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Bl W ant to add more music to your life? All you need is a smartphone or tablet and a wireless speaker. So how does it work? Well, you may not care exactly how it works. But knowing the dierence between a Bluetooth speaker and one with Wi-Fi can help you make the right choice. Let us drop some knowledge. Want portability? Go with Bluetooth If you want a simple, compact wireless speaker you can take anywhere, Bluetooth is the way to go. Bluetooth allows you to stream directly from your smartphone, tablet, or compatible computer. Plus, you can listen to audio from ANY app on your device. Most Bluetooth speakers have built-in rechargeable batteries. So even if you're not near a power outlet, you can enjoy music for hours. And lots of Bluetooth speakers are tough enough to withstand exposure to water splashes or even douses. Build a home system with Wi-Fi If you're looking for a speaker to set up and leave in your home, Wi-Fi offers some cool advantages. Wi-Fi speakers offer greater wireless range. They connect to your home network, so you can control them with your smartphone from most any room in your house. Another big benefit of Wi-Fi? You can connect multiple compatible speakers as part of a whole- home system. Then you can control all the speakers using a single app on your phone. Play different songs in each room, or the same song throughout the house. Can I get both?" There are some speakers with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in. Check out the Bose SoundTouch 10 shown here. It offers the unlimited music choices of Bluetooth along with multi-speaker expansion. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SHOP SMARTER FOR WIRELESS SPEAKERS Wi-Fi Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless music system This Wi-Fi speaker also offers Bluetooth for unlimited listening options. Add more SoundTouch speakers for a multi-room system. AC power required (cable included). #018ST10BLK $199.99 Bluetooth speakers are great for on-the-go listening. Many, like the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II, can also serve as a speakerphone with a paired smartphone. Bluetooth OR 42 Have questions? Email us for answers advisors@crutchReld.com

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