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JBL’s new Flip 5 speaker offers longer play time and can be used anywhere

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JBL has unveiled its latest portable Flip Bluetooth speaker –  the Flip 5 –  which offers a longer battery life and more epic sound for an even greater experience no matter where you are.

The new JBL Flip 5 is just 18.1cm long, 6.9cm high and 7.4cm deep and weighs just 540g.

The product’s compact size makes it an ideal companion to go anywhere with you.

And it’s IPX7 waterproof and rugged rubber housing means it can handle travelling with you whether it’s to the beach or the mountains.

Audio quality has also been improved thanks to the new race track shaped drivers which increases the cone area and excursion to magnify the already impressive JBL signature sound.

“Thanks to its amazing sound, enhanced features and approachable price point, the Flip Series has always been a popular option for consumers, so we’re excited to bring them the next generation with the JBL Flip 5.” Marcus Fry, Brand Activation Director of AUNZ at HARMAN says.

JBL’s Flip 5 has 44mm x 80mm transducers with 20W RMS output.

PartyBoost allows users to pair to compatible JBL speakers together and create a stereo pair.

The JBL Flip 5 has an impressive 12 hours of battery life to keep the party going all day and into the night.

It has a new USB-C charging port and takes two and a half hours to fully charge the battery.

The JBL Flip 5 is available now  in 11 colours and is priced at $149.

JBL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HARMAN International and Samsung Electronics.

JBL FLIP 5 Technical Specifications:

Bluetooth version: 4.2

Support: A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6

Transducer: 44mm x 80mm

Rated power: 20W RMS

Frequency response: 65Hz–20kHz

Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB

Battery type: Lithium-ion Polymer 17.28Wh (Equivalent to 3.6V 4800mAh)

Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (5V/3A)

Music playtime: up to 12 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)

Bluetooth® transmitter power: 0-11dBm

Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range: 2.402 – 2.480GHz

Bluetooth® transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK

Dimension (W x D x H): 181 x 69 x 74mm

Weight: 540g