Ultimate Ears Boom - £169.99 from currys.co.uk
Portable enough to take anywhere, why not make one your party piece and turn up with it in tow, - hosts will be delighted. The boom produces a very decent sound for its size and, better still, if you download their app you can pair up two to produce a very good stereo sound.
Damson Jet - £149.99 from uk.damsonaudio.com
This single unit contains a pair of separate speakers so the sound sent over is actually spilt into two, giving a sound like that of two actual separate speakers. They can be set apart up to ten metres and the music remains in-synch. Connection is over Bluetooth or NFC (Near Field Communication) from devices.
Pulse - £179.99 from uk.jbl.com
If you're looking for something altogether unique, look no further than these LED filled numbers. Not only jammed with top-class drivers for quality sounds, the Pulse also delivers a superb light display, er, pulsing along with your music. This can be pre-programmed or you can create customised themes and control the brightness and colour yourself.
Sonos Play 1 - £169.99 from hificorner.co.uk
Here's the latest building block from Sonos, hoping to be another part of your modular music system - and to take over your home. This is the smallest of their offerings so far, but produces a sound well above its compact form and works ideally with the recently launched Playbar and Subwoofer boxes for connected sound around your abode.
Shake it up
Pure Jongo T6 - £299.99 from pure.com
Play all your music through this powerful 100-watt speaker system that will connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and - if you dare approach full pelt on the volume button - get the paintings shaking. Pair up a couple of these and you really do have a ground-shaking sound. It might be the priciest on parade, but you could say that being the envy of your guests is well worth it. Place them upright or sideways and download an app for ultimate control.
Sony SRS BTM8 - £59 from amazon.co.uk
Affectionately known as 'the handbag', this Bluetooth piece from Sony could well see off the competition at the budget end of the game. Mains or battery powered, it can also stream music over an NFC connection - whichever way though, it will connect in seconds with very little lag in between switching on devices and getting the music started. It delivers a decent clear sound, not bone shaking, but certainly above its price tag.
App of the week
Fightme - Free on iTunes
It is the first ever competitive social video network, all about recording and uploading the best bit of footage you can, then creating a buzz by using hashtags and the like. The aim is to get more folk to applaud your video than any others in the network and come out on top. Serious fun.
Top 10 paid for apps for android phones
1. Minecraft -Pocket Edition
2. The Chase
3. Where's Waldo Now?
4. Camera for Kindle Fire
5. Rabbids Big Bang
6. Fruit Drops Part II - Match Three Puzzle
7. Plants vs. Zombies
8. The Adventures of Mosaika
9. Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood
10. Fruit Drops - Match Three Puzzle
Top 10 free apps for android phones
1. Candy Crush Saga
2. City Maps 2Go Pro - Offline Map and Travel Guide
4. Dumb Ways to Die
5. BBC Weather
6. FIFA 14 by EA SPORTS
7. BBC iPlayer
8. Beard Salon - Free games
9. Real Steel World Robot Boxing
10. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
(Both charts courtesy of Appstore on amazon.co.uk)