Sony's flashy, colorful, and powerful XB40 Bluetooth speaker is on sale at a $110 discount

Sony's flashy, colorful, and powerful XB40 Bluetooth speaker is on sale at a $110 discount
Sony might be struggling to gain a foothold in the crazy crowded, increasingly sluggish smartphone market, but the company’s audio products are often unrivaled in terms of both sound quality and bang for buck.

The SRS-XB40, for instance, is one of the most well-reviewed Bluetooth speakers available in the US today, although the $249.99 list price doesn’t exactly make it a bargain hunter’s wet dream.

That’s where Best Buy comes in, selling the powerful, compact party starter for $139.99 in blue and black today only. That represents a whopping $110 in savings (or 44 percent off list), and you’ll want to keep in mind this is not that type of discount you can find every day at most authorized retailers.

In fact, the Sony XB40 currently goes for $248 on Amazon in blue and red color options, while B&H Photo Video can hook you up with a marked-down $170 unit in a love-or-hate red hue only at the time of this writing.

Bottom line, Best Buy’s latest deal of the day is about as compelling as that recent one available on Apple’s Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. The XB40 comes with both Bluetooth and NFC support for easy smartphone pairing, as well as Extra Bass technology made possible by combining dual passive radiators and two full-range speakers.

The SRS-XB40 can get the party started whenever, wherever, surviving in the rain or by the pool, and it can also keep the party going for up to 24 hours between charges, despite weighing only around 3.3 pounds.

Of course, probably the coolest thing about this portable wireless speaker is how it can instantly liven up any place or event with its flashy lights. We’re talking a built-in multicolored line light, speaker lights, and a flashing strobe designed to provide a “club night experience” with minimal effort and, now, minimal expenses.

Check out the deal here


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