What do you expect from the best external Echo Dot speaker? A great looking device would be something, wouldn’t it? And one that has a battery that will last you hours, And, hopefully, it is also affordable.
Unfortunately, buying all three is very unpractical.
Jokes aside, you should keep in mind that there are some amazing products out there, each with its own unique offer for the market. If you don’t know what you are looking for, you may end up buying every speaker on this list.
So, without further ado, here are the best Echo Dot External Speakers.
Bose SoundLink II
Pricey, for a good reason.
At around $200 SoundLink Mini II is the most expensive option here but it is worth the price. Over 4,600 Amazon customers have rated this speaker at an impressive 4.5-star rating overall. It’s mouse-sized but roars like a lion which makes it a great speaker indoors as well as outdoors.
Soundlink comes in two colors: Carbon and Pearl. Due to a modern, sleek design it is a fit for any type of home decor.
The second edition SoundLink includes a built-in mic, allowing you to take calls and use voice commands. Bose promises that at full charge, SoundLink’s Lithium-ion battery will provide you with over 10 hours of music.
JBL Flip 4
Can’t Stand Still? Check out JLB!
Arguably, not as good looking as the Bose but it’s half the cost and it comes in a several different configurations. Today we are looking at a $100 JLB Flip 4 Waterproof speaker, however JBL Charge 2+ and JLB Xtreme are also safe options, available at respectively, $70 and $200.
JBL was primarily designed for people on the move. Its small size, rich, stereo sound, powerful 3000mAh battery make it a perfect speaker on-the-go.
JBL FLip 4 is also a super companion for your Echo Dot. You can link it with up to two smartphones, use the built-in speakerphone for calling and voice activation. With an average rating of 4.6, this speaker is the highest rated in its line of products on Amazon.
VAVA Voom 21
A Beauty AND a Beast
Every VAVA Voom series speaker becomes a bestseller. As far as sound goes, VAVA Voom is on head and shoulders above the competition due to two 5w drivers, 10w subwoofer and two passive radiators. It was built to deliver the best 360-degree sound experience and it delivers.
For the times you want to take VAVA on the road, it will provide you with up to 10 hours of playback. In case you need it, Voom 21, as other editions, can also work as a power-bank.
For home use, it’s a brilliant external speaker, stylish and modern, not to mention reaching far and wide.
UE Roll 2
Unique Speaker for a Unique You
It’s simply too cute not to mention. Sadly, it does not perform as well as the competition. But if you are looking for character, passion and a way to express yourself, the colorful UE Roll is as good as it gets.
And to be fair, it is not that worse. For instance, its Lithium-ion battery will offer 9 hours of playback, which is only one hour less than VAVA Voom or Bose SoundLink. Plus, at only 0.70 lbs (300 grams) the Roll 2 is almost three times lighter than its competitors.
It connects with up to 2 devices at a time (8 maximum) and has a handy strap, which you can use to hand the Roll (for example, in your shower). At the moment, the Roll 2 is available from $60, however if you’d love it to pack a bigger punch, higher-price UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom may be better choices. They will provide you with up to 20 hours of wireless playback and a built-in speakerphone but we cannot resist the eye-catching Roll.
Oontz Angle 3
Don’t be fooled by the price! When you take Oontz Angle 3 and compare it to other popular speakers, based on price alone you may think Oontz forgot to add half of the parts. Far from it. As a home speaker to connect with your Echo Dot, this is a very powerful tool.
The Angle has two 5w drivers and a Passive Bass Radiator, guaranteeing that the sound will reach the farthest corners at any medium-sized home. However, one drawback of this particular product is its inability to connect with other speakers for even more sound, something most competitors are capable of.
For your trips, Angle 3 is brilliant – tiny, ultra lightweight (0.56 lbs), packing 12-hours of wireless playback and not afraid of any rain.
Just like the UE Roll, Angle comes in several configurations, including Angle 3 Plus, Angle 3 Ultra and Angle 3 XL Ultra, each more powerful than the previous, offering up to 30 hour playback.
Modern, effective and at a bargain price
If you are a fan of Sony products, you should look at two product lines XB and SRS. Both are highly rated by tech reviewers and Amazon buyers. The line is truly diverse. We could honestly make a whole list just for Sony bluetooth speakers for your Echo Dot, but today we want to focus on one particular speaker XB10.
Party because it is a mid-range option available for less than $40, partly because of its overwhelmingly positive reviews. Keep in mind, that you can pair two XB10s for a stereo sound but one is powerful enough to fill a whole room with music for a staggering 16 hours. Plus, Sony’s EXTRA BASS passive radiator gives it an extra punch.
It is tiny and weighs as much as the UE Roll, only 11 ounces. You you can carry it around your house or take it outdoors. However, it is only splash-resistant as opposed to water-resistant, so while a little rain won’t hurt, don’t keep it too close to the pool.
As we mentioned in the introduction, there are some great speakers on the market. And these are the best. All you have to do now is take your pick.