Portable Speakers

By Anthony Francis, 25 May 2015

We all love music, from the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra, to the modern day Adele. Thanks to the latest technology, the size of the speaker no longer matters. QH has chosen three of the best portable speakers available today...



Bose Sound Link Mini Bluetooth Speaker


This incredible product really does provide beautiful music everywhere you go. Not only is the design so sleek, but the compact size is perfect to place in your backpack whilst travelling and not even notice that it’s there. 


One charge via its Micro-USB port allows you to listen to music for up to seven hours, which can be done via Bluetooth from up to 9 metres away, or by using its 3.5mm auxiliary input. Bose state that you don't have to sacrifice performance for portability, and with the SoundLink Mini, they prove it. The speaker produces sounds that, from its size, you think it wouldn't be capable of.


Not only is the sound so perfectly clear, the device is able to achieve a pretty impressive volume.







Jawbone Big Jambox


The first thing we notice about the Big Jambox is that, for a portable device, it is as its name suggests, big.

Although it measures up bigger than many of its peers, it is still perfectly portable and with that extra size comes a massive 15 hour playback time.


For the more creative person, the Big Jambox comes in many different colours. From a simple cream to a deep blue, you can be sure to find a colour that suits your favourite picnic blanket.


Not only does the Big Jambox boast precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators to produce huge sound, there is also a built in microphone that lets you enjoy hands-free calling.


Jawbone offer user accounts and a mobile app that allows your speaker to get smarter with time. That's right, your speaker can work with an app which digs into your music to help you produce playlists for whatever the scenario.






Libratone Zipp


With a modest playback time of up to 8 hours via its 3.5mm auxiliary input, or 4 hours when using AirPlay, and weighing just 1.8kg - the Libratone Zipp is a great device to solve our portable woes.


Libratone have manufactured a way for this simple device to disperse audio in different directions, creating the 360 degree sound, no matter the room dynamics. If you want to utilise this unique feature in more than one room you can make use of as many Libratone speakers as you would like with their multi-room streaming functionality.


Use the Libratone App to control the speaker’s projection of sound, or store room information so that the speaker remembers for next time.