Back in September of 2015, Harman announced a range of Bluetooth speakers, which included the JBL Pulse 2, and it was available for purchase in soon after. Now, after over a year since the release of the JBL Pulse 2, Harman has announced the successor to the wireless speaker, which comes in the form of the JBL Pulse 3. This speaker was announced at CES 2017, just yesterday and it was featured alongside a couple of other speakers from the audio company.
The JBL Pulse 3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker, which happens to be waterproof and is able to deliver 360-degree audio. According to Harman, the new offering offers a completely revamped listening experience compared to its predecessor, which includes LED lights, and a bottom portion which delivers sound. On top of that, the speaker offers better base performance and it is equipped with three drivers and dual passive bass radiators. The top portion of the speaker is dedicated to showcasing a 360 degree LED light show, which the user will be able to customize to their liking. This can be done through the JBL Connect+ app which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, and it will allow users to connect more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers.
Other features of the JBL Pulse 3 includes the ability to connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker, though music can only be played from one device at a given time. The built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery is slated to provide up to 12 hours of music and light show playtime. The speaker also comes with an IPX7 design, making it waterproof, allowing users to use the speaker by the pool, without the worry of getting the speaker wet. Harman also mentioned that the speaker may be cleaned by running water over it. As for pricing and availability, the JBL Pulse 3 is priced at $199.95 and it will be available for purchase beginning Spring 2017, from select retailers and on JBL.com. It will be available in two colors, namely white and black. This pricing happens to be the same price as the older JBL Pulse 2 when it was first released, though the price has significantly dropped over the years.