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Harman releases JBL On Air wireless AirPlay speaker dock

JBL On Air

This distinctive device is JBL's first docking station with built-in AirPlay technology, allowing users to stream music wirelessly from their iTunes library on any Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch to the dock.

The JBL On Air has a full-colour display to show song titles, artists and album artwork, while a USB port allows for easy firmware upgrades.

Users can tune in to internet radio via wi-fi or FM stations on the built-in RDS tuner.

Ten presets allow your favourite FM stations to be stored for instant access.

There's also a built-in iPod/iPhone dock, a dual alarm function and a free Remote app to turn any Apple iOS device into a remote control for the system.

Sound is handled by three speakers with 360 degree HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimisation) technology and DSP processing.

JBL says the On Air will go on sale for £330 this summer at Best Buy, John lewis and the Apple Store online.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.