Harman details JBL SoundBoost MotoMod for Moto Z

Harman details JBL SoundBoost MotoMod for Moto Z
Harman details JBL SoundBoost MotoMod for Moto Z
The easy-to-use Bluetooth-enabled stereo speaker accessory own 1000 mAh internal battery and kickstand.

One of the handful of attachable accessories revealed at Lenovo Tech World this year was the JBL SoundBoost MotoMod. The unit attaches to the back of the Moto Z for improved audio playback and can also be used wirelessly via Bluetooth as it includes its own 1000 mAh internal battery for up to 10 hour of playback. Once the internal battery is drained, it will then use the the battery of the Moto Z. The module is automatically activated the moment it snaps onto the back of the Moto Z. Although not explicitly stated, the module can likely be used as a generic Bluetooth speaker for any other smartphone as well.

The mod measures 152 x 73 x 13 mm with a weight of 145 grams and utilizes dual 27 mm drivers at 3 W each for stereo sound. Harman is claiming a reproducible range from 200 Hz all the way up to 20 kHz. A built-in kickstand allows the smartphone to sit at an angle similar to the ancient HTC One X. The mod itself can be charged via a USB Type-C port at 1 A and 5 W.

The JBL SoundBoost is expected to retail for around $80 USD.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06-20 (Update: 2016-06-20)
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