Queueing up your favorite tunes can make backyard grilling, camping, and trips to to the beach even more fun, and the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers will offer water resistance, long battery life, and enough range to keep the party going, no matter what the conditions are.
Since hanging outdoors always carries the risk for wet conditions (read: unexpected rainstorms, accidental pool splashes, and the sprinkler you didn't realize was on a timer), you'll want to be sure your outdoor Bluetooth speaker can handle a certain amount of water exposure. Opt for an IPX water resistance rating of at least 4, which indicates that your speaker can withstand up to five minutes of splashing from any direction. If you plan to be using the speaker near bodies of water, it’d be smart to look for an IPX7 rating or higher, which means it can handle being submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
Battery life and Bluetooth range are also important considerations. Finally, you’ll want to choose a speaker that’s durable enough to stand up to an occasional knock or drop while outdoors — especially crucial if you plan to take it camping.
Here’s my roundup of the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers on Amazon. All of these top-rated picks are perfect for outdoor get-togethers, picnics, camping, or relaxing by the pool.
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