JBL OnBeat Xtreme introduced
Do you think the world has had enough of iPod and iPad docks? I guess not, otherwise why would the JBL OnBeat Xtreme be introduced? This is a visually stunning iPad dock that is touted to do more than just offer good looks – it also delivers dynamic, room-filling sound that comes in the form of a table-top stereo system. Specially optimized to work with both versions of Apple’s hugely popular tablet, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme will also come with an innovative rotating dock connector that will play nice with the iPhone and iPod touch – smart move, considering how nearly everyone out there who loves Apple products have more than just one of their devices.
Thanks to the wonders of Bluetooth connectivity, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme will hook up to the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to play when detached from the dock, where it will also “talk” to Android-powered smartphones as well as tablets, not to mention wireless MP3 players, although those are pretty rare when you think about it.
Ideal for rooms as well as offices, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme will complement whatever movies you play on your iPad’s display, while your ears will benefit from award-winning JBL sound. If you want to hold hands-free conversation using Apple’s FaceTime or Skype over the iPad, that is not an issue at all, since the JBL OnBeat Xtreme’s speakerphone will also function with Bluetooth-enabled phones thanks to a built-in microphone. As for the audio, you need not suffer from poor audio quality since all sound will be enhanced using digital sound processing (DSP) and echo cancellation.
The wireless speakers boast of dual Atlas bass drivers and Ridge tweeters that have been optimized by DSP equalization, allowing you to control the iPad docking station’s settings thanks to an OnBeat Xtreme app that can be downloaded for free via the iTunes App Store. This app will put you in full control of playlists and EQ settings, in addition to having an alarm or a sleep timer. Expect to fork out $599 for the JBL OnBeat Xtreme if you are interested.