When you listen to great music on the go, you want to share it – and that can be difficult when you and your friends strain to hear the tiny sound coming from your phone. Well, we are here to fix your audio problems. The folks at JBL have perfected the art of portable Bluetooth-enabled speakers, and Amazon has slashed prices on some of its most popular models, like the best-selling Clip 4 speaker.
In short, a more powerful, sturdier, slightly heavier alternative to the Clip 3 (see below), the 4’s carabiner is integrated into the device’s surrounding metal strap, making this a perfect choice for more rugged pursuits like hiking or camping. Also a great help in the great outdoors: it is dustproof.
As one fan put it, “This is a great sounding JBL speaker. I use it while golfing, biking around the neighborhood, or just sitting on the back patio. The clip is a great feature. I’d buy it again if necessary.”
JBL clip 4
With an integrated carabiner for added protection, you can take your JBL Clip 4 anywhere, anytime. Just clip on a strap, belt or buckle and go explore the world.
$50 at Amazon
Looking for other options? Some of JBL’s other heavy hitters are also available at a discount!
Waterproof and small, the JBL Clip 3 has a sturdy carabiner that you can attach to anything, so you can listen to music anywhere. It also connects wirelessly to your phone or tablet and has noise and echo cancellation features.
$45 at Amazon
With a diameter of only ten centimeters, the Clip 3 is small enough to take almost anywhere. With a carabiner, you can easily attach it to your bag or clothing, so you can enjoy hands-free sound anywhere. And we really do mean “anywhere”: it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about getting caught in the rain, and it pumps out up to 10 hours of music before needing a charge.
This speaker also connects wirelessly to your phone or tablet, so you can stream your sound without any worries. You can even take calls with it and enjoy the noise and echo cancellation. By the way, the Clip 3 comes in a dozen colors and patterns – all on sale.
One fan said this is their favorite portable speaker ever. “It’s small enough to fit in my purse or backpack,” they wrote. “The sound is exceptionally good for how small it is. The Bluetooth connectivity is flawless. And it’s waterproof! I love using it all the time, every day, everywhere. It’s my new best little friend.”
The JBL Flip 5 offers 12 hours of playback time and can be paired with other JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers for additional music, and it’s waterproof up to one meter of water.
$80 at Amazon
Think of this as the big brother of the JBL Clip. This gadget offers 12 hours of playtime and is waterproof (that means it’s completely boat and beach friendly). It’s also equipped with PartyBoost, which lets you pair two compatible JBL speakers for premium stereo sound. Choose from 10 different colors, including two camo varieties.
“I have this speaker for the beach and the gulf [course]. It was even better than I expected! The sound quality is great! I would recommend this speaker to anyone,” said one five-star fan.
At just 3.4″ × 2.7″, the Go 3 is the baby of the bunch. Instead of securing it in the form of a padlock, you can simply hang it from a nearby hook in your workstation, kitchen cabinet knob, or workout device. It’s Bluetooth compatible, of course, and offers five hours of playtime on a single charge. Plus, it’s 40% off!
Reports one delighted customer: “I absolutely love the color, how compact it is and especially the VOLUME. Holy cow, is this little guy LOUD! I think he has a great price, he charges right out of the box. I’ve had it for three days now and still need to charge it.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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