Wednesday, April 25, 2018


With the temperatures beginning to rise and summer rapidly approaching, moving the party from inside the house to the backyard, or especially the beach, is almost imperative, and like most of us, you’ll want to move your music, too. With the advances in not only durability and portability, but sound quality as well, moving the party to any location for digital-savvy music listeners has never been easier…or more affordable!

Here’s a list, in no special order, of some of the wireless, portable speakers out there today that will help make your next trip to the beach, or even just lounging in the backyard a bit more memorable—or at least, more musical.
JBL, a name synonymous with high-quality music for decades is the first entry for our summer music fest; the JBL Link 20 is a voice activated portable speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled that delivers rich stereo sound. It even has Google Assistant built-in. This compact speaker is powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 10 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials, JBL Link 20 is ready to take the party everywhere; and with the Chromecast built-in, you can instantly start streaming to JBL Link 20 from your favorite music apps from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora and more.
Next up is the Klipsch Groove Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With its 8-hour battery life and easy USB charging, the Klipsch Groove Bluetooth Speaker is designed to bring big sound wherever the road takes you. Room filling sound that fits in the palm of your hand has never been more fun or long lasting.  With a powerful 3” full range high excursion driver complemented by two side-firing, passive bass radiators, and advanced DSP equalization, the Klipsch Groove portable Bluetooth speakers provide lifelike, dynamic sound at any volume level. Additionally, it features a durable, splash-resistant IPX4 rating to handle any adventure and is more than ready to handle the rigors of the road, pool, or beach.

The RIVA RS01B is another wireless, Bluetooth mobile speaker loaded with all of the audio and features you could want for on-the-go modern lifestyles. RIVA RS01B delivers world class audio by combining their proprietary TrilliumTM technology for truly immersive sound and TrilliumTM Surround for an enhanced movie & gaming experience. A powerful 13-hour lithium-ion battery that can also charge your mobile phone, tablet or other devices wherever and whenever you need it. It’s IPX4 certification offers protection for RIVA RS01B from the splashing of water from any direction.
Sony has an extremely wide assortment of high-quality, portable wireless speakers—from ones so small that they fit into the palm of your hand, to huge oversize party speakers that truly push the bounds of the word “portable” —but we will focus of the ones you don’t need a separate parking space for (Click here to see the full line of Sony audio products available online or at our five Southern California technology showrooms).

Sony’s compact SRS-XB and SRS-X Series are extremely small and portable, yet offering all the volume you’ll need. The highly-portable SRS-X models feature a wireless, Bluetooth® speaker that sports a protective, water-resistant design for worry-free listening indoors or out and with its IPX5 water resistant rating, and you and your friends can listen pretty much all day with up to 16 hours of a battery life on a single charge. The SRS-XB models are identical, except that Sony has added a deeper sound by adding its proprietary EXTRA BASS™.

You can give your next beach or pool party a boost with Sony’s SRS-XB31 Series their wireless, portable Bluetooth® speaker also equipped with EXTRA BASS™ and LIVE SOUND; the speakers are carefully designed to give you a real three-dimensional experience, sending your music to a wider area, creating a festival vibe, wherever you are. Additional features include a multi-color line light, speaker lights and flashing strobe, all in a new dust proof, IP67 waterproof rated design for worry-free use indoors or out. Connect and synchronize additional speakers for a real show and never stop rocking with up to 24 hours of battery life.

That’s just a small look at the many options that are out there, stop into any Video & Audio Center or browse our complete line of mobile speaker solutions — as well as solutions for your home and office — online, and you'll be the hit of your next beach or pool party.

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