JBL Link Portable (Black) is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 25.
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JBL Link Portable (Black)

Portable Voice Activated Smart Speaker

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Open Box Guide Price (4 available across all stores) £104 .950000
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”For a great, affordable, durable home smart speaker, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a product that can match the JBL’s Link Portable.”’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Portable speaker that’s perfect for outdoors

Featuring a charging cradle and IPX7 waterproofing, the JBL Link Portable is the perfect speaker for BBQs, music in the garden, picnics and festivals. IPX7 waterproofing ensures the speaker easily handles a change in weather or a spillage.

Ideal for indoors, too
The tough and robust build doesn’t just suit outdoor use, but also harsher environments indoors, too. Designed to stand up to temperature extremes and moisture, this is the perfect portable speaker for use in the kitchen, bathroom or conservatory.

Long battery life and home charging cradle
With up to 8 hours of battery life, the JBL Link Portable has you covered for everything from a day in the office to an all-night party. Once the juice has run out, simply place on the supplied cradle and recharge. If you’re out-and-about, you can also charge with any compatible USB-C charger.

JBL 360-degree Pro Sound for room-filling audio
Thanks to its radiating speaker design, the Link Portable pulses sound through 360-degrees. This makes it ideal for room-filling sound inside and evenly-balanced sound outside – letting everyone in your group clearly hear the music.

Google Assistant built-in
With Google Assistant built-in, the JBL Link Portable is ready to take your voice commands. Just talk to the speaker to stream music, find answers on Google Search (the world’s most popular search engine), manage everyday tasks and control other smart devices. Just say ‘OK Google’ and let the fun begin.

Chromecast built-in
Chromecast lets you stream music, podcasts and audio apps, including Google Play. Having it built-in saves the battery life on your phone as the phone's Bluetooth transmission system isn't used for this purpose. Being able to stream straight from the cloud also gives the best audio quality.

One app controls it all
Download the Google Home app and you’ve got effortless control of your home entertainment. Integrate all your favourite streaming music services for voice activation. You can also cast audio from supported mobile devices, laptops and PCs.

Link ‘em up
Using the Google app and Chromecast system, it’s easy to create a wireless, multi-room home audio system. Choose between compatible Chromecast speakers or simply stick to the JBL Link family and enjoy the sound of music all around your home. Listen to the same music everywhere or different music, at different volumes in each room.

Apple AirPlay 2
If you prefer Apple to Android, the Link Portable is also compatible with AirPlay 2. Simply pair your Apple device and wirelessly stream music, podcasts and any other audio you wish.

Bluetooth connectivity
As well as connecting to your home wi-fi network, the Link Portable also makes local links with Bluetooth devices. Perfect for when you’re out of wi-fi range, simply connect your smartphone or tablet by Bluetooth and keep the music streaming.

Indoors or outdoors, come rain or shine, the JBL Link Portable is your constant, music companion.
Overview
Active or Passive?
Active
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Works with
Google
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
65 - 20,000
Power Output
20w
Features
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Up to 8 hours
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
88 x 170 x 88
Weight
Weight (KG)
735g
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little speaker, perfect for my needs Bought a few weeks back but wanted to wait to review till I'd tested it properly. Bought this to fit into my existing chromecast home and it does the job perfectly. Solid sound for the size, gets plenty loud enough and good sound quality. Dropped one star because when on 5ghz it failed to roam to another access point for my WiFi but since switching to 2.4ghz it's perfect.
Date published: 2022-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's ok, just ok. Having owned a Bose portable smart speaker, which sounded amazing, but returned due to it being agoraphobic, which defeated the object, the JBL is certainly a step down. Sound quality is ok, there's no dedicated app, Google is a bit laggy, streaming Spotify is hit and mis. The speaker just does the job. Unfortunately, the choice for portable smart speakes is very small and so I settled for this.
Date published: 2022-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from AirPlay 2 Doesn't Sync This is a great speaker other than it not working properly with AirPlay 2. Unfortunately that is the main reason I bought it. There also isn't a clear way to update the firmware. Perhaps this is happening in the background. I have tried sync audio in Google Home but it is impossible to find the right setting.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device Love it, it's portable, nice design, good quality sound and build. Casting to this speaker works well. There is a slight delay when casting YouTube from Chrome browser and also when connected over Bluetooth, but I suspect no manufacturer has solved this issue.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers The speakers are great. Amazing sound quality and many features (Google Assistant, Apple Air Play, Bluetooth … etc.) Very happy with them
Date published: 2022-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall disappointing. Bought it few weeks ago and tried to give it some time to improve, but in the end have decided to return as it is disappointing to say the least. Sound quality is average at best, it sounds boomy and starts to resonate at even medium volume. Google assistant struggles to play songs from Spotify premium, keeps telling me to try again later. Main reason for return would be the sound quality though. Might be OK for some, but having a JBL Flip 2 speaker which is a lot smaller I expected this one to sound a lot better, it does not. Gave it three stars not less because I got it for 99 pounds which is good price for it, it just turned out not good enough for me, but might be OK for others.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drops out I am still monitoring the speaker at the moment. It has dropped connection a few times and had trouble reconnecting. Sound is great though and I hope it remedies itself.
Date published: 2022-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I brought this about a fortnight ago and it lives up to my expectations about JBL products. Sound quality, convenient charging pod, google assistant, all top notch!
Date published: 2022-01-17
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