Samsung subsidiary Harman has launched the JBL “Xtreme 2” wireless Bluetooth speaker in India for Rs 21,999, which would compete against high-end portable speakers in the Indian market.
The device, which is available in black, green and blue colours, comes with powerful audio performance, up to 15 hours of playtime and an IPX7 rating for weather-proofing. Besides the water resistance, another USP is the speaker’s built-in rechargeable 10,000mAh Li-ion battery that supports up to 15 hours of playback, according to the company.
It also comes with JBL Connect+ which can be used to wirelessly connect more than 100 Connect+ enabled JBL speakers, so you can have a multi-speaker setup. The Xtreme 2 also allows up to 2 users to connect to the same speaker, so you can have music playing from multiple sources.
“The new JBL ‘Xtreme 2’, with its powerful sound, is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an all-weather companion,” Sumit Chauhan, Vice President-Lifestyle Audio, Harman India, said in a statement.
The JBL Xtreme 2 also has a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone, which means you can use it to take calls when paired with a smartphone. It comes with in-built hooks, a durable metal base, and a bottle opener added to the carrying strap, which makes it a good companion for picnics and outdoor events.
The speaker is available at JBL’s online store and other retail channels, which include 350 Samsung brand stores across the country.