JBL releases new wireless headphones & home audio products
JBL has released a bunch of new home audio and wireless headphone goodies in New Zealand, which is probably good timing since the great Kiwi summer isn’t too far away now.
First offthe ranks is a new range of JBL True Wireless headphones, which are essentially wireless earbuds that compete right alongside the likes of the AirPods and Galaxy Buds. JBL says these headphones cater for workout enthusiasts, adventure seekers and music lovers alike.
The JBL T120 TWS are wireless in-ear headphones with 16 hours of combined playback, Handsfree calling, a 12-hour charging case and JBL’s Pure Bass Sound. They retail for $169.95.
The JBL Endurance Peak in-ear wireless headphones feature 28 hours of combined playback, IPX7 Waterproof design, a 24-hour charging case and a ‘powerhook’, amongst other things. They retail for $199.95.
Next are the JBL Reflect Flow in ear wireless headphones, which provide 30 hours of combined playback, IPX7 waterproof design, a 20-hour charging case and JBL Signature Sound, plus more. They retail for $249.95.
Finally, the Under Armour Flash in ear wireless headphones feature 5 hours of battery life, JBL Charged Sound, UA Storm Proof sweat and waterproof technology with IPX7 rating, and more. They retail for $269.95.
“All equipped with secure fit, JBL sound and hassle-free connectivity, the new range of true wireless headphones are the ultimate companion for anything life throws at you.”
On the home audio side of things, there are sound bars, portable speakers, and speakers with light shows.
The JBL Flip 5 is a portable speaker with 12 hours of play time, USB-C charging, waterproof protection and Bluetooth. It retails for $179.95.
The JBL Link View is a new breed of smarthome device. It features built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast, an 8” high definition display, and a front facing camera. It is IPX4 splashproof. It retails for $399.95.
"With smart displays, we're bringing the Google Assistant to a new class of device that deliver a fully interactive and visual experience. Smart displays can do everything the Google Assistant speakers can, with the additional benefit of a beautiful touch screen,” says Google Assistant director Chris Turkstra.
The JBL Partybox 100 is a speaker with powerful audio, mic and guitar inputs, and it’s lightweight. There is even a light mode for different moods and music genres. It retails for $499.95.
The JBL Partybox 1000 is a more sophisticated speaker, with an air gesture wristband, full panel lighting, an integrated DJ launchpad, and USB charging. It retails for $1399.95.
And Finally, the JBL Link Bar is a soundbar with built-in Android TV, Chromecast and Google Assistant. It also features multiple 4K HDMI inputs and has PrivacySwitch for far-field microphones. It retails for $699.95.