The eco-responsible dimension of audio products is increasingly marked and is becoming a major argument. It is on this axis that JBL relies with two mini new products, the GO 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco portable speakers.
As their suffix indicates, it is a more ecological update of two already existing devices.
The same, only cleaner
Regulars of the JBL Go 3 and Clip 4 will not be lost, since the technical data sheet of the two devices is the same as that of the non-Eco versions. The Go 3 Eco is a Bluetooth model measuring 87.5 x 75 x 41.3 mm and weighing only 200 g, IP67 certified (dust resistance and waterproof) and powered by a single 43 x 47 mm transducer, for an autonomy of 5 hours. Everything works in Bluetooth 5.1.
The Flip 4 Eco has the same dimensions (86.3 x 134.5 x 46 mm for 240 g), but is a little more rounded and marked by the presence of a carabiner. Always IP67, it incorporates a single 40 mm transducer, a Bluetooth 5.1 chip and announces a battery life of 10 hours.
Until now, nothing new. But precisely, the innovation is elsewhere. Indeed, both references are made of 90% recycled plastic, and the material that covers their grille is made of 100% recycled fabric. Likewise, the packaging is made from FSC-certified paper, and the printing is done with soy ink, which is much less polluting.
Good point, the JBL Go 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco will not be sold more expensive than the non-Eco versions: respectively 39.99 and 59.99 euros, for availability in September.
Source: JBL press release