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The best...portable speakers

iHome iHM61, Bose SoundLink, and more

iHome iHM61
The “surprisingly satisfying sound” of this cost-effective mini speaker combines with color-changing LED lights to create a “tiny, futuristic concertina.” Its collapsible design makes for easy transportation.
$26, ihomeaudio.com
Source: Real Simple 

JBL On Tour IBT
In a test of 50 portable speakers, this 6-inch-wide disc delivered the best overall sound quality for music. “Serious volume means it can fuel a dance-off,” and it also handles conference calls.
$119, jbl.com
Source: Real Simple

Geneva Sound System Model XS
Open the retro-looking, fold-up case to get a taste of “some of the richest, most room-filling sound available from a speaker this size.” The integrated alarm clock and FM radio make this “a great option for road warriors.”
$250, genevalab.com
Source: Men’s Journal

Bose SoundLink
This speaker is “about the size of a cigar box,” yet produces “enough thumping bass and well-balanced highs to sate a roomful of partygoers.” Its magnetic cover doubles as a stand.
$300, bose.com
Source: Men’s Journal

Etón Rukus Solar
With this solar-powered speaker, a beach party never runs out of steam: When fully charged, the system plays for eight hours. Its easy-grip handle makes traveling a cinch.
$150, shopetoncorp.com
Source: New York Times

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