JBL unveils its new portable Bluetooth speakers with replaceable batteries

JBL has unveiled updates to its Bluetooth speakers lineup at CES 2024, primarily focusing on enhancing battery life. The new offerings include two PartyBox models and three personal portable iterations. Notably, these devices support Bluetooth 5.3 with LE audio and Auracast for seamless wireless connectivity with other Auracast-enabled JBL speakers. The large-format PartyBox Club 120 and PartyBox Stage 320 now feature easily swappable batteries, allowing extended usage beyond a single charge.

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For personal portables, JBL introduces the Xtreme 4, Clip 5, and Go 4, all boasting longer runtimes on a single charge. The Xtreme 4, in particular, offers a replaceable battery for enhanced serviceability. While specifications for PartyBox models remain similar to previous iterations, introducing IPX4 rating and wireless stereo pairing, the notable upgrade lies in the swappable batteries, mitigating concerns during extended usage.

The PartyBox Club 120 and Stage 320, equipped with Bluetooth 5.3 and Auracast, now allow unlimited connections with other Auracast-enabled JBL speakers through the JBL PartyBox app. Mic and guitar inputs are included in both devices, catering to a broader user base. The PartyBox Wireless Mic bundle, compatible with all PartyBox speakers, caters to karaoke enthusiasts with a rechargeable 20-hour runtime.

JBL’s Xtreme 4, a personal portable Bluetooth speaker, maintains its IP67 rating, making it suitable for various environments. The extended battery life of up to 24 hours and replaceable battery feature enhance its appeal. The Xtreme 4 supports Bluetooth 5.3 with LE audio and Auracast for seamless connectivity with other JBL speakers.

The extremely portable Clip 5 and Go 4 complete JBL’s lineup, offering IP67-rated durability, Bluetooth 5.3 with LE audio, and compatibility with Auracast-enabled speakers. The Clip 5 boasts increased driver power for optimized audio, providing up to 12 hours of battery life. The Go 4, with an updated design, offers up to 7 hours of battery life.

JBL plans to release the Xtreme 4, Clip 5, and Go 4 in June 2024, while the PartyBox Club 120 and Stage 320 will be available in April 2024 through the company’s website.