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JBL Charge
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JBL Charge

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JBL Charge Review

YugaTech
30 May 2014
  • Summary: At a price of Php7,995 , you can get the JBL Charge both as an amazing set of speakers and as a charger for your portable devices. It’s something light enough for you to bring along with, and it’s extremely loud with the quality being impressive.
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JBL Charge Speaker: Size of a Beer Can, Sounds Big as a Keg

mashable.com
14 April 2014
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker, JBL just rolled out its JBL Charge, a beer-can sized speaker that promises great sound and plenty of battery life. The speaker's 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery can also be used to charge any gadget that uses USB for power.
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: JBL Charge

Wired
15 December 2013
  • Excerpt: With music, it’s often what you don’t hear that tells you whether it’s any good. The absence of good orchestration or arrangements, or the lack of tonal quality in a voice, means the band/artist probably should have spent more time in the studio (or possibly in rehab).
  • Pros: Comes in black, green or blue. Battery lasts 12 hours. Charges your phone. More affordable than similar-size Bluetooth speakers. Small, easy to carry.
  • Cons: Sound quality can’t match that of the competition.
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Overall 6
6.0

JBL Charge

PC Magazine
26 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The JBL Charge is a decent portable Bluetooth speaker priced like a very good one.
  • Pros: Solid audio performance at moderate volumes, with rich lows and clear mids and highs. Easily portable.
  • Cons: Distorts at high volumes on tracks with deep bass. Slightly overpriced.
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Overall 10
10

JBL Charge Portable Speaker and USB Charger

Jeffs Reviews
16 September 2013
  • Summary: The JBL Charge is a great portable speaker with a USB outlet for charging smartphones or tablets from the internal 6000 mAh Li-ion battery.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

JBL Charge Review

Digitaltrends
28 August 2013
  • Conclusion: With its unflappable exterior shell, sporty design, and vigorous display of power and definition, JBL’s Charge is a worthy successor to the Flip. The speaker is light on features, but when it comes right down to it, sound is the great equalizer, and the Charge provides all you need to enjoy your...
  • Pros: High max volume, Clear and detailed sound, Durable body armor, User-friendly design
  • Cons: Light feature set for the price, Mediocre bass response
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JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker Review: A Great Speaker Gets Better (In Some Ways), But Is It Worth The 50% Markup?

Android Police
13 August 2013
  • Excerpt: . The JBL Charge is the follow-up, of sorts, to that speaker, and addresses a few of the shortcomings its predecessor had. No more proprietary charging. Much longer battery life. A USB port for charging your various gadgets. It's also louder, and feels just as robust as the already-solid Flip.
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Overall 9
8.7

JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker

gadgetreview.com
2 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The JBL Charge is a formidable speaker, but it falls short in battery performance. Its 6,000mAh battery should have charged my Nexus 4 a few times over, but it didn’t. This, to say the least, is very disappointing since many people will buy this speaker not only for its sonic capabilities, which...
  • Pros: Sonically great, charge your 5V devices on the go, somewhat rugged build
  • Cons: No mic for speakerphone, 6,000mAh battery falls short for recharging
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Review: JBL Charge portable speaker and OnBeat Rumble dock

Sound & Vision Magazine
11 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The JBL name is among the most revered in the audio marketplace. Since its founding in 1946 by James Bullough (love that middle name) Lansing, the brand consistently stood for excellence in the pro market.
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JBL's Charge delivers a jolt of sound -- and power

CNET
8 April 2013
  • Summary: The JBL Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better-sounding portable wireless speaker but don't want to make the jump -- both in terms of size and price -- to something like the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink.
  • Pros: The, is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its size and is designed to be used horizontally or vertically. It also has a built-in USB port that allows you to use the speaker's built-in 6,000mAh lithium ion battery to charge other portable devices. And it ships with a n...
  • Cons: No speaker-phone capabilities; can't handle heavy bass at higher volumes without distorting.
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