Bluetooth speakers typically come in two varieties: big and booming, and small and crappy. The compact Parrot Party breaks the portable mold by providing rich sound in almost any setting. At only 9 inches long and 21 ounces, it fits easily in any briefcase or travel bag. Stream music from your stereo Bluetooth-enabled music phone to the Part and let the Class-D amplifier, dual full-range speakers, and Stereo Widening and Super Bass settings tool you into thinking you’re listening to a full-sized stereo. A 3.5mm auxiliary jack and an optional Bluetooth dongle (sold separately) ensure that the Party won’t be picky about whom it plays with, and four hours of rated playback on its rechargeable battery means it won’t leave your party in awkward silence.
Parrot Party; $169; www.parrot.com