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JBL boosts the durability of its popular Flip Bluetooth speaker

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Announced alongside a host of other audio gear

The JBL Flip 6.
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JBL has announced an update to its popular lineup of Flip Bluetooth speakers with the Flip 6. Perhaps the biggest change is that the latest speaker is now officially dustproof thanks to its IP67 rating, while the Flip 5 was officially only waterproof (IPX7). Its Bluetooth version has also been boosted from 4.2 to 5.1, and it features a newly redesigned JBL logo. Battery life is unchanged at around 12 hours. It’ll retail for $129.95 when it goes on sale in December in the US, up from the Flip 5’s current $119.95 price.

The Flip 6 is just one of a host of new audio products JBL is announcing today. There’s also the Partybox 110 and 710, two large rugged speakers which feature guitar and mic inputs for impromptu music-making and which will retail for $399.95 and $799.95 respectively.

When it comes to headphones JBL has the $99.95 Quantum 350 gaming headset (available this month), and the true wireless Reflect Flow Pro ($179.95, available November), Tune 230NC and Tune 130NC (both $99.95 and available October), and Endurance Race ($79.95, available October). Finally, it’s also announcing the JR 460NC, a pair of $79.95 noise-cancelling over-ear headphones aimed at children that’ll be available to buy this month.