JBL announced a portable speaker dock with a Lighting connector designed specifically for Apple’s latest iOS devices, including the iPad mini. The acoustically sophisticated JBL OnBeat Mini includes two full-range transducers and built-in digital signal processing to deliver crisp, room-filling sound. It fits into a backpack or travel bag, providing a portable charging dock for the office, dorm room, business trip or bedroom.
The JBL OnBeat Mini provides up to 5 hours of playback when used with batteries and charges the iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation and new iPod models when used with the included AC adapter. The portable speaker also includes a built-in USB connector to power and play other portable devices.
The JBL OnBeat Mini joins the JBL OnBeat Venue LT and JBL OnBeat Micro as the first docks available for consumers to use with Lightning-compatible devices. The JBL OnBeat Mini includes a battery-saving auto-standby feature that turns the dock off after 10 minutes of non-use and an LED status indicator to alert users when new batteries are needed.
Pricing and Availability
The JBL OnBeat Mini will be available March 2013 in white or black for $149.