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JBL - Charge Essential Portable Waterproof Speaker - Black

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Play and Charge Endlessly.

Make your adventures last even longer with the JBL Charge Essential. This portable Bluetooth speaker comes with powerful Original JBL Pro Sound, plus a handy power bank — all in one rugged, durable package. A convenient USB port lets you quickly charge your devices, so you can show off your DJ skills for longer. Your tunes will get everyone on the dancefloor, thanks to dual passive radiators intensifying the sound with rich, deep bass. With up to 20 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof design, keep the party going wherever life takes you.


  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming: JBL Charge Essential can wirelessly connect with up to two smartphones or tablets. Take turns playing DJ and let the music battle commence.
  • 20 hours of playtime: Don’t sweat the small stuff — like charging your speaker’s battery. JBL Charge Essential gives you up to 20 hours of playtime, so you can keep the music going longer and louder.
  • Make a splash with IPX7 waterproof design: Bring your speakers anywhere. Pool party? Perfect. Sudden cloudburst? Covered. Bash on the beach? JBL Charge Essential is IPX7 waterproof for fearless outdoor entertainment.
  • Built-in power bank: Nothing’s going to stop this party. With a built-in power bank and convenient USB port, JBL Charge Essential makes sure all your devices are powered up and ready to go.
  • Durable, rugged and built to last: No adventure is too big. With durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing, your speaker can thrive in any conditions.
  • Hear the bass loud and clear: Play it loud and clear with dual passive bass radiators that deliver powerful JBL Signature Sound.


  • General specifications:
    • Transducer: 2 x 50mm / 2 x 1.97"
    • Output power: 2 x 10W RMS
    • Rated output power: 2 x 10W RMS
    • Power input: 5V / 2A
    • Frequency response: 65Hz – 20kHz
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
    • Battery type: Li-ion polymer 22.2Wh (equivalent to 3.7V/6000mAh)
    • Battery charge time: 4 hours (5V / 2A)
    • Music play time: up to 20 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)
  • USB specifications:
    • USB port: Type A
    • USB rating: 5V DC, 2 A
    • Wireless specification
    • Bluetooth® version: 4.1
    • Bluetooth® profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.5
    • Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range: 2402MHz – 2480MHz
    • Bluetooth® transmitter power: ≤ 9dBm (EIRP)
    • Bluetooth® transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • Dimensions:
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 213 x 89.7 x 87mm / 8.4" x 3.5" x 3.4"
    • Weight: 0.77kg / 1.70lb
Audio type Portable Speaker Connectivity Bluetooth Category Electronics > Audio Sku279587