JBL Link Portable (Black)

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JBL Link Portable (Black)

Portable Voice Activated Smart Speaker
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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 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 Decent sound out of a small device Bought as a portable Google speaker/assistant and so far doing the job very well. Device isn’t huge so easily portable but there’s only so much a device that size can do as far as music goes. Sounds as good as a Google home speaker to me and is portable!
Date published: 2022-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features, great sound for a portable speaker Had this a couple of weeks now and couldn't be happier with it. Chromecast and Airplay make so easy to use. I read mixed reviews about the sound but it's actually very clear with a good base response and easily fills a room.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service I was pleased when I saw I could get the jbl speaker from Richer Sounds. I have bought a couple of the jbl link10 speakers, in fact this is now my third. I gave one for as a present and kept one, but unfortunately mine went wrong, stopped taking a charge. The new one hopefully will be better as it now stands on a plinth to charge. I love these speakers because they can be moved around the house and garden without the bother of a cable.
Date published: 2022-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent portable speaker Bought this to replace a JBL Link 10 which had died. Not sure if the quality is quite as good as the Link but still a great speaker. Seperate base for charging makes it much more convinient than the Link. Perfect kitchen speaker but not enough oomph to fill a bigger room.
Date published: 2022-01-30
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, portable, sounds good. There are not many options out there for a portable (battery operated) speaker with Google assistant. I purchased this as a Christmas present, I wanted a portable internet radio. This fit the bill and comes with the benefit of Google assistant. It comes with a charging base and lead, you will need a USB charging plug. But I had a few laying around from previous phones. Easy to setup, good sound and best of all it’s portable.
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking and sounding speaker Only had it a couple of days but really easy to setup and sounds great. Easily fills quite a large kitchen and the google assistant feature is great. Haven’t tested the battery life much yet so we shall see.
Date published: 2022-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speaker Bought this for my Son for Xmas and he loves it. Great sound and so easy to use the Google functionality.
Date published: 2021-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good speaker - ideal for outside Great sound & love the fact it is portable! Have many of the JBL 5 speakers but this is better
Date published: 2021-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good feature but faulty charging mechanism It works as advertised. It sounds good considering the size of the speaker. JBL tunes down the bass when the volume is too high to avoid cracking sound. Clever! On the feature side Google Home and AirPlay2 without a problem as well as the bare bone Bluetooth. However, Google Home set up is a must. It does not work at all, No AirPlay, no bluetooth, no nothing unless it is set up with Google Home. I can accept that. However, the charging leaves a lot to desire. It does charge the speaker. However the speaker drains the battery flat even while the speaker stands on the pod all day. I have reseat it again in order for it to start charging again every time. It is pretty strange. I don't know whether it is the faulty pod or the speaker. Otherwise it earns 5 stars.
Date published: 2021-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor sound I've only given this a 2 star review as there is no way to adjust the sound levels because the graphic equalizer isn't supported in the google home app.
Date published: 2021-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not really what I was after I should have bought a non-smart Bluetooth speaker. The sound is OK. The speaker switches itself on if you leave it to charge which is annoying at night. Bluetooth connection is simple enough
Date published: 2021-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding little speaker. Considering its size, this sturdily built little speaker sounds great. It has flexible connection options: via bluetooth, chromecast or the google assistant. About the only thing that lets it down is the lack of a 3.5mm jack.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile and packs great sound for the money Bought this for a second property for use by guests. Easy to hook up to devices via Google Home / Wifi or Bluetooth. Takes up little space, looks sleek and solidly built
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fairly good sound, very poor connectivity I think JBL has a dismissive attitude towards its customers. When I complained that my Link Portable disconnects from wifi at -67dB, JBL support told me "our specialists...advised that when our devices are around -45 to -50 we would deem this to be satisfactory but anything below this (i.e the -67 dB), this is a bad connection". This conflicts with every web description of wifi signal strength I've read. They have all said that -67dB is a satisfactory level and reliability should only fall noticeably below -70dB. Having had the speaker for a few weeks, I noticed that the battery life seemed way below the advertised 7 hours and, when it hasn't cut out, it's reluctant to stop playing on command. I see the firmware hasn't had an upgrade for a long time, so it's not going to be up to date with Google Home. I'd give it 7 out of 10 for sound quality (clarity could be better) but only 3 for connectivity!
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tried ordering this twice Didn't get it, either a confirmation, or the product.
Date published: 2021-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounds great value I purchased the JBL link portable to use around the house and in the garden. I already own the JBL link which is fantastic the link potable is no exception it sounds great and is so versatile, I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2021-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small footprint. Excellent sound Plays 24Bit/96Khz flac files over WIFI faultlessly. Chromecast BBC sounds, HIFI cast ap work flawlessly. Live in a very quiet WIFI environment so cant comment how it copes in blocks of flats or busy urban areas with multiple WIFI carriers around. Battery life not tested accurately. Seems to do the 'ok google' thing even with high levels of background noise. Bass is excellent not just for its size but good in its own right.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic speaker Great product,excellent service, delivery and price.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Smart Speaker! Had this for a couple of weeks now and very please with it, great sound and with it it being portable very versatile!
Date published: 2021-03-15
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
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