Sony’s new portable Bluetooth speaker is ready to get wet

Sony has announced a new portable Bluetooth speaker alongside its substantial new SRS-XV800 party speaker. The SRS-XB100 is a lightweight wireless model for music fans on the move, and it’s designed to bring better-than-average loudness through Sony’s use of a passive radiator.

Available in blue, orange, light gray, and black color options, the SRS-XB100 is priced at $59 (around £47 / AU$87), which puts it in the same price range as the Tribit Stormbox Micro 2, TechRadar’s current top budget pick in our best Bluetooth speakers guide. Like the Tribit, Sony’s portable is a lightweight option at 0.6 pounds, and it measures a mere 2.9(w) x 3.7(h) inches. Also like the Tribit, Sony includes a multiway strap, letting you lock the speaker to a backpack, bike handlebars, or whatever else is handy when you’re out and about.