Bose SoundLink Micro

The iPad’s speakers are pretty good for use at home or in the office, but you might want something portable that has a bit more punch. The Bose SoundLink Micro ($99) is a Bluetooth speaker that offers excellent sound in a rugged design.

Despite its diminutive size, the SoundLink Micro is powerful. It can easily fill a room with music (not even at full volume), and the audio quality rivals even that of a device like the Amazon Echo. The SoundLink Micro has a rechargeable battery that can last up to six hours, audio control buttons and built-in microphone, and fully supports Siri—just press and hold the play button and then start speaking.

The SoundLink Micro is also waterproof (IPX-7 rated), with a soft casing that protects it from bumps and scratches, so it can be used almost anywhere. The built-in strap attaches to almost anything (e.g., backpack or bicycle), making it a great travel companion.

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