They’re still fun to have around: portable speakers like the Cleer Audio The Scene that still manage to squeeze a very nice sound out of a small-sized enclosure.
The The Scene by American company Cleer Audio is quite affordable at $120. According to the manufacturer, the portable speaker delivers room filling sound. Two 48 mm drivers assisted by also two passive bass radiators, while a noise-cancelling microphone is also present. These features make The Scene interesting for conference calls too, for example. If necessary outside, as the device is shockproof and IPX7 waterproof (in water up to 1 meter deep, for 30 minutes). The built-in battery provides 12 hours of playing time when fully charged. At the time of writing, the speaker can only be found on Cleer Audio’ s Australian site, by the way.