While it’s true that most Bluetooth speakers are designed to be toted around, JBL’s Clip 4 gives new meaning to the word portable. At just over half a pound, it’s the lightest and smallest speaker we’ve tested. Its clip design makes it ideal for attaching to a bike basket or backpack, and it has an impressive ten hours of battery life. As former Strategist writer Jordan Bowman puts it, the Clip 4 is “incredibly durable,” being both waterproof and dustproof with rubber ribs that help it stay in place on smooth surfaces when you turn up the volume. “I’ve knocked it against hard surfaces, had it roll through a pile of sand, and fall flat on its face against a hardwood floor without the music skipping a beat,” Bowman explains. Speaking of music, he adds that audiophiles will be pleasantly surprised by how clear and vibrant such a tiny speaker can sound.
We think JBL’s Clip 4 is the best portable Bluetooth speaker out there: perfect for bike rides, beach trips, and picnics. Usually $80, it’s currently 38 percent off in seven different colors, which is the cheapest we’ve ever seen it.
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