UE Roll 2
Best all around speaker to travel with
The UE Roll was one of our all time favorite travel purchases, and the 2nd version is even better (although only slightly). Great sound, premium build quality, compact size, and rugged features make it one of the most reliable items to travel with.
- Bungee cord for strapping it on items (more useful than you think)
- Uses slick sound effects 🎼, not low fidelity robotic voices heard in typical wireless audio products
- IPX7 waterproof, 100 ft wireless range, 9 hour playtime, 86 dB max volume
Anker SoundCore Sport
Great value option or if you prefer something smaller
Relative to the gold standard UE Roll, the Anker SoundCore Sport has similar features and is slightly smaller for 1/2 the price. The main differences are slightly worse sound quality and noticeably less wireless range, but for many it's good enough.
- IPX7 waterproof, 33 ft wireless range, 10 hour playtime
UE Boom 2
If you have the space and want bigger/better sound
The bigger but better brother of the UE Roll 2. Similar features except the Boom has better/deeper sound, longer playtime (15 vs. 9), and Siri/Google Now integration.
- IPX7 waterproof, 100 ft wireless range, 15 hour playtime, 90 dB max volume