Formerly simple gadgets are getting more sophisticated every day to meet consumers’ ever-increasing list of needs. Phones are now smartphones, TVs are now smart TVs and boomboxes have become wireless speakers.

Hoping to make an impact in the market, JBL has released the CHARGE 3, a compact sound system with long-lasting battery life and impressive sound quality that also includes a handy USB port to charge your phone wherever you go.

One of the CHARGE 3’s niftiest features is its waterproof construction that allows you to take it anywhere, making pool and cruise parties even more fun.

The JBL Charge 3 is now available in Australia for only $229.95 (RRP) via au.jbl.com