Who couldn’t use more music and audio in their life? Bluetooth speakers are a great last minute gift idea since they come in all different shapes and sizes—and price ranges. Here are a few reasons why a Bluetooth speaker is a perfect gift for everyone and what to consider before purchasing one.
Regardless of the person’s preference, you can find something that fits their sizing and aesthetic desires. Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes and some are small enough to fit into a small bag so you can take them anywhere.
Bluetooth speakers are relatively easy to use; once you connect your phone, laptop, tablet, or another smart device to the speaker, you’ll be able to play any type of audio. Unlike most speaker setups, you don’t have to deal with wires, making the process easy.
One of the biggest draws of a Bluetooth speaker is the fact that it is wireless and portable. Many speakers have batteries that can last for ten to twenty or more hours and are fully rechargeable. As a bonus, many Bluetooth speakers will allow you to connect your smartphone device and charge it while listening to music.
Many Bluetooth speakers can be used indoors or out so they’re often waterproof and can even be washed if yours gets dirty. Some Bluetooth speakers are also dustproof, so you can take it to places like the beach, desert, or forest without having to worry about ruining your speaker.
If you are shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, chances are it will also be traveling outside of the house. Look for a durable speaker to handle being tossed around in a bag or being dropped a few times. Finding one that is slightly more rugged can mean that the speaker can last for many years, as long as it is not overly abused.
While not every Bluetooth speaker will deliver in this category, many Bluetooth speakers have impressive sound quality despite their small size. Some Bluetooth speakers even allow you to connect multiple speakers together in what’s sometimes called a ‘party chain’ so you can achieve stereo or surround sound.
If you are buying for a music lover, make sure to prioritize quality drivers and high-quality brands, and yes, these will tend to be a bit more expensive.
There’s a wealth of choice in Bluetooth speaker brands, but some of the biggest brands also get some of the highest ratings; think Sony, JBL or Bose. But there are plenty of smaller brands with unique propositions too like House of Marley (often made with wood and eco-friendly fabrics), Ultimate Ears and Libratone. Buying a Bluetooth speaker can be a great gift; they are durable and portable, allowing them to lighten up a party or a day at the beach. In these more socially distant times, they’re also great for a garage workshop, or basement art studio too.