I’m a huge fan of JBL products . The speakers and headphones from them that we have reviewed have consistently impressed. I’m working on a review of the JBL Flip 2, and I’m blown away by the small speaker. If, however, you want something even smaller than the Flip 2, you’ll want to check out the JBL Clip.This small speaker comes in five different colors and is under $50. For the $49.95 MSRP, you’ll get a Bluetooth speaker that is just over 4″ in diameter and just under 2″ deep, puts out 3.2 watts of power and runs for about 5 hours per charge. The battery life might be an issue for some, but the addition of “clip-on convenience” thanks to an integrated carabiner may help compensate. Of course the JBL Clip also has a built-in microphone, so you can use it for calls on the go.
About the Author
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.