Thanks to the universal limitations of Bluetooth compression, most of the name-brand portable Bluetooth speakers actually sound very similar. It comes down to supplemental features and pricing for customers to decide which one to buy.
If you're looking to add a soundtrack to your summer, now is the best time to pick up the original JBL Clip. Best Buy just cut the price in half down to to just $24.99, which comes out to about £16.72 in the UK or $32.83 in Australia.
The JBL Clip is a compact, hockey-puck size speaker that has a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery and offers decent enough sound for its size. It also features a carabiner-style clip at the top so you can easily attach it to a bag or belt, and it can double as a speakerphone if you need to get work done on the go.
The company improved the sound quality and battery life for the JBL Clip 2, but the opportunity to pick up the original for a fraction of the price is too good to ignore if you're on a tight budget.