The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
I will admit that our family has acquired our fair share of technology. We’ve got laptops and tablets a plenty. We’ve got smartphones and iPods galore. Yet, we are always on the hunt for something that will make our particular pieces of technology work better for us. So, Best Buy’s August Audio Fest caught my eye as an opportunity to pick up a few items we can use.
What is the August Audio Fest at Best Buy?
From August 3rd through the 30th (2014), the August Audio Fest at Best Buy will feature the best offers on the best audio products. This month long season of deals, events and more can very well help you enhance your home entertainment experience and upgrade your sound with additional components, speakers and headphones.
During the time, head on over to your local Best Buy Store to test out the latest and greatest in audio. This could be portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, home theater solutions and car audio. Let the experts answer your questions and guide you towards the best options available. Don’t miss out on the chance to find a solution that works for you and love the way you listen!
Showcasing JBL Products at the Best Buy Audio Fest
JBL Reflect Headphones ($59.99 retail)
These sport headphones from JBL just may help drive you closer to your goals. The Reflect combines cutting-edge style with innovative features, making it the perfect workout partner. Providing legendary sound in a workout-ready headphones design, it puts you well on your way to achieving your athletic goals. Designed to stay secure in your ears, these ergonomic, stay-put ear-buds are engineered to withstand the rigors of your most energetic workout, delivering on the soundtrack to push you to drive harder.
The JBL Reflect headphones offer an in-line 3-button remote and microphone to make it easy for regulating functions and accepting calls. Additionally, the headphones come with an extension cable which allows greater flexibility for where your compatible devices is secured.
I can envision listening to music or watching a show on the iPad while walking on a treadmill or listening to music on my phone while out and about. However, I suspect my eldest son might be kidnapping them to use with his iPod while running. Either way, they work well for anyone engaged in physical activity as the headphones stay in place and deliver incredible sound.
JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($49.99 retail)
With Bluetooth technology, this JBL Clip speaker enables wireless music streaming and phone calls when paired with a compatible device. The built-in carabiner creates a ready-to-wear design, making it easy to take the speaker on the go.
As the name implies, the Clip is meant to be mated to your backpack, bike, pants – pretty much any clip-able locale – with an integrated carabiner, so it can throw down a soundtrack for your travels. And with summer here, hopefully you’ll be going a few places where having a bit of music (or even audio books, if that’s your thing) might make a pleasant addition to your journey
This is a small, portable speaker, perfect for clipping onto a backpack to listen while hiking or onto any other spot to keep it close enough to hear the music. My eldest son and I were blown away at how you can feel the vibrations if you hold your hand close to the speaker when it is at the highest volume. While this is not going to let everyone in a larger room hear, the JBL Clip speaker definitely won’t go unnoticed.
We were sent the JBL Clip in blue, but it is also available in black, red, or grey. Personally, I’m all for a splash of color as it makes it easier to find things stowed in my backpack.
So far I’ve enjoyed using it for streaming music through my smartphone while working. (I’m even doing it as I type this post!) I am eager to give this a whirl outside whether it is enjoying a campfire with the family or hiking somewhere in the Alaskan wilderness.
Do you have a lot of technology in your house?
What do you use for listening to music or other audio on your devices?
Where would you use either the JBL Reflect headphones or JBL Clip speaker?