While I was in the states i was looking for a small portable Bluetooth speaker I can use when watching movies on my tablet, something similar to The Beats Pill Speaker (by Dr. Dre), but i wasn’t really keen on spending $200 on speakers. So i went into Radio Shack and the guys told me that the JBL Flip just came out, tried it in the store and purchased it instantly! For around $99 you can’t go wrong, 5 hour battery life, built in microphone for voice conferencing, great sound. The only downside is the unconventional charger ( not usb or micro USB) which you have to take with you everywhere. Other than that, it has great sound, can be placed both horizontally or vertically, you can control the volume on the speaker and you can answer calls directly from the speaker itself!
The Three control buttons on the JBL Flip :
This is the main disadvantage a 12V power adapter for charging, would’ve been nice to be able to charge it using the Sumsung’s battery charger, but it came with it’s own adapter, this means carrying more and more wires in your bag.
It Also comes with a protective pouch, however no place for the adapter which does not make great sense!
An AUX in port, if you decide you didn’t want to use Bluetooth :
For more information on the JBL Flip check it out here.
NB: According to some reviewers on amazon, try to get a newer model (post March 2013, with a serial number above GG0054-189100) – > mines was in the 700000 range).