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JBL goes virtual to launch new speakers and earbuds

By Ken Wong - on 3 Sep 2020, 7:31pm

JBL goes virtual to launch new speakers and earbuds

One of the new product lines. Image courtesy of JBL

In lieu of its usual IFA product launch, JBL held its first global virtual press presentation last night. With a number of products launched, we take a look at them all to see what you could be buying soon.

The new JBL Go 3. Image courtesy of JBL

Let’s start with the more affordable side of things, the JBL Go 3. This is an updated version of the JBL Go 2 launched in 2018. The Go 3 is more rounded than the Go 2, with a loop on one end should you need to hang it on a bag or hook. The Go 3 is IP67 rated dustproof and waterproof, so it should hold up to any adventure you have. With five hours of battery life, the small speaker should last long enough to meet your entertainment needs. Even better, it now supports USB C. The JBL Go 3 will be available in November for S$79 in black, blue, blue and pink, red, camo, pink, green, and white colour options.

The new JBL Clip 4. Image courtesy of JBL

Another “Go-with-you” option is the compact JBL Clip 4. Now both water and dustproof, the Clip 4 has 10 hours of playtime and big bass to deliver the perfect soundtrack to any epic adventure. JBL says that the integrated carabiner has been upgraded to an even sleeker design. It connects via Bluetooth and USB C. It will be available in December for S$99 and come in black, blue, blue and pink, camo, red, pink, and green and white.

The new JBL Xtreme 3. Image courtesy of JBL

Pricier options start with the JBL Xtreme 3. It may not look too different from the Xtreme 2 and is water and dust proof,  but JBL says that it has four improved drivers and two pumping JBL Bass Radiators. Using USB C to power 15 hours of battery life, it can even charge a phone with its built-in power bank. The Xtreme 3 supports two connected devices as once, and it can also be synced to another or more PartyBoost-compatible JBL speakers for an even louder party. The JBL Xtreme 3 is available in blue, Black and camo and will cost S$399 when it arrives in November.

 

Still portable but more powerful

The portable boombox. Image courtesy of JBL

Like the JBL Pulse and Pulse 2 of old, the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go has 100 watts of sound that can be synced to a pulsing light show and six hours of battery life. Needing a shoulder strap to carry it around, it comes with support for Bluetooth, USB, and AUX connections, it also has mic and guitar inputs, so you can use it as an amp if you need to. It is, however, only splash-resistant and not waterproof. Available in October, it will retail for S$549.

With the JBL PartyBox 310, you bring the party with you. Image courtesy of JBL

Sometimes, you just need to go big to get the party started. That’s when you’ll need to roll out the JBL PartyBox 310 that is so big, it comes with a handle and wheels like a suitcase. With 240-watt output, it also features backlit DJ buttons, splashproof protection and a long, 18 hours of battery life. Compatible with most speaker stands; it also has dual mic and guitar inputs with built-in vocal tuning. When it arrives in Singapore in October, it will cost S769.

 

New earbuds for every lifestyle

The noise-cancelling JBL Live Free NC+. Image courtesy of JBL

The JBL Live Free NC+ and JBL Reflect Mini TWS earbuds will have 7 hours of playback or 21 hours including the case, which will also wirelessly charge with any Qi charger. Besides noise-cancellation, they are also water and sweat proof. New connecting and syncing technology links the left and right buds independently to the user's source device the minute the charging case is opened and also allows each earbud to be used independently for calls and music.

For those looking for an active lifestyle. Image courtesy of JBL

The JBL Reflect Mini TWS earbuds are the sporty, active version of the JBL Live Free NC+.

Both the JBL Live Free NC+ and JBL Reflect Mini TWS earbuds will be available in black, white, blue and rose from Q1 of 2021. The retail price will be updated when available.

Affordable music to your ears. Image courtesy of JBL

As the update to the Tune 220TWS, the JBL Tune 225TWS builds on the best of the 220TWS and adds improvements like longer battery life, improved sound drivers, and better bass with large 12mm dynamic driver for powerful sound. It now has up to 5-hour music playback, and 25 hours when combined with USB-C charging case. The JBL Tune225TWS is available in black, white, pink, blue, grey, rose gold and will go on sale in October for S$169.

Those who have an interest in the new speakers and earbuds, keep an eye out over the next few months on JBL’s Singapore store and their official stores on Lazada and Shopee, and all JBL authorised dealers.