JBL Link View

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  • JBL Link View
  • JBL Link View
  • JBL Link View
  • JBL Link View

Specs / Features


Specification

Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Brand JBL
Warranty 12 months
Release date 3-September-2018
Size 33.2 x 15.2 x 10 cm (13.1 x 6 x 3.9 in)
Weight 1300 grams
(45.89 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Android Guys

A smart display with lots of potential not yet realized

from Android Guys

JBL does what they do best by creating a smart display with great sound. The features are currently a little limited but over time it will only get better. Overall, the JBL Link View is a solid option for those looking into getting your first Google Assistant-enabled smart display.

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JBL does what they do best by creating a smart display with great sound. The features are currently a little limited but over time it will only get better. Overall, the JBL Link View is a solid option for those looking into getting your first Google Assistant-enabled smart display.

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Techaeris

Decent screen and solid sound

from Techaeris

The JBL LINK VIEW shows just how much more fun Google Assistant can be with a screen. While we found the most use for it in the kitchen, it sound quality makes it perfect for streaming music from Spotify, Google Play Music, or other sources.

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The JBL LINK VIEW shows just how much more fun Google Assistant can be with a screen. While we found the most use for it in the kitchen, it sound quality makes it perfect for streaming music from Spotify, Google Play Music, or other sources.

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TechHive

The best-sounding Google Assistant-powered smart speaker

from TechHive

If audio quality is your next priority, JBL has the better product. You’ll get stereo, but you’ll pay more for less display. Apart from that, Lenovo's prettier industrial design, and that speaker's ability to operate in portrait mode for video calls, the two products are pretty much identical.

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If audio quality is your next priority, JBL has the better product. You’ll get stereo, but you’ll pay more for less display. Apart from that, Lenovo's prettier industrial design, and that speaker's ability to operate in portrait mode for video calls, the two products are pretty much identical.

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Wired

A Google-powered screen-speaker hybrid with serious audio prowess

from Wired

At $250, the JBL Link View is $50 more expensive than Lenovo’s 8-inch Smart Display. For that price, you get a device that isn’t quite as snazzy-looking as Lenovo’s, but puts out nicer-sounding music. Both devices have nearly identical features and usability, so your choice really comes dow...More

At $250, the JBL Link View is $50 more expensive than Lenovo’s 8-inch Smart Display. For that price, you get a device that isn’t quite as snazzy-looking as Lenovo’s, but puts out nicer-sounding music. Both devices have nearly identical features and usability, so your choice really comes down to how much you care about the audio experience.

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Android Headlines

A solid & balanced smart display

from Android Headlines

Pound-for-pound JBL is charging more for its smart display but you are technically getting more for the money, albeit beneath an exterior which some might find a little too basic compared to Lenovo’s more artistic interpretation.

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Pound-for-pound JBL is charging more for its smart display but you are technically getting more for the money, albeit beneath an exterior which some might find a little too basic compared to Lenovo’s more artistic interpretation.

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Android Police

Great sound from JBL, but Smart Displays still have a long way to go

from Android Police

Smart Displays are still a first generation product on the first iterations of their firmware. They bring a visual aspect to Google Assistant that we haven't seen before and can do most of what a Google Home or your phone can, but are louder, bigger, better, and with Chromecasting abilities to bo...More

Smart Displays are still a first generation product on the first iterations of their firmware. They bring a visual aspect to Google Assistant that we haven't seen before and can do most of what a Google Home or your phone can, but are louder, bigger, better, and with Chromecasting abilities to boot. That makes them very intriguing and appealing. They can be excellent companions in the kitchen where recipes, music, YouTube, and video calls are important to carry around without much fuss.

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Android Authority

Speaker first, display second

from Android Authority

The JBL Link View doesn't have the modern styling of the Lenovo Smart Display, but there's something charming about its boombox-esque design. For those that want a speaker first, and a display second, the JBL Link View is an excellent choice that blows the water out of Lenovo's audio experience.

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The JBL Link View doesn't have the modern styling of the Lenovo Smart Display, but there's something charming about its boombox-esque design. For those that want a speaker first, and a display second, the JBL Link View is an excellent choice that blows the water out of Lenovo's audio experience.

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Engadget

A Google Smart Display that puts audio centerstage

from Engadget

The JBL Link View is the Google Smart Display with the best audio quality, at least for now. With two front-facing 10 watt speakers and a rear passive radiator, the Link View goes especially well with bass-heavy tracks. Yet, the display and design pales in comparison to the Lenovo Smart Display....More

The JBL Link View is the Google Smart Display with the best audio quality, at least for now. With two front-facing 10 watt speakers and a rear passive radiator, the Link View goes especially well with bass-heavy tracks. Yet, the display and design pales in comparison to the Lenovo Smart Display. If audio is your priority, then the Link View is a great choice. If not, then either go for the Lenovo or wait for something else down the line.

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Apple Insider

Brings a display and high-quality audio to Google Assistant

from Apple Insider

So far Google Smart Displays are two for two. The Link View doesn't instantly trump the Lenovo Smart Display however — aside from possible Pandora issues, purpose matters. We would rather have the Lenovo on a nightstand for example, since its entry model is more compact and we might never get t...More

So far Google Smart Displays are two for two. The Link View doesn't instantly trump the Lenovo Smart Display however — aside from possible Pandora issues, purpose matters. We would rather have the Lenovo on a nightstand for example, since its entry model is more compact and we might never get to sleep with the Link View playing next to our heads.

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Cnet

Google Assistant gets a screen and plenty of bass

from Cnet

The JBL Link View is worth the price if you want a capable kitchen helper that can blast your music while you work.

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The JBL Link View is worth the price if you want a capable kitchen helper that can blast your music while you work.

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