We've been fans of earlier, and the new Clip 3 ($60, £50, AU$80) features some significant design modifications that clearly distinguish it from its predecessor, the .
Not only does the thehave improved battery life and better sound, it's more durable, according to JBL, thanks to the integrated carabiner framing the entire perimeter of the speaker, acting as a bumper.
I spent some time comparing the Clip 3 with the Clip 2, as well as Bose's more expensive, which retails for $99. It's worth noting that the Clip 3 is slightly larger and weighs slightly more than the Clip 2 (210g, 137x97x46mm versus 184g, 141x94x42mm).
The JBL Clip 3 also comes in a nice array of colors: black, blue, green, gray, pink, white and "sand."