This year’s IFA was filled with Smart Speaker launches. Now JBL has joined the league that consists of Google, Amazon, and Sony. Dubbed as “JBL Link,” the product is powered by Google’s AI voice assistant. As reported by Gadgets 360, JBL has also tried to follow Apple’s footsteps by launching AirPods-like earbuds in the event.

There are three variants under “LINK,” namely: LINK 10, LINK 20 and LINK 30. Users can command the speaker to perform an array of functions, including playing music, delivering traffic stats and others. The company also took the wraps off UA Sports Wireless Train headphones, Free wireless AirPods-like earbuds and a Bar studio soundbar speaker.

Everything you need to know

According to a report by WCCFTech, users can activate JBL’s smart home speaker by simply saying, “Ok, Google.” As the speaker also comes tagged with inbuilt Chromecast support, there are a variety of other things that can be carried out. JBL’s LINK 10 and 20 features a rechargeable battery, which can run for roughly five hours on single charge. LINK 30, on the other hand, is powered via AC adapters. LINK 10, 20 and 30 come equipped with 8W, 10W and 50W speakers respectively. All three are extremely mobile but the first two feature IPX7 certification (waterproof). Connectivity-wise, all of them include basic options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. JBL launched LINK 10. These products are expected to hit the market in fall this year including in the US. There’s a microphone that allows users to receive calls and ear tips that make the wearing of the earbuds, smooth and easy.

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The price of the speakers

The speakers are priced around $180; they are expected to hit the market in October. The firm partnered up with under armour, with the objective to launch UA Sports Wireless Train headphones. These sport Under Armour’s SuperVent fabric, and feature “Speed Charge Battery,” that gets completely charged in just 5 minutes.

These are priced at $250 and will ship December. Lastly, the firm also took the wraps off Bar 5.1 “soundbar” speakers that feature a total system power of 510W. JBL introduced three different variants under this: JBL Reflect Fit, JBL Junior, and JBL E65BTNC. They come along with 4K HDMI inputs and DTS decoding. These products are expected to hit the market in October as well. Users have to wait a bit more. Notably, Google and Amazon are the leaders in smart speaker market.