Product Comparison: JBL Charge 2+ vs Altec Lansing Life Jacket iMW575


General Specifications
Brand
JBL
Altec Lansing
Model
Charge 2+
Life Jacket 3
Origin
China
China
About the product
The renewed JBL Charge 2+ is an ultra-powerful, ultra-big-battery portable Bluetooth speaker with high-quality stereo sound. Revamped with fresh styles and a splashproof design, the Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplify the excitement with JBL Bass Radiators.
The Altec Lansing iMW575 Life Jacket Bluetooth Wireless Speaker features great stereo sound with Voice Confirmation and an onboard microphone for clear, hands-free communication. This portable speaker includes two powerful 2.5 inch drivers with Altec DSP Audio Enhancement technology for optimum music playback and APT-X for CD-quality wireless audio--as well as a 3.5mm AUX-in cable for added device compatibility. The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery offers up to 16 hours of battery life on a full charge. The rubberized jacket has an IPX 67 Water/Dust/Shock-proof rating, durable enough to carry with you anywhere.
Key Specs
Power output
15 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 3.0
IP67 waterproof, built-in smartphone charger, on-board microphone, hands-free operation
Range
33 ft.
30 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
16 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This is an excellent speaker. I went for this version rather than the newer Charge 3 as I read this one to be better, and the reviews weren’t wrong.
  • Crystal clear sound and enough bass for anyone’s needs. I’ve noticed some speakers aren’t loud enough, especially when using outside however this speaker certainly isn’t the case.
  • Battery is also very good and I only charge it once a week at most. Anyone looking for a decent Bluetooth speaker, definitely pick this one. You won’t be disappointed.
  • The JBL charge delivers brilliant sound from top end and has a nice round bass/low end.
  • Battery life doesn't last as long as it used to when new, but that's with anything brand new.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Blue
Height
3.1 in.
3.2 in.
Width
7.3 in.
8 in.
Depth
3.1 in.
3.2 in.
Weight
1.32 lbs.
1.5 lbs.

JBL Charge 2+

Altec Lansing Life Jacket iMW575

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • That's what you need !!! Not too big, not too small. Sounds really good, looks nice.
  • The speaker is convenient to use in almost any place - as an acoustics for a laptop, outdoors, when riding a bicycle
  • The model fits perfectly in the hand and allows you to transport it in any bag or backpack.
  • I like that it can fit on my bike instead of a bottle.
  • A heavy speaker in order to take with you to nature, it is better to buy more smaller speaker than that.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Touch control
Material
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
April 30, 2014
Supported Systems
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Hand Strap
No
Protection
Splashproof
Yes
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable, 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
Cables, adapter, mount
Extras
Can connect a maximum of 3 devices, JBL Bass Radiator
Waterproof, shockproof, snowproof
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The design is made of a nice soft-touch plastic and a metal “grill”.
  • The lower part is rubberized for better fixation on the surface. Large woofers are placed on the sides to give surround bass.
  • The speaker is cool, I bought it 2.5 years ago, it still works perfectly with everyday hours of use.
  • This speaker has amazing sound for its size but it has a BIG weakness. It's battery!
  • This speaker used to have a 12 hour battery life and after just 2.5 years it only lasts barely 2 hours before it's flat.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
Yes
Yes
Lightning Port
No
NFC
No
Yes
Card Slot
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The JBL Charge 2 is a well-designed, durable portable Bluetooth speaker that features excellent battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices.
  • It also has built-in speakerphone capabilities, plays loudly for its size, and offers relatively strong bass.
  • I really liked the powerbank function because you can always recharge the phone from the speaker.
  • Bought this speaker two years ago and the charger cable has also bugged out.
  • The speaker distorts with certain material, particularly with bass-heavy tracks and more complicated songs.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.95 $
Closed
Site of manufacturer
Product manuals
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1208116/Altec-Imw575.html?page=17#manual
Ebay
4.4
Number of speakers
2
Reviews
Bestbuy
Amazon
3.9

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