5 cool wireless speakers just in time for holiday entertaining
After you untangle the 28 miles of Christmas lights needed to decorate your home this holiday season, you’ll be welcoming anything wireless.
So, stream your Jingle Bells playlist and entertain your out-of-town visitors with our favorite five wireless speakers for 2014—each chosen for a different reason.
Big sound, light weight
Bose has a reputation for making some of the best speakers on the market, and the company’s SoundLink Air wireless speaker doesn’t miss a beat. Take this speaker anywhere you go or just use it in your house, without the clutter of wires and cords. The sound is high quality and the speaker weighs less than 5-pounds. Find the Bose SoundLink Air at Target for about $350, which is currently offering free shipping on all items for the holidays.
Tiny and portable
The JBL Clip is considered one of the best wireless speakers for the cheapest price—under $50. It’s only about 4-inches tall and designed to clip onto your clothes or backpack, to be the ultimate portable speaker. Connect it to your bluetooth and you can even answer calls on your phone with its built-in mic. Pick up this perfect stocking stuffer at Kohl’s.
Singing in the shower
Give your shower singing some background music with these wireless, bluetooth “shower speakers,” which are waterproof and designed for installation in the tub. Just suction cup the brightly colored speakers to the tub wall and stream music from your cell phone—safely stationed on the counter, far from the damaging water. Boardwalk Buy is running a special: a whopping 84 percent off (or just $15.99, for a limited time.
Sleek and luxurious
A top-of-the-line portable, wireless speaker for your home is the Harman Kardon Aura, which offers hi-fi audio, with six high- and mid-range transducers and a subwoofer, packaged in a stunning, modern design. This speaker looks as great as it sounds. Peek for yourself here, in the Harman Kardon store, where you can pick up your own speaker for about $400.
The UE Boom speakers boast a big voice for their small size, and are designed to be 360-degree directional. These speakers are durable; they’re water- and stain-resistant, and, best of all, they have a huge 15-hour battery life. Select from a variety of colors and designs to fit your personality. Newegg sells the Boom for $235, but if you’re willing to go with plain black color, you can find the speaker elsewhere for closer to $200.