JBL Flip Essential

JBL Flip Essential

Portable Bluetooth® speaker

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Getting started with your JBL Flip Essential

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Product Specifications

Output power (W)
2 x 8 W RMS
Dimensions (in)
2.5 x 6.7 x 2.5
Dimensions (cm)
6.4 x 16.9 x 6.4
Weight (kgs)
0.47
Weight (lbs)
1.0
Bluetooth version
4.1
Charging time (hrs)
3.5
Maximum music playing time (hrs)
10
Battery capacity (mAh)
3,000
Charging cable
Ja
Waterproof
Ja
Wireless
Ja
Bluetooth
Ja

All purpose, all weather companion.

Enjoy surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound with the JBL Flip Essential ultra-compact portable Bluetooth speaker. Powered by a rechargeable 3000mAh Li-ion battery, it delivers up to 10 hours of non-stop, high-quality playtime. The exterior is IPX7 rated, featuring a waterproof design with durable fabric. From tabletop to poolside, from sunny mornings to rainy nights, the Flip Essential is your ultimate all-purpose, all-weather companion.

Wirelessly stream high-quality, room-filling sound from your smartphone or tablet.
Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 10 hours of playtime.
Take the Flip Essential to the beach or the pool without worrying about spills or even submersion in water.
The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures.
Dual external passive radiators deliver powerful, ear catching JBL sound that resonates loud and clear, allowing you to hear the bass, feel the bass, and see the bass.

FAQs & How-Tos

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  • You will need to dry the charging port completely before plugging in power for charging.
     
  • This product does not feature speakerphone or voice assistant functionality as it does not have a microphone.
  • • Always have clear line of sight between your Bluetooth device (speaker, headphones etc.) and source device (Smartphone/tablet/PC etc). Be aware of obstacles in front of your devices.

    • Try to shutdown other products that have Bluetooth, but are not being used. They are often the reason for interference even though they are not being used.

    • Do not stand too close to your Wi-Fi router since a Wi-Fi signal is stronger and in many cases will "overlap" the connection.

    • Be aware of walls around you. Concrete and brick walls will often interrupt the signal, as it cannot pass through such thick walls.

    • Bluetooth signals cannot travel through water, which includes the human body. Make sure with wireless headphones to keep your source device and the receiver on the same side of your body.

    • Open spaces such as parks can cause issues for your devices, as open air is "bad" for any Bluetooth signal if it cannot reflect from objects around you.
  • If you encounter issues using the speaker with your phone or tablet, or you want to remove all previous Bluetooth pairings from the speaker, it may be necessary to 'factory reset' the speaker.

    How to reset
    First, remove or forget the speaker from the list of paired Bluetooth devices in the settings of the phone or tablet.
    Then, with the speaker powered on, press and hold the Volume + and Play buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds until the unit turns off.
    The speaker has now been restored to factory default settings. 
  • This unit is IPX7 rated, which means that you can submerge the unit in water as deep as 3 feet (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes.

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  • You can see the differences between the features and specifications of the FLIP 5 and FLIP Essential below:
    Features
    FeaturesFlip 5Flip Essential
    IPX7 WaterproofYesYes
    Aux InputNoYes
    Auto Power OffYesYes
    BluetoothYesYes
    SpeakerphoneNoNo
    Voice Assistant IntegrationNoNo
    Charging CableYesYes
    USB-C ChargingYesNo
    Micro USB ChargingNoYes
    PartyBoost ConnectivityYesNo
    JBL Portable App CompatibilityYesNo
    Social ModeYesNo
    Racetrack Shaped DriverYesNo
    Available Colours111

    *As the FLIP Essential is not compatible with the JBL Portable app:
    It is not possible to connect multiple speakers, rename the speaker or turn off audio feedback sounds (for on/off/bluetooth pairing/connected).
    If you require these functions, we recommend the Flip 5.

    Specifications
    SpecificationsFlip 5Flip Essential
    Music Playing Time (Hours)1210
    Output Power (W)20W RMS2 x 8W RMS
    Battery Capacity (mAh)48003000
    Charging Time (Hours)2.53.5
    Dimensions (cm)18.1 x 6.9 x 7.416.9 x 6.4 x 6.4
    Dimensions (in)7.1 x 2.7 x 2.96.7 x 2.5 x 2.5
    Weight (kgs)0.540.47
    Weight (lbs)1.191.0
     
    Both speakers offer lots of features and excellent sound. FLIP Essential is cheaper than FLIP 5. It all comes down to what type of features you prefer, such as a long-lasting battery or maybe an affordable price for a good companion!

    No matter which product you choose, you won't be disappointed with JBL Legendary sound signature and features!

    Still in doubt?
    Ask our specialist for more information and feedback.

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