In retrospect, it probably wasn't the brightest idea, but hey, things happen and tbh, that wasn't the last time I risked it and used my phone to listen to music in the shower. Lucky for me though, all my shower speaker issues were resolved when someone gifted me a waterproof portable bluetooth speaker from iJoy last Christmas.

In reality, I wasn't expecting much from the gift. I've never had too much faith in small speakers. They either don't get loud enough or the sound is somewhat distorted so that it sounds more like a megaphone than a speaker. But that wasn't the case with the iJoy waterproof speaker. It's loud, produces crisp, clear sound, and pairs easily to your phone or laptop. Pro tip: If you want to use it as a bathroom speaker like me, let it sit in your sink, as that trick will amplify the sound even more.

Not only do I use my speaker in the shower or while I'm catching a breeze on my stoop or backyard, but the speaker is so light and compact you can throw it into a bag and take it with you hiking or on your next beach day, as its name implies. Once charged, it can offer you up to six hours of play.

Since the iJoy Beach Bomb speaker is waterproof, you don't have to worry about getting it wet (or grabbing it even when you're in the shower to pause, skip, or up the volume). In fact, the speaker actually floats and can handle being submerged into up to three feet of water.

If you celebrate Christmas in July, make sure to add this one to your gift list. If not, go ahead and add the iJoy Beach Bomb IP66 Waterproof Speaker to your Amazon cart yourself. It's only $39.99.