Weatherproof and wireless — here are the best outdoor speakers

When the weather is nice, you’re likely lounging by the pool, reading a book on your porch, or BBQ’ing for the family in the backyard. The only thing that could make it even more perfect would be having the right speaker to play your favorite playlist.
But when you’re choosing a speaker for listening outside, there are a few features you’re going to want to prioritize. Choosing a wireless speaker — one where you don’t need to tangle with power cords and can easily connect your phone via WiFi or Bluetooth — can definitely make things easier, which is why all of our speakers on this list are wireless. However, there are a few other features you’ll want as well. Read more... More about Outdoors , Bluetooth Speakers , Mashable Shopping , Tech , and Consumer Tech





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BEST OVERALL

JBL Boombox 2


This wireless portable speaker has amazing sound, can withstand any weather, and plays music for 24 hours on one charge.


Battery: 24 hours


Drivers: Two woofers, two tweeters



$499.95 from Amazon








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BEST WITH WIFI AND BLUETOOTH

Sonos Move


This easy-to-use, rechargeable speaker streams over WiFi and Bluetooth, making it a convenient outdoor speaker for you to move around with you.


Battery: 10 hours


Drivers: One downward-firing tweeter, one mid-woofer



$399 from Amazon








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BEST FOR POOL PARTIES

UE Megaboom 3


If you’re looking for a wireless speaker for the pool, this waterproof, floatable option is your best bet.


Battery: 15 hours


Drivers: Two 4 ohm full range, two passive radiators



$149.99 from Amazon








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BEST SURROUND SOUND

Bose SoundLink Revolve


If you’re looking for a 360-degree outdoor speaker, then this is the one for you.


Battery: 12 hours


Drivers: Down-firing, full-range driver with two passive radiators



$199 from Amazon








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BEST MOUNTABLE SPEAKERS

Pyle Home Indoor/Outdoor Wall-Mount Bluetooth Speaker System


Whether you mount them on your patio or by the pool, these weather-resistant speakers will allow you to stream your music outside without taking up a lot of space.


Battery: N/A


Drivers: Low-frequency driver with tweeter



$160.79 from Walmart








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BEST WITH LED LIGHTS

JBL Pulse 4


Combine outdoor music with an impressive LED light show, and you’ve got yourself the perfect speaker for your next yard party.


Battery: 12 hours


Drivers: 20-watt driver and passive radiator



$249.99 from Amazon








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MOST WALLET-FRIENDLY SPEAKER

Tribit MaxSound Plus Portable Speaker


Waterproof and portable, this speaker delivers quality sound at a wallet-friendly price.


Battery: 20 hours


Drivers: Two 12W drivers



$57.99 from Amazon


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