The UE Roll 2 from Ultimate Ears looks like nothing so much as a colorful UFO, but it plays a lot more than the Close Encounters theme.
Weighing 0.7 lb. and measuring 1.6 in. high and 5.3 in. across, this portable Bluetooth speaker is the new, improved version of the last year's UE Roll. These improvements include, according to the company, a wireless range of up to 100 feet and battery life of up to 9 hours.
Like its predecessor, the device has a waterproof rating of IPX7, so you can immerse it up to 30 minutes. And it comes with its own "Floatie" to keep it bobbing on the waves -- well, you don't really want to listen to an underwater speaker, do you?
The UE Roll 2 also includes a bungee cord and several interesting color combinations with names like Habanero, Tropical Anime and Volcano. With all that, and a maximum sound level of 85dBA, you should be pretty much set for your next pool party.
Price: $100 (vendor price); $100 (Amazon price - What's this?)