Grab 'em and go: JBL portable speakers are up to 40% off — from $30
When you're listening to great music on the go, you want to share it — and that can be tough when you and your friends are straining to hear the tiny sound coming from your phone. Well, we're here to cure your audio woes. The folks at JBL have perfected the art of portable Blutetooth-compatible speakers, and Amazon has slashed the prices of some of its most popular models, like the bestselling Clip 4 speaker.
Clip 3$45 $50Save $5
Flip 5$80 $130Save $50
Basically, a brawnier, sturdier, slightly heavier alternative to the Clip 3 (see below), the 4's carabiner is integrated into the unit's surrounding metal band, making this a perfect choice for more rugged pursuits like hiking or camping. Also a big help in the great outdoors: It's dustproof.
As one fan put it: "This is a great-sounding JBL speaker. I use it while playing golf, riding bikes in the neighborhood or just sitting out on the back patio. The clip is a great feature. I would purchase again if needed."
Looking for some other options? Some of JBL's other heavy hitters are also available at a discount!
At just four inches in diameter, the Clip 3 is small enough to take just about everywhere. A carabiner lets you fasten it to your bag or clothes with ease, allowing you to enjoy hands-free sound wherever you are. And we do mean "wherever": It's waterproof, so you don't need to stress about getting caught in the rain, and it pumps out up to 10 hours of tunes before it needs a recharge.
This speaker also connects to your phone or tablet wirelessly, allowing you to stream your sound without a care. You can even take calls from it and enjoy its noise and echo cancellation. By the way, the Clip 3 comes in a dozen colors and patterns — all of 'em 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 and everywhere. It’s my new best little friend."
Think of this as the JBL Clip's big brother. This gadget boasts 12 hours of playtime and is waterproof (that means it's totally boat- and beach-friendly). It also comes equipped with PartyBoost, which allows you to pair two compatible JBL speakers for premium stereo sound. Choose from 10 different colors, including two camo varieties.
"I got this speaker for the beach and the golf [course]. It was even better than I expected! The sound quality is amazing! I would recommend this speaker to anyone," said a five-star fan.
At just 3.4" × 2.7", the Go 3 is the baby of the bunch. Rather than securing it, padlock-style, you can simply hang it from a nearby peg in your workstation, a kitchen cabinet knob or a piece of workout equipment. It is, of course, Bluetooth-enabled, offers five hours of playtime on a single charge. Plus, it's 40% off!
Reports a delighted shopper: "I absolutely love the color, how compact it is and above all the VOLUME. Holy cow, is this little guy LOUD! I think it is at a great price point, it's charged right out of the packaging. I've had it for three days, and have yet to charge it."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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