JBL GO hands-on: the cutest little Bluetooth sound blaster

Chris Burns - Jan 12, 2015
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JBL GO hands-on: the cutest little Bluetooth sound blaster

This little beast may be cute, but it packs a surprising punch of sound quality. What you’re working with here is Bluetooth connectivity to your mobile smart devices for music or audio for entertainment on the go. JBL GO is a box of sound blasting you’ll be able to fit in your pocket, working with built-in speakerphone abilities and a whopping 5 hours of sound playback. This past week at CES 2015 we got to get up close and personal with the whole color collection.

The JBL GO comes in 8 different colors – or it will when it’s launched in the near future. You’ll see black, pink, yellow, green, blue, red, orange, and a light gray. Here we’re seeing demo units, so most of them don’t play, but they’ll be the same materials once the final run is released.

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The battery inside is rechargeable, so you’ll be able to go for 5 hours over and over again. You can also leave the device plugged in, if you do so wish, to work with essentially unlimited playback time.

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Wireless carry is assisted by an integrated carry strap hook.

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You can go wireless with Bluetooth for sound or you can work with a standard 3.5mm audio wire. This plugs in to the AUX IN port on the device.

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Once this speaker is released, it’ll cost you $29.95 USD. We’ll let you know more once our review unit arrives in the mail.


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