Remember when you first used iTunes and you'd turn on the visualizer, and just stare at the screen as the psychedelic patterns pulsed to the music? Yeah, well no one does that anymore. But since the dream of the '90s is back (it is, right?), JBL's letting music lovers install a bit of the dancefloor in their homes with the Pulse -- blacklight posters optional. The LED-laden, cylindrical speaker has two 40mm drivers powering its sound, up to ten hours of battery life, NFC and Bluetooth for quick device pairing and audio streaming, as well as five pre-set light configurations for users to choose from. Don't worry, you can also customize the LED array to your liking -- which is all you should really care about, anyway -- and control setup from a companion app. JBL's $200 rave-speaker isn't set to ship from its site until next month, but you can go ahead and pre-order one now for your very own den of iniquity. And, while you're at it, may as well dust off those JNCOs, too.
October 24, 2013 – For Immediate Release
New JBL® Pulse Delivers Wireless High-Fidelity Audio Plus a Multi-Dimensional Light Show
Outstanding JBL sound with innovative LED light show brings your music to life
STAMFORD, CT. – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces a new dimension in home audio: light.
"JBL Pulse will change the way you enjoy music," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "You'll be amazed how much more immersive the listening experience can be, with a lightshow perfectly synched in brightness and color with the music."
JBL Pulse gives you music to be seen and heard combining room-filling JBL sound with an eye-catching, programmable LED light show in one portable speaker. Take your music with you wherever you go, and liven up any get-together with a Multi-LED light show. JBL Pulse is a wireless sound and vision treat for the eyes and ears that gives you new ways to enjoy your favorite tunes. JBL Pulse streams your music from any portable device via Bluetooth. Enhance the music with your choice of programmed or customizable light themes. JBL Pulse's sound is a stereo punch, clear and powerful, and portable enough to turn anyplace into a party space.
Variety is the spice of life – and JBL Pulse delivers the spice while making sure that you're always in control. From five pre-programmed light themes to many more downloadable options, you can choose to match your music or exercise your own creative touch by customizing the patterns of brightness and color. And you can change it with a single touch. Either way, the entertainment, both visual and audible, is always on your terms.
And, since it's not truly portable if you have to plug it in, JBL Pulse can go anywhere and deliver wireless fun for up to 10 hours of music or 5 hours of music and light show, thanks to its rechargeable lithium-ion battery. One less thing to worry about means the party starts now.
Programmable LED lights that pulse to your music wherever and whenever you want
Unrivaled JBL sound with two high-performance 40 mm drivers and a custom-tuned bass port for clear, room-filling, high-fidelity sound
Wireless Bluetooth® stereo streaming with NFC for instantaneous hassle-free setup
Pre-programmed and custom-programmed light themes control brightness and color, pulsed to your music
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for hours of wireless fun
The JBL app offers a simplified set-up, easy connection to your mobile music devices, and complete control
Pricing and Availability
For additional information or to purchase the JBL Pulse (MSRP $199), visit Best Buy, Sprint or www.JBL.com