JBL announced the battery powered OnBeat Micro portable speaker dock with lightning connector for compatibility with iPhone 5 and the latest generation iPod touch. The speaker fits easily into a backpack, purse or briefcase for up to 5 hours of playback when used with batteries. An AC adapter is included for longer duration listening, while also doubling as charger for the iPhone 5, the iPod touch 5th generation and the new iPod nano. The portable speaker also includes a built-in USB connector to power and play other portable devices. The JBL OnBeat Micro includes a free, downloadable JBL music app to create customized playlists, adjust volume and browse album artwork.
On the audio side, I wouldn’t expect much from this little speaker since its power is rated at just 2-watts per speaker (x2).
Price & Availability
The JBL OnBeat Micro is available for $99 at jbl.com.