6. Bose SoundLink
Wireless audio is the future. We don't care whether you're using Apple's AirPlay, Bluetooth, or a Sonos system, having your device physically connected to your speaker is old news. The good news is that there are a bunch of products on the market that allow you to enjoy wireless music. Our favorite is the new Bose SoundLink. Made sturdy enough to endure trips to any locale you feel needs tunes—beach, basement parties, camp sites—it can go anywhere you go. Like all Bose products the sound does not disappoint. Employing proprietary passive radiators to deliver surprising lows, the SoundLink sounds every bit as good as other Bose iPod docks. We know, streaming audio via Bluetooth is not the ideal—but trust us, with the Bose you won't be able to tell the difference.