Picture of the JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless speaker, front view, unpacked and held In hand.

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Picture Gallery




We picked up this JBL Charge speaker for review and testing.  Along the way in those efforts, we took some pictures of this portable speaker for follow up posts.  The result is this JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Picture Gallery.  Hopefully, these pics and screenshots answer most questions about how to pair, unpair, connect, and recharge this speaker, as well as how to charge mobile devices from it.  Enjoy.




 JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Picture Gallery

Charge 3 JBL Bluetooth Speaker Original Packaging

Outer Box Sides

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, original box, side 1.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, original box, side 1.

The side of the original packaging gives more information about the speaker

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 waterproof Bluetooth speaker, original packaging box, side 2.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 waterproof Bluetooth speaker, original packaging box, side 2.

Another box side gives key features of the Charge 3.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker and power bank, original box, side 3.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker and power bank, original box, side 3.

Then, yet another side of the box shows how to connect the JBL Charge 3 power bank speaker, in order to charge your phone.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, original packaging box, side 4. Showing connection to mobile phone for charging..
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, original packaging box, side 4. Showing connection to mobile phone for charging..




Picture of the JBL Charge 3 IPX7 waterproof Bluetooth speaker, original box, side 5. Showing connecting two Charge 3 Speakers together wirelessly. Also shows speaker is waterproof to IPX7 standards.
JBL Charge 3 IPX7 waterproof Bluetooth speaker, original box, side 5. Showing connecting two Charge 3 Speakers together wirelessly. Also shows speaker is waterproof to IPX7 standards.

Open sesame!  Unpacking the speaker. 

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker box. Showing opening of the package flap.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker box. Showing opening of the package flap.

Immediately inside the box we find a cardboard clad foam protector with the Charge 3 name embossed on it.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth waterproof speaker, original box. Showing outer flap open.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth waterproof speaker, original box. Showing outer flap open.

Now, taking out that foam protector sheet.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, original box open. Removing the protective top pad.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, original box open. Removing the protective top pad.




Lifting off the foam protector reveals the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, in a white foam shock absorbing bag.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth portable dpeaker in original box, in bag.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth portable dpeaker in original box, in bag.

So, we lift the bagged Charge 3 out of the box, as shown next.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 waterproof portable speaker, lifted out of original box. Still In bag. Held in hand.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 waterproof portable speaker, lifted out of original box. Still In bag. Held in hand.

Then, we find a piece of clear tape that secures this foam bag closed.  So we peel that tape away to open the bag.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 wireless portable speaker in padded bag. Bag has been opened. Showing our black Charge 3 speaker inside.
JBL Charge 3 wireless portable speaker in padded bag. Bag has been opened. Showing our black Charge 3 speaker inside.

Here’s the JBL Charge 3 waterproof speaker, held in the hand, and removed from its protective foam bag.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless speaker, front view, unpacked and held In hand.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless speaker, front view, unpacked and held In hand.




Unpacking the AC Charger and Cable

Then, we find the AC adapter and cable box.  It’s a long, thin black box, tucked near the back and inside of the main outer box.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth rechargeable speaker packaging. Removing power adapter package from original box.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth rechargeable speaker. Removing power adapter package from original box.

Upon opening the adapter box, we find the orange AC power supply adapter along with a micro USB to A charging cable.  It’s orange color matches that of the AC adapter.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 IPX7 wireless speaker, showing power adapter box open. Shows adapter power supply and USB cable inside.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 IPX7 wireless speaker, showing power adapter box open. Shows adapter power supply and USB cable inside.

Now to the pictures of the speaker itself, shot from numerous angels.

JBL Charge 3 Speaker Pics from Various Angles

Bottom of the JBL Charge 3

Unlike some of the other similar JBL speakers, the JBL Charge 3 features a rubber-like stand permanently attached to its bottom.  This helps assure that the speaker does not roll off a table or down a hill during use.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 wireless waterproof speaker, Showing bottom view, the built in pedestal that the speaker sits on.
JBL Charge 3 wireless waterproof speaker, Showing bottom view, the built in pedestal that the speaker sits on.

Back of the JBL Charge 3

Next, we find the power and AUX port compartment, as shown next, pointed at by the blue arrow. This compartment features a sealing door that is shown closed.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth IPX7 speaker, showing the USB ports bay with the door seal closed.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth IPX7 speaker, showing the USB ports bay with the door seal closed.




Top of the JBL Charge 3

Next, we have the top view of the JBL Charge 3, showing all its buttons.  From left to right, we have the play pause button, Volume UP, NFC, Power, Volume DOWN, and Bluetooth Discovery Mode button.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable waterproof speaker, top view, showing its control panel buttons.
JBL Charge 3 portable waterproof speaker, top view, showing its control panel buttons.

The volume control buttons shown next.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 speaker, top view, with Volume UP and DOWN buttons highlighted.
JBL Charge 3 speaker, top view, with Volume UP and DOWN buttons highlighted.

Next, we show the button that throws the JBL Charge 3 into Bluetooth Discovery or Bluetooth Pairing mode.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 wireless speaker with its Bluetooth Discovery Mode button highlighted.
JBL Charge 3 wireless speaker with its Bluetooth Discovery Mode button highlighted.

USB Power Port Compartment

Then, we open the power ports door, exposing the two USB ports and the AUX in port.  The large A type USB female connector connects the JBL Charge 3 to an external USB power source for charging its internal battery.  The micro USB female port supplies power from the internal battery for powering or charging a mobile device like a cell phone or tablet computer.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 rechargeable Bluetooth speaker. Showing all USB power ports. Port door seal held open.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 rechargeable Bluetooth speaker. Showing all USB power ports. Port door seal held open.

The Power ON OFF Button

Then again looking at the control panel, the Charge 3 is turned off.  The next picture shows the power button pointed at by the green arrow.  It’s dark, meaning that the speaker is currently powered off.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, powered off. Showing the Power button highlighted.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, powered off. Showing the Power button highlighted.

Then, we powered the Charge 3 on but did not pair it with anything.  In this case, the power button glows a solid white.  No flashing or blinking.  This means that the JBL Charge 3 is standing by, waiting for pairing.  It also indicates that the speaker is ready to play audio piped into its auxiliary (AUX) input jack.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, powered On, not paired. Showing the glowing white power button highlighted.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, powered On, not paired. Showing the glowing white power button highlighted.

The Bluetooth Pairing Button

Then, we show the Bluetooth discovery mode button on the JBL Charge 3.  It’s located on the left side of the control panel buttons, on the top of the speaker. Press and release this button to place the JBL Charge 3 into discovery mode.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, powered On, not paired. Showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, powered On, not paired. Showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.

Speaker Now Paired, Power Button Glows Solid Blue

Next, we’ve powered on the JBL Charge 3 speaker and paired it with our iPad Air tablet.  Note that the power button glows solid blue, which means that the speaker is currently paired and able to play audio streamed from the paired device.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 IPX7 certified portable Bluetooth speaker, powered on and paired. Power button is glowing blue and highlighted.
JBL Charge 3 IPX7 certified portable Bluetooth speaker, powered on and paired. Power button is glowing blue and highlighted.

 

Ends of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker

Then, we have a couple side shots of the JBL Charge 3 speaker, that show its control panel buttons as well as the passive bass radiators on each end of the unit.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable wireless speaker. Showing the front right end view. The Bluetooth speaker is powered on and paired.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 portable wireless speaker. Showing the front right end view. The Bluetooth speaker is powered on and paired.




Now the other end…

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable rechargeable speaker. Showing its left end. This Bluetooth speaker is powered on and paired.
JBL Charge 3 portable rechargeable speaker. Showing its left end. This Bluetooth speaker is powered on and paired.

LED Battery Charge Level Gage

The JBL Charge 3 portable speaker also has a five-lamp battery status gage.  We show ours here, with four of the five LEDs lit.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth rechargeable speaker battery status gage at eighty percent of full charge.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth rechargeable speaker battery status gage at eighty percent of full charge.

Then, we snapped some shots of the included USB charger for the JBL Charge 3.

JBL Charge 3 USB AC Power Adapter Power Supply and Cord

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 waterproof rechargeable speaker, showing its USB power supply adapter, front view, held in hand.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof rechargeable speaker, showing its USB power supply adapter, front view, held in hand.

Next, we show the AC prongs side.  Note the retractable silver blades.  The adapter also shows numerous safety approval symbols on this side as well.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the Picture of the JBL Charge 3 rechargeable waterproof speaker AC power adapter, mains side view, Showing the safety labels.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 rechargeable waterproof speaker AC power adapter, mains side view, Showing the safety labels.




Next, we have the USB output port side of this AC charger.  Here, we find the specifications of this power adapter.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 rechargeable wireless speaker AC power supply adapter. Showing the USB output port side, with specs printed on that side.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 rechargeable wireless speaker AC power supply adapter. Showing the USB output port side, with specs printed on that side.

Then, we took a shot of the included USB charge cord.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth portable speaker included orange USB charge cord, held in hand.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth portable speaker included orange USB charge cord, held in hand.

 

Finally, here’s a picture of all power connections made between the JBL Charge 3 and its AC power adapter, using the included USB charging cord.  Here, battery recharging is in progress.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, charging. Showing all connections for recharging this power bank speaker. The AC adapter is plugged Into wall, and connected to the speaker via the USB A to micro USB male charge cable.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, charging. Showing all connections for recharging this power bank speaker. The AC adapter is plugged Into wall, and connected to the speaker via the USB A to micro USB male charge cable.

Next, we feature various screenshots of some of our devices pairing with the JBL Charge 3.

Charge 3 JBL Bluetooth Speaker, Pairing with Mobile Devices Screenshots

Apple iPad Air Tablet

iPad discovers the JBL Charge 3, which is currently in discovery mode.  However, in the next pic, pairing has not yet taken place.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Screenshot of the iOS11 Bluetooth settings screen, showing JBL Charge 3 speaker discovered but not paired.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. iOS11 Bluetooth settings screen, showing JBL Charge 3 speaker discovered but not paired.

But in the next screenshot, pairing has occurred, and the JBL Charge 3 shows as connected.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Screenshot of the iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker paired with our iPad Air tablet.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker paired with our iPad Air tablet.

Finally, the last picture for the iPad Air shows the Charge 3 as not connected.  You get this once the speaker has been saved into the iPad’s previously paired devices list.

JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. Screenshot of the iOS 11 -Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices- List. Showing the JBL Charge 3 speaker highlighted. Saved, but not connected currently.
JBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker picture gallery. iOS 11 -Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices- List. Showing the JBL Charge 3 speaker highlighted. Saved, but not connected currently.

Other Bluetooth Devices Alongside the JBL Charge 3

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker with the Victor Reader Trek talking GPS media player, front view.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker with the Victor Reader Trek talking GPS media player, front view.




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Revision History

  • 2018-07-09: First published.