By M. W. Byrne
Anker is famous for its power cells, so it should come as little surprise that the Soundcore 2 is capable of 24 hours of continuous play. IPX7 life-proofing further seals the deal for budget-minded audiophiles.
The SRS-XB12 is a thumpy little soundbox about the size of a mug of coffee, with IP67 dust and waterproof ratings. It weighs just 8.6 ounces, and packs away tidily into even the most minimalist traveler’s loadout.
The bulk of the StormBox Micro’s 3.87 x 3.87” real estate is dedicated to housing as much speaker as possible. With an advanced Texas Instruments amplifier and XBass technology, this tiny terror punches well above its sonic weight at 9W.
With IPX7 waterproofing and 66 feet of Bluetooth range, it’s hard to recommend anything else for outdoor usage on a budget.
It’s the ultimate hands-off audio solution for hiking, commuting, camping, or simply moving around the house.
Featuring 360° sound and a go-anywhere, ruggedized form factor, the Wonderboom 2 is extremely flexible in how and when you drop the beat.
It’s got IPX7 waterproofing, a durable rubberized exterior, and handy strap for your bike or backpack.