iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Dock Speakers Available from JBL with Lightning Connection



 
     


Finally, JBL brings a Lightning Speaker Dock for the iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G, iPad Mini, and iPad 4.

JBL is the latest company to join the Lightning dock connector craze, by releasing two speaker docks that support the iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G, iPad Mini, iPad 4, and iPod Nano 7G. The JBL OnBeat Venue Lightning and the JBL OnBeat Micro are the first Lightning-supported dock speakers we have seen as of now.

JBL OnBeat Venue Lightning is the less-portable bigger brother in this case…or dock… The speaker dock is quite large and uses the latest Bluetooth technology to stream your music wirelessly from your device. Supposedly the music will not be playing using the Lightning port, which is for charging only, but will in fact play using Bluetooth. The OnBeat Venue is able to dock any of the current devices supporting the Lightning connector since there are no borders for the width.

JBL OnBeat Micro is a Lightning speaker dock that you are able to carry around in a bag or a backpack. The Micro uses AAA batteries promising to bring at least 5 hours of music streaming via Bluetooth. Of course, you are once able able to charge your device using the Lightning dock connector while streaming audio via Bluetooth. The JBL OnBeat Micro does however have limits to the width, so you won’t be docking your iPad 4 or iPad mini, but will have no problem docking the iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G, or iPad Nano 7G. The Micro also have a USB port in the rear, just in case you want to bring your Lightning cable and connect your iPad 4, iPad Mini, or any other USB.

The two speaker docks are fairly inexpensive for what they are, the JBL OnBeat Micro sells for $99 while the JBL OnBeat Venue Lightning is marked at $199.

Do these interest any of you? Let us know in the comments below.


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  • http://twitter.com/MrPaKo_ ✧Brook✧༼༜༽

    They look fine to me, but Im not to hyped about the new idevices nor their accesesories, but to whom have the new devices I strongly recommend to buy because they are awesome to have at home

  • TallBearNC

    Where are the landscape docks? iluv has them, but they only work up to ipad 4