Why get someone a speaker dock when they’d rather use their smartphone as a remote from across the room? Today’s Bluetooth speakers provide wireless freedom, and they deliver much better sound quality. Plus, many models are compact enough to take with you on business trips or vacation. Throw in NFC connectivity, support for multiple paired devices and customizable covers and speaker grilles, and there’s at least one Bluetooth speaker with the right mix of sound quality and special features that anyone on your list will love.
Bose is one of the biggest names in audio, and the SoundLink Mini is its best-sounding small wireless speaker we’ve tested. At just 1.5 lbs., the SoundLink is built with a single-piece aluminum frame, delivering big sound in a compact package. The company says this device will keep the tunes streaming for up to 7 hours. When power runs low, its lithium-ion batteries recharge to maximum capacity in just 3 hours. Take your pick from multiple colored soft covers to personalize their gift.