With sum­mer just around the cor­ner, T3 takes the plunge with six of the best uber-portable, travel-friendly Blue­tooth speak­ers

Australian T3 - - CONTENTS - Words: Chris Barnes

Head to the beach, the park, the camp site or even into your own back­yard, sound­track­ing your ad­ven­tures with six of the small­est, most pow­er­ful Blue­tooth speak­ers we could stuff in the T3 back­pack

Let’s face it, there are still far too many portable Blue­tooth speak­ers that look like cheap plas­tic ob­longs with gut­less au­dio. These bud­get blasters might be ac­cept­able for the gar­den shed, but if you like to take your mu­sic fur­ther afield you need a rugged speaker that can per­form on the go, un­phased by a day at the beach or an all-night camp­fire shindig.

The travel-friendly speak­ers we se­lected for this test needed to tick a few boxes be­fore be­ing con­sid­ered. Namely, are they built to sur­vive in the out­doors? Are they small and light enough for carry-on lug­gage, a ruck­sack or beach bag? And, crit­i­cally, does the sound do jus­tice to our cool sum­mer jams? Time to press play to see which one tops the chart…

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