If you are very particular about the quality of the sound of your BT speaker, that you can take with you in your travels or for everyday use, consider the Bose SoundLink Mini II. I still have the first generation Mini Soundlink. I have taken this speaker to Cuba, Costa Rica, Philippines and many other places. We also use it everyday in the kitchen and it is still going strong. The price might be on the higher side compared to the competing brands but I find that the quality of the sound which Bose is known for is so much better in terms of bass can clarity . It really does sound and feel like taking a piece of home with you. Weight wise, the Soundlink Mini II is compact and extremely portable weighing 667 gms which is a little over 1.5 lbs. Pairing is super easy. The speaker will talk you through the set up, so it’s super easy.

In regards to the quality and build of the Soundlink Mini II, it is built with an aluminium outer case, so it will be able to withstand a lot of abuse. It is also equipped with a built in mic so you can take your calls using the speaker. Another improvement that Bose has made is the play time of 10 hours compared to 7 hours from the previous model.

Just like the previous model, included with the Bose SoundLink Mini II package is a charging cradle to make charging very easy. If you don’t want to take the cradle with you, there is also another charging input port on the speaker itself.

You can even link with a smart speaker like the Echo Dot and make the sound even louder.

The Bose SoundLink Mini II can link to two devices at the same time, that means that you can alternate between two devices to stream music from. It can also remember up to 8 devices, so you don’t have to pair them each time. So overall, as an all around, Bluetooth speaker for travel, cottage or for everyday use, I recommend Bose SoundLink Mini II.