JBL JR Pop Bluetooth speaker is for destructive little kids at CES 2019

JBL has started shipping its micro Bluetooth speaker that's been designed especially for young children.

David Carnoy Executive Editor / Reviews
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Kobo e-books and audiobooks.
Expertise Headphones, Bluetooth speakers, mobile accessories, Apple, Sony, Bose, e-readers, Amazon, glasses, ski gear, iPhone cases, gaming accessories, sports tech, portable audio, interviews, audiophile gear, PC speakers Credentials
  • Maggie Award for Best Regularly Featured Web Column/Consumer
David Carnoy
Enlarge Image

The JR Pop is available now for $30.

David Carnoy/CNET

JBL makes a couple of micro Bluetooth speakers , including the Clip 3, one of our favorite super compact wireless speakers. Now we get the kid version of the Clip 3: the JR Pop, which is available now for $30 (£30) in six color options.

Like the Clip 3, this model is fully waterproof and is built for durability. While it doesn't have a clip , it does have a detachable strap and includes a feature the Clip doesn't have: a multi-color light.

I'll have a full review later this month.

Enlarge Image

It comes in six color options.

David Carnoy/CNET

JBL JR Pop key features

  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming: Wirelessly connect to any smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth
  • 5 hours of battery life
  • IPX7 Waterproof: Can be fully submersed in water
  • Multicolor lighting mode: Speaker lights up when music is playing
  • Detachable strap: Attach the speaker for stationary or on-the-go listening
  • Price: $30 (£30)
  • Six color options: Aqua Teal, Iris Purple, Rose Pink, Spider Red, Cool Blue and Froggy Green
  • Shipping now
Watch this: Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019

CES 2019: See all of CNET's coverage of the year's biggest tech show.

CES schedule: It's six days of jam-packed events. Here's what to expect.