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With summer sadly coming to a close soon it’s time to start thinking about going back to school for another year.
If you have a first-time college student in your family (or you’re going to college yourself), Walmart has a sale on top-rated wireless speakers, like the Sony SRS-XB41/B Black Portable Wireless Speaker. Right now, the Bluetooth-powered device discounted down to $148 (was $250).
It might be small and compact, but this portable speaker is pretty mighty with its audio clarity, immersive sound, and flashing multicolor lights to heighten the music experience. It’s the perfect addition for dorm rooms or small apartments.
This wireless speaker syncs to just about any smartphone, tablet, or laptop via Bluetooth — and it’s also compatible with other wireless speakers (up to 100), so you really could amp up the audio. With live sound features and up to 24 hours of battery life, this model will make you feel like you’re at a concert (without the crowds!).
Also, the Sony SRS-XB41/B speaker is waterproof, so you can take it to the beach or pool for a few more adventure before the summer ends. Considering its size, portability, audio quality, and low sales price, this would make for the perfect gift to give a college student.
“I just bought this item, and it sounds really good for such a small speaker! It has pretty good bass, and the lights are a nice touch,” wrote a delighted Walmart customer. “I just use it for a speaker in my bedroom, and the battery life has been just fine so far.”
Another fan’s review spoke volumes: “This amazing speaker has met the highest specifications and went beyond. This speaker has things that are crazy awesome and things I didn't even knew existed. I bought this speaker, and I can't stop listening to music on it. I even sleep with it — it is part of my soul.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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