5 Best Bluetooth Shower Speakers Under $30 in 2017
Bluetooth shower speaker is fast becoming popular in recent times with technological improvements. They are now even more smaller; yet more loud, stunning and fun. These portable Bluetooth speakers aren’t just your regular shower speakers anymore. They have progressed in may areas and since these speakers are waterproof or water resistant, they can be used for a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Singing in the shower, lounging by the pool or trekking the tough terrain is a lot more enjoyable with these speakers.
They are also priced the least among all other portable bluetooth speakers. A reason why we can allow ourselves to be careless using such speakers, otherwise it should last a good 2 years on an average.
Considering the sizeable market of wireless mini speakers, it’s not surprising to see the market floods with piles of shower speakers. There are well over 1000 shower speakers selling on Amazon alone, making it difficult to pick a decent one.
Since there isn’t much of a price difference, it make sense to invest time looking for product that sound good, built tough and looks pretty. If you don’t have time to do it, check out our up-to-date list of 5 best waterproof bluetooth shower speaker in 2017.
Last Updated: June 2017
List of 5 Best Bluetooth Shower Speaker Under $30
1. Omaker Nature (M4 Improved)
This is Omaker Nature, the upgraded version of Omaker M4 which is still trendy among waterproof bluetooth speaker enthusiasts. Omaker Nature was first available at Amazon on May 5, 2017, so it is fairly new.
For the sound quality, the upgraded version now features dual 5watt audio driver with Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 1%. Thus we have significant clarity in audio sound and stronger bass as compared to its former version and surely one of the best bluetooth shower speaker in the class.
The speaker is IPX6 protected, designed to be waterproof, dust-proof or even be submerged under water for 30 minutes within a depth of 30 cm. By the way, you can relax with the buoyancy of this speaker even if you drop it in the water. The Lithium ion battery (2000 mAH ) is commendable and it last for a good 10 – 12 hours on the volume of 60%. The speaker runs of Bluetooth 4.0 which is known for energy efficiency.
Equipped with TWS (True wireless stereo) function you can play right and left channel on two Omaker speakers for stereo quality sound which otherwise sound flat with ordinary bluetooth speaker. There are three Equalizer (EQ) mode: Indoor, outdoor and night. This EQ mode is a nice option to engage your music in different environments.
It looks a lot alike with the older version except for the smaller and better looking logo, Omaker, on the speaker. Though it looks alike, Omaker Nature is a complete transformation in terms of technology and innovation. I won’t be surprised if anyone is obsessed with this little beast.
SEE IT ON AMAZON Price: $28.99 (68% off MSRP)
|The Good||The Bad|
|Dual 5W speaker with THD at 1% for awesome sound quality.||Distort a little at higher volumes.|
|Support TWS function to pair 2 speakers simultaneously for quality stereo sound.||Very common design.|
|Good battery life for 10 – 12 hours of playback at 60% volume|
|There EQ mode: Outdoor, Indoor and Night|
|IPX6 Rated: waterproof, dust-proof and water submersion safe|
2. AYL SoundFit Bluetooth 4.0 Shower Speaker
A common concern with shower speaker or pocket-sized speaker is the quality of sound. Mostly, bass is weak and high volume gets distorted with 3-watt driver that comes with most shower speakers.
AYL SoundFit shower speaker feature 5-watt audio driver that can actually produce stronger bass and overall better sound quality. In fact, this speaker sound better than most of its counterparts with 5watt speaker driver because of its decent woofer.
Paring devices is quick with Bluetooth 4.0 technology but bluetooth wireless range is not so good with less than 30 feet range. Even so, I don’t see this as a reason to hush up on the speaker’s potential.
This speaker is ruggedly built to endure rough use and being rated IPX5 holds up well to extremely wet and humid environments. The silicon loop protect the outlets on the speaker, and it fits right in the pocket adding portability and convenience. It comes with lithium battery, 3.7V/1500mAH. Battery last about 8 – 10 hours at 80% volume.
Over and above that, they offer lifetime warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. The one thing I love about upcoming brands is their focus on customer orientation. They’ll do anything to please you unlike established brands who’re more rigid.
SEE IT ON AMAZON Price: $26.99 (61% off MSRP)
|The Good||The Bad|
|5-watt audio driver for strong bass and higher quality sound.||Not entirely waterproof|
|Quick charging in less than 3 hours.||Power on and off sound is too loud, kind of weird.|
|Lasting battery life for up to 8 – 10 hours playtime at 80% volume.||Distort at higher volumes.|
|Ruggedly built with 18 months warranty.||No built-in microphone.|
|Lifetime warranty (seriously)|
3. VicTsing Shower Speaker
Equipped with 5-watt audio drivers and Bluetooth 3.0 our next choice from the list is VigTsing shower speaker. It got pretty good volume with decent definition, especially for such a portable wireless speaker. It also support A2DP which is a bluetooth profile that allows for the wireless transmission of stereo audio from another A2DP source. You can play songs on two VicTsing speakers simultaneously for better clarity and volume. Syncing is OK with the Bluetooth version 3.0.
This mini shower speaker is IPX4 rated which means it’s water-splash safe from any direction but you can’t submerge in the water. Battery life is so-so, you get about 4 hours at 80% volume and charging time is roughly 4 hours.
The design is likeable with silicon casing around the speaker to withstand accidental falls.The speaker came with a nice detachable suction and aluminium alloy metal hook along with the micro USB cable.
Price at $18.99, this speaker is absolutely a bargain if you’re looking for a cheap waterproof bluetooth speaker with nice sound and rugged design.
SEE IT ON AMAZON Price: $18.99 (24% off MSRP)
|The Good||The Bad|
|Good sound with 5W speaker drive.||Only Water resistant|
|Ruggedly built.||The bass is somehow weak and it distort at higher volume.|
|Suction cups holds nice and strong.||Only about 4 hours runtime at 80% volume.|
|Good bluetooth range.|
|Price that would be difficult to beat.|
4. iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker
iFoxcreations shower speaker offers you a decent sound and battery life. This speaker is equipped with 650 mAH Lithium ion battery, delivering an average performance with playback time of 5 – 6 hours at 80% volume. And this is the only shower speaker included in our list with 3watt sound driver.
This is IP67 rated, that is 100% waterproof and dust-proof. You can even submerge it underwater in the dept of 1 meter for 30 minutes. Moreover, the 3watt sound driver is loud enough while running your shower.
This is a preferable choice for those looking for a typical shower or poolside speaker. It consumes less power and weigh less (remember battery size adds weight). It is very light weighted and perhaps the lightest mini speaker around, weighing only 1.92 ounces. iFox iF012 runs on Bluetooth 3.0, so pairing and syncing is fast. Are you a fan of Siri, if so, this speaker is Siri compatible.
Contrary to what we expected for a shower speaker, the suction cup doesn’t hold strong. The manufacturer says it gets better with age as the new plastic wears out. We’ll have to see on that. Overall, this is a decent speaker meant for shower and poolside fun.
SEE IT ON AMAZON Price: $29.99 (45% off MSRP)
|The Good||The Bad|
|Waterproof IP grade IP67 (100% waterproof, shockproof and dustproof) and immersed in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes||Not as loud enough as 5watt audio driver and distort at higher volume.|
|Hand free talk support.||Suction cup doesn’t hold strong enough.|
|Protected by a 1 year guarantee.||Average battery life.|
5. UE ROLL 2 Volcano Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Are we avoiding the mainstream players? No, we’re not. Rather, we keep a keen observation on them for any major breakthrough :P. We just don’t like their pricing strategy and monopoly.
But hey, we have a winner among them in the segment of mini Bluetooth speakers. This is not exactly a shower speaker, it’s more like your ultimate indoor and outdoor music companion. However, there’s a catch; Logitech’s UE Roll 2 is priced above $30 and still managed to be in our list. Priced at $69.99 it is all set to keep your music rolling for ultimate listening.
UE Roll 2 Volcano offers 85dBA maximum sound level, 108Hz – 20kHz frequency range, One 2” driver, and Two ¾” tweeters. The result is amazing sound. Another cool feature is the UE Roll 2 app which you can download for free to have more control on how you connect 2 – 3 UE speakers for outmost performance. And I must add, the striking looks of the speaker is an envy for those around you.
UE Roll 2 Volcano is IPX7 rated but it doesn’t float. But you can use a Floatie included in the package to keep it afloat when needed. It weighs just over half a pound.
Except that the speaker doesn’t float and it has no speakerphone, the rest is all praise for the UE ROLL 2 Volcano speaker. As someone rightly said, anyone who wants more volume is being unreasonable about what to expect from a highly portable small speaker.
SEE IT ON AMAZON Price: $69.99 (30% off MSRP)
|The Good||The Bad|
|Maximum Sound Level: 85dBA.||Do not float.|
|Very stylist and elegant.||No speakerphone capabilities.|
|IPX7 rated: completely waterproof and immersed in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes|
|100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range.|
|Support TWS function to pair 3 speakers from one source.|
|UE Roll 2 App to have more control over your UE speakers including EQ modifier.|