For a company that's marketed "room-filling sound" for years, it's a little surprising that the Bose SoundLink Revolve Speaker is their first to incorporate 360-degree speakers. Highly portable, it overcomes its small body by using a downward-facing transducer, dual passive radiators, and a carefully-angled acoustic deflector to transmit full sound wherever it's placed. Its rechargeable battery lasts for 12 hours per charge, Bluetooth frees you from the tyranny of wires, and the water-resistant body means it's as welcome at the pool as it is on the patio. Also available in a larger, more robust "+" version for $100 more.
Designed to hang on your wall, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape Speaker is far more than a single speaker. The modular system incorporates as many as 44 individual speakers, as well as optional integrated acoustic damper tiles that can improve the sound from any source in any room you place them in. A connectivity hub handles incoming streams via Chromecast, AirPlay, and Bluetooth, and of course, it also plays nice with the company's other Multiroom components for a whole-house audio experience. Available in a variety of fabric covers, including exclusive wools from Kvadrat, it can be adapted to match nearly any space.