JBL is one of those speaker brands who often ‘gets the job done’ with little fanfare or fuss. Their new portable speaker line is no exception – welcome the JBL GO 3, JBL CLIP 4 and JBL XTREME 3 – hitting stores in countries such as Australia from March 1.
“These products are cutting-edge and are suitable for all consumers, whether you’re a lover of music or of a podcast – our products come in such a wide variety that you won’t be limited for choice,” states Marcus Fry, General Manager of AUNZ at HARMAN.
(Fun fact: Did you know JBL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harman and Samsung Electronics? Access to componentry from their parent brands’ network is deemed one of the reasons this affordable brand more often than not gets it right).
The new JBL portable speaker line-up debuts a suite of new colours, plus improved battery life and next-gen sound system.
Pocket-sized: JBL GO 3
The JBL GO 3 pledges 5 hours of battery life and features a brand-new integrated loop.
The ‘mini speaker’ is IP67 waterproof and dustproof certified, rendering it suitable for use hiking or at the beach, complementing “surprisingly big” audio and punchy bass for a device of this size.
Fresh new look: JBL Clip 4
The JBL Clip 4 has a sleek new design, several colour options, and boasts ultra-fast pairing with Bluetooth Wireless.
Despite its small size, the product pledges its trademark JBL Original Pro Sound with a notable 10 hours of battery life.
A redesigned integrated clip fuses tougher materials, suitable for mountain terrains and lakeside relaxation.
[GET NERDY WITH US: The JBL Go 3 incorporates a redesigned carabiner that is integrated into the speaker itself for extra protection – clip it on a buckle or strap when hiking or exploring]
Bigger sound: JBL Xtreme 3
The new JBL Xtreme 3 pledges 15 hours of battery life, plus bigger stereo sound.
With a robust built-in power bank (to charge devices), three in-built ambience-filling speakers, a carrying strap plus embedded bottle opener, the Xtreme 3 is positioned as a highly versatile portable speaker.
[GET NERDY WITH US: The speaker’s sound capabilities stem from four drivers and two JBL bass radiators to deliver dynamic immersive sound with rich detail and deep base].
JBL states the speaker can be fully submerged whilst playing tunes, rendering it suitable for the beach or pool parties (IP67 waterproof and dustproof).
Users can also connect up to two smartphones or tablets to the speaker, and use its ‘PartyBoost’ feature to link multiple compatible JBL speakers for even bigger sound.