Technology: Mini Speakers
March 1, 2015

Three gadgets for music on the go

Any place is a potential rehearsal space, right? But makeshift studios don’t always come equipped with sound systems. With mini speakers, your music becomes portable. Here are three options that let you take your music everywhere.

With the Satechi Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker ($14.99), you can play music wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection to your laptop, smartphone or tablet—from up to 32 feet away. And it runs on batteries, so no wires necessary.




iLuv Sound Cube ($24.99 for a two-pack) is a compact, USB-powered stereo speaker for laptops. Just plug the USB cord into any computer to enjoy the sound. It weighs a little over half a pound, making it an easy travel companion.




Altec Lansing iM–237 Orbit ($39.99) gives 360-degree sound. This battery-operated mini speaker connects to any music­-playing device with a connector cable. It boasts more than 24 hours of music playback, and it’s small enough (about the size of a hockey puck) to be carried anywhere.

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