This burger-size speaker kicks out serious sound and stays charged for longer than other wireless speakers we’ve used, with nine hours of play time (after a three-hour charge). Add the OT Turtle Claw Bike Mount ($20) and you can attach the Shell to your handlebars, your camp kitchen table, or a tree limb smaller than 1.5 inches thick.
We’d been passively amplifying our tunes by putting our smartphones speaker-down into mugs for years, but when we heard the Turtle Shell’s depth of bass, we were sold on this unit for hut trips. During spring snow storms in Colorado, we left the speaker mounted to a tree for four days, and the water-resistance claims held true—there was no affect on sound quality and the rubber button cover didn’t leak. Traveling? It’s easy to pack and a welcome upgrade from the standard hotel room alarm clock, plus you can take hands-free calls in any situation. $130; 11.2 oz.; outdoortech.com