JBL Charge 5 review: Rough, rugged and raw

With IP67 dust-resistance and waterproofing, this speaker is ideal for the pool, the beach, the garden, or just on your desk. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The updated drivers and bass radiators mean the bass really thumps out -- much more than the speaker's overall size would suggest. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There are on-body controls to handle all the basics -- volume, connectivity -- so anyone can change the output. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The USB-C input is used for charging, while a USB-A port (hidden under a rubber flap) can charge up your devices (at the cost of battery life). (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There are rubber feet on the bottom to hold the speaker in place, while battery life is pretty resilient -- delivering 20 hours per charge. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
If you're looking for a small, portable Bluetooth speaker that pumps out the bass, while offering ruggedness, JBL has a stomper on its hands here. (image credit: Pocket-lint)