JBL Clip 2 Review – Improves on its Predecessor

What is the JBL Clip 2? It is a portable wireless speaker that is no larger than a standard hockey-puck. It has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery that does offer a pretty decent offering in terms of battery life. For its diminutive size, the device does offer a pretty decent size. Going back to its battery life, it can offer you up to eight hours of continuous play time on a single, full charge. And by the way, it is also waterproof. With all of these, it is clear that this second iteration improves on a whole lot of areas from its predecessor.

JBL Clip 2 Review - Improves on its Predecessor

The JBL Clip 2 is an Appealing Choice

For the JBL Clip 2, it does make a couple of more notable changes from its predecessor. To start, there’s that completely waterproof feature that has been added. Furthermore, it now comes equipped with a real metal carabiner instead of the plastic “clip” that has been found on the Clip and on the Clip+. Also, the battery life has also been approved to eight hours of continuous use from just five for the JBL Clip.

Just like its predecessors, the 2nd major iteration to the JBL Clip has a neatly integrated audio cable for devices that do not support Bluetooth functionality. There is also a speakerphone feature that works pretty well so that you don’t have to reach for your mobile phone all the time whenever someone calls.

When you try to test its waterproof capabilities by putting it on pool water, it will initially float but then it will eventually sink. If you don’t have a really deep swimming pool, then you don’t have to worry about the device leaking in water in its internals as the unit is rated to be submerged of up to four feet of water for 30-minutes. However, if you plan to drop it in a deep lake, or even in the ocean, then you would have to rescue it pretty quickly or you won’t see it again. But even if you were able to see it again but it did submerge pretty deep, then consider the device broken.

For its sound, the JBL Clip 2 does have some improvement in this area, but it’s not quite significant. However, even for its diminutive size, the speaker can still dish out pretty amazing volumes. There’s some bass to the tracks you throw at it, but there’s not a lot of it. Overall, this is a solid upgrade to the original model.


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JBL Clip 2 Review – Improves on its Predecessor
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