10 Wireless Speakers for On-The-Go Dance Parties
At Brit + Co, we love our impromptu dance parties. We’ve shown you the awesomeness of a fanny pack with speakers in the form of the JammyPack, we’ve created a carrying strap for our Big Jambox, and we’ve even rounded up a half dozen amplifiers that work without power.
But it’s time for something even more portable, wireless, and lightweight that won’t cramp your style. Here are 10 of the smallest and most fun (dance party!) wireless speakers out there.
1. Beats Pill ($209): This is one giant pill that’s not hard to swallow. Launched just last week, the Dr. Dre Beats Pill brings the Beats Headphone quality to a wireless speaker. In addition to being a wireless speaker, it also has a built in microphone for the illest of conference calls.
2. X-Mini’s ($66): A lot of power is packed in this little 3.2 oz stereo speaker. With 8 hours of continuous play-time, this mini speaker only takes 2.5 hours to charge via usb. Then, you can use it wirelessly to adjust volume and tracks, and also as a microphone for wireless conference calls! To have the ultimate dance party, you can connect your X-Mini to all your friends’ X-Mini’s and dance the night away!
3. Boombotix ($80): Want to add some swag to your sound? Boombotix’s wireless, portable stereo speakers also feature unique, Japanese urban design. They come in limited edition designs (“Chain Gangsta”) and also feature bluetooth connectivity, water resistance, and a rechargeable battery that takes about an hour to fully charge.
4. Philips Soundshooter ($50): Philips has also come out with a competitive portable mono speaker, designed especially for the active. Fully equipped with a carabiner, it only clocks in at 0.25 lbs, which is perfect for those day hikes!
5. Philips Shoqbox ($180): For those who are more rough and tumble, Philips has an even more durable portable speaker– the aptly named Shoqbox. It has all the same features as the Soundshooter, but has a keychain instead of a carabiner. It’s a little larger, but you can drop it or splash it with water without breaking it.
6. Pyrus Electronics Mini Speaker ($30): German brand Pyrus created an affordable and extremely chic portable mini speaker. Not only can you connect via Bluetooth or with an audio input, it also has a slot where you can put your microSD card filled with mp3’s. The downside of this mini speaker is that it has a much lower continuous playing time– 3 hours as compared to the 8 hours for the X-Mini.
7. iHome iDM8 ($60): If you have an iAnything, then you’re probably familiar with the brand iHome. To add to their vast collection of docking stations, iHome has come out with a new wireless, portable, Bluetooth capable mono speaker. While it only comes in two colors, red and black, the sleek design keeps it looking stylish no matter what.
8. Turtle Shell ($150): We mentioned the Turtle shell before, but we feel like it’s definitely worth mentioning again. Turtle Shell is a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that’s mountable to almost anything!
9. Floating LED Speakers ($50): But what about the pool parties?! No worries, we’ve also found have water resistent LED speakers for those warm summer nights! Each speaker is connected wirelessly to the transmitter, which connects to any iPhone, iPod or other music device with a standard 3.5mm audio.
10. Jambox ($199): It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with Jambox. We hacked a carrying strap for little Jambox’s big bro, swooned over the new color customization, and keep a stockpile of jamboxes in our Amazon shopping cart for last minute gifts.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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