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OnePlus 8T 2020 Stunning Design and Great Features

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According to the report, OnePlus 8T will launch by the end of September or the first week of October. At the same time, last year OnePlus announced the 7T. The smartphone manufacturer is yet to reveal details about the OnePlus 8T and also the official launch timeline. Meanwhile, the company is also working on an affordable smartphone dubbed OnePlus Clover. OnePlus recently launched the Nord, the first mid-range smartphone after the OnePlus One.

Every year Oneplus launches two new series and two smartphones under each. Similar was the case with the Oneplus 8 series and the same will happen with the Oneplus 8T series as well. Besides working on an affordable Oneplus phone dubbed Clover the company is also gearing up to bring Oneplus 8T.The report further reveals that the OnePlus 8T will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor Snapdragon 865+ processor paired with 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage. On the software front. the 8T is said to run OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box.Earlier this week, alleged renders of the OnePlus 8T were revealed for the first time. The renders suggested that OnePlus will not bring a major change to the 8T when compared to the 7T launched last year.

A report from Android Central reveals some details about the OnePlus 8T. The report reveals some of the key specifications of the upcoming Oneplus 8T and also when the phone will launch. Let’s take a look at everything that the report reveals about the upcoming Oneplus flagship smartphone.

Oneplus 8T Price in India

The onePlus 8T smartphone price in India is likely to be Rs 44,990. And it comes Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Polar Silver.

OnePlus 8T specifications (expected)

According to the OnePlus 8T is codenamed Kebab. The report suggests that the OnePlus 8T will come with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display similar to the OnePlus 8. The smartphone is tipped to come with a 120Hz screen refresh rate. The report suggests that the OnePlus 8T will feature two modes to choose from 60Hz and 120Hz.

On the camera front, OnePlus 8T might come with a triple camera setup on the rear. There might be a 64 MP primary camera, a 16 MP ultrawide angle camera, and an 8 MP telephoto camera including LED Flash. Other features on the rear camera setup might include digital zoom, face detection, touch to focus, and auto flash. In addition to this, on the front, the mobile is likely to sport a 20 MP primary camera.

OnePlus 8T might have a dual-SIM setup that is expected to run the Android 11 (Q) operating system. Besides, the smartphone is speculated to house a 4500 mAh non-removable battery with quick charging support.

Connectivity options on the phone might include Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3.5 mm audio jack. Sensors that are expected to be included on the phone are light sensor, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope.

 

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ASUS Launches Expert Series of PCs in India with 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor

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ASUS has launched its ExpertBook and ASUS ExpertCenter series today in Indian which consists of an array of laptops. According to the company these laptops are built for the latest needs of the new-gen workforce. ASUS aiming to cater to business of all sizes, including educational institutions, government, micro-businesses, SMBs and large enterprise customers. The new series of ExpertBook includes ASUS ExpertBook B9, ASUS ExpertBook P2, ASUSPRO ExpertBook P1 series, and ASUSPRO ExpertCenter Desktop series. Here’s a closer look at the price, specifications, and features of the latest Expertbook laptops.

ASUS Expert Series

  1. ASUS ExpertBook range of 6 laptops, namely – Flagship ExpertBook B9 (B9450FA), ExpertBook P2 (P2451FB), ASUSPRO ExpertBook P1 series (P1440FA, P1410CJA, P1545FA, and P1510CJA)
  2. ASUSPRO ExperCenter range of 3 Desktops, namely – ASUSPRO ExpertCenter D3 (D340MC), ASUSPRO ExpertCenter D6 (D642MF) and flagship ASUSPRO ExpertCenter D8 (D840SA)
  3. ASUS also launched 2 All in Ones, namely the ASUS AiO (V222FA) and ASUS AiO (V241FA)

Features Of ASUS Expert Series

ASUS ExpertBook B9

The master of lightness and power

ASUS ExpertBook

ASUS ExpertBook

Take charge of the business world with ASUS ExpertBook B9. Its sleek precision-crafted minimalist chassis pushes the limits of lightness for ultimate portability, while giving it a toughness that has no equal. It’s built for serious travel with its amazing up to 24-hour battery life, and the dual-storage design, a full set of I/O ports and the exclusive ASUS NumberPad improve your on-the-go work efficiency. Enterprise-grade security ensures your confidential data is kept safe, making it easy to see why ExpertBook B9 is the benchmark for business laptops. Extremely portable, powerful and tough, it’s your ideal partner in the corporate world.

Lighter, stronger, and more portable

Next to its predecessor, ExpertBook B9 keeps weight down to a featherlight 870g2, thanks to its durable and lightweight magnesium‑lithium alloy chassis. Superslim bezels on ExpertBook B9 enable a 14‑inch display to fit into its 13‑inch‑class chassis, making it extremely compact. Slip your ExpertBook B9 into a briefcase so itʹs with you all the time for productivity in and out of the office.

Get the job done, effortlessly

No task is too great for the compact ExpertBook B9: it helps you get work done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Itʹs powered by up to an Intel Core vPro i7 processor for quick and responsive performance, and features two SSDs for superfast data access and even more storage for larger files. Intel Wi-Fi 6 delivers superfast networking speeds for faster large file transers and smooth videoconferencing. ExpertBook B9 is also Intel Project Athena-certified, so you can be assured it offers the very best in performance, efficiency, and connectivity.

Lasts longer, charges faster

ExpertBook B9 will never let you down throughout the business day or a long-haul flight. It provides up to 24 hours of batterylife on a single charge with high-capacity battery and energy-efficient Panel Self Refresh technology. On top of that, fast-charge technology lets you recharge the battery to up to 60% capacity in as little as 39 minutes, so you’re up and running in no time.

Omprehensive connectivity with no compromise

Despite its thin profile, ExpertBook B9 has plenty of I/O ports, including Thunderbolt 3 for lightning fast data transfers, video output and fast-charge support. Aside from the standard USB Type-A and HDMI output, it provides wired network connectivity with an individual MAC address for easy device management.

Military-grade toughness and build quality

Life on the road is tough, and ExpertBook B9 meets and surpasses industry requirements, including the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G US military standard. It undergoes stringent in-house testing including panel pressure, shock, and drop tests to ensure durability. In addition, the hinge and I/O ports are also put through thousands of usage cycles.

Ultimate input experience

From its keyboard to its touchpad, typing and cursor control on ExpertBook B9 is a pleasant experience, thanks to a host of features and improvements that enhance productivity and comfort.

Unrivaled visuals

The frameless 14-inch NanoEdge display on ExpertBook B9 is a true masterpiece, giving you an immersive, almost edge-to-edge viewing experience. The anti-glare panel reduces unwanted reflections, too, ensuring vibrant visuals even in bright environments, and reduces instances of eyestrain even after hours of viewing.

Next-level audio with noise-canceling technology

With the increase of remote work and video conferences, we implemented the ASUS noise-canceling technology and four omnidirectional far-field microphones to ensure the best experience. ASUS noise-canceling audio employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from human speech and reduce ambient noise for optimum conference-call quality. Plus, thanks to smart-amplifier technology, and Harman-Kardon-certified speakers, ExpertBook B9 provides true surround-sound cinema-quality audio.

Alexa with built-in light bar

Alexa makes it easy to get through the day, hands-free. Ask Alexa to schedule meetings, read your emails, plan a route, or even request a ride. It’s a smarter, more efficient way to get things done. A dedicated light bar illuminates when you speak to Alexa. Just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.

Seamless PC-to-phone integration

Link to MyASUS seamlessly links your ExpertBook B9 to your mobile phone. Transfer files and URL, receive pop-up notifications, read and send messages, accept or make calls, and mirror screens, all on your ExpertBook B9.

Enterprise-grade security

Data is the lifeblood of your business, which is why ASUS Business PCs offer comprehensive business-grade security from physical hardware protection to identity security.

Simplifying business processes

Management is made easier with ASUS Business PCs. ASUS management solutions help streamline routine tasks, allowing IT staff to remotely control and manage company assets, saving your organization time and money.

Caring for the environment

Committed to creating a sustainable future, ASUS adheres to stringent environmental requirements, ensuring all its products are compliant at all stages of their product life cycles. Energy Star 7.1-certified and rated by EPEAT Gold, ExpertBook B9 is energy-efficient to help reduce costs in the long run.

Maximum support, minimal effort

The ASUS Service Package offers a wider range of solutions that go beyond the standard warranty to meet the needs of business-critical IT environments. The extended offerings protect your business — not just the hardware, but also let you customize a service solution that best meets your needs.

ASUS ExpertBook P2

Extensive productivity for businesses

ASUS ExpertBook

ASUS ExpertBook

Delivering all-round productivity to get you through the work day, ASUS ExpertBook P2 is the complete business package. This lightweight laptop pairs military grade robustness with corporate level security, and features the new SensePoint pointing nub.

Go-anywhere mobility

The smaller size and lightweight 1.5kg onstruction of ExpertBook P2 means you can easily slip it into a briefcase or backpack so you can work anywhere.

Immersive NanoEdge display

A slim bezel NanoEdge display provides more usable onscreen workspace in a smaller frame, essentially fitting a 14-inch panel into a 13-inch chassis.

Performance

Geared for productivity

ExpertBook P2 is designed for modern businesses with an eye on the future. Latest-generation Intel Core i7 processors deliver the fast and responsive performance you need while robust NVIDIA discrete graphics that make light work of any graphics-related task, with a dual storage design that provides ample storage space and faster data access. ExpertBook P2 is future proof as well, with an easy access design that makes it easy to upgrade internal components.

Connectivity

Comprehensive connections

When you’re working on the go, connectivity is vital. ExpertBook P2 offers a comprehensive set of I/O ports for easy data transfers and versatile peripheral connections. To ensure reliability, ports are tested to endure up to 15,000 insertions.

Durability

Rock-solid construction

The chassis design incorporates features that provide extra structural rigidity to cope with the rigors of everyday use.

Military Grade

Ready for action

Ultimate durability is a core value that ExpertBook P2 delivers for business users, ensuring your valuable assets will survive whatever daily rigors, accidental impacts, or hostile environments they encounter. ExpertBook P2 is strongly built and strictly quality-tested in accordance with US MIL-STD 810G military standards and ASUS internal quality tests, which include physical impact tests like drops, knocks, and spills, and exposure to extremes of altitude, temperature, and humidity.

Productivity

Ergonomic keyboard

Designed with comfort in mind, ExpertBook P2 features a backlit keyboard with long-travel keys4 for a more responsive, desktop-like typing experience.

Convenient SensePoint pointing nub

The SensePoint pointing nub located in the middle of the keyboard lets you easily control the onscreen cursor.

Hinge

180 degree lay-flat hinge

A unique hinge design allows full 180 degree movement so you can lay the laptop flat, which is deal for sharing on-screen content with others.

Design

Modern practicality

ExpertBook P2 incorporates architectural elements into its design with a sleek Star Black finish and precisely-shaped corners, giving it an elegant and professional look that’s never out of place in the boardroom.

Security

Safe and secure

ExpertBook P2 includes comprehensive business-grade security features to protect your vital data. A Kensington lock slot guards against theft, while a webcam privacy shield, fingerprint sensor, and TPM 2.0 chip keep what’s inside safe.

Service

Maximum support

The ASUS Business Service Package offers a wide range of solutions that extend beyond a standard warranty to meet the needs of business-critical IT environments. Comprehensive coverage protects more than just your hardware and allows you to customize a service solution that best meets the needs of your business.

ASUS ExpertBook P1

Effortless performance, efficient cost.

ASUS ExpertBook

ASUS ExpertBook

Whether for work or play, ASUS ExpertBook P1 (P1410) is the entry-level laptop that delivers powerful performance and immersive visuals. Its NanoEdge display boasts wide 178 degree viewing angles and a matte anti-glare coating for a truly engaging experience. Inside, it’s powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB 2400MHz RAM. A dual-storage design with up to a 512GB PCle SSD and 1TB HDD gives you the perfect combination of large storage capacity and fast data read/write speeds. There’s even Intel Optane memory to help speed things up.

Efficiency & Dual Storage

Fast and efficient

With its 10th Gen Intel Core processor and dual-storage design, ExpertBook P1 helps you get things done swiftly and efficiently. ExpertBook P1 also features the Intel Optane memory technology so apps load faster and multitasking feels smoother.

Connectivity

Constantly connected

ExpertBook P1 is equipped with the reversible USB-C 3.1 port, featuring an any-way-up design that makes connecting devices as easy as possible. It also delivers data transfer speeds up to 10x faster than older USB 2.0 connections! There are USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader-so you can easily connect all your current peripherals, displays and projectors with zero hassle.

Stylish & Portable

Empower your dynamic lifestyle!

With an overall weight of just 1.65kg the extremely portable ExpertBook P1 is the lightweight laptop that keeps up with your fast-paced lifestyle. It looks good, too, with its Star Black finish.

Enhanced Protection

Internal protection / HDD protection and chassis enhancements

ExpertBook P1 features EAR HDD shock dampening to protect your data from every bumps, while its reinforced chassis improves typing and allows you to open and close the lid in one smooth motion.

NanoEdge Display

Get a wider view of the world

The NanoEdge display gives ExpertBook P1 a vast screen area for an immersive viewing experience for work and play. Its wide-view FHD panel features an anti-glare coating to reduce unwanted distractions from irritating glare and reflections, so you can truly focus on what’s in front of you.

Battery

A safe fast-charging and longer-lasting battery

ExpertBook P1 features a 3x the lifespan of standard lithium-ion batteries. With ASUS fast-charge technology, a low battery can be charged to 60 percent in just 49 minutes.

Fingerprint Sensor

One-touch for Windows Hello login

Accessing ExpertBook P1 has never been easier and more secure! With the built-in fingerprint sensor in the touchpad and Windows Hello, there’s no need to type in your password every time — all you need is a single touch!

Keyboard

Exactly your type

The full-size backlit keyboard on ExpertBook P1 is perfect for working in dim environments. Ergonomically-designed, its sturdy, one-piece construction and 1.4mm key travel provide a comfortable typing experience.

Immersive Audio

Rich, crystal-clear audio

ASUS SonicMaster is a combination of hardware, software and audio tuning designed with the goal of giving you the very best audio experience. A professional-grade codec ensures precise audio encoding and decoding; while amplifiers, large speakers and resonance chambers perfectly suited to ExpertBook P1 ensure a powerful audio delivery and deeper bass. Additional signal processing and tuning help refine minute details, filter noise and improve audio clarity so you get truly immersive sound.

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Nokai 3.4 is available Globally from Early October

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Nokia 3.4 is inching closer to the launch. We still do not have an official launch date yet, but key details of the phone have continued to leak online. The latest is details on color options, key specifications, variants, and pricing of the Nokia 3.4.

According to Nokiapoweruser, The phone will be available in 3GB+32GB and 3GB+64GB RAM and storage options. As far as pricing goes, Nokia 3.4 will be available at a starting price of GBP 129.60, which is ₹12,365 approximately.

Nokia 3.4 will come with a slightly more refined design. The phone will house a circular camera module on the back housing as many as three camera sensors and one LED flash. There is also a dedicated fingerprint sensor. The front has a full-screen display with a punch-hole camera on the top left corner.

Nokia 3.4 Release Date & Pricing

The Nokia 3.4 is available globally from early October and comes in Fjord, Dusk and charcoal color options with 3/32GB, 3/64GB and 4/64GB memory and storage configurations starting at an average global retail price of 159 EUR. In India it may be priced around INR 11499

Nokia 3.4: Expected specifications

Design

  • Colors Fjord, Dusk, Charcoal
  • Size 160.97 x 75.99 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight 180g
  • PERFORMANCE

Operating system AndroidTM 10/ Android 11 ready

  • RAM 3 GB / 4 GB
  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 460

Display

  • Size and type 6.39” HD+ punch-hole display
  • Display ratio 19.5:9

Connectivity

  • Cable type USB Type-C
  • SIM cards Dual SIM (excluding Latin America and USA) and Single SIM models available. Check local availability.
  • SIM card type Nano SIM
  • Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), Gyroscope, Biometric face unlock,
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, Hearing Aid Compatibility (Latin America and USA only)
  • Other NFC (Available in Australia, EU, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan. Check local availability.)
  • Keys The Google Assistant Button2

Network and Connectivity

  • Network bands GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 | WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8 | LTE: 1, Network bands (Latin America and USA) GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 | WCDMA: 1, 2, 4, 8 | LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12/17, 13, 28, 66
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS+Galileo

Storage

  • Internal storage 32 GB / 64 GB 4
  • MicroSD card slot Supports up to 512 GB
  • Other Google Drive

Audio

  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • FM radio receiver (headset required)
  • Qualcomm® aptX audio adaptive

Camera

  • Rear cameras Dual 13 MP + 2 MP depth sensor + 5 MP ultra-wide
  • Rear flash LED
  • Front-facing camera 8 MP
  • Other AI imaging, Portrait mode, Night mode and an ultra-wide lens.

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5 Best Bluetooth Speakers in 2020

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The best Bluetooth speakers are a must-have for anyone who wants to enjoy their music to the fullest no matter where they are. These portable wireless speakers make a great companion while at the beach, on the trail, or even just jamming out on your patio.

Even if you enjoy most of your music inside, the best Bluetooth speakers make a great addition to any audio setup. They offer a huge upgrade from your phone’s tinny built-in speakers and range in price from premium high-end models to great speakers that cost less than $50. Many Bluetooth speakers sport water resistance for poolside hangouts, and several even let you summon Alexa or Google Assistant for handy voice commands.

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What is the best Bluetooth speaker?

Our pick for the best Bluetooth speaker is the UE Megaboom 3. The Megaboom 3 sounds great when playing all genres of music, offers an impressive 20 hours of playback, and is sturdy enough to face the elements outdoors. It’ll even survive an accidental drop in the pool.

The best Bluetooth speaker for those on a budget is the Anker SoundCore 2. For $40, the SoundCore 2 delivers loud sound in a durable, compact body. While it’s a bit small for the average backyard party, it’s great to toss in your bag for a beach venture or other outing. Plus its 24 battery life will survive any day trip you have in mind. If money is no object, the massive, $399 Sonos Move has the most features of any Bluetooth speaker we’ve tested.

Read on for all of our best Bluetooth speaker picks.

The best Bluetooth speakers right now:

1. UE Megaboom 3
The best Bluetooth speaker overall

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Size and Weight: 8.9 x 3.4-inches, 2 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 20 hours | Water Resistance: Yes | Maximum Sound Level: 90db | Voice Controls: No

Big bass and full vocalsGood battery life can pair with older Megaboom and Boom models for stereo sound big and heavy for a portable speakerphone
Thanks to its excellent sound quality, long battery life, and travel-ready ruggedness, the UE Megaboom 3 is the best Bluetooth speaker you can buy right now. This big, bold portable speaker pumps out rich 360-degree sound complete with crisp highs and satisfying low-end and maxes out at 100 decibels of noise. And with an IPX7-rated design, it can survive drops, splashes, and a fall into the pool without skipping a beat.

The Megaboom 3 is a bit on the bigger side compared to other portable speakers, and unlike many of its competitors, it doesn’t have Alexa or Google Assistant support or other smart features. But if that’s not a dealbreaker, the Megaboom 3’s sound quality and ruggedness can’t be beaten for the price. You can also pair it with older Megaboom and Boom models for the stereo sound experience.

2. Anker Soundcore 2
The best Bluetooth speaker under $100

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Size and Weight: 6.5 x 2.1 x 1.77 inches, 12.6 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 24 hours | Water Resistance: Yes | Voice Controls: No Great battery lifeWaterproofNot ideal for larger rooms. The Anker Soundcore 2 is the best Bluetooth speaker for folks shopping on a budget. For just $40, this tiny powerhouse delivers loud, well-balanced sound within an IPX5-rated design that can survive splashes, dust, and snow. The speaker lasts a whopping 24 hours, thanks to Anker’s best-in-class battery technology (the brand is also known for its reliable chargers), and the Soundcore 2’s dual neodymium drivers ensure you’ll get powerful sound in any setting.

The Soundcore’s compact, 6.5 x 2.1 x 1.77-inch design makes this speaker perfect for tossing into your bag for a quick road trip, and it comes in vibrant blue and red color schemes in addition to the standard slick black. It’s low cost makes it ideal for environments where you wouldn’t mind it getting a little roughed up, too.

3. UE Wonderboom 2
The best portable Bluetooth speaker

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Size and Weight: 4 inches x 3.7 inches, 0.9 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 13 hours | Water Resistance: Yes | Voice Controls: No

Full bass for a small speaker waterproof and dustproof app, No visual battery life indicator
The UE Wonderboom 2 is proof that great things can come in small packages. This tiny $100 speaker delivers huge sound within a small 4-inch cylinder, complete with throbbing bass, balanced mid-tones, and crisp vocals. It can survive being dunked in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes and is dust resistant, making it perfect for your next trip to the pool, beach, or park.

Other key features include impressive 13-hour battery life and the ability to pair two Wonderbooms together for immersive stereo sound. If you need an especially small speaker that’s a breeze to tote around and don’t want to spend more than $100, the Wonderboom 2 is hard to beat. Add a carabiner to the clever loop to attach the Wonderboom to your bag as you head out the door.

4. UE Hyperboom
The best Bluetooth speaker for parties

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Size and Weight: 14.3 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 13 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 24 hours | Water Resistance: IPX4 | Voice Controls: No

Big and balanced soundGets very loudGood battery lifePriceyReally, really big and heavy
Looking to really go big? The UE Hyperboom is the best Bluetooth speaker for large gatherings, thanks to its massive size and big, booming audio output. This 14-inch tall speaker offers a huge, balanced sound that’s especially ideal for barbecues and outdoor parties.

The Hyperboom is as rugged as it is big, with IPX4 water resistance for surviving splashes. And you’ll get 24 hours of battery life for keeping the outdoor tunes going all day and night long. Pair that with seamless Bluetooth connectivity and plenty of volumes, and you have the ultimate speaker for filling a big area with great sound.

5. LG XBoom Go PL7
The best Bluetooth speaker for sheer style

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Size and Weight: 9.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches, 3.2 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 24 hours | Water Resistance: IPX5 | Voice Controls: No

Crisp treble and defined bass. Good battery life lights add to the fun.No integrated voice assistantFew sound adjustments available. Every Bluetooth speaker on this list delivers great sound and functionality, but only the LG XBoom Go PL7 does it while boasting awesome LED lights. This unique Bluetooth speaker packs fully customizable LED rings on either side, adding some unique flair to your pool parties or indoor jam sessions.

But the XBoom Go PL7 has much more than looks going for it. The XBooms appropriately booming sound holds its own against the best Bluetooth speakers in this price range, delivering balanced bass and satisfying treble. And with an IPX5 weatherproofing rating, this speaker can handle sprays of water and keep on ticking. Factor in its strong 24 hour battery, and the XBoom Go PL7 is a great Bluetooth speaker that looks as good as it sounds.

How to choose the best Bluetooth speaker for you

There are a couple things you’ll want to consider when shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, the first of which is whether you want it to be wireless or wired. While a number of wired speakers like the Amazon Echo provide excellent Bluetooth listening, you can’t bring them outside your kitchen or living room. Stick to a speaker with a rechargeable battery for on-the-go audio.

With that, you’ll need to decide if an option with a voice assistant is the best Bluetooth speaker for you. If you plan to use your speaker in your backyard, it could be useful to have Google Assistant’s or Alexa’s powers at your disposal. That way you can change the music using your voice, rather than controlling the audio through your phone. These smart features will not work beyond your home’s Wi-Fi, so opt for a non-smart Bluetooth speaker for the beach or other outdoorsy locales.

How we test the best Bluetooth speakers

Every product on this list is considered the best Bluetooth speaker for one or more standout features, however each must meet basic requirements during our testing to be considered. We spend several hours listening to music, making calls and toting around every speaker to make sure it sounds great across all genres, provides solid call quality and withstands minor bumps or splashes.

If a speaker offers smart features, we enable the supported voice assistant to see how it fares against other top rated smart speakers. We’ll use it to control smart home devices, browse playlists and get answers to other common queries.

We also test battery life, exhausting each speaker’s battery after a full charge to see how long it can last under realistic conditions. A smart speaker connected to Wi-Fi should last at least 10 hours, while a standard Bluetooth speaker should last around 20. Most people want to know how much play time they can expect when their speaker is brought along for a day trip.

 

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