SoundBot 510 HD
The SoundBot 510 HD is a small, no-frills unit with a suction cup on its rear that allows you to place it wherever it will sound best in your bathroom. While it is inexpensive and functional, it tends to distort at full volume, especially when listening to podcasts.
- Available in variety of colors
- Doesn't stay stuck to surfaces well
- Requires frequent recharging
If you’re pressed for money but don’t want to settle for distorted sound or a poorly built device, the AYL SoundFit performs surprisingly well without breaking the bank. With that said, it does have a tendency to cut out momentarily, which can be beyond aggravating.
- Utilizes bluetooth 5 codec
- Long battery life
- Maximum volume could be a bit higher
Those who find themselves rushing into the shower before work will appreciate that the iFox iF012 connects to devices quickly and without fuss. Its sound reproduction is clear enough to listen to podcasts or audiobooks, even through the background splashing and sloshing.
- Shock-resistant construction
- 1-year money back guarantee
- Button layout is poorly conceived
While suction cups can work well, you may worry about whether your unit will lose its grip and suffer a damaging fall. The VicTsing SoundHot utilizes an alloy metal carabiner, instead, from which you can hang it and forget it.
- Decent built-in microphone
- Good value for the cost
- Not meant to be fully submerged
Boom Swimmer Duo
The clever wrap-tail design of the Boom Swimmer Duo allows for versatile placement, and it also doubles as a support base if you decide you’d rather stand it up. You can pair two of these together for stereo linking, but syncing them is trickier than it should be.
- Ipx7 waterproof rating
- Includes suction cup attachment too
- Memory is limited to one device
If you’re looking for a model that can also be used for everyday listening around the house, the Braven Mira has a useful auxiliary port to connect it directly to other wired devices. Its hanging hook fits curtain rods perfectly and doubles as a kickstand, too.
- Simple and intuitive control layout
- High-quality construction
- Sleek and attractive design
Ultimate Ears Boom 3
While the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 claims to be able to withstand total submersion in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, it’s probably better not to test it. Still, it’s good to know that wherever you place it while showering, it wont get damaged.
- Great bass performance
- 360-degree output
- Durable enough to endure falls
JBL Clip 3
Available in a multitude of colors from black to bold, the immensely popular JBL Clip 3 is a small, unobtrusive model equipped with a strong carabiner that can fit around curtain rods, towel hooks, and shower caddies, to name a few placement options.
- Holds wireless connection reliably
- Volume is more than substantial
- Up to 10 hours of playing time
Bose SoundLink Micro
While we don’t imagine many folks habitually chat on the phone while sudsing up, those who need to be available around the clock will appreciate the built-in microphone on the Bose SoundLink Micro , which offers enough clarity to have a conversation as you rinse off.
- Works with siri and google assistant
- Tear-resistant hanging strap
- Very durable construction
UE Roll 2
While the UE Roll 2 isn’t cheap, it’s capable of producing sound that surpasses most competitors in terms of fidelity and volume. The corresponding app is actually quite useful, and can streamline your listening experience when you’re too groggy to think straight.
- Can be paired with another unit
- Uses a universal micro usb charger
- Attaches with a bungee cord