Although phone manufacturers try their best to add louder speakers, or at least claim that they are louder, those tiny speakers often fall short when you need them the most. In situations like these, what you need is a good portable wireless Bluetooth speaker. So let us help you pick the best of the lot for whom you won’t have to pay more than Rs. 5,000.
Price: Rs. 1304
The first thing you’ll notice about this Philips speaker is that it’s shaped like a hand-grenade and although we wouldn’t exactly call its sound ‘explosive’, it does fairly well, especially with bass frequencies. The SBT 30 also has a microphone and lets you answer calls when paired to your phone.
Price: Rs. 1489
Another really small speaker, the Logitech X100 looks good and packs a punch in terms of sound.
Price: Rs. 2095
JBL Go is small, powerful and affordable, all at once. It can connect via Bluetooth or aux, and churn out good audio performance. It is available in different colours and offers almost 7-8 hours of battery life.
Portronics Sublime 2
Price: Rs. 2149
Portronics Sublime 2 features a lot for its price. It offers good 2.1 speaker setup, and comes with built-in FM radio. The speaker supports microSD cards upto 32GB, has aux input and NFC. Moreover, it has a good sound quality as well.
Creative Muvo Mini
Price: Rs. 2499
The Muvo Mini is a worthy companion to your smartphone as it comes with a mic port and supports NFC pairing. It is water resistant as well.
Price: Rs. 3000
The X300 is spectacularly loud and does justice to popular music. Sure, it underperforms when compared to the likes of the Bose Soundlink Mini, but at its price, you cannot hope for better.
Creative Muvo 20
Price: Rs. 3849
If you want a cheaper version of the Creative Muvo Mini, the Muvo 20 will solve your problem. It is not water resistant, and offers very good audio. It can play upto 10 hours of your favourite music on a single charge.
Price: Rs. 3990
Jabra Solemate is a rugged portable speaker which offers a 2.1 speaker setup in a small body. It offers good sound quality, and since the body is made of polycarbonate and rubber, it can withstand knocks, small bumps and even water splashes.
Logitech Mini Ultimate Ears Boombox
Price: Rs. 4999
The Logitech Mini UE Boombox is undoubtedly the most popular product in its segment. Not only is it really compact, but its 10W speaker is also capable of producing excellent audio output. Plus, the Mini UE Boombox looks good and will suit both your office desk and your bedside table.
JBL Flip II
Price: Rs. 5489
The JBL Flip II is another really popular Bluetooth speaker. It is compact, but also has two drivers, each rated at 6W. The speaker offers NFC support. It also has a 2000mAh battery which JBL claims can last for 5 hours.
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