We tested eight Bluetooth-compatible radios—letting you wirelessly transmit music from your smartphone or tablet—and found them all up to the task.

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Built to take the rigors of a jobsite, these radios also work beautifully in a woodshop. We tested eight Bluetooth-compatible radios—letting you wirelessly transmit music from your smartphone or tablet—and found them all up to the task. They're AC and battery powered (batteries sold separately), so it makes sense to get one on the same battery platform as your cordless tools. Each has a clock, USB charger port, 3.5mm jack, and at least 10 radio presets.

Bosch PB360C, $200

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boschtools.com
PROS: Excellent sound with four speakers, subwoofer, and multiple tone-control options; pauses the music without having to do it at your device; when plugged in, it charges the battery, and four 10-amp outlets power other tools; storage compartment for connected devices.
CON: Heavy (24 lbs) and awkward to carry.

Ryobi P746, $99

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ryobitools.com
PROS: Male plug (no cord) hooks directly to an extension cord; output jack for headphones.
CONS: Muffled sound despite tone controls; no storage for 3.5mm cord.

Porter-Cable PCC771B, $99

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portercable.com
PRO: Good sound quality (with tone controls) despite small size.
CONS: No storage for power or 3.5mm cords; red LED screen is hard to read.

Milwaukee 2792-20, $230

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milwaukeetool.com
PROS: Excellent sound with tone controls; when plugged in, it charges the battery; storage for cords and small devices; pauses the music without having to do it at your device.
CON: Heavy (17 lbs) and awkward to carry.

Ridgid R84087, $130

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ridgidpowertools.com
PRO: Great sound with tone controls.
CON: No cover for USB port and 3.5mm jack.

DeWalt DWST08810, $200

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dewalt.com
PROS: Three tone controls and four speakers deliver excellent sound; locks with DeWalt's ToughSystem storage racks and boxes.
CON: Plenty of storage space, but difficult to open.