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With persistent restrictions on freedom of movement, it will probably be a home holiday for most of us at Easter. But there is no reason to get bored. Pack your backpack and put on your hiking boots. Take a walk in the woods in the local area, lend the swimming pool to the neighbor, or just get out and do things. If you have a holiday home that you can safely seek out, you are extra lucky.
Anyway, the Easter holidays get better with music, or what about an audiobook? There are also plenty of sports broadcasts at Easter, especially in football with World Cup qualification, series start and not least the Champions League for women. You must not watch it on TV, it is fine to listen to sports broadcasts on the radio while doing other things.
Checklist for travel speakers
- Suitable size for a large coat pocket or a small bag
- Not too heavy to bring along
- Battery life that lasts a whole day
- Fast charging so that there is no crisis if you have forgotten to charge
- Should withstand being dropped in the sand or getting wet
- Easy handling even if the mobile is in the bag
- Sufficient sound level to be heard outdoors
The classification of robustness consists of two digits where the first indicates particle resistance and the second water resistance. For example:
IPX4 – Can stand to running water for 5 minutes
IPX5 – Can be flushed with a garden hose without nozzle (30 kPa) from 3 meters for 15 minutes
IPX6 – Can be flushed with garden hose with nozzle (100 kPa) from 3 meters for 3 minutes
IPX7 – Withstands 30 minutes at a depth of one meter
IP67 – In addition, completely dustproof
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Good sound in a handy format
The cylindrical SRS-XB23 is smaller and more convenient than its big brothers. But it lacks a bit of sound.
Both smart and portable
JBL Link Portable is a portable speaker in a practical format. Google Assistant is built-in for smart home management.
It looks tougher than it sounds
The unmistakable Marshall design will appeal to many rock lovers. But the sound of Emberton is rather tame.
Party on the trip
JBL Charge 5 plays loud and powerful, and is the one you want to take with you on a ride.