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 – $75 on Amazon
The Wonderboom 2 is just four inches tall, but packs a punchUltimate Ears
Available in blue, gray, black and red – and more affordable than ever, at $80 – the Wonderboom 2 speaker by Ultimate Ears is remarkably compact and portable, yet offers 13 hours of Bluetooth audio playback, is water resistant, and has a rugged, drop-proof construction. It also floats, so there's no need to worry is you drop it in the swimming pool.
Oversize volume up and down buttons take up much of the front of the speaker, making it really easy to adjust the audio levels, and there's a useful fabric hook on top to clip it to your backpack or maybe hang it up in the middle of a tent.
Compared to the original Wonderboom, this second-generation model has more bass, 30 percent extra battery life, waterproofing, and the option to pair two together to create wireless stereo sound. The speaker is just four inches tall, 3.4 inches wide, and weighs 1.4 pounds.
Ampere Shower Power
Ampere Shower Power Bluetooth Speaker.www.gearbrain.com
Do you like to sing in the shower or have music playing? If so, you have to check out Ampere Show Power Speaker. It is a hydropower Bluetooth shower speaker that is 100% waterproof and runs on water from your shower. This speaker uses hydropower to bring the music and sounds you want without ever having to recharge it.
Ampere Shower Power connects to any shower head (fixed, rain, or handheld) and is easy to install. It works on a Bluetooth 5.0 connection and has 360-degree immersive sound. And when the shower is off, Shower Power can play music for up to 14 hours. it costs only $99 and is available on the company website.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3 – $146
The waterproof Boom 3 is priced at $135Ultimate Ears
If you have a larger budget, then Ultimate Ears also sells the Boom 3. This speaker is just s portable and waterproof as the Wonderboom 2, but it has a longer 15-hour battery life and produces 360-degree sound thanks to the twin 2-inch drivers and a pair of 2x4-inch passive radiators.
The Boom 3 is available in five colors and can be bought with a convenient charging dock. An IP67 rating means it won't be damaged by water, even when completely submerged, and it even floats to help you retrieve it when it falls into the pool. A customizable button can be used to control music playback but is also configurable so that one press cues up a customer playlist.
Sonos Roam – $179
The Roam is the newest speaker from Sonos, and while it has a fairly high price for its size, it comes from a company synonymous with quality audio. It also has the all-important IP67 rating, meaning it can survive an accidental dip in the pool.
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, then transitions into a Wi-Fi speaker – and part of your Sonos network, if you already have one – indoors. When connected to Wi-Fi, the Roam can work with either Alexa or Google Assistant.
JBL Charge 5 – $180
JBL Charge 5 waterproof Bluetooth speakerJBL
Available in six different colors, the Charge 5 by JBL is a solid all-rounder for a waterproof wireless speaker. The battery is claimed to last for up to 20 hours when streaming over Bluetooth, the same as its Charge 4 predecessor, and there's also a USB port for charging your smartphone should its battery run low.
Being IP67 rated, the Charge 5 is sufficiently water resistant to survive being submerged in water for short periods of time.
A feature called PartyBoost enabled two compatible JBL speakers to be wirelessly linked together, creating a stereo pair, or you can hook up several speakers to create a larger sound system. This is a fairly compact speaker, weighing in at 2.1 pounds and measuring 8.7 x 3.67 x 3.76 inches.
Bose SoundLink Color II – $129 ($99 on Amazon)
Bose SoundLink Color II Bluetooth speakerBose
The battery of this Bose speaker is limited to just eight hours of music playback, but we still think this is plenty for most users, and when you're buying into the Bose name, you know the sound quality will be a top feature.
Bose sells the second-generation SoundLink Color speaker in a range of vibrant colors, including aqua blue, citron, coral red, and the more traditional white and black. Bluetooth or the headphone jack can connect the Bose to your smartphone. There's a microphone built-in, too, so you can access your phone's voice assistant, Siri, on iPhones or Google Assistant on Android handsets. A quick-pairing feature uses NFC to hook your phone up to the speaker with a tap.
A stereo pair can be created with two of these speakers, and the rugged, water-resistant body means it can be used by the pool, in the shower, or on the beach without concern. Water resistance is rated at IPX4, which means it will survive a splash but shouldn't be used in the rain and might not survive a fall into the pool.
JBL Clip 4 – $60 on Amazon
The JBL Clip 4 has an IP67 water resistance ratingJBL
Despite its compact size, the JBL Clip 4 offers up to 10 hours of battery life and will survive being submerged in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It is also resistant to dust and sand, and has an integrated carabiner for clipping it to your backpack, or maybe to the shower curtain too.
The Clip 3 weighs just 0.53 pounds and weighs 5.3 x 3.4 x 1.9 inches. JBL sells the Clip 4 in six different colors, including blue, black, pink and gray.
You can't connect multiple JBL Clips together to create a stereo pair, as you can the aforementioned JBL Charge, but we think the benefits of a low price and the integrated carabiner more than makeup for this missing feature. With its water resistance, clip, and big buttons, we think it is quite possibly the perfect shower speaker.
Anker Soundcore 2 – $40
The Soundcore 2 promises 24 hours of battery lifeAnker
Anker is a reputable name for well-priced accessories like speakers, Bluetooth devices, cables, and battery packs. This second-generation Soundcore wireless speaker is available in black, blue, and red, has a huge 24 hours of claimed battery life, and a large 12W of audio power.
You can wirelessly sync two to create a stereo pair (a common feature among these speakers, we are sure you have noticed), and an IPX7 rating means it will survive the usual benchmark of dropping into a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. You'll have nothing to worry about when placing this speaker on the side of the bath or taking it to your next pool party.
Ultimate Ears Megablast – $349
Six different colors are on offer for the MegablastUltimate Ears
Our third and final entry from Ultimate Ears is the Megablast, the company's flagship wireless waterproof speaker. This device has Alexa built-in, so you can speak to the Amazon assistant just as you do with your Echo speaker at home, only this one is water resistant and can be taken wherever you like.
With Alexa (and an internet connection via the speaker's own Wi-Fi) you can stream music from Amazon Prime, Pandora, Deezer, and Spotify or tune into digital radio from TuneIn, iHeart Radio, and Sirius. Or, via Bluetooth, you can stream music from any music app on your smartphone.
The Megablast is available in six different colors and offers up to 12 hours of wireless music playback, plus 360-degree sound output. The familiar IP67 rating means it will be fine when dropped into a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
Multiple Megablast speakers cannot be paired together, which is a shame, but the Wi-Fi connection at least means it will receive software updates and improvements over time, Ultimate Ears says.
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