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JBL Link Portable

JBL Link Portable
alaScore 95

56 reviews

Oct, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of JBL Link Portable. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the connectivity.

sound, usability, size, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Link Portable is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact


Here are our first impressions of the JBL Link Portable, which not only offers built-in Google Assistant but plenty of connectivity options too.

The JBL Link Portable is a lovely, compact speaker that's a perfect size for delivering decent sound (from what we have heard so far), whilst also remaining portable. There's plenty of features too, including Google Assistant, along with AirPlay 2,...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

JBL Link Portable Review


Solid audio performance. ; Streams via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. ; Support for AirPlay 2 and Chromecast. ; Hands-free Google Assistant access. ; Waterproof.

Audio performance is more in line with slightly cheaper (non-smart) speakers. ; No aux input.

The JBL Link Portable speaker offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity along with AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and hands-free Google Assistant support in a waterproof design with solid audio performance for its size.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

Review: JBL Link Portable | Both Smart And Portable JBL Link Portable


JBL Link Portable is a portable speaker in a practical format. Google Assistant is built-in for smart home management.

Combines portable use with Google Assistant for convenient smart home management. The sound is balanced and straightforward, and the charging plate is practical.

We miss dynamics and control, it gets pretty tame. Does not support fast charging.

JBL Link Portable is both a portable speaker and a smart speaker. It is easy to use and the sound is perfectly OK. But you pay extra for both functions: It is easy to find a more well-sounding, stationary smart speaker for the same price, and it is...

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (

Review: JBL Link Portable for OK Google on the go


The JBL Link Portable is a mono 360° speaker with Wi-Fi or BT streaming and OK Google. It is portable – an 8-hour battery and a charging stand. The JBL JBL LInk Portable

Great JBL Sound;Up to 8 hours battery;IPX7 waterproof - its a beach/pool speaker

No charger supplied - a mistake for a speaker that nbeeds constant power;No App or EQ for BT

Mar, 2020

Consumer review (

Great sounding little speaker.


Considering its size, this sturdily built little speaker sounds great. It has flexible connection options: via bluetooth, chromecast or the google assistant. About the only thing that lets it down is the lack of a 3.5mm jack.

Oct, 2021

Consumer review (

Very versatile and packs great sound for the money


Bought this for a second property for use by guests. Easy to hook up to devices via Google Home / Wifi or Bluetooth. Takes up little space, looks sleek and solidly built

Oct, 2021

Consumer review (

Fairly good sound, very poor connectivity


I think JBL has a dismissive attitude towards its customers. When I complained that my Link Portable disconnects from wifi at -67dB, JBL support told me "our specialists...advised that when our devices are around -45 to -50 we would deem this to be...

Sep, 2021

Consumer review (

Tried ordering this twice


Didn't get it, either a confirmation, or the product.

Aug, 2021

Consumer review (

Great sounds great value


I purchased the JBL link portable to use around the house and in the garden. I already own the JBL link which is fantastic the link potable is no exception it sounds great and is so versatile, I would highly recommend this to anyone.

May, 2021

Consumer review (

Small footprint. Excellent sound


Plays 24Bit/96Khz flac files over WIFI faultlessly. Chromecast BBC sounds, HIFI cast ap work flawlessly. Live in a very quiet WIFI environment so cant comment how it copes in blocks of flats or busy urban areas with multiple WIFI carriers around....

Apr, 2021

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