Disco al fresco: 10 best outdoor speakers

From waterproof gadgets to kit delivering audio-visual lightshows, these will liven up your BBQ or pool party

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With spring finally here and summer fast approaching, we intend to spend as much time outside as possible having fun with friends and family.

We’ve found speakers that will keep the party going in the garden, by the pool and on the beach. From Thumbs Up’s good-value versions to Ruark’s top-of-the-range offering, there’s something for all budgets.

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When it comes to sheer audio punch you can't beat the Ruark MR1s. If you want a speaker that will bring more than the music to the party, the JBL Pulse is a fun way to light up the countryside without compromising on sound."

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1. Thumbs Up Bluetooth Splash Speaker

2. Pure Jongo S3

3. Ruark MR1 Bluetooth Speakers

4. Ultimate Ears Boom

5. Panasonic SC-NA 10

6. Jawbone Mini Jambox

7. Thumbs Up Touch Speaker Boom Box

8. Creative MUVO 10

9. JBL Pulse

10. Marley Chant

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