5 of the best portable Bluetooth speakers
Geneva Sound System Model XS
£180 | genevalab.com
No hands-free call function or apps here; this Geneva swaps it all for hi-fi pedigree. Looking like a 21st-century travel radio, the Model XS packs a 2.1-speaker set-up and a 12W amp into its solid snapcase. Its five-hour battery life is nothing special, but the red touch controls, allowing you to switch between Bluetooth, FM radio and the 3.5mm input, are dashing and very responsive.
Wireless music sounds remarkably clear, detailed and weighty for a device so small. The FM radio locks on to stations and sounds great once the aerial’s extended. Overall, the XS is a class apart – and while you pay extra for that, what you get is worth every penny. Under that travel radio exterior is a brilliant Bluetooth speaker.