8 pretty, pocket-sized Bluetooth speakers to take the music out with your smartphone

8 pretty, pocket-sized Bluetooth speakers to take the music out with your smartphone
The Bluetooth (BT) speaker market exploded with the surge of smartphone popularity. It has become the home of very adventurous and quirky designs, along with passable to pretty nice-sounding products. There seems to be a BT-speaker for every occasion – be it outside, your bedroom, the shower, your desk next to your desktop PC – whatever! Just like music can play a part in every moment of our lives, so can the Bluetooth-speaker – it makes so much sense.

This article focuses on the most portable kind of BT-speakers. The ones you can comfortably carry in your pocket and whip out on any appropriate occasion. Some of them are not only portable, but durable as well, meaning you can bring the music to the beach or in the rain without problems. Some are as gorgeous as the HTC One (M8) fresh out of the box. And some are so small they literally fit on your key-chain.Without further ado, here are eight ultra-portable Bluetooth speakers for your pleasure.

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8 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I prefer Sony SRS-BTV5!

2. xPnoyStar

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

I would wait for the waterproof-version. Sony SRS-X1 :)

4. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Sony SRS-X1 is not only waterproof but it also has more powerful speakers and longer battery life than SRS-BTV5. http://www.sony-asia.com/product/srs-x1/specs http://www.sony-asia.com/product/srs-btv5/specs

6. xPnoyStar

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

Thanks for the information.

7. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Do you have one? I currently have the X3 and X5 but curious about the performance of the X2 and if they can make something as small as the X1 sound good then maybe I'll exchange the X3 for the X2.

8. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

In terms of sound output or quality the X3 and X5 is definitely better, the best thing about the X2 is just little bit more compact than X3.

3. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I gotta give these new speakers a try. Most speakers this size were really crappy 2-3 years ago. I just went with the BoseSound Link II. I should probably give them a try now!

5. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

No mention of the Antec a.m.p sp1? It's got a nice price and good sound for its diminutive size. Then there's the JBL Flip/ Flip 2 that's won a lot of awards and I find it has great SQ for the price. In all honesty the JamBox is kinda overpriced for the sound you're getting. Right now I'm using the Sony SRS-X3 and tried out the X5. The X3 sounds really good for the most part and the X5 adds a really nice subwoofer in package that's similar in size to the Bose Soundlink II

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