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JBL, a high-end audio technology brand from the house of Harman International recently announced the coming of umber cool audio docks in Indian market. The alluring range from JBL targets music enthusiasts and model variants include JBL OnBeat Rumble and JBL OnBeat Mini, unveiled in the beginning of this year at CES 2013, held at Lag Vegas.
Further the range also includes other portable audio docks: JBL OnBeat Micro and JBL OnBeat Venue LT launched late last year on the American shores. All four audio docks launched by Harmon supports Apple's Lightning connector: a new proprietary adapter technology launched by Apple last year - 30 pin- dock connector technology.
The most powerful of them is JBL OnBeat Rumble: a solid Bluetooth - enabled powerhouse (that means it's a wireless speaker) featuring Harmon TrueStream connection technology. With 50 watts of raw power, a 4.5 -inch subwoofer built into the device; it is obvious that the sound will, indeed, rock your neighbors too. The device is compatible with iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPod Touch 5G and iPod Nano 7G.
Meanwhile, the company did not disclose the India pricing of JBL OnBeat Rumble, but the device recently got a sticker price in US costing a cool $399(Rs. 21,188) The next in the line is JBL OnBeat Mini, a small yet powerful portable dock, having Lightning adapter as well as USB connector both at the same time.
The powerful beast is optimum for outdoor beach parties as it uses batteries. The dock can even charge your iPhone 5 and iPad Mini among other iOS devices. The dock is priced at around $149(Rs. 7,912)
The above mentioned speaker dock were announced at CES 2013, but JBL OnBeat Venue LT and JBL OnBeat Micro, were announced way back in late 2012.
JBL's OnBeat Venue LT, a follow up of OnBeat Venue (not compatible with latest crop of iOS devices). The LT version of OnBeat Venue was the first audio dock made for iOS devices. The device had a raw power of 30 Watts combining with Bluetooth functionality making it as wireless speakers. The device was launched late last year costing $200(Rs. 10,621). The company now brings JBL OnBeat Venue LT in Indian market. The dock works with iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPod Touch 5G and iPod 7G.
And the last audio dock which will grace Indian market is JBL OnBeat Micro, a small portable killer made for Lightning connector enabled iOS devices. The device is fully functional with MP3 player and smartphones as well. The dock uses AAA batteries and AC power, making the speaker: a durable option for long trips. Priced at around $99(Rs.5257) in U.S.A; it's coming to your bedside table very soon.
GizBot got a word from JBL saying the above mentioned audio docks will be made available to Indian consumers staring this month. By April of this year, the company would be able launch the entire line-up in Indian market.