JBL Link Portable (Black)

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JBL Link Portable (Black)

Portable Voice Activated Smart Speaker
£129
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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
88 x 170 x 88
Weight
Weight (KG)
735g
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works well, but short battery on standby very goopd for the money, but I wanted to leave it in between charges on standby and the battery only lasts a day like this before becoming exhausted. JBL say this isn ormal. The Sonos Roam lasts 10 days thay say.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price and speedy delivery Good price and super fast delivery, we’ve not used it yet as it’s a bday present.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good speaker, poor as a Google Home device This is my second JBL "smart speaker". The first, a Flip 4, was useless as a Google device and I returned it. This one is fine as a speaker but disappointing to say the least as a Google Home device, because it keeps disconnecting. The problem happens in an area of my house where, according to wi-fi monitor software, the signal varies between "fine" and "good". My main use of the speaker is as a portable Internet radio. I can say to the JBL "Play Radio 4" and it does that but, in this area, invariably stops within a minute or two. Usually there's no vocal alert, just silence. Occasionally the speaker will say "Hang on while I get connected to wi-fi" or tell me to open the Google Home app to reconnect, but even then, after reconnecting, it doesn't continue playing the radio station. None of my other 5 Google Home devices do this, even the one a few feet away in the same room. I gather the problem might be fixed by a firmware update: mine is on version 1.44.219548 and I hear it hasn't been updated for over a year. Does JBL care about its users?
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good speaker if you get a properly working one Good reasonably priced speaker, which sounds pretty good. on to the bad points... - there seems to be some quality control issues as three of units i have purchased have issues or charge really slow when charging using the cradle (although you can also charge direct using the USB cable supplied) - It doesn't come with a USB plug (which means you have to search around for one that supplies suitable power or buy one). - It you seems like you are unable to set up airplay using just the apple home app, which means you have to set it up in the google home app first. - they sometimes disconnect and need to be reset / set up again in the app to get them working
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant value for money Bought as a first step into smart tech. Very easy to set up and use. Very good sound considering price and size. Links through my phone with JBL smart tv soundbar. Very impressed and pleased with purchase
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, great sound quality I was sceptical in the beginning but after i managed to set it up, it became part of my daily life. I say “managed” as it can only (? ) be setup via google home, which i didnt’ know and there were no instructions to clearly state so. I had to call JBL customer service to explain the latter and set it up. That is my only complaint.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from JBL LInk Portable I got this as an Xmas gift ..sounds good when it’s working ..takes ages to connect cuts out and switches off and sometimes won’t charge ..not happy it’s going back ☹️
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Bought this as a birthday present! Perfect present! Great sound! Great features!
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and easy set up Struggled to get this as many places were out of stock. Very fast delivery at a good price
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Bass! Versatile and stylish, this little speaker connects via WIFI or Bluetooth and can work off it's battery or mains. The volume can go very high but the bass can overpower the mids and highs. Battery life is not amazing but apart from that I'm very happy with this speaker.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speedy service and Great Speaker I ordered a JBL link portable speaker to replay one had ordered for my son for Christmas which had not arrived Friday order wash delivered Saturday morning and my son is delighted with the speaker Thanks Richersounds you are great
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I bought this speaker a few weeks ago and am so happy with it. It looks great, sounds great, is easy to use and easily portable. Very happy
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, simple set-up. Wonderful for the pric Bought this speaker a couple of weeks ago, and been really impressed. Sound quality is great and the build quality looks/feels high. Easy to setup in a couple of minutes with the Google app on your phone, and a Wi-Fi connection. Only thing that would make it better would be access to a dedicated equaliser (either native or via Google).
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and good value I bought this a week ago. East to setup and great sound quality. I’ve seen reviews about poor battery performance, but mine is no problem at all. I’m getting 7 or 8 hours on a charge at sensible volume.
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smart great sound. Wanted a speaker for my iPad and was advised this was a good buy. Have to say it is. It does take a while to set everything up but it is not difficult. Once working it is easy to use and has great sound quality for the price.
Date published: 2020-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had this a eek now and still discovering features...although it did not seem to find a family telephone number? Great sound though!
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality portable speaker with wifi Bought this as its portable and has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as Google Assistant enabled. Great sound for its size. Charging Dock so you can just pick it up and move without unplugging
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite as good as hoped Delivery good. Speaker performs OK, but I don't find it much of a step up from the Google Home speaker. Also cuts out occasionally, saying its lost the wi-fi signal (when it's only about 3.5 metres from my router). I do like the fact that I can move the speaker away from it's charge base and into whatever room I'm in.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound. Ready to set up. The 360 sound is very impressive.
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Speaker Bought the JBL to replace a UE blast that forever had connectivity issues. Superb sound quality in my opinion and decent battery life. I like JBL products they do what they say they'll do.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just works I wanted something simple that just worked with or without my phone and this delivers on steroids, while looking good and being easy to recharge without faff and wires. Totally brilliant replacement to my old bathroom radio, and does so much more.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why no treble? Why no EQ? Sound completely muffled Purchased for me as a gift because of reviews of having a 'great sound'.. Does it hell! Where is the top end? Music is just boom and no sparkle. Vocals and voice hard to hear as it is so muffled! And what's worse, the EQ functionality has now been disabled in the Google Home app! Don't buy. Awful, shall be returning it and getting a Denon.
Date published: 2020-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and wireless ability is so useful I have a couple of smart speakers but they are let down by the fact that they are mains operated only. Being able to take it into the garden or into the bathroom is brilliant. And the sound is excellent.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from JBL portable. Faulty charging base Wish I had listened to the reviews. The charging base is rubbish and keeps loosing connection, so without warning the battery will go flat. JBL will not simply send out a replacement base, they want the complete unit sending back for repair. JBL you have lost yet another customer.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected ... looks great and sounds m Had the JBL link 2 weeks now and so glad I went for this bit of kit .... Any where in Wi-fi range it does its thing with ease and style. Lift, go, play .... and battery life fantastic too. Lots of choices out there but pound for pound this product punches way above its weight.
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good speaker for the price I am pleased with the speaker overall easy to set up easy to connect to other devices. The sound quality is not as good as I hoped,I bought this during lockdown and was unable to listen to it before purchase. The build quality was also not as expected, the rubber cover on the back was not flush with the overall speaker, this does not effect the sound of the speaker though. I have chosen to keep the speaker as I have taken it away on holidays and have enjoyed the experience of having a bbq with my choice of music outdoors. I have not connected this speaker to other JBL speakers.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good service - as ever Great product - works out of the box - speedy delivery
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Fits perfectly into my smart home setup. Links in with my nest mini and Chromecast, then also has Bluetooth if ever needed. Sound quality is good considering the size. Very pleased.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and very versatile. Bought as a portable speaker for the garden but it's so much More. Great sound and very easy to set up. This speaker had a great battery life and the fact that it has Bluetooth AND Chromecast is a bonus. The voice control is amazing and very responsive. Ample volume for the garden and indoors. I love it and will consider getting more in the future.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Music anywhere Great piece of Kit. Chromecast, AirPlay and Bluetooth and its portable. Very pleased.
Date published: 2019-12-03
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in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.

Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.