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JBL and Google have been collaborating on a soundbar that is powered by Android TV and has Google Assistant integration, and the anticipated speaker is now available to purchase. Harmon, a subsidiary of Samsung and JBL's parent company, announced that the JBL LInk Bar can be purchased for $399.95, along with an optional subwoofer for $299.95. "The Link Bar transforms any TV into a smart TV, with legendary JBL sound performance. Equipped with the content of Android TV and the helpfulness of the Google Assistant, this soundbar is anything but ordinary. Just start with 'Hey Google' to quickly find the latest blockbuster, control a smart home, and more—all with just a voice command," Harman... Read more...
Harman has announced that JBL and Google are working together to develop the JBL Link Bar. At a glance, the Link Bar looks just like any other soundbar you might sit on the entertainment center near the TV, but this sound bar has some other cool features that are firsts for the market. Google talked the device up ahead of the Google I/O developer conference in California this week. This is the first soundbar in the industry that is powered by Android TV and has Google Assistant integration. The big deal with this device is that it allows folks with a perfectly good TV or a home theater projector setup to add both features without having to replace the TV or projector. All the JBL Link needs is... Read more...
Apple's AirPlay 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... Read more...
Your options are pretty close to limitless when it comes to PC speakers, but who could ever forget the original Creatures? You know--those weirdly shaped 2.1 speakers that were quite popular with the Apple crowd in that glistening white color. Now, JBL has decided to milk its hit speaker set for a bit more cash, and the third-generation of 'em have just been announced. Those familiar with the prior Creature sets will be familiar with the design; there are a pair of domed satellites coupled with a like-shaped subwoofer. We recall previous iterations being a little weak on power and a bit light on details, but let's be honest--even JBL knows that the design is likely to win you over before you... Read more...