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Compact and loud, the waterproof Anker Soundcore 2 is just $30, and comes in four colors

Anker Soundcore 2 on a beach towel kicking out killer tunes
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Whether you’re kayaking in a lazy river, working in the garage, or just enjoying a picnic in the park, a good Bluetooth speaker can elevate your experience. With rich bass, stereo sound, and IPX7 protection against water and dirt, the Anker Soundcore 2 Bluetooth speaker can bring your favorite music or podcasts with you anywhere. Well, perhaps not the library. Grab an Anker Soundcore 2 in one of four colors for just $29.99, $10 off (opens in new tab), for Amazon Prime day.

The Soundcore 2 has 12 watts of power with a stereo speaker setup, which should deliver plenty of sound for outdoor listening. These speakers are also equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 for improved range and quality over older generations. 

Finally, if you want some more volume, you can link it with another Soundcore for double the power. That means you can get a couple for different parts of the house, but when it’s time to throw a party, you have all the power you need to hear the music all over the backyard.

You can get one in black, red, blue, or teal to match your kit, and easily keep track of whose speaker is whose if you buy one for multiple members of the family. They each come with a 5,200mAh rechargeable battery that can last for up to 24 hours of usage, so there’s a good chance it will last all weekend without needing a charge.

Amplify your audio this summer with a Soundcore 2 from Anker

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Anker Soundcore 2: $39.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Anker Soundcore 2 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with plenty of sound for both indoors and outdoors. It comes in four colors and if you get two, they can even be paired up for double the volume at parties.

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Anker Soundcore Boost: $59.99 $47.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you like the Soundcore 2 but demand more power, the Soundcore Boost takes the total wattage up to 20. This extra power can help if you're using it in a noisy area or even have it strapped to the front of an ATV.

Our Soundcore 2 review found this speaker’s battery life to be impressive, lasting from Friday through Sunday on a charge. The sound quality was also impressive with deep bass that doesn’t get distorted like some lower-end speakers. That being said, the Soundcore Boost can deliver a bit more in terms of bass with its 20-watt stereo speaker setup.

A good Bluetooth speaker needs an audio source, and with support for 5G and plenty of space for some downloaded playlists, the best Prime Day phone deals can help you make the most of the Soundcore 2. Some best smartwatch deals can also stream to your speaker so you can leave your phone safely stowed during physical activities.

When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Android Central, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.