Get a colorful JBL Flip 5 waterproof Bluetooth speaker for $86 – CNET


The JBL Flip 5 is a waterproof, 12-hour Bluetooth speaker. 

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Remember when the only way to take some party music on the go was to carry a boombox or to bring your own guitar? In any event, those days are long gone, thanks mainly to Bluetooth portable speakers. They come in all shapes and sizes, but I have a particular fondness for compact speakers that tuck easily into travel bags — but still have a good amount of volume to entertain a crowd. The JBL Flip 5 is a great little speaker that checks all those boxes, and right now, the JBL Flip 5 is selling for just $86 when you use coupon code VIBE at World Wide Stereo. That’s not the cheapest we’ve ever seen it. Just a couple of months ago, I told you about a deal in which the speaker hit $80 even. But it’s still a good deal and for comparison, it’s $100 at Amazon, so you’re saving 20 bucks.

The Flip 5 is the latest member of the Flip family (it debuted about a year ago) and boasts IPX7 water resistance, which means not only can you get it wet, but it’ll handle a dunk in the pool without any trouble. The battery is good for about 12 hours of runtime. And you can combine a pair of them for true stereo playback.

Here’s some good news: In previous deals, the discount only applied to the black model. But the Flip 5 comes in an assortment of electric colors, and as near as I can tell, this deal works with any color you like (I tried a handful of them, and the code worked with everything from blue to red to pink).

This article was published previously. It was updated to reflect the latest information. 

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