JBL Clip 5: A portable speaker with Auracast and LE Audio

JBL, a leading brand in audio products, has announced the launch of its new portable speaker, the JBL Clip 5, at CES 2024. The Clip 5 is an upgraded version of the previous Clip 4, with improved sound quality, battery life, and connectivity features. The Clip 5 is designed to be a versatile and durable speaker that can go anywhere and connect to multiple devices with Auracast and LE Audio.

Auracast is a new feature of LE Audio, which stands for Low Energy Audio. LE Audio is a set of specifications that enable Bluetooth devices to transmit and receive high-quality audio with low power consumption. LE Audio also supports new features such as multi-stream audio, broadcast audio, and audio sharing. Auracast is one of the features of audio sharing, which allows users to connect multiple speakers or headphones to a single source and enjoy synchronized sound. Auracast is compatible with Bluetooth 5.3 devices and above.

JBL Clip 5: A portable speaker with Auracast and LE Audio
JBL Clip 5: A portable speaker with Auracast and LE Audio

How does the Clip 5 benefit from Auracast and LE Audio?

The Clip 5 is one of the first speakers to support Auracast and LE Audio, which makes it more capable than many other portable speakers in the market. With Auracast, users can connect the Clip 5 to other compatible speakers or headphones and create a wireless sound system. This is ideal for outdoor parties, picnics, or camping trips, where users can enjoy music from different angles and distances. With LE Audio, users can also stream high-quality audio with less battery drain and interference. The Clip 5 can run for up to 12 hours on a single charge, which is 2 hours more than the Clip 4.

What are the other features of the Clip 5?

The Clip 5 is not only a smart speaker, but also a stylish and sturdy one. The Clip 5 has a slightly wider carabiner than the Clip 4, which allows it to clip onto more items such as backpacks, bikes, or tents. The Clip 5 also has IP67 water and dustproofing, which means it can survive being submerged in water or exposed to sand. The Clip 5 has a 40 percent increase in driver power, which results in 15 percent louder sound and 10 percent more bass than the Clip 4. The Clip 5 comes in six color options: black, blue, green, pink, red, and white.

When and where can users buy the Clip 5?

The Clip 5 will be available for purchase in June 2024, with a price tag of $79.95. Users can buy the Clip 5 from JBL’s official website or from authorized retailers. The Clip 5 is expected to be a popular choice among music lovers who value portability, durability, and connectivity.

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