Best portable speakers 2014 - Bluetooth speakers to buy
Looking for the best portable speaker to buy? Whether it’s for your iPhone, iPod, tablet or laptop, these are the top rated compact Bluetooth speakers to take on your travels.
When you unplug the headphones from your smartphone to share the audio love, you’re almost guaranteed that things are going to get very tinny.
It’s not just phone speakers that sound like they are coming from a school kid at the back of a bus. Tablets and laptops are serial offenders in this department as well.
Thankfully, there's the bag-friendly portable speaker to make up for that distinct lack of audio quality. Best of all, you don’t even have to physically hook the devices together now that most support Bluetooth. The data transferring protocol establishes the wireless connection to your device leaving the speaker to amplify the sound when you are down the park, in the garden or in a hotel room.
Portable speakers can also support NFC for an extra wireless connectivity option, charge your smartphone and can even be used as a speakerphone.
The likes of the Jawbone Jambox and the Beats Pill has sparked a surge in portable speakers hitting the market. Cambridge Audio, Logitech, Jabra, Samsung, Braven and Beats by Dre are among the manufacturers churning out compact audio wonders that not only sound great but look the part as well.
If you are in the hunt for something to liberate the music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop and fit in your travel bag at the same time, we've got you covered. Taking a look back at our most recent portable audio reviews, we've picked the best portable speakers to buy.