5. JBL Pulse 3
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Good sound quality is par for the course, but how about getting a speaker that dances with bright colours as it plays its tunes, like a unicorn lit from within? JBL’s Pulse 3 not only plays music, it also projects a 360 degree light show and looks pretty as a picture with its different shades of hues.
Choose from a black or white casing, with shades such as blue and purple, green and blue and yellow and purpole. It weighs just 0.96kg, is waterproof, and has a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 12 hours of playtime.
6. Fender Newport Bluetooth Speaker (Sonic Blue or Dakota Red)
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Guitar enthusiasts will love this speaker that sports a retro design resembling the look of a ’60s Fender guitar amp. With metal speaker grills, old school analog control knobs and a sturdy casing, it’s a gorgeous piece to display in your home or when you’re at a BBQ or home party. It also has a rechargeable battery for up to 12 hours of play, two woofers and one tweeter and aptX and AAC codec support that lets you enjoy clear, high-quality bluetooth wireless sound.
7. Audio Pro Bluetooth Speaker Addon T3 (Green)
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Minimal, stylish with clean sleek lines — that’s what you get with this portable speaker from Scandinavian brand Audio Pro. It’s small yet elegant, with a crisp sound that has clear treble and deep bass. This model won the Best Portable Speaker Award (£100 to £250) in the 2017 What Hi-Fi? Awards, and why not? Its rechargeable battery lasts 30 hours at half volume and 12 hours at full volume and it’s made of quality materials such as genuine leather and solid aluminium.
It also has a Digital Class D amplifier, a 2 3/4 inch textile dome tweeter and a 3.5 inch woofer. Specs aside, it’s just darn pretty and rustic.
8. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker (Unicorn)
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We just can say no to anything unicorn. This girly portable speaker might be just palm-sized, but it has surprisingly bright sound. We love that it’s completely waterproof — it floats! — so you can take it with you to a pool or beach party, a muddy music fest, or when you need some soothing tunes during a soak in the bath.
Its rechargeable battery has 10 hours of play time and this handy machine also has a hanging loop at the top so you can attach it to your bag or bicycle and get music on the go. Functions are minimal — with just a play/pause/skip button and a power on/off button — but sometimes that’s all you need.