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Harman announced new products from JBL and Harman Kardon: the US$99 JBL Flip and $299 JBL Soundbar.
The JBL Flip is a portable speaker available in black or white that pairs with any Bluetooth-compatible device, including an iPhone, Android phone, BlackBerry or tablet. The JBL Flip can be placed horizontally to perform like a small speaker system or flipped upright on a desktop for more volume. It includes a built-in microphone for hands-free Bluetooth calls and a 5-hour rechargeable battery.
The JBL Soundbar SB 200 is a Bluetooth-equipped, 2 x 60-watt soundbar that delivers audio from two woofers, two tweeters, an amplifier and a built-in subwoofer. The plug-and-play system brings sound to flat-screen TVs and includes Dolby Digital Decoding and Harman’s proprietary digital signal processing technology. The JBL Cinema SB 200 is compatible with free, downloadable JBL apps, including AmpUp and MusicFlow, so owners can control playback from an iPad or stream music to the JBL Soundbar 200.