Bluetooth speaker

Braven gets even more rugged with BRV speaker collection

NEWS – Over the past few years, I have reviewed many Braven portable Bluetooth speakers and have liked all of them—some more than others. When Incipio sold Braven to ZAGG last year, it seemed much of Braven’s speaker line began to disappear. No more. This year, Braven has added four new speakers to its BRV …

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Soundcore Flare Mini Bluetooth speaker review

Soundcore Flare Mini

REVIEW – What, another Bluetooth speaker review, you ask.  How many of these things exist, you ask.  What makes this one different, you ask.  Your answers, in order: Yes, Infinity plus one, and read on… What is it? The Flare Mini from Soundcore (an Anker brand) is a smaller, lighter version of the Flare Bluetooth …

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Creative MUVO Play portable and waterproof Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – In my years of reviewing portable Bluetooth speakers, one of my all-time favorites is the Creative iRoar speaker. It’s becoming a cliché, but that little desktop monster sounds way bigger than its size. The iRoar is that rare Bluetooth speaker you can listen to all day without wishing you had something bigger or …

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JBL Xtreme 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker review

REVIEW – Over the past 2 years, I have tested and reviewed a few Bluetooth speakers. I love the portability and convenience they provide. The previous Bluetooth speaker that I reviewed was made by JBL, and I really like it. However, I wanted a speaker from JBL that is lighter to be portable and waterproof …

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Soundcast VG5 weather resistant Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – Recently I reviewed the Bunktrunk footlocker for my daughter.  It came with a cute, little Bluetooth speaker about which I wrote, “It may not be loud enough to fill my house with sound, but it will be plenty loud in a dorm room.”  Looking back, I think this is how I thought about …

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Audioengine 512 portable wireless speaker review

REVIEW – As I’ve reviewed a few Audioengine speakers over the years, one thing stands out as much as the audio quality, and that’s integrity. Audioengine doesn’t BS the customer with hyperbole or inflated specs. They are honest and deliver good to great audio products for a fair price. Even if I find fault with …

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Ultimate Ears MegaBlast Portable WiFi/Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – It’s been a while since I reviewed a wireless speaker. I’ve heard good things about Ultimate Ears speakers, and I wanted a speaker that was portable, waterproof and could replace the Echo Dot that I currently use in my living room. The UE MegaBlast meets all these criteria so I decided to give …

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Roland’s BTM-1 speaker lets your phone and guitar take center stage

NEWS – When Roland releases a new product, it’s always worth checking out. Just announced is their BTM-1 speaker, tuned for Bluetooth playback from your phone and direct guitar input. Roland takes their audio quality seriously so we’re looking forward to hearing this in action. Controls on the top look to be; Power, Bluetooth and …

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Tronsmart Element Force Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – It seems that every few days, there’s an announcement about yet another new Bluetooth speaker.  Today’s entry is the Tronsmart Element Force.  Is it worthy of your consideration?  Read on! What is it? The Element Force is a Bluetooth 4.2 speaker with up to 15-hour battery life. It is relatively small and portable …

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Now you can carry Audioengine sound with you

NEWS – When I’m asked to recommend speakers, Audioengine is always at the top of my list, no matter the budget. The reason is simple, Audioengine makes unpretentious, well-made speakers that perform beyond their cost, whether it’s the petite A2+ or higher end HD6 speakers. And now Audioengine has applied their speaker expertise to make …

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MeetIDEA Mechanical Spider and Bluetooth Speaker review

REVIEW – Our Future Robot Overlords have chosen to favor you with this delightful little mechanical horror from MeetIDEA. It’s a robot spider that has a Bluetooth speaker. It’s also an educational toy that can be assembled and disassembled, perfect training for the kiddies in preparation for our dystopian future. Hopefully, the Robot Overlords come …

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The Fluance Fi20 portable wireless speaker immerses you in 360-degrees of sound

NEWS – Wireless speakers are certainly nothing new, but the Fluance Fi20 portable wireless speaker is one of those speakers that stands out in today’s somewhat saturated market. It features a sophisticated wood design and delivers immersive 360-degree sound. While most speakers are directional, the Fi20 radiates music in every direction, providing a room filling and …

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