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What are Bluetooth speakers?

Find out everything you need to know about Bluetooth speakers with this helpful guide.

Bluetooth. We’ve all heard of it, mostly in mobile phones or wireless headsets. So, what exactly are Bluetooth speakers and are they any good? We’ll look at how they work and their key features, so you can figure out if they’re the right fit for your audio needs.

Tunes that travel

The reason Bluetooth speakers are so popular is that they are completely portable. With no cables and just a simple wireless connection direct to your compatible devices, you can play your favourite playlists out loud, wherever you go. When you’ve linked up your Bluetooth-enabled phone, laptop or tablet and the tunes are playing, you’ll need to keep the device close by – these speakers typically have a range of around 30 feet.

Bluetooth speakers

Other things to know

  • Some Bluetooth speakers are made from tough water resistant materials. That’s the shower sing-along or the party at the beach sorted!
  • If you receive a phone call while you’re hooked up to the speaker, keep in mind that the music will stop and you’ll be able to hear the call out loud. Other notifications like text messages will be audible too.

If you’re after high-quality audio at home, or want to build a multiroom set up, click here for our handy guide to WiFi speakers.

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