If you're spending lots of time in pools this summer, chances are, you've seen your fair share of fun pool toys. There are doughnut, bacon, and unicorn-shaped pool rafts, floating coolers, and all kinds of pool games. Your swimming/lounging experience is probably already pretty great, but if you want to spruce it up even more, consider adding a floating speaker to the mix.
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Floating speakers do exactly what you'd expect them to do: they play music and they float. So if you like listening to your favorite tunes while swimming laps, playing pool games, or just lounging around, check out these top-rated floating speakers.
iJoy Beach Bomb IP66 Waterproof Shockproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Listen to your music for up to six hours at a time with the iJoy Beach Bomb. The speaker can safely be submerged in up to three feet of water thanks to the IP66 protection, so you won't have to worry about water getting into places it shouldn't.
Connect your phone or device via Bluetooth, micro USB, USB, or Aux. The iJoy features a hands-free option that allows you to answer your phone using the built-in mic. So you can have a conversation without being near your actual phone. Choose between six fun colors: flame, indigo, lemon, marine, mint, and violet.
Available on Amazon for $39.99 — on sale from $199.
NUWA Waterproof Bluetooth Floating Speaker
Another waterproof speaker that you can connect to via Bluetooth, the NUWA isn't just waterproof, it's shockproof, dustproof, and damage resistant. With a high IPX7 rating, the speaker can withstand the pressure of three feet of water.
The speaker has dual five watts of power, so the sound is pretty impeccable. The battery will last up to five hours, but at that point, your fingers will be pretty wrinkly and ready for a break anyway.
Get it on Amazon for $39.97.
Monster SuperStar BackFloat HD Bluetooth Waterproof Floating Speaker
The Monster SuperStar speaker is small, but it has great sound quality. You can turn it up when you're ready to liven things up a bit, and the sound will still be crisp (except for deep bass sounds, but that's true for most small speakers). Its silicone casing keeps the water out and makes the speaker shockproof and resilient.
The speaker will give you up to seven hours of listening time without needing a charge, so you can float your day away!
Purchase for around $100 on Amazon.
Photive Hydra Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
If you want a speaker at the pool, but you're cool with it sitting poolside, check out the Photive Hydra Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. It might not technically be a floating speaker, but it can withstand anything — even a tornado. Seriously. One reviewer on Amazon explained how a tornado demolished the home it was in, causing it to be rained on for an entire day, and it still worked perfectly.
The Hydra has IP66 ingress protection, offers up to eight hours of listening time, and the sound is incredibly clear. You can stream music through any of your Bluetooth devices, but the quality of your music selection is on you.
Buy it on Amazon. It's currently on sale for $35, down from $80.