3 Wireless Speakers that Cost Less than $40

3 portable speakers under $40 so you can take your music wherever you go, at an affordable price.

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The Boombot, The Buckshot, and the Boombars all show with an iphone playing music

Photo by David Niddrie

Boombotix Boombot Mini, attached to a pocket

Photo by David Niddrie




Boombotix Boombot Mini

PRICE $39.99 USD
FIND IT AT boombotix.com

This portable speaker is geared towards the music lover who is always on the move. The Boombot Mini is a 5 ounce (0.3lbs), wedge shaped speaker with a Boombot clip so it can be easily attached to your messenger bag, or belt. It streams music off of your Bluetooth device for up to six hours in just one charge. The device also happens to be weatherproof and shock-resistant so you can take the speaker virtually anywhere. All in all, a minimalist portable speaker system that delivers good sound quality, substantial volume, and allows the user to track controls (play/pause/skip). The Boombot is available in three colors and backed by a one-year warranty.

The Buckshot, in blue

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Technology

Outdoor Tech Buckshot Speaker

PRICE $39.99 USD
FIND IT AT outdoortechnology.com

With its signature triangular pattern and a rubberized exterior, the Buckshot will have you itching to handle it. This pocket-sized speaker also doubles as a speaker phone and can handle two-way communication using the built-in microphone. Other features include an impressive sixteen hours of batter power via Bluetooth to keep you enjoying clear tones and ample volume; a dustproof and water resistant IPX5 rating, and as well the capacity to withstand drops and shocks. Bicycle mounting is easy; a wrap-around piece of silicon can strap it to anything handle-bar shaped, or it can be clipped to a bag or hung somewhere.


Scosche Boombot Mini

Photo courtesy of Scosche

Scosche BoomBARS

PRICE $39.99 USD
FIND IT AT  scosche.com

This tiny potable speaker (2″ x 2.5″) packs a pretty decent punch; from solo listening to a small group at a relatively quiet picnic spot, the BoomBARS are an easy choice. The device has two settings for volume, which allows for more battery saving. It also includes a handlebar mount for outdoor excursions. It also keeps your last pared device ready to re-activate. So no wait for syncing every time. However, the true bonus of the BoomBARS is its size considering the crisp tones and vocals – small enough to keep in a travel bag, or on the kitchen counter.



  • Bianca

    What mini speaker has the best Bass?

    • David Niddrie

      Hi Bianca, in my opinion the Buckshot had the best sound quality, and that included the bass. However, at this size and price range, the bass doesn’t pack a massive punch in any of these units. If you are looking for bigger base, the larger (but still portable) units like the JBL Charge and the Soundmatters FoxL improve on the low end quite a bit, with excellent sound quality. Both reviewed on this site as well. Cheers, d.

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