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New JBL® Speakers Debut with Lightning Connectors for iPhone 5, iPad Mini and Updated iPad and iPods

  New JBL® Speakers Debut with Lightning Connectors for iPhone 5, iPad Mini
  and Updated iPad and iPods

Featuring the new Apple Lightning connector, the JBL OnBeat^™ Micro and JBL^®
Venue^™ LT bring high-performance audio, portability and wireless
compatibility designed specifically for the Apple iPad Mini, the revised iPad
with Retina^™ display, new iPod models and the iPhone 5 – starting at less
than $100

For more information: JBL.com

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- November 15, 2012

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces availability of the
first two JBL^® speaker docks built to support the new Apple iPhone 5, iPad
Mini, new iPod models and the revised iPad with Retina display. The JBL OnBeat
Micro ($99) and JBL Venue LT ($199, right) include the new Apple Lightning
connector, the small, reversible, all-digital connector that allowed Apple to
create thinner and faster iOS^® devices.

Harman JBL OnBeat Micro iPhone 5 (Photo: Business Wire)

Harman JBL OnBeat Micro iPhone 5 (Photo: Business Wire)

The two JBL speakers, the first in the market with the new Lightning
connector, offer users great flexibility in accessing audio content. The
super-portable JBL OnBeat Micro (below) is battery powered and ideal for road
warriors, students or anyone else who wants outstanding performance from a
go-anywhere Lightning speaker. The JBL OnBeat Venue LT is a robust tabletop
speaker dock featuring dual full-range drivers and Slipstream port technology
for powerful bass and a remarkably wide soundstage. Ideal for the iPad Mini
and iPad with Retina display, the JBL OnBeat Venue LT includes HARMAN’s
exclusive TrueStream^™ guarantee of the highest-quality sound when connecting
any Apple product or any other smartphone and tablet via Bluetooth^®
connection. Both JBL speakers charge the new Apple Lightning products when
docked.

“JBL was among the very first audio companies to build a docking station for
the Apple iPod, and we continue our leadership as we are first in the market
with new Lightning connector docking products. These powered speaker systems
match the flexibility users want while providing a high-quality performance,”
said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of
HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment. “The JBL OnBeat Venue LT offers
high-quality, proprietary driver technology and advanced digital audio
software; it will deliver a truly robust listening experience to owners of the
new iPad Mini and refreshed iPad. The JBL OnBeat Micro goes wherever you go, a
feature increasingly important in our mobile society. With either model, music
fans will hear the truth.”

Details of each JBL speaker:

The JBL OnBeat Micro is an ultra-portable, acoustically sophisticated speaker
that fits easily into a backpack, purse or briefcase. The JBL OnBeat Micro
provides up to 5 hours of playback when used with batteries and charges the
iPhone 5, the iPod touch 5th generation and the new iPod nano when used with
the included AC adapter. The portable speaker also includes a built-in USB
connector to power and play other portable devices. The JBL OnBeat Micro
includes a free, downloadable JBL music app to create customized playlists,
adjust volume and browse album artwork.

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT features a hidden Lightning dock connector behind the
JBL logo at the speaker’s base. Ideal for the iPad Mini and revised iPad with
Retina display, HARMAN’s exclusive TrueStream Bluetooth wireless streaming
technology allows the JBL OnBeat Venue LT to connect with up to eight devices,
providing additional device flexibility. The JBL OnBeat Venue LT includes the
free, downloadable MusicFlow^™ app, which allows users to create customized
playlists, edit mixes, adjust volume and EQ settings, and browse album
artwork.

Pricing and availability

The JBL OnBeat Micro has a suggested retail price of $99, and the JBL OnBeat
Venue LT has a suggested retail price of $199. Both models are available
through select retailers and online at JBL.com. For additional information,
visit JBL.com.

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 12 months ended
June 30, 2012. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol NYSE: HAR.

© 2012 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson 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, JBL OnBeat Venue,
MusicFlow and TrueStream are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries,
Incorporated. Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod,
iPhone and iPad not included. Retina is a trademark of Apple Inc. The
Bluetooth^® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by HARMAN International
Industries, Incorporated, is under license. 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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Contact:

HARMAN International
Christopher M. Dragon, 203-328-4203
chris.dragon@HARMAN.com
or
Burson-Marsteller
Alexandria Denti, 212-614-4167
Mobile: 646-301-2197
Alexandria.Denti@bm.com
 
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