With the introduction of the first Sony Walkman in the 1980's, portable music became common as hoards of people took their music on the go. Over the last decade, the role of the Walkman has been taken over by mobile phones, especially now with rise of smartphones -- the jack of all trades in personal electronics.
Listening to music through your headphones is fine for when you want to listen solo, and can be even downright romantic if you're sharing them with a special someone. We're talking headphones here -- not earplugs, as only the bravest souls would want to share earwax with someone, no matter how much you like the person.
So the dilemma is how would you want to share your music with more than one person? The answer is with portable mini speakers of course. We’ve listed down a selection of some of the best currently available on the market today for your reading pleasure.
This offering from JBL is perfect for a day of fun at the beach or by the pool. This speaker is splash proof. so don’t worry if it gets a little wet. The manufacturer claims over 12 hours of playtime on a single full charge. The speaker also supports Wireless connectivity and can be easily charged using any standard USB Android charger.
Sony was the pioneer of personal portable electronics for music so it’s no surprise that they're still great at what they do. Their XB10 mini speaker offers water resistance, Wireless Bluetooth connectivity, 16 hours of playtime on a single charge, easy USB charging and cool colour choices. The speaker comes with Extra Bass.
Don’t let the low price tag fool you; the S815 is a great, stylish little speaker that comes with Bluetooth connectivity, standard USB charging port and even TF card support so you can use it as a standalone player. According to local user reviews, the battery lasts the longest amongst comparable 2dp speakers.
Harman Kardon is a well known and revered brand amongst audiophiles. The Esquire is their take on what a portable speaker system should be, and it's a little gem. The Esquire is simply a work of art, combining continental craftsmanship and precise engineering utilizing the finest high-grade materials to give you a portable speaker which is robust, boasts superior audio, and is aesthetically pleasing.
When you think about Yamaha you would mostly think about their motorcycles, but Yamaha is also a major player in the music electronics and are also well known for their mid to high range audio systems. The ISX-18 is a mini speaker which is designed to be used in a small living space.
The stylish design fits in with any décor; underneath the stylish exterior, there is cutting edge aural tech featuring neodymium woofer, dual speakers, DAB and multicast. This one is best if you want the best sound system from a mini speaker system for your living area.
Pioneer is another big name in electronic music products. Their XW-LF1 is a portable Bluetooth speaker which provides true 360-degree surround sound on the go. The powerful mini speaker lasts up to 7 hours on a single charge.
This is easily the smallest speaker on our list. The Neo Boom easily fits in the palm of your hand. Although micro in size it is still practical and fits a fair amount of technology into its small frame. Bluetooth, water resistance and 4 hours of playback time from its battery make this the perfect solution for those who want to travel light.
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