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HARMAN and JBL Introduce Alexa Speaker and Google Assistant Headphones
      #49951 - 01/09/18 10:12 PM

HARMAN has introduced the Harman Kardon Allure Portable with Amazon Alexa Voice Service. With 20W 2 x 1.75 inch full-range drivers and 2 passive radiators, the Allure Portable produces superb sound to fill up any room. The new portable device is hands free and controlled by voice commands. Users can ask Alexa to take commands, play favorite playlists, rattle off the latest headlines, control smart home devices and much more. Far-field voice technology allows users to issue commands from across the room, whether at home, in a hotel or at the office, and still be heard clearly by the speaker. Here's more info on these audio products from Harman and JBL:


- Powered by Amazon Alexa Voice Service: Asking questions has never been easier with Amazon Alexa Voice Service. It's always getting smarter and adding new features with more than 20,000 Alexa skills.
- Charging Cradle: Improving the overall portable experience for customers, the Allure Portable has a charging cradle to help with convenience.
- Far-field Voice Recognition: Allowing hands-free voice control from across any room, the device has 2 built-in microphones and advanced noise cancellation technology.
- Wireless Bluetooth Streaming: Supports up to 96KHz/24bits of Wi-Fi audio streaming from the cloud to stream room-filling music from any mobile devices via Bluetooth.
- Portability: With up to 10 hours of battery life, the device can play favorite tunes all day with one single charge.

Harman Kardon Allure Portable with Amazon Alexa ($199) will be available for purchase starting spring 2018 on and

HARMAN has also announced the launch of the JBL Everest 710GA, 310GA and 110GA. The around-ear, on-ear and in-ear premium wireless headphones featuring JBL Pro Audio Sound with built-in Google Assistant.

After an easy setup on Bluetooth enabled smartphones and tablets, the JBL Everest GA headphones, along with the Google Assistant, are ready to provide easy and quick assistance. Now featuring the Google Assistant, users can take full control of their music experience with the use of voice control and receive notifications without needing to look at their smartphone or tablet. To access the Google Assistant, download the Assistant on your phone, connect the headphone and then simply touch the sensors located on the ear cup. Once activated, listeners can control volume, get access to meetings and events, and enjoy tracks on-the-go by stating simple phrases like, "volume up/down," "tell me about my day" or "play pop music."

JBL's Pro Audio Sound intensifies the experience by delivering impeccable sound. The wireless headphones' long-lasting battery gives audiophiles more flexibility to listen to the entertainment of their choice for 8 to 25 hours, depending on the model. Additionally, a quick recharge feature enables users to quickly juice up the battery to maximum capacity.

To support hours of comfortable listening, the Everest GA headphones are ergonomically-designed for peak enjoyment. The on-ear and around-ear models incorporate a specially-curved headband to eliminate pressure on the ears, while the ear cushions are expertly crafted with lightweight, memory-foam materials to maintain an effortless fit. Depending on the model, the wireless series offers a variety of on-trend metallic shades including Gunmetal and Mountain Silver.

The JBL Everest 710GA, Everest 310GA and Everest 110GA will be available on and at select retailers starting spring 2018.

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