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Portable and Powerful JBL OnBeat™ Mini: the Perfect Partner to Dock New Lightning-Connected iPad mini

The JBL® brand will unveil the first portable speaker dock with a Lighting connector designed specifically for Apple Inc.’s latest line-up of iOS® devices, including the iPad mini (pictured, right), at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®). The acoustically sophisticated JBL OnBeat Mini fits into a backpack or travel bag, providing a portable charging dock for the office, dorm room, business trip or bedroom. The JBL OnBeat Mini includes two full-range transducers and built-in digital signal processing to deliver crisp, room-filling sound.

JBL OnBeat Mini (Photo: Business Wire)

JBL OnBeat Mini (Photo: Business Wire)

The JBL OnBeat Mini is on display at HARMAN’s CES booth – Central Hall, booth number 10431 – from January 8 through 11.

The JBL OnBeat Mini provides up to 5 hours of playback when used with batteries and charges the iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation and new iPod models when used with the included AC adapter. The portable speaker also includes a built-in USB connector to power and play other portable devices.

“This portable Lightning dock continues our leadership in being first to market with high-quality docking stations designed specifically for Apple iOS products,” said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment. “The JBL OnBeat Mini delivers a truly robust listening experience and goes wherever you go, a feature today’s mobile consumer demands so they can hear the truth.”

The JBL OnBeat Mini joins the well-reviewed JBL® OnBeat Venue LT and JBL OnBeat Micro as the first docks available for consumers to use with Lightning-compatible devices. The JBL OnBeat Mini includes a battery-saving auto-standby feature that turns the dock off after 10 minutes of non-use and an LED status indicator to alert users when new batteries are needed. The JBL OnBeat Mini is available in black or white.

Pricing and availability

The JBL OnBeat Mini has a suggested retail price of $149 and will be available from select retailers or JBL.com in March. For additional information, visit HARMAN’s CES booth at Central Hall, booth number 10431.

About HARMAN

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the year ended June 30, 2012. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.

© 2013 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Odyssey are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. JBL OnBeat and JBL OnBeat Venue are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. Apple, iPhone, iPod and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod, iPhone and iPad not included. Lightning is a trademark of Apple Inc. CES is a registered trademark of the Consumer Electronics Association. iOS is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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