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This Is the Best Bluetooth Speaker Under $30

You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get a speaker with amazing sound quality.

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and while the holiday may look a little different this year, some of its staples will still be in effect: gatherings with family members, games in the backyard, or lounging by the pool. And when you're relaxing outside, what better way to set the mood than with some of your favorite songs? Luckily, you don't have to spend a fortune—or risk damaging your pricey electronics—to bring your preferred playlist with you wherever you go. We scoured the market to find the best Bluetooth speaker that won't break the bank and this iLive ISBW108 Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker is it.

It starts at just $17, but delivers sound comparable to that of a much larger—and more expensive—device. Better yet, it's Bluetooth compatible and waterproof, meaning if it gets splashed by pool water (or a spilled drink), you won't have to shell out for a pricey repair (or buy a new one).

Measuring just over three inches tall and two inches wide, it's also an easy addition to any travel arsenal—it's small enough to fit in a purse, and won't weigh down your suitcase if you decide to pack it. It even comes with a carabiner clip, so you can easily attach it to your bag for hands-free listening when you're on the go. And battery life? It delivers there, too—it played more than three hours of music before I needed to recharge it.

small black bluetooth speaker
$17 and up at Amazon
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However, with such high sound quality at such a budget-friendly price, it's highly likely that this petite powerhouse will sell out soon. If you can't get your hands on one, here are four amazing alternatives that you can score without breaking the bank.

Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). While products may have been provided for free or at a discount in exchange for promotional consideration, all reviews reflect the unbiased opinions of Best Life's editors. Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!

This highly rated triangular speaker

triangular speaker

The best Bluetooth speaker isn't always the most expensive one. Case in point: This petite speaker has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, with reviewers praising its 30 hours of playback time.

$26 and up at Amazon
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This $15 rose gold speaker

round pink speaker

You don't have to sacrifice style just because you're working with a small budget. This itty-bitty Bluetooth speaker is just $15, but delivers major sound quality and its rose gold hue is downright fashionable, to boot.

$15 and up at Amazon
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This speaker with tons of playback time

black anker speaker

Anker, a company beloved for its powerful external device chargers, has hit a new high with this Bluetooth speaker. Not only does it have thousands of five-star ratings, users say it's easy to pair, and can deliver up to 24 hours of playback.

$28 and up at Amazon
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This speaker-light show combo

black speaker with green lights

Want to get the party started? Then turn on this speaker, which not only plays music for up to 16 hours, but delivers a gradient multicolor light show, as well. And for more inexpensive Amazon buys, check out The 15 Best Amazon Gifts Under $15.

$30 at Amazon
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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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