The JBL Flip portable speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-equipped iPad, iPhone, iPod, or other device.
Built-in bass port
Some portable speakers struggle to produce bass, but not JBL FLIP. Using a built-in bass port, the speakers generate big bass that's superior to comparable portable products.
Digital signal processing
The JBL Flip employs digital signal processing to generate room-filling audio with great bass from a compact speaker.
Built-in microphone and call-answer button
Not all of the sounds from the JBL Flip come from your music. There's a microphone and a call-answer button so you can answer phone calls from the speaker.
Five-hour, Li-ion rechargeable battery
The built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery provides up to five hours of playback time. You can easily recharge the battery using the adapter, which saves you battery hassles and money.
Versatile, portable design
The JBL Flip stereo speaker plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can place it in a variety of locations. And it fits easily into a backpack, so you can take it from one place to the next.
A clearly visible LED lets you know when the built-in battery needs to be recharged, as well as when the JBL Flip is in Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.
- Bluetooth technology for wireless music streaming
- Bass port for impressive, impactful sound
- Hear only the best sound via FLIP's digital signal processing
- Take calls using the speaker's built-in microphone and call-answer button
- Enjoy music for up to five hours with the powerful rechargeable battery
- Adjust volume from your streaming device for ultimate convenience
Did you notice?While streaming music, you can take calls, hang up, and then return to the music uninterrupted.
Apple Recommends ForWirelessly share the music on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod at parties, get-togethers, at the beach, or in the office.
What's in the Box?
- JBL Flip stereo speaker with Bluetooth technology
- AC adapter
- Neoprene carrying pouch
- Quick start guide
- Frequency Response: 150Hz-20kHz
- Other Features: Bluetooth
- Connections: Bluetooth
- Speaker Configurations: Stereo
- Drivers: Two
- Power Source: AC, Battery Power
- Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Height: 6.31 in./16 cm
- Width: 2.44 in./6.2 cm
- Weight: 0.77 lb./0.35 kg
- Length: 2.44 in./6.2 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: JBLFLIPBLKAM
- UPC or EAN No.: 050036315388
- Warranty: One year
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Ratings & Reviews
Brilliant Speaker with essential feature missing (for me and maybe others)
I read glowing reviews of this online, and I have to say the sound lives up to them. I can't believe this thing can fill my room w I read glowing reviews of this online, and I have to say the sound lives up to them. I can't believe this thing can fill my room with clear, non-distorted sound.
The problem - this is a portable speaker, you're meant to take it on the road. The battery life is middling (5 hours stated, nowhere near it) and that would be fine except there's no USB port to charge it with. So, every time you need to charge, it's old-school mains adapter time. I don't want to carry an extra mains adapter in an age where everything except my macbook charges off USB. Every other Bluetooth speaker I've seen has a mini USB charging port, and I'm certain the second version of this will.
I'm taking it back, but if this doesn't bother you, it's an amazing sound, easy pairing and great design …
- Written by simon B from New York
213 of 238 people found this useful
Don't be put off...
...by the lack of a decent product photo. It tells you nothing about this little gem. I was in the Apple Store recently listenin ...by the lack of a decent product photo. It tells you nothing about this little gem. I was in the Apple Store recently listening to another small speaker for my iPad and discussing its sound quality with another potential buyer. Meanwhile, an Apple salesperson was fiddling around with the bluetooth setup of this speaker and his iPhone. When the sound came through the JBL, the other customer and I were very pleasantly surprised. Wow! Crisp, and deep sound that took command of the open environment. Think of what it would sound like in my space. We both bought one. I dig it so much, I'm buying another as a X-mas present. …
- Written by Joyce V from New York
144 of 162 people found this useful
kills the jambox
this speaker is the best of the small bluetooth speaker,bar none. i think i know audio and i have done alot of research. granted i this speaker is the best of the small bluetooth speaker,bar none. i think i know audio and i have done alot of research. granted its not my macintoch/thorens/jbl or the klipsch 5 way on my computer, but i wanted something portable with no distortion. i hate distortion!!!!!!!! i own a jambox, what a disappointment!!! THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE JAMBOX. SO IF YOU WANT GOOD SOUND IN A SMALL PACKAGE, TRY THIS ONE I KNOW YOU WILL AGREE. $99. CHEAPER THAN THE BEST PRICE ON A JAMBOX …
- Written by Jeff W from Kansas City
139 of 157 people found this useful
Best portable BT speaker
For the price, you really get fantastic value. Probably the best portable speaker out there for smartphones and tablets. Totally w For the price, you really get fantastic value. Probably the best portable speaker out there for smartphones and tablets. Totally worth it. …
- Written by André R from Panamá
1 of 1 people found this useful
Easy Config, Perfect Sound
Sure, you are going to hear much bigger sound from the $200+ bluetooth speakers. But, for the price, you can not beat this little Sure, you are going to hear much bigger sound from the $200+ bluetooth speakers. But, for the price, you can not beat this little gem. The bluetooth discovery with iPad, iPhone and MacBook Pro is a cinch. And it delivers an exceptionally full sound for its size - thick bass, clear highs. Great value. Other reviewers are correct that USB charging would have been a nice feature. …
- Written by David K from West Hartford
1 of 1 people found this useful
Short - term brilliance
These speakers sound great and are easy to use as all of the reviews suggest, however unfortunately my experience with them is not These speakers sound great and are easy to use as all of the reviews suggest, however unfortunately my experience with them is not so favorable. In short, they worked brilliantly for about half an hour and are now merely frustrating paperweights.
I bought the JBL speakers at a duty free on my way out of Lyon, they were great the first time I used them as I have a Macbook air which has terrible speakers they were a good way of getting decent sound when watching movies. However the next morning I was playing some music through my phone and they began to turn off and on and eventually died completely. I thought it was the battery even though the charge meter said that it was full... I proceeded to charge them for the next 24 hours with no success... they are dead. After one day.
The manual is terrible, there is very little support offered through JBL as well, even though their email says they will respond within one day they haven't after a week. I dont think there is any kind of reset or restart function anywhere, so there is very little you can do if this happens to you.
All in all very frustrating, so beware.. they are great but if something goes wrong you are out of luck. Unfortunately I am not confident of returning them as being from NZ I won't be going through Lyon airport anytime soon. …
- Written by Olivia F from chch
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can the jbl flip still can be use when charging..?
- Asked by Asiah A from Kotakinabalu
- Feb 18, 2014
Yes, I keep mine charging all the time which includes when I'm playing music.
- Answered by Christina B from San Diego
- Feb 19, 2014
How do I connect my iPhone to the JBL Speaker?
- Asked by Natalie C from Honolulu
- Mar 8, 2014
Hi Natalie: You will be connecting your iPhone to the JBL speaker via a Bluetooth connection. Make s Hi Natalie: You will be connecting your iPhone to the JBL speaker via a Bluetooth connection. Make sure your iPhone is discoverable by going to Settings->Bluetooth->toggle switch to ON. Then follow the 3-step process in the JBL Flip Owner's Manual to make it discoverable. That's it. …
- Answered by Karen G from New Philadelphia
- Mar 11, 2014
Can the speaker be charged in the car by use of the 12V cigarette lighter?
- Asked by Klaus K from Ottawa
- Feb 22, 2014
will they work with my macbook pro laptop? Does the laptop have the capabilities to connect to them bluetooth or can they be connected with a adapter
- Asked by Donna R from Everett
- Dec 22, 2012
Just bought JBL Flip. It sounds great!! pairs well with IPhone 4S. Will not pair with my MacBookAir. Just bought JBL Flip. It sounds great!! pairs well with IPhone 4S. Will not pair with my MacBookAir. Disappointing but not a deal breaker. Mini to Mini plug works just great. Still Disappointing because it makes little sense to me since my Air has Bluetooth. …
- Answered by Michael K from Cape Elizabeth
- Dec 28, 2012
Does this product also hold a charge on an Iphone 5?
- Asked by Josh T from Arbor Vitae
- Mar 2, 2013
Is this JBL compatible with iPad Air ?
- Asked by Telemachos G
- Jan 7, 2014
Yes it is compatible.
- Answered by Cristiano A from Brasilia
- Jan 12, 2014