New wearable JBL Soundgear device can be worn around the neck, it works as a hands-free and ear-free speaker
HARMAN International, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. launch JBL Soundgear in India on March 17, 2018. JBL Soundgear is priced at Rs. 14,999 and is available at HARMAN’s e-commerce website, on online and retail channels and at Samsung brand stores across in India. The device features dual-microphone conferencing system with echo and noise cancelling technology to enhance sound quality. JBL Soundgear is wireless and can be connected via Bluetooth to smartphones and tablets. The rubber anti-slip treatment ensures the device stays firm at place while moving around. It is made up of and soft-touch fabrics for providing comfort.
“JBL Soundgear gives users the freedom to experience audio in a completely new way. No matter the activity, users can create their own personal sound zone without the closed-off feeling of a headphone. Whether doing house or office work, engaging in virtual reality or watching a movie from a tablet, JBL Soundgear empowers users to create their very own listening environment while staying connected to their surroundings,” said Sumit Chauhan, Vice President – Lifestyle Audio, Harman India said in a press statement.
The Soundgear has an aux port, support for Bluetooth 4.0 as well as WPS/Wi-Fi. Moreover, users can use two charging cables, an optical cable, and a 3.5mm audio cable out-of-the-box. Users can also connect the JBL Soundgear with mobile virtual reality headsets, such as the Samsung Gear VR. The echo cancelling mic allows users to take phone calls while listing to music. Samsung claims that the wearable speaker lasts up to 6-hours of playtime before recharging.