Published on Sunday, 03 January 2016 13:33
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! We all wish you, your families and your loved ones in general the best for the New Year. Well 2016 may already be here but that doesn't mean people have stopped buying gifts for each other (even today some department stores where i live are open and filled with people) and so for today’s review (actually started roughly a week ago) we decided to dig through all of the samples currently in our lab in order to find something suitable for a gift. Many things popped up including several power banks, dash cameras, headphones, headsets, keyboards and earsets but surprisingly enough not many portable speakers. We actually we only one here currently send by our friends over at JBL in the beginning of December the brand new Flip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
JBL, a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, designs and builds audio equipment for consumers, the entertainment industry and the automotive industry. JBL takes its decades of experience making speakers and other equipment for concert halls and other public venues, and uses it to create audio equipment for consumers around the world. You can enjoy a movie, ball game or concert as part of a huge crowd or in your home - but either way, you can catch all of the sounds with superb clarity through JBL components.
As you might have guessed the Flip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker is actually the 3rd product to carry that name by JBL and although i never had the chance to use the original model i did use the Flip 2 for a couple months. So compared to the Flip 2 the Flip 3 (both models are splash proof) is improved in several areas so this time over it offers Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity (Bluetooth v3.0 version was used in the Flip 2), 3000mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery which gives it up to 10 hours of playback time (vs the 2000mAh one found in the Flip 2 and the up to 5 hours of playback) and two 40mm drivers (same size as the ones in the Flip 2) which feature a total power output of 8W each (2 x 6W in the Flip 2) with a frequency response of 85Hz-20KHz (the ones used in the Flip 2 had 100Hz-20KHz) and a signal to noise ratio of 80dB (identical to the Flip 2). The Flip 3 also has two external bass radiators (the Flip 2 had none) and features the connect technology by JBL which allows the user to connect it with several other Flip 3 portable speakers (also not found in the Flip 2), NFC (near field communications) and a state of the art microphone (speakerphone feature).