If you’re still using the tinny speakers on your phone or tablet, please stop. For just a few bucks, you can get a good Bluetooth speaker that offers bigger and better sound out of your mobile device. In addition, some speakers include such extras as a speakerphone, water resistance and daylong battery life, and some even work with Amazon’s Alexa.
There are a lot of speakers available for less than $50, so we headed to Amazon and bought and tested more than a dozen to find the best ones. Our evaluations were based on design, sound quality, ease of use and special features. Here are our top picks; don’t forget to also check out all of our top Bluetooth speaker recommendations.