The perfect, playful speakers made for the beach

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While you need to pack all the essentials for vacation, it's the extras that can really make downtime fun — like this retro-style beach radio. It comes in bright cherry red (plucked straight from a Slim Aarons photo) and its portable design makes it easy to grab and go — all you need to do is plug in your phone and you'll be the official poolside DJ. All that's left to do is make the perfect playlist.

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SunnyLife Beach Sounds Speaker & Radio, $50 at Shopbop.

Looking for a great place to use the perfect beach speakers? Click through for some of the best beaches for summer:
Dr. Beach's list of best beaches for 2015
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The perfect, playful speakers made for the beach
In this May 19, 2015 photo, Ali Junell, of Portland, Ore., left, and Kristen Carmichael, of Los Angeles, sit on the beach at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The beach was listed as No. 1 on the 2015 list of best beaches, a list compiled annually by Florida International University Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Gulf Coast, Florida, USA

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Beach at St. George Island State Park


Hana, Maui, Hawaii, United States, North America

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Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Key Biscayne Florida USA Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park lighthouse.

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Paddle board surfer heads out to catch a wave at Coast Guard Beach. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Kiawah Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island, SC.

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Some beachgoers relax in the shade while others go for a run at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples, FL. Travel photos for package on Naple, FL. (Credit Image: © J. Gwendolynne Berry/The Palm Beach Post/

East Beach, Santa Barbara, California USA.

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