The mythical and popular brand JBL is owned by the Harman International group, in turn owned by Samsung Electronics. At CES in Las Vegas they presented among other things a renewal of their portable sound equipment. The most compact is the JBL Go, now called the Go 2. Following the success of the original Go (more than 10 million sold since 2015) the Go 2 will arrive in spring 2018. It will offer better performance and the same compact design that fits in the palm of the hand. With five hours of battery life, and maximum resistance to water, its price will be only 35 euros .
Perhaps the most striking thing about the new JBL Go 2. IPX7 certification means that it can even be submerged while it is playing . You can take it to the snow, the pool, the beach or the bathroom, without fear of humidity.
The built-in lithium-ion battery is capable of providing a range of up to 5 hours of music . And it will be available in up to ten! Different colors. The names of the colors are ”¦ let's say colorful. Here they go: Misty Gray, Seafoam Mint, Lemonade Yellow, Sunkissed Cinnamon, Pearl Champagne, Midnight Black, Deep Sea Blue, Moss Green, Coral Orange, and Ruby Red.
Bluetooth or cable
As we know, Bluetooth connectivity is the easiest way to send music from your mobile. But a speaker like this JBL, which now has a quality microphone, also allows for hands-free use . And a very good one, thanks to the internal filters that prevent echoes and noise. In this way, private or group telephone conversations can be held with better quality than the mobile alone.
In addition to the Bluetooth wireless connection, the JBL Go 2 has a stereo jack input. There we can connect any sound source, even if it does not have Bluetooth, which is an advantage. Also in this mode the battery can extend its life significantly since it will only be used for the speaker amplifier. Even on the mobile, deactivating Bluetooth can be interesting to save energy and that the battery lasts longer. In this case, if a call came, we could use the speaker but not its microphone (the mobile phone would be active).
The pride of the house
According to the head of the “Smart Audio” sound line at Harman, the JBL Go 2 is a little pride for the brand. “When we launched the JBL GO we knew it would be a great option for anyone looking for a quality portable speaker at an affordable price. The JBL GO 2 offers the same low price with the added bonus of a totally new waterproof design and a richer, clearer sound . "