Price: $150 

If it’s an international business trip or vacation to the islands, space should always be reserved in your Chrome travel bag for a portable speaker. Our recommendation this is summer is the colorful and impressively loud JBL Charge. Powered by two 40mm full-range drivers and a 2x5-watt amp, the mini-sound blaster does a remarkable job of delivering solid clarity and powerful bass levels. And with a built-in 6,000mAh battery, it serves as a portable charger for secondary devices, while keeping some juice in the tank to bump music.