To create a Bluetooth speaker with both display-on-the-mantel looks and a take-anywhere build, the team at Ultimate Ears turned to the outdoors: In addition to its rubberlike shell, the UE Boom is swathed in the same water- and stain-resistant Schoeller fabric used in many of the best backcountry jackets. Bonus: The soda-can shape allows for 360 degrees of sweet, room-filling sound. [$200; ultimateears.com]
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