Top 10 Best Omni-directional 360° Wireless Portable Speakers – sound to fill any room

Your standard portable wireless speaker just won’t hack it if it is not designed to pump 360° omni-directional sound. We look at 10 of the best omni-directional speakers with sound to fill any room and to take with you wherever you go.

Wireless portable speaker makers have been innovating like mad the past few years. The result, super lightweight and portable wireless speakers with ultra long battery life that project sound in all directions so it does not matter where you place it. Still, the best place to put any of these speakers, given that it is wireless, is in the middle of the room.

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What To Look For When Choosing a Wireless Portable Speaker

We love our music, so much so that we want to take it with us wherever we go to share it with others. And if you like sharing, these speakers do it best. Key features to look for are:

Durability

If you are always out and about, get a shockproof and waterproof speaker to make sure that it is ready for the outdoor and is weather resistant. If the intention is to have a portable speaker that you can move around indoors say from the bedroom to the home office to the kitchen then you have a wider choice. To help you decide, both standard and waterproof or weather resistant models are clearly marked in our list below.

Design and Colour

Whether you are a traditionalist, a minimalist or the outgoing sort, there is a design for you. From dark shades of black to bright white and all the colours in between, there is a 360° omni-directional speaker to suit everyone.

Connectivity

Bluetooth and WiFi versatility. Most standard wireless portable speakers use Bluetooth to connect to your mobile device. There are now portable speakers that als support streaming over WiFi. These speakers can stream directly from the Internet negating the need for a mobile device. Some speakers support multi-host for playing songs from two  to three Bluetooth devices so they can take turns swapping tracks. For ease of pairing with mobile devices, some speakers support NFC (Near Field Communication) letting you connect your speakers to your smartphone quickly.


Multi-room and Multi-speakers

if you have more than one speaker in the vicinity why not play your tunes on two or more speakers to push up the volume, great for real stereo, parties and multi-room setup. In multi-room mode, you can have your home ‘wired’ up virtually to play the same music in grouped mode.

Battery Life

You want your speakers to last at least the day when you are out before needing to find a wall socket. Speakers in our lasts from 8 hours per charge, plenty of time to enjoy your tunes. The best playtime we have seen lasts up to 24 hours on a single charge. Most speakers also lets you charge your device such as smartphone or tablet, should you need to keep the groove going.

Size

It is always a toss up when considering speakers by size. Bigger speakers naturally means bigger sound and higher volume. It also offers deeper base with use of bass radiators and bigger drivers. Still, the smaller speakers in our line-up are more than capable of producing quality sound with a small compromise.

Form Factor

Most speakers are water bottle or cylindrical form factor making the 360° sound projection possible. Still there are other clever omni-directional speakers with revolutionary tri-projection design or the more conventional ice box profile. It really comes down to personal choice.

Top 10 Best Omni-directional Portable Wireless Speakers

Here is a quick list of our 10 best omni-directional portable wireless speakers. Use the links below to check out the individual items on Amazon:

  1. Libratone ZIPP Mini – Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker MULTI-ROOM
  2. UE BOOM 3 Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerWATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF
  3. UE MEGABOOM 3 Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerWATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF
  4. B&O PLAY Beolit 15 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – LONGEST BATTERY LIFE
  5. Libratone ZIPP – Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker MULTI-ROOM
  6. UE BLAST Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi SpeakerWATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, ALEXA
  7. UE MEGABLAST Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker – WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, ALEXA
  8. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerSPLASH-RESISTANT, COMPACT
  9. Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth SpeakerWATER-RESISTANT, HANDLE
  10. UE WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerWATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, COMPACT

Let’s take a closer look:

1. Libratone ZIPP Mini – Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker MULTI-ROOM

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Libratone ZIPP Mini on Amazon


The ZIPP mini from Libratone is the smaller version of the popular ZIPP. Keeping all the functionality and features of its bigger sibling, the ZIPP mini boast dual connectivity, WiFi and Bluetooth, instead of just the standard Bluetooth that supports AirPlay, DLNA, Direct Internet Radio streaming (with programmable favourites) and Spotify Connect for those with premium service.

Use it with the app and you can label multiple ZIPP speakers big or small and turn them into a multi-room sound system with features as as grouping, stereo and preset sound equalizer. It also features a touch panel for easy access to Internet radio stations, volume control, skip or go to previous track and hush gesture detection.

Key Features

Deep bass, full midrange, crisp highs, 60-watts of power, and 360° FullRoom acoustics| Pair up to 6 ZIPPS to experience immersive sound in one room or multiple rooms or outdoor | WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity supports Spotify Connect and Internet Radio direct streaming without device. AirPlay (iOS) and DLNA (Android) | 10+ hour rechargeable battery | convenient carrying handle | intuitive touch-control interface | speakerphone. Dimensions and Weight: 22.4 cm / 8.8” (H)  x 10.0 cm / 3.9” (W). 1.1 kg / 2.4 lbs

Sound: 360 degree reflector, 3” Neodynium Woofer, 1” Soft Dome Neodynium Tweeter, 2 × 3.5” Low Frequency radiators

If you like the sound of all this and prefers a small more portable speaker than ZIPP mini is for you, otherwise check out the Libratone ZIPP. A premium version is also available, the ZIPP mini copenhagen


2. UE BOOM 3 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker– WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF

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UE BOOM 3 on Amazon

Following from the popular Ultimate Ears UE BOOM and UE BOOM 2, the third generation UE BOOM 3 keeps to the same ultra portable water bottle shape profile. On the top of the speaker are easy access interface to power on, pair, play and skip your tracks. On the side, you get bit plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease the volume respectively.

UE BOOM 3 is Designed for Life

Gone is the durable rubber spine that houses the volume control buttons on the side but the unit is still virtually indestructible. It is purpose built to withstand tumbles, drops, water and dust. For the latter, the speaker is IP67 rated meaning it can be totally submerged in water for up to 30 minutes. However, it won’t stay submerged for long as the buoyancy of the device will make it pop back up to the surface.

But the most important thing that we consider here is the good quality and loud sound with deep, accurate and rich bass. That and the fact that the speaker can pump out spatial 360 degree sound from its cylindrical design, radiating stereophonic audio evenly in all directions. For even bigger sound, check out MEGABOOM 3 below.

Key Features

Bluetooth (range 100 ft) pair up to 8 source device | Connect up to 2 sources at the same time | Block Party – take turns playing music from up to 3 Bluetooth Devices | Stream to 2 or more UE speakers at the same time from one source for stereo effect | PartyUP – pair more than 2 to over 150 BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers via the app for ultimate surround sound | 4 customisable EQ presets | Range up to 45m (150 ft) | Dust and Waterproof IP67 | stain resistant acoustic fabric | 15 hours per charge | iOS and Android App | Speaker phone | Dimensions: 184mm (H) x 73mm (D) | Weight: 608 grams

Audio: Maximum Sound Level: 90dBA. Frequency Range: 90Hz – 20kHz. Drivers: Two 2” drivers and two 2” x 4” Passive Radiators.


3. UE MEGABOOM 3 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF

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UE MEGABOOM 3 on Amazon

Bigger version of the UE BOOM 3, the UE MEGABOOM is 41mm taller and 14mm wider in diameter. It also weighs 317 grams more. Both speakers when put side by side, makes the UE BOOM 3 looks about 3 quarter the size of the full MEGABOOM. For an idea of size, see image below. Being bigger means louder volume and deeper bass. It also means the playtime is longer at 20 hours per charge.

UE BOOM 3, UE MEGABOOM3 and WONDERBOOM 2 Side By Side

It also features the same easy interface to power on, pair, play and skip on the top cover as well as increase or decrease volume on the side of the speaker. Again, the most important part of this review is that it is capable of producing loud and good quality sound with deep and rich bass. Like UE BOOM 3, the speaker is waterproof and shock proof with IPX67 rating (waterproof up to 30 minutes and a depth of one meter).

Clever Features with App

It shares all the connectivity features with its smaller sibling such as remote APP control, Block Party, PartyUp, Remote On/Off, Customisable EQ preset, Musical Alarm, Tap Controls and more. Block Party lets up to three devices play DJ, taking turns to stream their playlist or song to the speaker. Finally, PartyUp lets up to over 150 speakers including older generation BOOM, BOOM2 and MEGABOOM to connect and play from the same source for a serious surround sound.

Key Features

Bluetooth | Pair up to 8 Bluetooth® enabled source devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time | Wirelessly play (stream) to 2 or more UE MEGABOOMs from one source | Range up to 45m (150 ft)  | Dust and Waterproof IP67 | stain resistant acoustic fabric | 20 hours per charge | Apple iOS and Google Android Apps | Dimensions:Diameter: 87mm Height: 225mm Weight: 925 g

Audio: Maximum Sound Level: 90dBA. Frequency Range: 60Hz – 20kHz. Drivers: Two 50mm (2 in), 4 ohm full range drivers and two 55mm x 86mm passive radiators.


4. B&O PLAY Beolit 15 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – COOLER BOX PROFILE, BEST BATTERY LIFE

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B&O PLAY Beolit 15 on Amazon

The biggest and heaviest speaker in our line-up, the Beolit 15 from Bang and Olufsen takes on a cooler box profile. We say the biggest but when faced with the real thing, it is not all that big. Think of a small cooler box measuring 23 cm wide, 13.5cm deep and 18.9 cm tall. It weights 2.7kg and is made from strong aluminium grid and hard plastic. There is a full grain leather strap perfectly positioned to stop the speaker from wobbling when carried around. But the biggest features from the B&O are the 4 active drivers and 2 passive bass radiators hidden under the metal grid firing True360 omnidirectional sound to fill even a large room with 240watt of peak power. It also has an ultra long 24hours battery life.

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B&O PLAY Beolit 15 on Amazon

Key Features

Bluetooth 4.0 (range 100 ft) | 3.5 mm audio output | 1 USB connection for charging (500mA) and 1 mini USB for service | Stereo pairing – wirelessly connect two Beolit 15 speakers for real stereo | Colours: Natural, Polar Blue, Shaded Rosa, Natural Champagne, Black | 24 hours per charge | Beoplay App iOS and Android App | Speaker phone | Dimensions 230mm (W) x 135mm (D) x 189mm (T) | Weight: 2.7kg

Audio: 240Watt Peak Power from 2 x 35 watts Class D for bass and treble (2 x 120 watts peak power) · 1 x 5.5” long-stroke Full- Range Driver · 2 x 4” Passive Bass Radiators · 3 x 1,5” Mid-Tweeters.


5. Libratone ZIPP – Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker MULTI-ROOM

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Libratone ZIPP on Amazon

The bigger version of the Libratone ZIPP mini, the Libratone ZIPP shown above next to the mini to give you a sense of size, packs a bigger sound, and bigger leather strap. Now in its second generation, it has improved in features and functionality and still offers the full, clear sound that fills every moment with music. The biggest feature that the ZIPP and ZIPP mini has that no other portable speakers in our line-up has is the multi-room function.

You can link your ZIPPs big or small over WiFi using SoundSpace LINK, a function on the app or tap on the button on the speakers to link multiple speakers. Using the WiFi connection and the App, you can also assign up to 5 different Internet radio stations for instant access from the control panel so no need for a connected device.

And, if you have a premium Spotify account, use Spotify connect on your device as a remote control and stream songs straight to the speaker over WiFi, no need for an AirPlay or Bluetooth connected mobile.

Zipp and Zipp Mini create huge sound for such small packages. Passive radiators, patented sound baffles, custom DSP software… it’s all clever stuff. Translated for normal people, it all means that anything you play will sound incredible.

A premium version made from the best materials is also available in the form of Libratone ZIPP Copenhagen. You can find a full review of the Libratone ZIPP here.

Key Features

Bluetooth and WiFi | Multi-room | Direct Streaming over WiFi | 5 Online Radio Preset | Spotify Connect™ | Create SoundSpace to link Libratone ZIPPs or ZIPP Minis together for flexible Multi-room listenning | Touch Control Interface | Libratone App | 10-12 hours per charge | Dimensions and Weight: Height: 26.1cm / 10.3″, Width: 12.2cm / 4.8″, Weight: 1.5kg / 3.3 lbs

Audio: Full digital class D amplified adaptive DSP sound optimisation and speaker protection system. 100 Watt total power across 2 DSP enhanced amplifier channels. Drivers: 360 degree reflector, 4” Neodynium Woofer, 2 × 1” Soft Dome Neodynium Tweeter, 2 × 4” Low Frequency radiators


6. UE BLAST Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi SpeakerWATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, ALEXA

UE BLASTs next to a UE MEGABLAST
UE BLAST on Amazon

The UE BLAST is the WiFi and voice enabled version of the Bluetooth Speaker UE BOOM3. But the UE BLAST is slightly bigger. Size wise, it is somewhere between the BOOM 3 and the MEGABOOM 3, see image below. UE BLAST is the first speaker from the left. It still features a durable rubber spine that runs down the cylinder. This is also where the huge plus and minus volume buttons are found.

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UE Speakers Compared Side by Side

WiFi Music Streaming and Alexa Voice Control

The speaker brings everything you like about the BOOM 3 with added WiFi connectivity and Voice control. This means when you are at home or within reach of a WiFi Hotspot, you can stream music directly. Streaming sources supported include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and more.

Secondly, with Alexa voice control, you can control the music with your voice. Use voice commands to select track, playlists, pause and skip songs. On top of that, with Alexa built-in, you can also control compatible smart devices at home. If there are no WiFi connection handy, connect your mobile device directly to the speaker via Bluetooth and play your tunes that way. Just remember that without WiFi connectivity, there is no voice control.

Key Features

Bluetooth and WiFi with Dual Band Enabled | Hands-Free Voice Control with Alexa | Far-field Voice Recognition with multiple microphones | 12 hours of battery life per charge | Pair up to 8 Bluetooth sources | WiFi Range 100 m / 330 ft | Bluetooth Range 45m / 150 ft | IP67 waterproof and dustproof (withstanding being submerged in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 mins)

Audio: Maximum Sound Level: 90 dBC. Frequency Range: 90Hz – 20kHz. Drivers: Two 35mm active drivers and two 81mm x 39mm passive radiators.


7. UE MEGABLAST Wireless Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker – WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, ALEXA

Like the BLAST, the MEGABLAST is both Bluetooth and WiFi enabled. It also features far field voice recognition based on a set of microphones with beam forming technology and noise cancellation to handle hands-free voice control via Alexa. Being the bigger brother, the speaker benefits from bigger and louder drivers offer higher volume and even deeper bass. On top of that, it also has a bigger battery capable of supporting continuous play time of up to 16 hours. That’s 4 hours longer than the BLAST.

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UE MEGABLAST on Amazon

Based on the same cylindrical design as the UE BLAST, BOOM3 and MEGABOOM3, it can survive both being dropped and dunked in water. With IP67 water and dust proof rating, it can be totally submerged into water for up to 30 minutes.

Download the companion app to get the most of the speaker especially when there are more than one about. Use the app to connect two speakers for spatial stereo sound or up to a total of 8 speakers for a wall to wall surround sound and to truly raise the volume. But it is worth noting that the BLAST and MEGABLAST speakers do not connect with other UE speakers, certainly not the Bluetooth only BOOM 3, MEGABOOM 3 or WONDERBOOM 2.

Key Features

Bluetooth and WiFi Enabled | 360 degree sound | Hands-Free Voice Control with Alexa built-in | Far-field voice recognition with multiple microphones | 16 hours battery life per charge | Pair up to 8 Bluetooth sources | WiFi range: 100m / 330ft | Bluetooth 45m / 150ft | IP67 waterproof and dustproof (immerse in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes

Audio: Maximum Sound Level: 93 dBC. Frequency Range: 60Hz – 20kHz. Drivers: Two 25mm tweeters, two 55mm active drivers and two 85mm x 50mm passive radiators


8. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerSPLASH-RESISTANT, COMPACT

Another strong entry from Bang & Olufsen, the B&O Beoplay P6 is a truly portable speaker. Unlike its cooler box cousin, the Beoplay P6 has a compact, slim and rectangular profile. Even so, it is still capable of True 360 room filling sound. It performs beautifully both indoor and outdoor pushing B&O Signature Sound. The unit is by no means small. With a height of 170mm and width of 130mm, there is plenty of acoustic space inside this closed cabinet speaker to work wonders with its drivers.

Available in black with black leather strap and silver with natural leather strap as shown below, the almost retro looking and minimalist speaker with an all aluminium casing oozes class and character. The rare plum or limestone colour options are a great fine if you can get your hands on them. Above all, the housing is both splash and dust proof therefore will handle being in the kitchen, bathroom or outdoor.

Apart from sounding good, it is easy to control too. On the top of the unit is a bank of easy to access keys. These are used to power on or off the speaker, enter pairing mode, OneTouch and volume. To the keen eyed, the Beoplay P6 pays tribute to the Beomaster 6000, the company’s iconic sound system especially in the fine cuts and flexible buttons. On a full charge, the speaker will offer up to 16 hours of continuous playtime. And, charging it up only takes 3 hours with included USB-C cable.

A bit more on the OneTouch button. It is used to pause and remote playback, take calls or access the voice assistant on connected mobile device be it iOS or Android. This is assisted with the on-board microphone. Remember to download and use the B&O Play app to access more features such as setting the ToneTouch presets to cater to the way you enjoy your music, set the alarm, launch your favourite playlist, create wireless stereo pair and more.

Key Features

Bluetooth 4.2 | Stereo Pairing | 16 hours playtime on a full charge | 3 hours to charge up | Splash and dust resistant | USB-C port for charging | Materials: Polymer, Pearl blasted anodized aluminium and leather | Dimensions: 130 W x 170 H x 68 D mm, Weight: 1kg

Audio: 1 x 36W Class D for the Woofer 2 x 30W Class D for Full Range driver 215W Peak power. Drivers: 2 x 1.5’’ Full range 1 x 4” Woofer


9. Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth SpeakerWATER-RESISTANT, HANDLE

Quickly becoming an iconic speaker, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is an extension of the standard Revolve unit. The obvious difference apart from being bigger is that the plus has a carry handle. Both Revolve and Revolve+ are portable Bluetooth speakers with built-in rechargeable battery with the plus offering 4 more hours of playtime, up to 16 hours versus 12 hours.

This larger version of Bose’s Revolve speaker plays louder, offers increased battery life (16 hours), and has a highly comfortable fabric handle to make it even more convenient to carry.

Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This room filling, 360° Sound cranking speaker delivers excellent sound quality across the entire sound range. It does so using two passive radiators for the low range ensure better and deeper bass. Bass that is both warm and vibration free. An internal acoustic deflector ensures that sound travels out of the speaker in all direction.

On top of that, the case of the speaker is IPX4 rated, meaning it is water-resistant. Both top and bottom of the speaker is also lined with soft bumper material to take on some rough handling. It is designed to not only look good and sound great but robust at the same time.

Elsewhere, there is an onboard microphone that lets you take hands-free calls when connected to your phone and with the use of the multi-function button, summon your personal voice assistant be it Siri or Google.

Key Features

Bluetooth connect to two sources at once, remembers up to the last 8 devices for quick pairing | 3.5mm Aux in | micro USB-B port for charging | Easy access soft touch buttons on the top for power, pairing, volume, line-in and multifunction button | NFC enabled | 16 hours playtime per charge | Splash Proof and Robus | onboard microphone for speakerphone function and voice interaction | Dimensions: H18.4 x W10.5 x D10.5cm | Weight: 0.9kg | Convenient fabric lined carry handle


10. UE WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerWATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF, COMPACT

Last but not least the small UE WONDERBOOM 2. The grenade styled speaker differs from previous generation only in colour options and choice of materials for its carry strap. Working on the success of the previous WONDERBOOM, the new speaker already received recognition from What HiFi with a gleaming 5 star review. Improvements over previous generation includes bigger more boomier sound plus louder and deeper bass. With sounds coming out in 360 degrees, this small but mighty speaker is perfect to take your music with you wherever you go.

Ultraportable Bluetooth® speaker with a surprisingly bigger sound that’s crisp and bassy as all get-out. Now with Outdoor Boost.

UE WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
UE WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Speaking of going everywhere and taking the speaker outdoor, the Outdoor Boost mode comes in really handy pushing two 40mm drivers and two passive radiators to produce up to 87dB of clear trebles and boomy bass. Like other UE speakers, the small variety is also waterproof, dustproof and drop-proof with IP67 rating. Definitely ready for the outdoor and whatever life throws at it. You can pair it to another WONDERBOOM or WONDERBOOM 2 speaker for stereo. Unfortunately, it won’t work with bigger UE speakers such as the BOOM, MEGABOOM or MEGABLAST. Play time is a respectable 13 hours on a full charge.

Key Features

Bluetooth speaker | Outdoor Boost for louder volume and more bass | 13 hours per charge (3 hours better than previous gen) | Recharge in 2.6 hours |  IP67 rated – waterproof, dust-proof and drop proof | pairs with another WONDERBOOM or WONDERBOOM 2 for stereo sound but not with BOOM, MEGABOOM, BLAST or MEGABLAST) | Bluetooth Range: 33m / 100ft | Two tone fabric and Hang Loop | Simple two button control on the top for power and track control, two volume control buttons on the side and a single Outdoor Mode button on the bottom | Dimensions: Height (104 mm) diameter (95.3 mm) Weight: 420 g

Audio: Maximum sound level: 86 dBC (standard mode) and 87 dBC (OUTDOOR BOOST mode), Frequency range: 75 Hz – 20 kHz, Drivers: two 40 mm active drivers and two 46.1 mm x 65.2 mm passive radiators.


OTHERS

Here are other older portable speakers designed to emit 360° sound.

  1. TDK Life on Record A28 Trek Flex Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerWEATHER RESISTANT
  2. LG MUSICflow Sound360 Bluetooth SpeakerLONG BATTERY LIFE
  3. Orbitsound Spaced360 Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerGOOD BATTERY LIFE
  4. JVC 360 Degree Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – WATER RESISTANT
  5. Yamaha Relit LSX-70 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerLIGHTING

1. TDK Life on Record A28 Trek Flex Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerWEATHER RESISTANT, SHOCK RESISTANT

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TDK Life on Record on Amazon

The third weather resistant speaker in our line-up, the TDK Life on Record A28 Trek Flex is a portable and rugged wireless Bluetooth speaker that can take on the harshest conditions from the elements. It delivers 360 degrees of room-filling TDK Life on Record Signature Sound.

This speaker is made to move with a weatherized design and built-in shock resistance so it can take a tumble and keep playing your tunes. The TREK Flex surrounds listeners with 360 degrees of powerful audio with enhanced bass, whether you position it horizontally or vertically.

NFC makes connecting the speaker to your smartphone quick and simple, and changing tracks is as easy as the touch of a button, letting you keep your smartphone tucked safely away. Stylish and sturdy, the TREK Flex will provide the soundtrack to all your adventures, no matter what the forecast.

Bluetooth | MaxxBass technology for enhanced bass performance | Rugged and weatherized design | Shock resistant for rough handling | 8 hours per charge | NFC for easy pairing | speakerphone.


2. LG MUSICflow Sound360 Bluetooth SpeakerLONG BATTERY LIFE

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LG Music Flow on Amazon

Available in gloss black (NP7860B) or white (NP7860W),  cylindrical omni directional speaker shapes like a flask with its water bottle profile and super glossy finish and stylish metallic trims.

LG MUSICflow Sound360 uses an innovative speaker design that emits sound from all angles. Even distribution of the sonic spectrum produces an authentic sound that envelopes you wherever you are in the room.

It also features a multi source function that lets you connect up to 3 devices simultaneously to the Bluetooth™ speaker. Pair up and play out your favourite tunes, tracks and more as you stay in control of the mix using LG MUSICFlow BT app available for iOS and Android.

You can also pair up with another with another speaker for louder volume or use it as a surround sound when paired with certain LG TVs. On a full charge, it lasts for up to 20 hours and takes 5 hours to recharge via microUSB port with supplied cable but no power supply.

The controls pops up when switched on, actually more like ejects up which is a pretty near feature. The interface is clear labelled and easy to use. There is the standard play/pause, volume up and down, repeat and next as well as EQ button that takes you through 3 preset sound modes, Bluetooth indicator and control light button.

Innovative 360 Degree Design | Lightweight and Portable | Bluetooth™ Speaker | 20 hours per charge | 3 Simultaneous Connection | Pair and Play syncing 2 speakers together | TV Sound Sync | Android and iOS app | NFC pairing | Dimensions and Weight: 67 (W) x 204 (H) x 67mm (D)

Audio: 1.1 Channel, Built-in Woofer with Dual Passive Radiator


3. Orbitsound Spaced360 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – GOOD BATTERY LIFE

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Orbitsound Spaced360 on Amazon

The Orbitsound PORTABLE SPACED360 features the company’s airSOUND technology. Invented by Ted Fletcher in 2005, airSOUND is a patented audio innovation that delivers high fidelity sound throughout a listening space from a single speaker enclosure. The setup combines the use of three speakers as seen in the Spaced360 instead of the standard stereo pair to give listeners good balanced and stereo image wherever they may be in the room.

The Orbitsound PORTABLE SPACED360 had 3-dimensionally formed grilles of metal and coated for a tough and durable finish. The loudspeakers are surrounded by tough rubber. The passive radiators lie on the sides underneath the tough grilled on the exterior.

Controls include volume, mute and centre key. The Spaced360 comes with a neat base charger, simply seat the speaker on top of it to charge and lift to go, no need to fiddle with connectors. The speaker lasts up to 14 hours of play time per charge and takes only 2 hours to charge up again. There is an active NFC (Near Field Communication) for ease of connectivity with a compatible NFC enabled device.

Bluetooth with aptX for HD wireless music | Active NFC for on-touch connection. | Aux connection 3.5mm | 14 hours playtime, 2 hours charging time  | Active NFC | Dimensions and Weight: Max width: 22cm, Max depth: 19cm, Height: 8.8cm, 1.1kg.

Audio: 3 custom designed neodymium loudspeaker drivers, radially spaced | 3 passive radiators powered by 3 digital amplifier.


4. JVC 360 Degree Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – WATER RESISTANT

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JVC 360 on Amazon

The JVC 360 Degree SP-AD95-A Portable Wireless Speaker is available in three colours, blue, black or red. It features Bluetooth connectivity and auxiliary input via 3.5mm socket. It also has NFC for one-touch pairing with NFC-equipped devices. This would be great in a social gathering where friends can share their new songs with you simply by tapping their NFC enabled smarpthone on the speaker.

The speaker also supports pairing with another JVC 360 speaker for synchronous streaming from one source. This forms a stereo pair or for extra volume. The added extra is that the speaker is water resistant so you can take it with you to the beach, by the pool or on picnics in the park. It can withstand splashes and rain with IPX6 rating.

Controls are available for Bluetooth pairing, Volume up, Handsfree, Volume down, True wireless (TWS) and Power.

Wireless music streaming with Bluetooth and NFC for one-touch paring | aux-in with 3.5mm jack provided | Pair two speakers for big stereo sound | Water resistant design for listening anywhere  | up to 12 hours battery life | Speakerphone

Audio: 16W from 2 full range drivers offering sound volume up to 75 ± 3 dB(A) fired by a digital amplifier.


5. Yamaha Relit LSX-70 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerLIGHTING
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Yamaha Relit LSX-70 on Amazon

On first glance, the speaker exudes charm and oozes style. It doubles as a ambiance lighting with built-in LED making it an interesting conversation piece. The LSX-70 creates a pleasant and calming atmosphere anywhere you put it. The cylindrical body measures 9.4cm in diameter and it is easy to handle with its textured synthetic leather finish. There is a choice of three richly textured colours.

Inside, there are two speakers located at the top and bottom of the unit. These speakers are designed to produce 360-degree non-directional sound. The sound is tuned based on the listening volume for perfectly balanced audio whether listening quietly on your own or with the music turned up.

The DTA Controller app lets you control basic and advanced functions for a richer experience. It also act as a remote control to turn the light on or off and to adjust the intensity across a range of ten brightness levels. You can also control the volume, set up smart timer to turn adio and lights on or off at different times, even on specific days of the week.

Bluetooth with aptX | 10m (38ft 10in) range | Aux input 3.5mm stereo mini jack | up to 8 hours (with light off) | 4 LED adjustable brightness | Dimensions and Weight: 94 x 241 x 94 mm; 3-3/4” x 9-1/2” x 3-3/4” 0.95kg / 2.1Ibs | Available in Black or White

Audio: 5.5cm full range x 1, 4cm full range x 1