CES – Las Vegas – January 4, 2017 - HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced exciting new additions to its successful consumer audio product portfolio for its iconic JBL® brand. From headphones to wireless audio speakers and wearables, HARMAN Lifestyle’s “Smart Audio” technologies connect people to rich audio and lifestyle experiences wherever they are; at home, in the car or on the go. Our perfectly engineered audio products are connected, intelligent and personalised, making life more vibrant, easier and fun.
JBL Soundgear: Sound You Can Wear: JBL Reimagines Personal Audio
The JBL Soundgear pairs JBL’s Signature Sound with an innovative, wearable design, giving users more freedom to transform daily activities. It is designed to be worn around the neck for a hands-free and ear-free intimate sound experience. The wearable sound device gives users the freedom to experience audio in a completely new way. No matter the activity, users can create their own personal sound zone without the closed-off feeling of a headphone. Whether doing house or office work, engaging in virtual reality or watching a movie from a tablet, JBL Soundgear empowers users to create their very own listening environment while staying connected to their surroundings.
JBL Soundgear is wireless and connects seamlessly through Bluetooth to smartphones and tablets. Users can enjoy mobile virtual reality headsets, such as the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, using the wearable sound device to create a powerful audio experience revolutionising mobile gaming and entertainment. The device is also built with a versatile, dual-microphone conferencing system with echo and noise cancelling technology to ensure sound clarity for crystal clear conversations.
The JBL Soundgear will come available in EMEA in Summer 2017.
JBL OR300 and OR100: Headphones Designed for OCULUS RIFT Virtual Reality Headsets
HARMAN expands into the virtual reality market by unveiling JBL OR300 on-ear and JBL OR100 in-ear headphones. Designed for the OCULUS RIFT, these headphones create an immersive sound experience featuring JBL’s Pure Bass sound. Conceived to perfectly seal the ear from the ambient noise they offer a enveloping and absorbing audio landscape, enhancing the VR experience to epic levels. Both headphones are compatible with the OCULUS RIFT proprietary headphone connector and are specifically calibrated to provide a reliable and hassle free connection.
The JBL OR100 in-ear headphones’ lightweight design and customisable ear tips make it easy for users to truly immerse into their VR experience for long hours without any distractions. The in-ear headphones also block out ambient noise so gamers can make every experience epic.
For consumers who prefer on-ear headphones, the CES Innovation award winning JBL OR300 are lightweight and comfortable. Whether gaming, watching movies or live-streaming events, the headphones remain comfortable for hours of entertainment thanks to the pillow effect of the ear cup cushion and the custom fit design. Specifically designed for the OCULUS RIFT, they also allow for an easy, hassle-free connection.
The JBL OR300 and OR100 will come available in EMEA in Spring 2017.
JBL Flip 4: Amplify Your Adventure
HARMAN today announced the next generation of its popular Flip series, the JBL Flip 4. Providing superior sound paired with a new adventure-proof design, the JBL Flip 4, portable Bluetooth speaker, connects listeners to a rich audio experience wherever life takes you.
With improved sound clarity, up to 12 hours of playback time and a waterproof design featuring rugged new fabrics, the JBL Flip 4 is a perfect companion to make life more fun. Whether on the beach, at an outdoor party, on-the-go listening or simply relaxing at home, this speaker delivers surprisingly powerful sound. The Flip 4 joins other speakers in JBL’s full line of waterproof portables, including: Clip 2, Charge 3, Flip 4 and Pulse 3.
Connectivity is boundless with the JBL Connect+ feature that enables the ability to connect more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled Flip 4 speakers together, amplifying the listening experience and filling any room with rich sound. With the simple press of a button, users can access Siri and Google Now via the JBL Voice Integration feature. Users have the convenience to change the song, make a call or check the weather report - all by speaking to JBL, with no interruption to the fun. The JBL Flip 4 also provides a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone feature for clear conference calls.
The JBL® Flip 4comes available starting spring 2017. The 4th generation speaker will be available in 6 vibrant colours including: Black, White, Teal, Grey, Red and Blue.
JBL Pulse 3: Pairs 360° Sounds and LED Lightshow with Superior Sound
HARMAN today announced the JBL Pulse 3, a waterproof, portable Bluetooth speaker with outstanding 360° sound and exhilarating light show. Completely revamped, the bottom portion of the JBL Pulse 3 provides 360° sound with improved base performance and is equipped with three drivers and dual passive radiators, while the top portion is dedicated to delivering a 360° LED light show. Keep the party going, with increased battery life now offering up to 12 hours of playtime.
For those looking to add a personal touch to their next party, the JBL Connect+ technology allows users to connect more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers. The user can download the JBL Connect+ App to unlock even more interactive features waiting to be discovered, like the ability to customise the JBL Pulse 3 light show experience.
As the latest addition to JBL’s growing family of waterproof speakers, the Pulse 3 delivers a rich audio experience while keeping listeners connected whether they are at home, on vacation or on-the-go. It flawlessly streams songs from smartphones or tablets, and provides the ability to access Siri and Google Now, via JBL’s Voice Assistant Integration feature to control music with voice command.
The JBL Pulse 3will be availablestarting spring 2017, in white and black.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $7.0 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.