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There has never been a better time to get one and here are the amazing tips on how to find the perfect Bluetooth speaker suited to you:

1. Duration of portability?

It comes as no surprise that your Bluetooth speaker should be portable so that it handy for all types of outings or parties. Want to carry your music to the pool or go camping in the Drakensburg? Your speaker needs shouldn’t be a problem. However, with portability, there needs to be a power source. We must take into consideration the battery life of the speaker, which generally tends to be 6-12 hours with every full charge, with some lasting 24 hours with every full charge. Make note of what battery life you want out of your Bluetooth speaker and how long you want your party to last uninterrupted.

2. Is it waterproof?

Since water and electronics don’t mix, it is best to have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker at your next braai, jol or pool party to prevent Juiced-up Jeremy from ruining everyone’s night. In this case, it is a great idea to look at the IP rating of the speaker, which classifies the degree of protection provided by an enclosure. An IP6 rating is the general preferable rating, meaning the speaker will be both waterproof and dust-proof. An IPX7 rating provides more protection and an IP67 rating allows for a stress-free day at the beach.

3. Is it smart?

Most Bluetooth speakers are capable of more than just streaming music. Smart speakers provide access to virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. You’ll also find that many third-party Bluetooth speakers feature microphones for both hands-free calls and support voice-activated assistants. It is worth noting whether you’d like a virtual helping hand at your next kuier so that you can hold the braai tongs in one hand and a refreshing drink in the other without having worry about what song is playing next.

4. Does it have an aux input?

Although you will be investing a Bluetooth speaker it is handy for several reasons to ensure that there is an aux input available. Firstly, you won’t have to necessarily rely on a Bluetooth connection which allows for a range of 10-30m before the connection is lost. Secondly, an aux allows for the pairing of non-wireless components, such as your TV or older devices, so that your mom can easily play UB40 without messing up your Spotify recommendations.

5. Does it have USB-C?

USB-C is the newest charging port and it is more efficient than MicroUSB, and that means less time charging and more time playing music. Just check for a slightly larger pill-shaped port, sometimes under a cap on the speaker – and it will be listed on the spec-sheet. Another advantage of USB-C is that the port is uniform in shape, so because the cable has no right way up, you won’t wrestle with your tech at the end of the day to get it charging.

So do not stress that summer is just around the corner, pick up your Bluetooth speaker, and get ready to be the hostess with the mostess this festive season.