Your shower singing is about to get a lot better.

By Summer Cartwright
February 27, 2020
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A shower isn’t complete without at least one show-stopping musical number between shaving and conditioning. But bringing your phone along for the sudsy ride can be rough, seeing as iPhones and Androids don’t have the best track record of surviving near water. 

You can do the ol’ phone speaker against the wall trick, (personally, I’ve gone to great lengths to find a cup that can fit my phone and amplify its sound while I bathe) but that’s probably not going to achieve anything more than a muffled version of your music. Instead of testing out these so-called tricks, you may want to consider investing in a compact speaker that’s actually built to be around water.

And Amazon shoppers have found just what you need: the JBL Clip 3, a portable and waterproof wireless bluetooth speaker that clips onto anything you desire. The palm-sized device comes with a metal carabiner perfect for hanging onto your showerhead, caddy, or rod. And though it’s compact enough to bring anywhere, don’t let the small size fool you: It has a long-lasting battery life of up to 10 hours, so unless you’re planning on listening to “Bohemian Rhapsody” on repeat 108 times (while taking the world’s longest shower), you can get tons of use without the need to constantly re-charge it. 

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If you’ve ever been scarred by waterproof products not necessarily living up to their promises, you can rest easy knowing that Amazon shoppers swear the JBL clip is actually waterproof. It has more than 4,000 customer reviews and a near-perfect 4.8-star rating—a big deal, considering how honest (read: ruthless) many online reviewers can be. One shopper even said they’ve “dropped it, stepped on it, and gotten it wet,” and it still works. 

Unlike some other bluetooth devices, the JBL Clip 3 doesn’t require you to download an app to connect your phone. Instead, setting up the speaker is simple and easy, and once it’s connected, you can stream music from any app.

Available in 11 different colors—including teal, red, and pink—the speaker’s sound quality is super powerful, according to reviewers. One wrote: “It does the job perfectly. The sound is loud enough to fill the entire bathroom and the quality is surprisingly clear. It does not sound tinny and distorted even on the higher volumes.”

Plus, the dependable carabiner ensures the gadget is travel-friendly and easy to keep track of; it connects to belt loops, gym bags, seat belts, or beach totes. Along with using it in the shower, owners of the JBL Clip 3 say they’ve taken it with them on vacations, hikes, motorcycle rides, and park outings. 

“This little speaker goes with me everywhere. It’s small enough to fit in my purse or backpack. The sound is exceptionally good for how small it is,” wrote one shopper. “The bluetooth connectivity is flawless. And it’s waterproof! I love using it all the time, everyday and everywhere. It’s my new best little friend.” 

JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

To buy: $70; amazon.com

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