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JBL Flip Essential

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.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Bluetooth version 4.1
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 10
Output power (W) 2 x 8

Dimension Specifications

Dimensions (cm) 6.4 x 16.9 x 6.4
Dimensions (in) 2.5 x 6.7 x 2.5
Weight (kgs) 0.47
Weight (lbs) 1.0

Control Connect Specifications

Bluetooth version 4.1
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Flip Essential
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
JBL Flip Essential - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

  • How to restore your speaker to factory default settings

    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. 


  • What are the differences between the FLIP 5 and FLIP Essential?

    You can see the differences between the features and specifications of the FLIP 5 and FLIP Essential below:
    FeaturesFlip 5Flip Essential
    IPX7 WaterproofYesYes
    Aux InputNoYes
    Auto Power OffYesYes
    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.

    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.


    Product information
  • Does my Speaker have Speakerphone/Voice Assistant Functionality?

    This product does not feature speakerphone or voice assistant functionality as it does not have a microphone.


    Product information

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