JBL Launches World’s First Lightning Connector Speaker Docks

JBL has officially become the world’s first company to introduce Lightning compatible speaker docks for newer iOS devices i.e the new JBL OnBeat Micro and JBL Venue LT. The JBL Micro is a compact dock suitable for the iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation, while JBL Venue is ideal for iPad Mini, iPad 4 and all other Lightning connector devices.

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JBL OnBeat Micro

The JBL OnBeat Micro ($99) is an ultra-portable speaker that fits easily into a backpack, purse or briefcase. It provides up to 5 hours of playback when used with batteries and charges the iPhone 5, the iPod touch 5th generation and the new iPod nano when used with the included AC adapter. The portable speaker also includes a built-in USB connector to power and play other portable devices.

The JBL OnBeat Micro includes a free, downloadable JBL music app to create customized playlists, adjust volume and browse album artwork.

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JBL OnBeat Venue

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT ($199) features a hidden Lightning dock connector behind the JBL logo at the speaker’s base and is perfect for the iPad Mini and revised iPad with Retina display. HARMAN’s exclusive TrueStream Bluetooth wireless streaming technology allows the JBL OnBeat Venue LT to connect with up to eight devices, providing additional device flexibility.

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT includes the free, downloadable MusicFlow™ app, which allows users to create customized playlists, edit mixes, adjust volume and EQ settings, and browse album artwork.

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  • JBLNonBuyer

    Would it be so hard for all the makers to make exchangeable base with both type of connectors, so all devices would fit instead making them only compatible with certain ones? Like traveler’s power plugs… Apple makes one like that for its laptops…