JBL unveils portable Tuner 2 and Tuner XL DAB/FM radios

JBL unveils Tuner 2 and Tuner XL DAB/FM radios
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Meet the JBL Tuner 2 and Tuner XL, two new portable DAB/DAB+ and FM radios which JBL promises will offer "crystal clear sound, Bluetooth and playtime to last all day". 

The JBL Tuner 2 picks up where the original Tuner left off, with a supposedly improved battery life (12 hours), design and sound. You can stay connected with your favourite DAB or FM radio station and, once you’re ready for a playlist, simply connect your phone via the wireless Bluetooth streaming. 

The Tuner XL, meanwhile, is a brand new member of the JBL family, pitched as the Tuner 2’s more powerful, yet still compact, sibling. It boasts 15 hours of playtime from a single charge, plus Bluetooth streaming. Finding your favourite stations should be easy too, thanks to the five presets and a text display.

Both new DAB radios are waterproof (IPX7), too, so they won't let you down if the weather turns while you're sorting out the garden.

The Tuner 2 (£100) and the Tuner XL (£130) will be available very soon, from uk.jbl.com. When global pricing and availability is known, we'll update this page. 


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.