JBL shows off SoundFly Air portable speaker

Nov 1, 2012
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JBL Audio has unveiled a new portable speaker aimed at users of Apple devices called the SoundFly Air. The little speaker is AirPlay-enabled supporting iOS devices and is designed to plug directly into a wall outlet for power. The speaker pairs with a free downloadable app.

That free app allows users to browse through music with cover art, adjust the volume and the tone of the speaker, and customize the digital signal processing to make the sound suit their tastes. The speaker has 20 W of power and a frequency response of up to 20 kHz. The outlet prongs are on the back of the speaker allowing the entire speaker to hang from the front of an outlet in any room.

The signal-to-noise ratio for the mobile speaker is 80 dB. It's designed to work on 100 V to 240 V making it usable who in the US and abroad. The speaker is compact measuring 190 mm deep by 92 mm tall and weighing 0.42 kg. The speaker appears to only support Apple AirPlay enabled devices.

The speaker is available for pre-order right now for $199. That price includes free ground shipping. Exactly, when the SoundFly Air will, ship is unknown. JBL simply says that it's up for pre-order and will ship when available.


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