The Good The affordable JBL Flip is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker that is designed to be used horizontally or vertically. It sounds good and plays loudly for its size, has speakerphone capabilities, and ships with a neoprene carrying case.
The Bad The unit is powered by a generic, somewhat bulky AC adapter instead of USB, and the 5-hour battery life is only OK. It doesn't handle bass-heavy material incredibly well.
The Bottom Line The JBL Flip's decent performance and attractive design make it a worthy Bluetooth speaker contender at $100.
Portable Bluetooth speaker stands tall
JBL has been making a push into the portable speaker space with several products, including the
At this price, it sits between the
While the JBL has a couple of small drawbacks, all in all I thought it sounded decent for the money and was a solid value.
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