Did you know that the first wireless speaker was invented in 1969? Okay, not really. But in 1969, a hot piece of tech hit the market that allowed people to take their music with them, wherever they went. I’m talking about the boombox (if you’re not sure what a boombox is, ask your parents or grandparents). Philips Electronics created the first boombox, a portable, radio and cassette player with two speakers. They reached their peak popularity in the 80’s, blasting Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, U2, Elton John, AC/DC and more.
This revolutionary invention brought music sharing to a whole new level and began turning the world of personal music on it’s head. Now, we have dozens of options for playing music in a truly wireless situation. Wireless speakers come in all shapes and sizes and connect to most devices via Bluetooth. When you’re at home, in the car, at work, or the gym, it’s easy to pull out your phone and connect it to a wireless speaker and share the music you love with whoever will listen.