2 There are quite a few rugged, outdoor speakers available right now, but we got to throw the BackFloat across the room during a recent demo, so we can attest that it really can take a beating. It’s waterproof and, as the name implies, is designed to float so that you can let it drift around a swimming pool while you lie back and relax on holiday. It has Bluetooth for wireless streaming and a seven-hour battery life. It sounds good too, with a strong, clear sound and a respectable amount of bass for such a compact little speaker. Cliff Joseph
Though the SuperStar Backfloat is a little pricey, its tough and waterproof design will earn its keep on holiday.