What It Means To Be A Portable Speaker

What It Means To Be A Portable Speaker

Posted by House of Marley on Jul 8th 2022

Any Bluetooth speaker that’s small enough to take with you while you’re traveling or heading to the park is portable, right? Well, that’s not how we see it. There’s more to a portable speaker than size—though that’s an important element of it. 

A truly portable speaker should also be robust enough to handle getting jostled around in a bag, have enough battery life to keep a party going for hours and, above all else, sound incredible. 

Keep reading to learn what it means to be a portable speaker and why you shouldn’t settle for any tiny Bluetooth speaker when you’re looking to enjoy your music with friends on-the-go.

Premium Sound

When you’re looking for a portable speaker, you might assume that a tiny package can’t exactly pack a punch. The truth is that they absolutely can—you just need to know how to design and build them. In fact, a well-built portable speaker may even sound better than a poorly-tuned larger speaker made with poor-quality materials and components. 

The heart of the House of Marley sound is a full-range audio experience no matter the size. Built with premium components, Marley portable speakers will deliver powerful sound and rich depth on every song in your library. 

Immerse yourself in the music you love, whether you prefer jazz, hip-hop, rock, pop, country or any style in between. Marley speakers are custom-tuned to deliver balanced sound with exceptional detail, thanks to their high-quality woofers and tweeters. 

While some portable speakers lack sonic range and accuracy, Marley speakers reproduce your music faithfully. When you’re listening to music through Marley portable speakers, every musical detail will sound exactly like the original recording—big, bold and lively. 

Bluetooth Connectivity

A portable speaker isn’t exactly portable if it doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity. Think about it—if you have to plug in your phone via an aux cable, you can’t exactly move around and still keep control of your playlist. And if the Bluetooth isn’t modern with a long range and low latency you’ll probably find your music cutting out and killing the vibe. 

With advanced Bluetooth technology, you can stream high-quality audio from House of Marley portable Bluetooth speakers without missing a second of the music you love. 

We’ve redefined what it means to be a top-rated Bluetooth speaker. House of Marley speakers give you the freedom to listen without wires. Whether you’re heading to the beach or hiking through the woods, you’ll always stay connected to your favorite playlists via the latest Bluetooth technology. 

Take the party from room to room without connectivity issues. Our portable speakers have enough range to keep the music alive, even when you’re up far away from your device. For example, our Get Together Bluetooth Portable Speaker allows your device to be up to 98 feet away from the speaker while still maintaining a stable connection. 

Rechargeable, Long-Lasting Battery

When you’re listening to music, nothing is worse than your speaker dying on you in the middle of a song—that’s where long, reliable battery life comes in. 

House of Marley speakers are made to keep the music flowing. Featuring rechargeable, long-lasting batteries, you’ll have more than enough battery life to listen to your favorite playlists until the sun goes down. For example, The Get Together Mini offers 10 hours of playtime, whether you’re at home or on the road. 

Thanks to quick-charge technology, you don’t have to wait forever to enjoy the music you love. After all, we’ve all been halfway out the door when we realized we forgot to charge our speakers. A short charging session will give your speaker enough battery life to take a stroll up the block or a dip at the pool. 


When you’re listening to music at the beach or if an unexpected summer shower hits, water-resistant speakers offer the additional protection you need for flawless playback. 

Portable speakers are granted an IPX rating, which refers to the amount of water they can withstand—the higher the rating, the more resistance. While IPX4 offers moderate protection against splashes, an IPX7 rating means the speaker is waterproof and can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes. 

In addition to being durable and dust-proof, our No Bounds XL is the perfect example from the Marley lineup. It features an IPX7 waterproof rating and buoyant design, so you can feel confident bringing your favorite playlists on your next outdoor journey. 

Built to Last

A quality portable speaker needs to be ready for anything. Marley portable speakers are built to last, featuring premium materials that align with our Earth-friendly ethos. From natural bamboo to our unique REWIND Fabric, all materials are chosen with sustainability and reliability in mind. Here’s an overview of the key materials you’ll find in Marley speakers. 

Natural Bamboo

House of Marley uses CNC milled bamboo to create portable speakers rooted in a renewable resource that’s stronger than steel. In addition to being the fastest growing plant on Earth, natural bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative to non-degradable plastic. At House of Marley, we use bamboo to craft speaker faceplates that strike a balance between style and sustainability.

REGRIND Silicone

REGRIND® silicone is a uniquely crafted material made by reclaiming and upcycling post-process and post-consumer silicone scraps that would otherwise go to waste. Using upcycled silicone is one of the many ways we conserve landfill space and bring our eco-minded vision to life. 


Our REWIND® fabric is constructed from a distinctive blend of 30% reclaimed organic cotton, 30% reclaimed hemp and 40% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). Together, this unique, sustainable fabric lessens our carbon footprint and provides music lovers with speakers that look as good as they sound.

Recycled Aluminum

Aluminum is a sturdy metal that is 100% recyclable. It can be reused repeatedly without losing its innate quality, making it an excellent alternative to more harmful metals. Recycled aluminum ensures every portable speaker is eco-friendly and highly durable. 


We can’t argue that it’s easy to toss a small, palm-sized Bluetooth speaker in your bag. That’s absolutely portable. But that’s not the only thing that can make a speaker portable. 

A great example of a speaker that’s still portable but isn’t small enough to fit in the palm of your hand is our stylish and compact Bag of Riddim 2, which is larger than most of our portable speakers. In fact, it’s 21 inches long vs. the Get Together Mini which is less than 12 inches long. 

One of our most popular portable speakers, Bag of Riddim 2 features a streamlined and removable carrying bag with a shoulder strap to free up your hands, handles, and storage pocket so you can bring your favorite playlists to any destination.

Let the Music Follow You

Embrace your music and take it along for the ride. House of Marley Bluetooth speakers offer portability, premium sound, long-lasting battery life and a sustainable design that’s built to last. Check out the entire collection of Marley Bluetooth speakers to find the perfect companion for your daily adventures.