IFA 2019 | JBL introduces the Pulse 4, a 20W portable LED speaker
JBL, a subsidiary of Harman, has unveiled its latest LED portable speaker at IFA 2019. The Pulse 4 has an IPX7 certification against water ingress, thus ensuring that it can be taken anywhere the user wants. Its manufacturer estimates that it has a playback time of 12 hours per charge, which it does via a USB type C port.
Like the rest of its line, the JBL Pulse 4 has a "Lightshow" mode, in which its LEDs can adopt several patterns or colors as it streams audio. It does so via Bluetooth 4.2, which enables it to connect to 1 or 2 devices simultaneously. The LEDs are controlled through the JBL Connect app.
This app also allows the user access to the brand's PartyBoost functions. This can also enact a mode in which 1 Pulse 4 speaker synchronizes with as many as 100 other JBL speakers in its range, provided that they also have this feature. The JBL Pulse 4 costs US$199.95 and can be pre-ordered from now. However, it may not be shipped until September 24, 2019.