For musical dads, this $30 waterproof Bluetooth speaker is the perfect gift

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Many music listeners can agree that they’re picky when it comes to their devices. After all, not all products offer the same sound quality. If you happen to be on the hunt for a good portable option for Father’s Day, then you should definitely snag this Bluetooth travel speaker for $30. 

Let’s keep it real: digital assistant speakers can be expensive. Plus, some are restricted to using wall outlets, so you can’t always take them with you. Thankfully, this cute, little — and yes, I mean little — Bluetooth travel speaker can go everywhere you go. The Baby Boom XL is pocket-sized, available in several different colors and uses a dual speaker to give it the stereo sound that music lovers look for. You can have up to 30 feet between your devices before the tunes cut out, and the speaker comes equipped with a clip to tack onto your bag or belt. When it’s fully charged, the speaker can play for up to 6 hours. The brand even says it’s waterproof, dirtproof and can float in water.

Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Red, $29.99

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Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Pink, $29.99

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Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Blue, $29.99

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Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL Wireless Speaker, Mint, $29.99

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Altec Lansing Baby Boom XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black, $29.99

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What I think of the Baby Boom XL

I’m happy to say that the “booming bass” claims behind this speaker definitely hold up. When I’m in the shower, I can hear the music over the water running as if I were at a concert. Now that the weather is getting warmer in New York, I use it to play music outside in my backyard and even bring it into the kitchen when I’m cooking. Plus, I can still use the “Hey Siri” function through the speaker when I need to set timers and reminders. Not to mention, my own father has heard its sound and was in absolute disbelief at the quality. 

All that to say, I bring this speaker with me everywhere, and it’s low-key better than so many others I’ve tried because it’s portable and waterproof. Honestly, if you’re hoping to wow your pops without overspending, this is $30 well spent. 

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