Disclosure: I am part of Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz team, and received a Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker. All opinions are my own.

With music being a huge factor in our lifestyle we find ourselves finding was to enjoy and/or share. The other day I wanted to upgrade my office music station, so I can take it on the go. But, after looking in store and online I felt as if there was so many options and brands. So here is my how to choose a bluetooth speaker ideas, and suggestions.

How To Choose a Bluetooth Speaker #VZWBuzz

Full Size Portable Speakers

These speakers typically contain multiple stereo speakers for maximum output and are great for a small outdoor get together, such as a pickup basketball game or pool party. These block-style speakers obviously connect to your phone via Bluetooth, but can typically also connect with a 3.5mm auxiliary cable, for things like an iPod or other MP3 player that may not have Bluetooth built-in.

how to choose a bluetooth speaker

Express your attention-grabbing self, your sound and your style with the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III. Designed with the high-end acoustic technology you’d expect from Bose, this wireless speaker delivers big sound without sacrificing clarity or portability.

Engineered for performance and designed for your mobile life, the SoundLink III amplifies your smooth beats while fitting in a backpack, letting you show off your favorite tunes whenever you feel the need.

Middle Range Compact Portables how to choose a bluetooth speaker

If you’re willing to sacrifice a little bit of volume and power in order to save some money or find something a little more portable, then this is the category you should be shopping.

The Ultimate Ears Boom is a 360° Bluetooth® speaker that delivers exceptional audio clarity in a room, at a party, or anywhere music lovers go. The versatile shape provides sound in every direction and allows for easy portability. It also comes equipped with an acoustic skin that’s water and stain resistant. Equipped with a 15-hour rechargeable battery, it also functions as a speakerphone for making and receiving handsfree calls.

Smaller Speakers

The only downside to the larger ‘block’ style speakers can be their size – they don’t really fit well in a small bag and can get cumbersome to carry around with you. That’s where these smaller ‘pocket-sized’ portable speakers come in. These speakers are typically a similar size to a hockey puck, and are extremely easy to carry around. With this smaller size, though, comes a small sacrifice in volume – these speakers are better suited for a quiet room or other small area. They do typically offer better sound than your phone’s built-in speaker, which is why they’re really popular.


ihome-bluetooth-block-speaker-purple-IBN16UC Bring the party wherever you go with the iHome iBN16 Bluetooth Block Speaker. It streams wireless digital audio via Bluetooth from an iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, BlackBerry® and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Equipped with NFC (near field communication) technology, the iBN16 instantly connects NFC-capable devices to Bluetooth. It also has an aux line-in and line-out jack for an expandable audio experience.