New year, new products to show off. That is probably JBL’s goal, at least for this month, as they unveiled several new products, specifically speakers and audio accessories, at the recently concluded Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.
Their new product line-up includes the new generation of the Flip Bluetooth speaker series, the 3rd in the Pulse portable Bluetooth speaker line, a speaker to be worn around your neck, a home speaker with built-in Chromecast, and a speaker system that is a hybrid.
The JBL Flip series is one of their more popular portable Bluetooth speaker lines, and this year brings the JBL Flip 4. It is now IPX7 waterproof certified, has improved sound and clarity, has 12 hours of playtime with its 3000mAh rechargeable Li-on battery, and has Voice Assistant integration.
It is available in 6 colors (black, white, teal, grey, red, blue) and is priced at $99.95 each. It will be available by spring 2017 at JBL.com. The 3rd in the JBL Pulse series, of course called JBL Pulse 3, is the lava lamp of this generation, but with 360 degree audio to accompany the 360 degree light show it can bring you.
It has separate LED light and sound cabinets through a seamless exterior and you can wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets so you and a friend can take turns playing music. It is also IPX7 waterproof, has a 12-hour battery life, and has noise and echo-cancelling tech so you can take calls. It will also be available in spring 2017 and will cost you $199.95.