Splash out on JBL's latest Bluetooth speakers

The JBL Charge 2+ features a 6000mAh rechargeable battery, which JBL claims should be good for around 12 hours use. Alternatively, you can choose to use the built-in battery to juice-up your smartphone through the speaker's USB socket.

Social Mode allows up to three people to connect to the speaker and take it in turns to stream music, while noise and echo-cancelling technology combine with a built-in microphone to allow you to take calls.

The Charge 2+ is out now and available in black, blue, grey, red and teal.

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With the JBL Clip+, the clue is in the name. It features a built-in carabineer so you can clip it onto something when you're out and about - the double-injection housing is designed to protect the speaker from bumps and bruises.

Being smaller than the Charge 2+ the built-in battery takes a hit in size, but JBL claims you should still be able to enjoy around five hours of playback.

In a slight twist, there's an integrated 3.5mm cable which you can use to connect to an alternative source, or even daisy chain a couple of the speakers together.

The Clip+ goes on sale in July and will be available in black, blue, red, grey, teal, yellow, pink and orange.

Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.