(Pocket-lint) - JBL has announced the latest iteration successful its fashionable enactment of miniature Bluetooth speakers, the JBL Flip 6.
The caller talker retains the aforesaid pill-shaped plan we've go accustomed to, but there's been a sizeable tweak to some the internals and exterior to marque this an enticing offering.
Chiefly, the durability has been upped from the erstwhile generation; whereas the Flip 5 was rated IPX7, making it waterproof successful afloat submersion of a 1-metre of h2o for 30 minutes, the Flip 6 is IP67. This means it keeps the aforesaid quality to past water, portion present besides blocking retired dust.
The JBL logo is present overmuch much salient connected the device's side, too, with a ample array of antithetic finishes to take betwixt compared to the erstwhile models. Flip 6 fans volition beryllium capable to prime betwixt Dusty Pink, Grey Stone, River Teal, Fiesta Red, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Steel White, Forest Green and Squad, seen below.
So, that's what we tin spot astatine archetypal glance, but the Flip 6 volition besides travel with immoderate important audio configuration tweaks.
Inside, there's inactive the aforesaid racetrack-shaped woofer, though this is present joined by an idiosyncratic tweeter and dual passive I radiators. In theory, this should bring immoderate extent and powerfulness to the listening experience. And that'll besides beryllium aided by the Bluetooth upgrade, with JBL boosting the modular from 4.2 to 5.1.
Despite the raft of changes, the 12-hour artillery beingness is the aforesaid arsenic the erstwhile generation, with features specified arsenic PartyBoost (allowing those with aggregate JBL speakers to brace them up) retained, also.
We'll beryllium investigating the Flip 6 retired up of its merchandise successful November for £129.99 / $129.95 - enactment tuned for our afloat reappraisal and our speaker buyer's guides to spot whether it winds up being 1 we recommend.
Writing by Conor Allison. Originally published connected 2 September 2021.