Ultimate Ears’ Petite, Powerful Wonderboom

An inexpensive, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that holds up in all conditions

Some of us are approaching picnic and pool party weather, and for the fourth year in a row, we at CH will turn to Ultimate Ears for portable outdoor sound. The Bluetooth speaker maker just announced their latest, the Wonderboom, but we’ve had substantial time with the product already—testing out both sound quality and durability. Fans of the UE Boom and UE Roll will find …

BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker

The new, small Bluetooth entertainer packs Bang & Olufen's tech into a round, lay-flat shape

It’s hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that’s per unit) on Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish company’s quality sound and design is still accessible for more casual audiophiles via the portability-focused B&O Play line. The latest …

Denon Envaya Bluetooth Speaker

A bigger and fuller sound than what we would expect from others of similar size and price


Though first released in April 2014, Denon’s Envaya speaker still meets all of our mobile needs today. The fairly large, three-pound unit pumps music loud and clear facing up, or outwards if you use the nifty built-in kickstand. There’s no hassle of downloading an app, setting it up with a WiFi network or anything; just flip your Bluetooth on and start streaming. The multi-point Bluetooth …