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The Envaya Pocket sounds amazing for its size, and at $69 it's definitely worth considering.
Here's one such premium product and one such hefty discount: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get the Denon Envaya Pocket DSB-50BT portable Bluetooth speaker for $69 shipped. It's normally $99; Denon has it on sale for $79, and exclusive promo code CNETDENON lops another $10 off.
Denon - Account - Order - Code - Sign
One rather annoying requirement: You have to create a Denon account in order to use that code. And make sure to click Sign in when you do that, not Email Sign-Up. The latter is just for receiving promotions; the former is how you actually set up an account.
Available in black or gray (I think the former is definitely the sharper of the two), the Envaya Pocket is a compact but substantial brick: It measures about 6.5 inches across and weighs about 14 ounces. And though you wouldn't know to look at it -- owing to its fabric-covered facade -- the speaker is IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof. It can survive a full-on dunk without damage.
Envaya - Bluetooth - Incorporates - AptX - Technology
The Envaya supports Bluetooth 4.1 and incorporates AptX technology, which promises not only better sound, but also low latency (important if you're using the speaker as a sound bar for watching videos). Just as good, you can pair a second Envaya if you want true stereo sound.
Denon promises up to 10 hours of play time on a charge. I wasn't able to put that to the test, but I did spend a few hours listening to the speaker. Again, I'm no audiophile, but I thought it sounded fantastic -- markedly better than some of the cheaper speakers I've championed over the years.
Quality - Speaker - Pool - Park
How important is sound quality, really, in a speaker you put by the pool or listen to in the park...
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