8 Clever Bluetooth Speakers You Never Knew You Needed—And They Cost Less Than $55

You can now access high-quality sound almost anywhere you go thanks to these versatile Bluetooth speakers. We've rounded up eight clever devices you can use while riding your bike, grilling steaks, and even in the shower. The best part? They won't break the bank.

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All-new Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation with clock photo

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Amazon Echo Dot

If you're in the market for a smart speaker, the Amazon Echo Dot is for you. And right now you can trade in an older version to get $20 off the all-new 3rd generation edition. Choose from four stylish colors and you'll have a new personal assistant (Alexa) in your home to help you with everyday tasks like making grocery lists, setting reminders, calling and texting your friends, playing music, and much more. Use voice command to play your favorite tunes from a variety of streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Sirius XM, just to name a few) without having to get up from your chair. The updated design also features an LED display that can show you the time, outside temperature, or a countdown for timers. ($40, usually $60; amazon.com)

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Shower beer holder with Bluetooth speaker from Urban Outfitters photo

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Shower Bluetooth Speaker

Has the party really started until you've blasted music while sipping on a shower beer? We don't think so, and that means you need to add this shower beer holder with a built-in Bluetooth speaker to your cart ASAP. Its water-resistant design can connect to your device from up to 30 feet away and plays music for up to four hours on a single charge. If you absolutely need to take a call while you're in the shower, the included microphone lets you talk to your friends without getting your phone wet. ($30; urbanoutfitters.com)

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Vintage turntable with Bluetooth technology from Target photo

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Bluetooth Turntable

You can't go wrong with a classic like this vintage three-speed turntable, especially when it includes Bluetooth technology. This two-in-one speaker looks great as home decor and allows you to play almost anything whether it's a vinyl record or through a streaming service. And the best part is it comes in a portable suitcase so you can move it from one place to another with ease. ($50; target.com)

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A portable Bluetooth speaker with mounting system for bikes from Amazon photo

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Cycling Bluetooth Speaker

Whether you're riding solo or in a group, this Bluetooth portable speaker is an absolute must—cycling just isn't the same without a good jam sesh. You can choose to play music through your favorite streaming service on your smartphone, or you can opt to use the built-in FM radio with auto scan presets to find a station everyone will agree on. Its small cylinder design mounts easily on almost any bike and features a durable outer shell that's water-resistant, shockproof, and dustproof so it can withstand most terrains. ($46; amazon.com)

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Grill light Bluetooth speaker with mounting from Crate and Barrel photo

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Grill Light Bluetooth Speaker

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to adopt healthier eating habits, you'll probably find yourself cooking lots of grilled chicken, veggies, and more. Add the SoundBeam Bluetooth speaker to your set of grilling essentials and not only will you have something to keep you company, but it doubles as a light too, so you can make delicious meals even after the sun goes down. Simply clamp it to your grill handle, adjust the light to where you need it, and press play to listen to your favorite playlist, podcast, or radio station. ($50; crateandbarrel.com)

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Hands-free Bluetooth speaker for your car from Amazon photo

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Auto Bluetooth Speaker

New sound systems for your car can cost hundreds of dollars, but don't fret. We've found an auto Bluetooth speaker that won't drain your bank account and doesn't require professional installation. This compact speaker features background noise reduction, up to 22 hours of battery life, and an automatic power-on function that connects to your phone as soon as you get behind the wheel. If you need to make a phone call or answer a text message while driving, make sure to sync the speaker with Siri or Google Assist beforehand to ensure you stay safe with hands-free technology. ($30; amazon.com)

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Google Home Mini in Chalk white from Walmart photo

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Google Home Mini

Available in four stylish colors, the Google Home Mini is a smart speaker you'll want to have in your home gym right away. Its small construction won't take up a lot of room and produces high-quality sound that'll help you through even the toughest workouts. If you need inspiration for a new routine or want to learn how to stretch a specific muscle group just say, "Hey Google," and ask it any questions you have. This clever device might become your new go-to gym buddy. ($39, usually $49; walmart.com)

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Clip portable Bluetooth speaker from Amazon photo

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Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This portable speaker is small yet mighty and can be your sound system wherever you go—seriously, it can clip to anything from your belt loop, backpack, or even your purse. Enjoy up to 10 hours of wireless streaming during your next hiking expedition, cycling trip, or a leisurely jog through the park with a friend. Its waterproof design also makes it great for a relaxing day at the beach or an afternoon sitting poolside. ($50; amazon.com)

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