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JBL brings AuracastTM to portable speakers

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JBL brings AuracastTM to portable speakers

If you have your eye on a JBL Extreme 4, Clip 5 and (or) Go 4, you’re in the right place. These portable speakers are getting a nifty firmware update!

The new JBL portable speakers mentioned in the intro get an upgrade with the introduction of AuracastTM. This, according to the manufacturer, creates endless connectivity options for pairing stereo or multiple speakers. ‘These newest, portable devices are made of 80% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) and the speaker grille is 70% PCR fabric. Available in trendy colors, they offer not only numerous new features but also an outstanding sound experience. JBL reaffirms its position as the world leader in portable audio with these impressive additions,’ said the manufacturer.

The newcomers at a glance

Let us briefly introduce the new portables. And that in the words of the manufacturer itself, so any overenthusiasm cannot be credited to us:

  • Take your sound experience to the next level anytime, anywhere with the JBL Xtreme 4. Now featuring enhanced AI Sound Boost technology, this innovative feature analyzes audio in real time using an advanced AI algorithm. This optimizes the acoustic output level, resulting in more powerful and less distorted sound. With two woofers, two powerful drivers and dual-pumping JBL bass radiators, you’ll effortlessly enjoy dynamic, immersive sound with deeper bass and refined detail. Wherever you are, you’ll be able to totally immerse yourself in the music. The Xtreme 4 stays true to its powerful battery capacity, lasting an impressive 24 hours. Plus, it acts as a convenient power bank to charge your smartphone and other devices on the go. The replaceable battery further extends the life of the speaker. All three new speakers are equipped with Bluetooth v5.3 with LE audio capabilities, have an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, and offer the ability to connect multiple speakers via Auracast™.
  • The JBL Clip 5 is now even easier to carry thanks to the redesigned carabiner with a larger and more accessible opening, making it effortless to clip on. This stylish travel accessory delivers top-quality sound, with increased driver power for streamlined sound and consistent bass at any volume. With up to 12 hours of play time, the JBL Clip 5 is the perfect companion for adventures on the go.
  • The JBL Go 4, JBL’s smallest portable device, still delivers surprisingly beautiful sound with a more robust sound and more powerful bass than its predecessor. The mini speaker is designed to go anywhere, with an updated silhouette and a wider and more durable strap for a better grip. With up to 7 hours of playback time and available in six colors, the JBL Go 4 offers everything you need on the go.

Pricing

The new speakers will be available at JBL.co.uk and select retailers. The JBL Xtreme 4 will be available for $349.99 in March, JBL Clip 5 for $69.99 in May and JBL Go 4 for $49.99 in April 2024, and are packaged in FSC-certified paper printed with soy ink. The JBL Clip 5 and JBL Go 4 will be available in camo, red, purple, gray, blue and black, and the JBL Xtreme 4 will be available in blue, camo and black.