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Amazing Product in a Small Waterproof Loud Package
December 14, 2017
This purchase is a classic case of a 'want' not a 'need' buy and for a very stupid reason: I wanted better sound when listening to music while in the shower. I know. Don't judge me too harshly.
But I wasn't going to buy just anything since Bluetooth speakers have gotten more price reasonable since I'm free with my disposable income, but not stupid about it. So I wanted a speaker that had a few things;:
1. Respected brand with good reputation for quality
2. Waterproof (since I'd be using it primarily in my bathroom while showering so can't have it damaged by steam or water, but waterproof vs water resistant since I'd like to take it with me to the beach or pool during the summer and not have to worry),
3. Good user reviews (actual use by actual people > BS marketing statements made up by an intern in the basement)
4. Decent battery life that's rechargeable AND comes with a power cord (I was surprised that so many of these don't come with power cords, you have to buy them separately)
5. Under $100 dollars
After doing months of on and off again research I finally settled on the JBL Charge 3 and couldn't be happier. It meets all of my five requirements, is a great product with amazing sound (I never have to turn it up even halfway), paired with my Sony Experia XA smartphone with zero issues, looks amazing (even sitting on top of my toilet!), is solid/well-built, loved the box/packing it came in, and I've fully charged it and with regular use (3-4 times a week) the charge indicator hasn't gone down one bar/circle in over a month. Overall I've zero negative things to say about it and I'm very happy this is the speaker I settled on.