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Without the proper, Fahrenheit-fueled speakers, summer hangs at the pool or beach just aren’t complete – no matter how many renditions of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer In the City” you pay the cabana boy to sing.
Always be prepared by investing in the Beach Sounds speakers from Australian-based beach specialists Sunnylife (don’t worry, you can get them at stateside stores like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Amazon if you aren’t planning a vacation down under anytime soon). With clean lines, a retro aesthetic and bright colors, these vintage-styled portable speakers will look right at home on your beach blanket.
Better yet, by hooking up to your iPhone, iPod or MP3 player, it’s easy to listen to all your summer-themed playlists – even the ones you embarrassingly named something like “Hot Summer Sweating Jams 2.0.” Or you can just use the AM/FM tuner to find proper melodies from one of the few radio stations left in this world.
While the bright blue, yellow and orange exteriors make it a fashionable choice, the beauty is not only skin-deep: A padded interior inside the battery-operated speaker opens up to safely house your electronics while the hook-and-loop strap keeps the tech safe and secure. It is also water resistant, adding a bit of extra protection in case you wander a bit too close to the shore.
By Arielle Sachar