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JBL Flip

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The Flip comes with its own durable carrying pouch.

The JBL Flip is only about the size of a tall soda can, but it sounds anything but small. This pint-sized portable Bluetooth system takes the audio streamed from your portable device and kicks it out with surprising power and clarity.

Bluetooth connectivity for music and conversation

The Flip lets you wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device. A built-in microphone turns the Flip into a wireless speakerphone. Just press the “Accept Call” button to start the conversation.

Small package, big sound

Inside the Flip are two 1-5/8" full-range drivers that deliver clean, clear sound, with a built-in bass port that reinforces the low tones. Thanks to JBL's advanced digital signal processing, the Flip can produce room-filling sound despite its compact design.

 Convenient portability

The Flip has its own durable neoprene carrying pouch. Slip in the Flip and you're good to go.  The system comes with an AC wall adapter, and gives you up to 5 hours of portable operation from its built-in rechargeable batteries. An auxiliary input lets you play non-Bluetooth portable devices through the system, too.

From our JBL Flip portable Bluetooth speaker review:

The quantity of sound was impressive from something so compact...The sound signature skews toward the high end of the frequency spectrum. But it does so with clarity and openness that similarly priced speakers can't always replicate.

— David Brown, Crutchfield A/V Writer

Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • range: 30 feet
  • built-in microphone and call answer button for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • two 1-5/8" full-range drivers with bass port
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours
  • neoprene carrying pouch
  • AC power adapter
  • 2-7/16"W x 6-5/16"H
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Portable Bluetooth powered speaker
  • Soft carrying case
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • 2-prong AC plug
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features

Portable Bluetooth Powered Speaker: The JBL Flip is a self-powered Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablets, players and other devices. The JBL Flip supports Bluetooth audio streaming and Bluetooth hands-free communication. This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button. Once paired, the JBL Flip will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP): The JBL Flip portable speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, computer/PC or other devices. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information.
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (HFP): The JBL Flip features a microphone and a call-answer button so you can answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or use Facetime from the speaker. A long press of the call-answer button will activate the voice command feature of your smartphone (if applicable). You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JBL Flip.

Full-Range JBL Sound: The JBL Flip employs digital signal processing to generate room-filling audio from a compact speaker. Using two 1.625" drivers, a 10-watt amplifier, and a built-in bass port, the JBL Flip delivers full-range JBL sound with punchy bass.

Versatile, Portable Design: The JBL Flip stereo speaker plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can place it in a variety of locations. And it fits easily into a backpack, so you can take it from one place to the next. A soft carrying case is provided to protect the speaker during storage or travel.

Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the JBL Flip is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

LED Indicator: A clearly visible LED lets you know when the built-in battery needs to be recharged, as well as when the JBL Flip is in Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.

Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Flip stereo speaker has a built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to five hours of playback time. You can easily recharge the battery using the included AC power adapter. Charging time is approximately 3 hours. The AC power adapter can also be used to power the speaker.

 

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JBL Flip portable Bluetooth® speaker review

JBL Flip portable Bluetooth® speaker review

by David Brown
7/12/2013
 
JBL Flip portable Bluetooth® speaker review

Don't let its small size fool you — this compact wireless speaker can offer up surprisingly big sound.

 
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4 out of 5

JBL FLIP

Written By Anonymous, Washington on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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For the money it is worth the price. Sounds good for a little speaker .
Pros:
Tiny , sounds good , charged fast , affordable .
Cons:
A little moe bass would be ideal.
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5 out of 5

Jbl flip

Written By Joey, New Orleans,la on Saturday, March 15, 2014
 
Very powerful speaker , clear sound
Pros:
Cannot beat it for the money
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4 out of 5

Everyone admires it

Written By chazdee, Austin, TX on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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This has worked well with my cell phone to play music and voice such as interviews and audio books. When I have played it for others, everyone remarks on what a nice tone it has for the size. This is good because I am more audio oriented and would say it has a "warm" sound meaning that the mids are emphasized over the highs. As would be expected bass response is limited but not absent. A nice accessory.
Pros:
The sound and size plus Bluetooth (Yay! no wires)
Cons:
I read that the battery has some limit of recharging cycles. That will be a drag when it won't charge anymore. Hopefully it will be a while since I don't use constantly.
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5 out of 5

JBL Flip

Written By Anonymous, Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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I needed a speakerphone and good portable speaker and this fit both needs well.
Pros:
Great sound, easy to sync and portable
Cons:
I've found that when used upright it's easy to knock over. Seems pretty durable but if using outdoors or near hard floors I tend to leave it horizontal.
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3 out of 5

Good sound, lousy battery life

Written By rightmuch, collinsville, va on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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This little speaker creates some big sound. Just make sure the power cable is near, because the battery won't last an hour.
Pros:
size, sound
Cons:
battery life is awful
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4 out of 5

good little speaker

Written By agamemnon, carolina ri on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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very good sound from a small little package. pairs very well and easily with android devices, but you have to hand it to microsoft...windows 8 found a new way to blow...it does not pair well with windows 8, even with new driver downloads. the speaker is flawless on android, but is constantly choppy and cutting out with windows 8.
Pros:
size, sound, portability
Cons:
windows 8 sucks and does not pair efficiently with the flip
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5 out of 5

Fantastic speaker

Written By A3R, Philadelphia, Pa on Saturday, February 01, 2014
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This speaker sounds great and works with everything I've connected it to. From the iPad air to the iPod touch it works great and it's really easy to connect.
Pros:
Great battery life, good range, easy to connect, portable, space saver,even works with siri.
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5 out of 5

Great little speaker

Written By Lajo, Pikeville on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Great sound. Better than the Philips shock box.
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5 out of 5

Great little speaker

Written By Philly, Philadelphia PA on Friday, January 10, 2014
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Amazing sound from a compact speaker. Great Bluetooth range, super easy to use. I'd recommend this speaker to anyone looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker, no matter what price range you're looking at!
Pros:
Easy to use, extremely compact
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

JBJ flip great little speaker

Written By mike, woodhull, ny on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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great little speaker.awesome sound from such a small speaker.blue tooth connects easy.bought it for my wife for christmas she loves it.
Pros:
sound clarity,ease of use
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Good Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Written By Anonymous, Guam on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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Needed a small wireless speaker for office presentations and trips. It helps that JBL is a brand known for speakers with good sound. Loved that the Flip is small, portable, wireless using bluetooth connection and can fill a small conference room with big booming sound. It was great that it had its own carrying case too. But the best feature was the speakerphone capability for conference calls during these meetings. At this price this speaker was a great bargain for all its uses.
Pros:
Good sound, great price.
Cons:
Can have sound distortions with heavy bass songs/sounds.
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4 out of 5

JBL FLIP

Written By Leo O, Chatanooga,TN on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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Works great
Pros:
Easy to use and sounds good
Cons:
none for its price
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5 out of 5

Very Impressive

Written By Eric, Norris TN on Friday, January 03, 2014
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This small speaker sounds like you are in a concert hall. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 out of 5

WOW!!!

Written By Timewarpone, California on Thursday, December 26, 2013
 
This thing produces excellent sound. I was very impressed. Easy to use also. Has an audio in-port for hard wire connections but cord NOT included. Now comes the negatives: Must use dedicated wall charger NOT USB charger capable. The built-in rechargeable battery is permanent therefore cannot be changed. The included directions are a joke. I finally had to go to the web site and search around for info on how to sync. Once your device is sync'd it works perfectly The included directions are picture generic with no written explanations. It's a guessing game based on your interpretation of the symbols.
Pros:
Great Sound & small size. Comes with protective carrying pouch. Has audio in-port for hard wire connections such as a PC or portable DVD player.
Cons:
See Above
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By Orion22, Montoursville, PA on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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I purchased this product specifically to use as a hands free speaker for my cell phone for traveling, and as a bonus it has great sound for streaming music. I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely recommend it.
Pros:
Simple to use, great sound and perfect for hands free phone use.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Great Buy

Written By Mynor, Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Wow, this thing is great!. I was looking for something to play some tunes while I BBQ in the back yard or the when we go to the park etc. this thing sounds amazing for its size. Cant beat for the price!!
Pros:
Great sound, Looks great in white
Cons:
Does not charge with common Andriod micro usb port
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5 out of 5

JBL Flip

Written By Joel H, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Great value for the money. Easy to work. Full rich sound. Excellent volume.
Pros:
Design. Easy to carry.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

JBL FLIP

Written By Old Rocker, Saint Louis, MO on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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The price was right and the sound is outstanding
Pros:
All around excellent!
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

JBL Flip

Written By Lori, Charlottesville on Friday, November 01, 2013
 
This is a compact little speaker , which I use with my IPad usually in my kitchen, while I am working.
Pros:
It has good sound clarity and takes up a minuscule amount of space.
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5 out of 5

OMG - Great Portable Speaker

Written By Gant, Smyrna, GA on Thursday, October 10, 2013
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I just received this speaker and it's AWESOME for the price, size, audio output, etc. I do a lot of research before making this type of purchase as I intend to use it for a long time and expect quality and performance, and I'm not disappointed at all with this one. My expectations for a portable speaker using a Bluetooth connection were not very high - honestly we're not talking about a high-end home A/V system - and I've listened to the various portable speakers owned by friends over the past several months. This one beats them all hands down (Bose, Beats, Logitech). Plus, these competitors cost $150-$299 -- and the JBL Flip is less than $100! Highly recommended.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good sound for a small speaker

Written By Miner-WA, Colville, WA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Bought this for my son to play his iPod. It has good sound for the price. It also is built well, not made out of cheap materials; an important factor when it's a gift for a boy under ten. The size is excellent; very portable.
Pros:
Price, sound, quality.
Cons:
The side controls are a bit awkward if you want to place it horizontal.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By David, Cookeville, TN on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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Nice value for a simple product. The sound quality is amazing. And for the small size it is, I am blown away. I assume the sound quality is about the same as the Jawbone Jambox. But the price is lower. I redeemed some Crutchfield points also for my purchase, and had no problem. The battery life lasts well; at least 5 hours for me as advertised. But if the battery is dead, just plug it in, and you can still use it. It also fits in a cup holder for your vehicle. The buttons are located on top. Looks attractive on my desk, and I like the carrying case. Using it as a speakerphone for my mobile phone worked well with no problems.
Pros:
Price, value, easy to use, attractive
Cons:
No USB port, only allows 1 device to be paired at a time
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent for the price

Written By Johnny, SoFla on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Sounds good, looks good, as long as you are not expecting window-shaking bass and neighborhood sound blasting volume for hours on end, you're good to go. When put up on end it fills the back yard or any decent sized room with good clear sound, but it's not going to overpower your neighbor's lawn mower either. Keep in mind it houses a pair of 1 1/2 drivers only. Bluetooth reaches at least 30'. I like the little neoprene case it comes with for protection at the beach, for the speaker that is, and the wireless conneciton to my iPod was seamless. Only knock I could possibly come up with is no USB plug. It would be nice to plug into laptop at office or for travel. Gotta spend more $ for the JBL Charge to get that.
Pros:
Size, sound, ease of use, price
Cons:
No USB plug for charging or wired connection
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound and easy to use

Written By VC, Houston, TX on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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This speaker was so easy to use. Just charge it, put your device on blue tooth mode and you have great sound in minutes. It has great sound for being so small. It's very portable as well.
Pros:
Very portable and great sound.
Cons:
A longer battery life would be great.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

jbl flip

Written By Robbo, Orlando,Fl. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 
i've had mine for about 3 months now, i like the sound, size, easy to carry with you.
Pros:
great sound for something of it's size no matter what type of music you like
Cons:
needs a longer battery life if you're on the go, i only get about 2 hours out of it and when at places like the park you can not recharge it. Needs some type of car charger!!! Can't enjoy it if you ca't play it...
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

FLIP Works Great

Written By RiverRat, Eastern Shore, MD on Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Small size, nice looking, works well--and the sound is great, even at high volume!
Pros:
Small size, very good sound quality
Cons:
Not-so-great battery charge life, but OK.
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5 out of 5

Small but packs a big sound

Written By ChrisD, Seville, OH on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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Great portable bluetooth speaker. Plenty of sound and very convenient for playing. music from my iPhone5. Replaces outdoor speakers on deck no problem. Needless to say I've been impressed so far. Only goes 3-4 hours on a charge but seems to recharge relatively quickly. For the price it can't be beat.
Pros:
Great sound, portability, ease of use
Cons:
Battery life, bulky charger
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Bluetooth Speaker

Written By JohnD, Kansas on Friday, June 28, 2013
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The size and sound are near perfect.
Pros:
Size. Ease of use. Sound for the size.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

JBL flip

Written By windytop, Gladwyne, PA on Friday, June 28, 2013
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JBL flip is a compact wireless speaker with a sound big enough to fill a bedroom or den. Sound is nice and clear for a little guy. Easy to take with you!
Pros:
Lightweight and compact with good sound.
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5 out of 5

jbl flip

Written By damian, kihei,Hawaii 96753 on Friday, June 21, 2013
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Best little sound system for play it everywhere
Pros:
Awesome
Cons:
Can not beat
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4 out of 5

Very Nice for the Price

Written By Bob W, Burbank, CA on Monday, May 27, 2013
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A great compact bluetooth speaker. Connects easily with my android phone and Apple devices playing Pandora and mp3. I would characterize the sound quality as very good+. I have listened to rap, rock, jazz, blues and acoustic and the JBL does a good job with all of them. Surprisingly, it seems to do best with bass heavy music. I would say the mids are its weakest point. That said, it is still an excellent portable speaker. Highly recommend it.
Pros:
Portable and easy to use. Great value.
Cons:
A little muddy on the mid range.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JBL Flip Bluetooth speaker

Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia pa on Thursday, May 16, 2013
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I love it !!!!!!! It's compact, no cords to attach the speaker to just sync it to the phone, push the button and its time to jam!!!!! My mother was so amazed with mine I had to turn around and order one for her and she's not even tech savvy??. I have a co-worker who has a Bluetooth speaker & his speaker isn't even as loud as my JBL so now he doesn't even turn his speaker on !!!! I'm completely satisfied
Pros:
Small, you can travel with it, compact. Packs a punch even when the volume isn't turn all the way up
Cons:
Zero
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4 out of 5

Awesome little speaker.

Written By SixFeetDeepReviews, Tinley Park, IL on Sunday, March 31, 2013
 
You will be amazed at the sound quality. Small and portable & the included case is a very nice touch. So far the best $100 you can spend for a portable speaker.
Pros:
Sound quality. Small & portable. Very loud! Decent bass for its size.
Cons:
Weak battery. Maybe you'll get 3 hours while playing it somewhat loud. Some might not be happy with the generic charger, but it's sturdier than the Micro USB IMO. Very weak Bluetooth on the earlier serial number models.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Top notch sound

Written By Shayne B., Louisville, KY on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Sounds great and gets loud. I read some mixed reviews on the Bluetooth and do agree that the distance is a little lacking but how far away do you need to be. It would be nice if you could control the device with the flip. The sound blows away the Beats Pill and a lot of other more expensive speakers,
Pros:
Loud, high quality sound. Solid construction.
Cons:
No device control from speaker.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

A Must For The Music Lover On The Go!

Written By Brad, North Carolina on Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Perfect for use with Rhapsody and iheart radio. Ultra portable, sound quality is quite good, can easily get loud enough to fill a small to medium sized room, built in microphone is a great feature for using the device as a speakerphone. I assure there is nothing in the sub $100 category that will come close to the features/dual functionality, sound quality/volume, and portability of the Flip.
Pros:
Sound quality, speakerphone, neoprene case is a nice touch
Cons:
Battery life should be longer than 5 hours, incorporate a usb charger
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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