Wireless Bluetooth® speakers are popular gift items, and if you’re thinking of getting one for the music lover on your holiday list, here are a few things to consider in making your selection.
Think of how your friend will use the speaker. At home or while out and about? For sharing or for personal listening? Would portability be important? Battery life? Speaker phone functionality? The look of the speaker? And, of course, how important would sound quality be?
Verizon’s wide assortment of wireless speakers makes it easy to choose the one with just the right combination of features for the lucky gift recipient. Here are just a few suggestions:
Gift idea #1: Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Bluetooth Speaker.
For the friend who wants: signature sound, distinctive look, primarily indoor use, long battery life, smart design, speaker phone functionality.
The Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker delivers wireless listening at its finest. A full-featured, compact portable, the Onyx Mini boasts distinctive Harman Kardon styling. Barely over six inches tall, this lightweight speaker is easily carried from room to room and has a Bluetooth range up to 60 feet.* The music plays for as long as 10 hours† on a single charge. And your friend will enjoy placing and receiving crystal-clear, hands-free phone calls directly from the Onyx Mini.
Gift idea #2: Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 for life on the go.
For the friend who wants: loud sound, outdoor use, portability, water protection, fun design, speaker phone functionality.
The perfect speaker for the party animal or tailgater in your life, Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2 Wireless Speaker is a 360° Bluetooth wireless that blasts loud, insanely good sound with deep, full bass in every direction. Its wireless range of up to 100 feet* also makes it ideal for outdoor gatherings. And there’s no need to worry if it rains a little on the party. The hardy speaker is IPX7-rated waterproof.‡ For even louder party sound, the audio can be doubled by wirelessly connecting two UE BOOM 2s together (sold separately). UE BOOM 2 is made for life on the go. Even clip it to a backpack.
Gift idea #3: JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker is splashproof and colorful.
For the friend who wants: signature sound, indoor/outdoor use, ability to share, water protection, portability, long battery life, speaker phone functionality.
The streaming is easy with the truly portable, surprisingly powerful, ultra-compact, JBL Flip 3 Wireless Speaker. Now available in the new, Verizon-exclusive Mosaic design, Flip 3 delivers renowned JBL audio with intense bass. It goes from table top to poolside with an IPX5-rated splashproof design.§ The rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours† of continuous playtime. Not only will your friends appreciate the rich stereo sound of your gift, they’ll also appreciate the ability to wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together (sold separately) to amplify their experience and the ability to wirelessly connect Flip 3 to three separate devices so friends can share their music, too.
Gift idea #4: HMDX JAM Doubledown™ Wireless Speaker.
For the friend who wants: portability, indoor/outdoor use, durability, water protection.
Splash-resistant,1 ultra-compact and extremely portable, the JAM Doubledown Wireless Speaker by HMDX is ideal for at-home listening and for taking music on the go. It’s easy to bring this ultra-portable speaker anywhere (it’s just 3.5 inches all around). And since it’s splash resistant, Doubledown is a perfect poolside companion.
For an even greater audio experience, two Doubledown speakers can be paired for amazing stereo sound (speakers sold separately). Your friends can choose to listen wirelessly by Bluetooth or use the AUX-in port to cord up and listen on any device. This pint-sized speaker even doubles as a speaker phone for your friend’s paired smartphone.
These are just a few speaker suggestions.
Verizon has a full line-up of speakers with features for just about every portable music need. For additional gift ideas, browse Verizon’s entire speaker selection today.
*Wireless performance may be affected by nearby objects including walls, metal items, and other wireless devices.
†Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network and signal strength.
‡Waterproof - IPX7 rated: the UE MEGABOOM can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.
§Splashproof – IPX5 rated: JBL Flip 3 speaker can be splashed, but not submerged.
1Splash resistant - IPX-4I rated: HMDX JAM Doubledown speaker withstands a splash of water in any direction for at least 5 minutes.