There are lots of different speakers out there, some are portable as they claim to be and some are not. It really depends on your ‘definition’ of portable as some of our reviewers were describing devices as more like ‘luggage’. So yes it is one of those overused words. Being bigger and less portable is ideally compensated in sound quality.
For example, the Bose Revolve + is more like a Lantern and weighs more. It does have 360 degree sound though!
The Jam Hang Around can just fit in your pocket. But it won’t pump out as much volume due to its smaller size.
We started receiving a lot of review requests from Chinese manufacturers. Dust and Waterproof testing became the normal thing to do as we don’t trust everything that’s written on the label. Watching a portable Bluetooth speaker being submerged is very satisfying. We haven’t yet come across anything that has failed its own instructions.. Although it probably will happen one day!
Have a click-through and read one of our many portable speaker reviews or cut to the chase and use your inner intuition.