The JBL Pulse has been officially unveiled, with the new wireless speaker packing a LED light based twist.
The cylindrical sound system not only plays high quality audio, it also projects an eye-catching light show from its LED walls.
It's the latest member of the portable JBL speaker family which includes the Flip 2 and its state-of-the-art microphone system and the pint-sized Micro 2.
Perfect for house parties, the JBL Pulse has five programmed light themes with more options available to download. According to the manufacturer, they can be played to match the music and customised to produce unique patterns of brightness and colour.
"JBL Pulse will change the way you enjoy music," said Michael Mauser, president of Harman Lifestyle. "You'll be amazed how much more immersive the listening experience can be, with a light show perfectly synched in brightness and colour with the music."
JBL Pulse Features
Designed for easy connectivity with mobile devices, the JBL Pulse combines Wireless Bluetooth stereo streaming with NFC to play music from Bluetooth-friendly Android and iOS devices.
It works in conjunction with the JBL app which allows users to control the audio and the brightness and colour of the light show blaring from the device.
As well as projecting coloured patterns, via 64 LEDs, that pulse to music, the JBL Pulse transmits clear, room-filling audio using two high-performance 40mm drivers and a custom tuned bass port. It has a frequency response of 100Hz - 20kHz and a signal-to-noise ratio 86dB.
Playing up to 10 hours of music or five hours of music and light, the product has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
JBL Pulse Price and Availability
Despite only just being announced, the JBL Pulse is already available to buy from the JBL website as well as high street stores including John Lewis, Amazon, Argos, Richer Sounds, Selfridges and Maplin. It's priced at £179.99.
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