Dec 11, 2013

Gift Guide: Portable Bluetooth Speakers For Travelers

Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week features an...


Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week features an article for I wrote on new bluetooth speakers that are now available in all kinds of odd, oblong and sexy shapes. The added bonus to these well designed speakers selected, they are all travel-friendly and would be perfect for the globetrotting techie in your life. See a few below, with the full set on

Logitech UE BOOM


Providing 360 degrees of quality sound from up to 50 feet away, this cylindrical design works well both indoors and out. The body is available in six different colors and is protected by a plasma coating, which means it’s both water- and stain-resistant. The gadget doubles as a speakerphone and can last 15 hours on a single charge. ($199, Ultimate Ears)

Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0


Sporting a rugged, shock- and water-resistant decagonal shape, Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 2.0 come in seven possible colors (including purple, orange and sea-foam green). Offering 12 hours of play and talk time, the device functions at a range of 32 feet. There’s also a built-in mic and an all-purpose mount available so you can attach it to one’s bike. ($129, Outdoor Tech)

11+ Sound1


Korean start-up 11+ released this small, minimalist speaker in September with eye catching angled surfaces. The shell is just three inches tall and play time lasts up to 20 hours. To connect the speakers, one must use the provided audio cable, making them essentially wired speakers to your wireless devices. ($85,

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