Whether it's working out at home, picnicking in the park or chilling with our friends over a chai party, bluetooth speakers have, honestly, become an essential part of our lives. And the best bit - they're so affordable. We think it's time you put on your thinking hat and figure how to throw a fun bash (responsibly, of course) and make up for all the fun you missed out on last year. As for the sound system, here are the 5 best Bluetooth speakers under INR 3,000 that get us moving each day. Check 'em out. Also check out this summertime playlist by LBB on Spotify! You're welcome.
Music For Picnic Or Parties? These Bluetooth Speakers Are For Under INR 3,000
boAt Stone 260
This Bluetooth speaker by boAt really caught our eye for its quirky design and we were mighty impressed with the sound it delivers. It's loud, the bass is on point, and the music doesn't break the least at high volumes. Splash and water-resistant, the boAt 260 gives us a playtime of about five hours on a single charge and it's clip-on style makes it extremely portable.
USP: The ton of attractive designs.
JBL Go 2
An upgrade from the fabulous JBL Go, the JBL Go 2 hasn't disappointed us even once in its (almost) 2 years of existence. It gives a full sound, the Bluetooth connectivity is glitch-free, it's waterproof, and it also comes with the ability to play our favourite music through an AUX cable. With about five hours of playtime and 12 colour options, the JBL Go 2 is a win-win.
USP: The renowned JBL sound.
We first heard this tiny Bluetooth speaker at a friend's place and were instantly blown away by the sound it packs. The 5W output is loud enough for a mid-sized room, the bass is decent, and for the price, the speaker doesn't feel cheap at all. On days that we have two Mivi Roam's in the house, we connect them both for a fantastic surround sound experience. Should we buy two ourselves? We are thinking about it.
USP: The IPx67 waterproof design.
From its powerful 10W speakers to its seven hours of playtime on average, there's a lot to love about the Portronics SoundDrum. The sound, again, is pretty crisp and there's an option to play music through an AUX or USB as well. We're not much into FM these days, but for those of you who are, this Bluetooth speaker comes with an in-built wireless FM as well. Adding to the cart? We thought so.
USP: The wireless FM feature.
The F&D W17 gives an output of 10W with a dual speaker configuration which results in crystal clear highs and lows along with powerful bass. It's pretty portable and it supports AUX, USB, and TF cards along with the low-energy consuming Bluetooth 4.2.
USP: That super good-looking leather strap and stylish to carry charm.
Infinity Fuze 100
This Bluetooth speaker is another great buy under INR 3,000. It delivers punchy bass, is rugged, waterproof, and has a dual EQ feature which results in a crisp sound. It's pretty handy, too.
USP: The nine hours of playtime (at 50% volume) on a single charge.
Zebronics Vita Plus
This bluetooth speaker boasts of a 16W output and offers a playback time of six hours and has call reception controls, USB Aux input, Micro SD card slots of upto 32 GB, inbuilt FM radio and a stellar sound system. Moreover, you can get all this in less than INR 1,500.
USP: Multitude of features at an affordable price
Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
Handy, portable, small and packing a punch, these bluetooth speakers come with 20 hours of battery life and have an IPX5 splash resistant design. With Bluetooth 5.0, you can also connect to two devices for a seamless music experience. Oh and the main bit, it's voice control enabled so you won't need to physically go and change songs.
USP: Voice control enables user to seamlessly navigate settings