I’ve had the JBL Charge for about 2 weeks now and so far it’s been a blast! This little Bluetooth wireless speaker is about the size of pop can and can follow you anywhere. I’ve paired it to my iPhone, iMac, MacBook Pro and Moto X without much hassle. I’ll be unboxing the JBL Charge in this post for your convenience.
For a small unit the sound is definitely a lot nicer than I expected. The unit has full rich sound and for a small room this is a solid choice.
I love the design of this thing. It feels solid and fits nicely in your hand. The materials are a combination of plastic and metal for the exterior. The unit also comes with a cool looking carrying case made out of some stretchy material.
Out of the box the unit was already pre-charged and lasted about 8 hours. On a full charge the claim is about 12 hours however it’s hard to gauge exactly when you turn the thing on and off multiple times throughout the week.
Size and Weight
At 20.3 x 19 x 8.4 cm and 1 Kg this device can go anywhere. My plan is to take this camping in the summer.
Occasionally I had issues pairing the device via Bluetooth. I found that holding the power button down on the JBL Charge put it into pairing mode. You could hear a faint beeping noise and the device would become discoverable.
— JBL (@JBLaudio) January 21, 2015