In a world of hyper-precious audio accessories that you feel compelled to mollycoddle, JBL would like to submit for your consideration a speaker that’ll go anywhere — at a price point that gives you the courage to put that assertion to the test. The JBL Go 2 is a portable bluetooth speaker weighing under a half pound and measuring about the size of a box of animal crackers. Its IPX7 rating makes it waterproof to the point of submersion and the five hours of playtime will get you deep into a day of outdoor shenanigans.
The speakerphone option lets you take calls with optimal clarity and the wired audio input means you can listen to non-bluetooth-enabled music makers too. Though the size is small, the sound is powerful enough to entertain you and yours gathered nearby. And at just $40 (or $30 when it’s on sale) you won’t have to have a mini heart attack about taking it out on the trail or to your preferred stretch of shoreline.
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