service is definitely becoming one of the more popular
protocols in the A/V space, and while it's certainly a long ways from
being as mainstream as something like Bluetooth, the simple fact that
Apple's name is on it is giving it serious mindshare. Harman Audio has
just introduced a new JBL product, and obviously the key feature is
AirPlay. For those looking to stream their iTunes library library
wirelessly from their computer or iDevice, it's probably a solid option.
The On Air Wireless AirPlay speaker dock has a fairly unique shape,
with 360-degrees of audio able to fill an average sized room.
You can pop your iPhone
or iPod touch into the dock itself, and it'll
charge; but if your device is away, it'll still stream over Wi-Fi.
AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
with iOS 4.2 or later, but we're sure that's not too big a
problem. It'll be on sale this month for $349 through Best Buy and
Apple; that's not cheap, but for AirPlay support, your options are
HARMAN Unveils New JBL On Air™ Wireless AirPlay® Speaker Dock for Greater Seamless Music Experience in the Home
Featuring signature JBL® radial design and Apple’s AirPlay technology, the device lets music lovers enjoy their entire iTunes® library from any room in their home – without using wires
For product information: http://www.onair.jbl.com/
For press: http://press.jbl.com/onair
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), today announced the new JBL On Air™ Wireless AirPlay® speaker dock, the newest in the JBL® lineup to provide music lovers an even more seamless music experience within the home. With AirPlay technology built in, the JBL On Air Wireless lets you play music from your iTunes® library on a Mac or a PC, and from an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® device over your existing Wi-Fi® network. Users will enjoy album artwork and song information on the bright color display, and can use the included remote control to play and pause music, as well as navigate to next and previous tracks. AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later.
“With the new JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock, JBL will set the standard again by introducing a solution for music lovers to store, access and listen to their music content for an even greater seamless music experience within the home.”
Three advanced JBL transducers deliver rich, full-spectrum sound uniformly across a wide-listening area. Distinct stereo imaging is often less than ideal with desktop sound systems, but the JBL On Air Wireless dock’s unique HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) design delivers clean, powerful sound that JBL products are known for. It also employs proprietary JBL technology – digital signal processing – to maximize sound quality and output under any listening conditions.
“Since the unveiling of our very first iPod dock, HARMAN has always been at the forefront of creating the most cutting-edge products for consumers,” said David Slump, president, HARMAN Consumer Division. “With the new JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock, JBL will set the standard again by introducing a solution for music lovers to store, access and listen to their music content for an even greater seamless music experience within the home.”
Pricing and Availability
The JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock will be available in April 2011 for $349 MSRP at Best Buy and Apple online and retail store locations throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit http://www.onair.jbl.com. To visit the press site, visit http://press.jbl.com/onair.