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One of the best parts of summertime is the long days. The sun is out longer which makes hanging outside where everyone is at. And whether you’re lounging by the pool, hanging in the backyard, or relaxing at the beach summertime is the perfect time to listen to music.

We can already picture hanging out enjoying time with friends and soaking in the summer sun while our favorite artists play in the background. But do you have the right device to listen to them? Listening from your phone’s speaker isn’t always the move. So, we’ve got 12 outdoor audio devices that are essential for your summer fun.

  • 1) JBL Clip 4

    JBL Bluetooth speakers are some of the best on the market. This JBL Clip 4 is one of their best sellers and for a good reason. It has really good sound quality and is very portable. The clip feature is a huge hit for people who plan on hiking, walking, camping, or just want something small to take to the beach. It also comes in a few different color options so you can choose the one that fits your style best.

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  • 2) Portable Speaker Lanterns

    Speaking of camping, this speaker lantern might be the solution to any of those late-night camping problems. This speaker has 360-degree sound so no matter where you are on your campsite you’ll be able to hear the music playing. The individual light options also help you create the perfect ambiance. 

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  • 3) Bose SoundLink Color

    Not only is this speaker very portable, but it is also water-resistant. That can be a huge help if you plan on taking your speaker on any boating trips or even just lounging by the pool. It’s available in 2 different colors and has 8 hours of battery life on a full charge.

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  • 4) Sonos Roam Portable Speaker

    Another great option if you’re looking for lightweight, portability, and long battery life is this Sonos Roam speaker. The Roam offers up to 10 hours of battery life and is water-resistant and drop-proof. The sleek design makes it easy to pack and carry and provides great hours of entertainment.

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  • 5) JBL Charge 5 Portable Speaker

    If you want that room quality sound, but in the outdoors look no further than this JBL Charge 5 portable speaker. This speaker has “an optimized long-excursion driver, a separate tweeter, and dual JBL bass radiators, all delivering impressively rich and clear audio.” Perfect for those times you are hanging outside relaxing.

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  • 6) Bluetooth Karaoke Machine

    Speaking of outside, what about those party nights? Summer gatherings seem to be numerous in my household and we all love hanging out and having a good time. This Bluetooth karaoke machine is the perfect way to liven up any get-together. It comes with two microphones and has several light-changing options so you can feel like you’re in a karaoke bar without having to leave your backyard.

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  • 7) Portable Speaker Ice Bucket

    Now, this makes it a party. This ice bucket isn’t just an ice bucket, but a Bluetooth speaker! This speaker also has light-changing features so you can make sure the ambiance is perfect for every gathering.

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  • 8) House of Marley Get Together Wooden Bluetooth Speaker

    I added this portable speaker to the list for aesthetic purposes. I love that it has solid bamboo paneling. This is definitely one of those devices that can sit in your room long after the summer is over and still add some nice decoration to it. It also has a built-in microphone so you can make hands-free calls right from the speaker itself.

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  • 9) Mini Bluetooth Speaker

    Sometimes you just need something really small. This is exactly that. This mini wireless Bluetooth speaker is pocket-sized. This speaker has quite a lot of perks even if it’s very tiny. It has a multi-function button that “allows you to take calls, operate your phone’s camera for selfies and pause your music on the go.”

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  • 10) ANKER Waterproof Speaker

    If you are a kayaking or canoeing enthusiast, this is one of those Bluetooth speakers you don’t want to scroll past. This is a waterproof speaker. It has an “IPX5-rated casing that offers complete protection against liquids.” Seriously, I one time had this bad boy fall into the lake while kayaking and it kept playing music beautifully. It has up to 24-hour playtime on a fully charged battery so it’s great for those long excursions.

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  • 11) JBL Tune Earbuds

    When in doubt always have wireless earbuds. Although it doesn’t promote the party atmosphere as some of these on this list, these JBL earbuds are good for exercising outdoors. It has active noise canceling and smart ambient sound so you can enjoy your podcasts, audiobooks, and music without the outside world distractions.

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  • 12) JBL Live 500BT Over-The-Ear Headphones

    And of course, I can’t leave off something as crucial as over-ear headphones. These wireless headphones from JBL are a great gift option for any occasion. These have Ambient awareness and TalkThru technology that allows you to talk to your friends or stay alert while still listening to your music.

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