IFA 2016, BERLINHARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announces an update for its highly successful portable speaker line up.  With new exciting color designs for the Charge 3, Flip 3, Clip 2 and Xtreme and the voice control integration on the Xtreme, Pulse 2, Charge 3 and Flip 3, JBL further builds out its leading position in the portable speaker market.

JBL Portable Speaker

Give voice to your style!

Already known for its bright and vibrant color designs, JBL has uncovered the most popular new color trends and brings them to life via limited edition offerings. The first new designs will be introduced to the market in limited editions on the Charge 3, Flip 3, Clip 2 and Xtreme, The ‘Squad green’ will be the first available In October 2016. Other special color editions include a red and blue pattern named ‘Malta’ and a blue and yellow pattern named ‘Zap’.

Give voice to your music!

To further bring your speakers to life, Siri and Google Now voice integration is soon available for current and new JBL portable speakers. The voice assistant unlocks the ability to play your music without the need to reach for a phone or tablet: just give a voice command to the JBL speaker to play your music. Simply update the JBL CONNECT APP, available through the iOS® and Android™ app stores. With this update JBL’s ‘Multifunction Button’ turns the speaker’s Play/Pause button into a voice activation button. By activating Siri or Google Now’s push to talk, you have a voice assistant at hand.  Just use your voice to change the song or make a call.

“This new voice integration feature will take the listening experience to a whole new level. If you’re listening to a JBL speaker while shooting hoops or relaxing in the pool, there’s no longer any need to stop the fun and scramble to find your phone to switch songs,” said Andy Tsui, Senior Director, Smart Audio & Accessories Business Unit Leader, HARMAN.“We’re excited for our portable speakers to play a bigger and better role in everyday life.”