Jabra has introduced the Solemate portable speaker.. About the size and weight of a water bottle, it’s small, light and features a thick carrying strap.

A rubber “sole” stores a 3.5 mm audio cable and a sound bag provides an extra layer of protection in sand, moisture and sunny outdoor conditions. The Jabra Solemate is available for pre-order for US$199 at Amazon.com and will be available for purchase at Best Buy retail stores, BestBuy.com and Amazon.com on Sept. 2.

A multifunctional portable wireless speaker, the Jabra Solemate enables music lovers to enjoy the freedom of big sound with strong, deep bass from an integrated subwoofer and rich, vibrant acoustics from dual tweeters, according to the folks at Jabra. It connects to any device that can play music — either corded or wirelessly — using Bluetooth technology, a 3.5mm audio cable or USB cable, and caters to all types of uses, indoors or outdoors.