JBL CLIP 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review
The market for Bluetooth products has exploded in the past few years. One of the most popular tech items this year has been portable Bluetooth speakers. Electronics manufacturer JBL has been producing their own line of Bluetooth speakers and one of the hottest models this year is the Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
The Clip 2 is as light as it is sturdy. This small but powerful device fits in the palm of your hand and has a carabiner clip for portability. Clip it to your belt or bag and your off. The JBL Clip 2 connects to any Bluetooth capable device quickly with the touch of a button and the rechargeable battery promises up to 8 hours of continuous use. It also has a handy 3.5mm plug stored on the back for connecting directly to any source. Unlike the original Clip speaker the Clip 2 is fully waterproof and can even be submerged without damage. You can even use it as a portable speakerphone. Definitely a handy feature if you need to make hands free calls.
The sound of the JBL Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is really quite good. This pint sized speaker packs a decent punch yet leaves the mids and high frequencies crisp and clear. It does have it’s limits. If you push the volume too hard it can distort a little but you can add a second Clip 2 to the same Bluetooth source for additional listening enjoyment.
Overall, the JBL Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is pretty cool. It’s perfect for sitting poolside, a day at the park or even on a bike ride. The Clip 2 comes in 5 different colors and for just around $54 it won’t break the bank.
Music playing time – up to 8 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
Battery charge time – 2.5 hour @ 5V, 0.5A
Signal-to-noise ratio – >80dB
Battery type – Lithium-ion polymer (3.7V/730mAh)
Frequency response – 120Hz – 20kHz (-6dB)
Output power – 1 x 3W
Transducer – 1 x 40mm
Dimensions – (H x W x D)141 x 94 x 42 (mm)
Weight – 184g
Bluetooth version – 4.2
Bluetooth transmitter power – 0 – 9dBm
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range – 2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitter modulation – GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK