Today, Harman announced the price of their JBL On Air wireless Airplay dock. It is available now in black or white for $349.99. That’s a seriously steep price tag considering other docks in the same class. Our best guess is that price includes a hefty licensing fee from Apple to use their Airplay tech, which allows iOS users to wirelessly stream their tunes to the On Air dock over their home’s WiFi network. With that said, let’s not forget that it does have a full color display, on board play controls and a unique HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) design, that is said to deliver clean and powerful sound.
This morning HARMAN unveiled the new JBL On Air™ Wireless AirPlay® speaker dock, the newest in the JBL® lineup to provide music lovers an even more seamless music experience within the home. With AirPlay technology built in, the JBL On Air Wireless lets you play music from your iTunes® library on a Mac or a PC, and from an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® device over your existing Wi-Fi® network. Users will enjoy album artwork and song information on the bright color display, and can use the included remote control to play and pause music, as well as navigate to next and previous tracks.
The new JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock’s price is $349.99 are available now at Best Buy and Apple online and Best Buy and Apple retail store locations throughout the U.S.