Remember the days when you used to bring the house stereo to the garage? Or constantly turning on your ride so the car battery won’t die while playing tunes? How about taking that little radio to the barbecue and having the station come in all statically and the four D batteries dying right away? Well those days are over. The advancements of smartphones have changed the way we listen to music forever. With the ability to create our own playlists or customize our favorite stations we no longer have to play the same CD over and over. Now with Bluetooth we are able to wirelessly connect our phones to countless audio devices.

Whether you are doing a tuneup in the garage or barbecuing with friends, these portable Bluetooth speakers are a must for any car guy. They aren’t meant to replace your home’s music system or to rock a party but they can sure liven up any small gathering. These lightweight battery-operated systems are ideal to place on top of your toolbox while you work on your car or on a picnic table while grilling some asada (steak).

portable bluetooth speakers beats by dre pill 2 002

Make/Model
Beats by Dr. Dre / Pill 2.0

URL
www.beatsbydre.com

Battery
Internal rechargeable lithium-ion

RUNTIME
7 hours

Charge Time
2 hours

Color
black, white, red, blue, silver, pink

Purchase Price
$166.49

portable bluetooth speakers beats by dre pill 2003

Overview
The red Pill 2.0 Portable Speaker from Beats by Dr. Dre allows you to play music and take calls from your compatible bluetooth devices as well as wired sources. It features a tap to pair functionality for your bluetooth device as well as a 3.5mm line input for wired connectivity. Its USB port allows you to charge external devices directly from the pill. You can pair an optional second pill for increased output or stereo functionality. The speaker’s built-in mic allows you to take calls for bluetooth conferencing. A 3.5mm audio cable, USB charging/data cable, AC power adapter, and carry case are included.

portable bluetooth speakers jbl charge 2 004

Make/Model
JBL / Charge2+

URL
www.jbl.com

Battery
Internal rechargeable lithium-ion

RUNTIME
2 hours

Charge Time
4 hours

Color
black, gray, teal, orange, red, pink, yellow

Purchase Price
$110.99

portable bluetooth speakers jbl charge 2 005

Overview
The JBL Charge 2+ Portable Stereo Speaker features dual drivers and twin passive radiators for deep, accurate bass. It supports bluetooth wireless functionality, so you can stream music wirelessly from bluetooth-enabled devices. An integrated 6000 mAh Lithium-ion Battery can last up to 12 hours on a charge, and you can even charge other portable devices via the USB port. Since it also has a built-in microphone, you can also have hands-free speakerphone calls. Patented noise and echo cancelation ensure clear communication. The Bluetooth Social Mode allows up to three different users to take their respective turns playing their own bluetooth-enabled devices on the same speaker. Additionally, the Charge 2+ features a splash proof design, so there’s no more worrying about rain or spills-just don’t submerge it.

portable bluetooth speakers sony srsx3 006

Make/Model
Sony / SRSX3

URL
www.sony.com

Battery
Internal rechargeable lithium-ion

RUNTIME
7 hours

Charge Time
2 hours (unable to use while charging)

Color
black, white, red

Purchase Price
$92.49

portable bluetooth speakers sony srsx3 007

Overview
Stream audio wirelessly to the black Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker from your bluetooth-enabled devices. It supports NFC technology for easy pairing via bluetooth. This 20-watt speaker delivers rich stereo sound from your source of choice. It also has an aux input for non-bluetooth devices with a headphone jack. At the push of a button, you can also have hands-free speakerphone calls since the speaker has an integrated microphone. This speaker is also extremely portable, running on either AC power or its built-in rechargeable battery.

portable bluetooth speakers bose soundlink 008

Make/Model
Bose / SoundLink

URL
www.bose.com

Battery
Internal rechargeable lithium-ion

RUNTIME
8 hours

Charge Time
not specified

Color
black, white, blue, mint, red

Purchase Price
$119.99

portable bluetooth speakers bose soundlink 009

Overview
Wireless audio streaming and portability are combined with the Bose SoundLink color Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker pairs with other Bluetooth-enabled devices like smartphones for wireless music streaming up to 30 feet away. An auxiliary audio input is also onboard for interfacing wired audio sources, such as tablets and MP3 players. The speaker is equipped with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to eight hours of playtime. The SoundLink color charges via its micro-USB interface; a cable and charger are included.