JBL OnBeat Rumble: The Most Powerful (and Most Expensive) Lightning…

We get it. You love your iPhone 5 so much that you're willing shrug off the money you lost on the two-year-old, 30-pin speaker dock that's now obsolete. You're ready to invest in an 8-pin dock because Apple wouldn't dare change its proprietary standard again. Right? RIGHT? Don't worry, this burly burnt orange speaker… » 1/04/13 8:00am 1/04/13 8:00am

Outlet Hogging Wireless Speaker Forgoes a Rechargeable Battery

There's no shortage of compact wireless speakers on the market right now, and JBL figures the best way to differentiate its new SoundFly is to forgo the one key feature that makes these worth carrying around: a rechargeable battery. Instead, it's designed to permanently hang off an outlet, blocking other devices from… » 11/01/12 12:28pm 11/01/12 12:28pm

JBL and Philips Bring Us More Rare AirPlay Goodies, in the Shape of a…

I don't know, you wait months for AirPlay products, and then two come along at once! Just like buses. JBL's On Air Wireless speaker (left) actually includes a little screen for displaying track info, though obviously if you're streaming over AirPlay you could just look at the iPhone screen instead. » 3/08/11 9:50am 3/08/11 9:50am

Iconic Ovalia Egg Chair Reissued With Tech Upgrades

You may not know it by name, but the classic Ovalia Egg Chair probably streamed into your consciousness via the background of some MTV hipster video or the seating at a really, really cool grandma's house. (Actually, we're sure that you spotted an Ovalia chair in the shot after the jump, at minimum.) Now the Ovalia… » 11/07/08 4:40pm 11/07/08 4:40pm

JBL Control Now Loudspeakers Run Circles Around Competition

JBL Control Now loudspeakers love donuts. Because since each speaker covers a 90-degree curve, four Control Nows can be assembled to make a donut. Or two can be combined to form a half-donut. (Of course, there's nothing stopping you from fitting together 3, but nobody wants a donut that someone's already taken a bite… » 6/03/08 10:45am 6/03/08 10:45am

Apple To Work With Polk, JBL, iBiquity on HD Radio Tagging System For…

Apple is working with iPod dock makers JBL and Polk on a system that allows anything heard on an HD Radio/iPod dock system to be tagged and sent to an iPod, which will later be transferred to iTunes. Once on iTunes, a playlist is presented where users can purchase any tracks they heard while listening to HD Radio.… » 9/06/07 8:24pm 9/06/07 8:24pm

Ears-On with JBL's $300,000 Home Cinema Set-Up with 9.6 Surround Sound…

We had the pleasure of listening to the new JBL's Project Everest Everest DD66000 speakers plus a few other important-sounding things, but, frankly, they had us at "$40,000 per speaker." Where were we? In JBL's rather impressive home cinema that cost $300,000 to build —including 6TB of storage for DVDs, their lowest… » 9/02/07 6:00pm 9/02/07 6:00pm

JBL On Air Control 2.4G: Wireless Speakers With Plenty of Wires

Here's a sad fact of life. No matter what wireless speakers you buy, there's always gonna be some amount of cabling required, be it for power or whatnot. So although JBL's On Air speakers claim to be "wireless" as the folks at CNET found out, they're anything but. Still, one thing they have over the competition is… » 3/02/07 7:35pm 3/02/07 7:35pm

JBL ES Series Set to Rock the Casbah This Spring

To my ears, JBL makes the most musical-sounding speakers in the world, and now the company has a released a new line of reasonably-priced models with the handsomely-styled ES series introduced at CES this year. Included in the ES line are the ES20 and ES30 bookshelf speakers, and the ES80 and ES90 floor-standing units… » 1/25/07 10:29am 1/25/07 10:29am