Samsung-owned JBL and Harman Kardon have released a flood of products at this year’s CES, collectively covering an extensive range of uses. From the new Google Assistant-equipped JBL Everest Bluetooth headphone line, to a literal pile of individually sport-optimized waterproof earbuds and Bluetooth speakers, all the way up to the $4,000 re-release of the 1970’s JBL L100, the company has an almost comically massive lineup for the coming year.
The full list of new products by JBL/Harman (with a very quick summary and links to the press release for each) are:
High-quality wired in-ear headphones (with included 8-hour Bluetooth dongle), 5 drivers, ceramic body, $999.95.
Harman Kardon Allure Portable with Amazon Alexa
Alexa-powered smart Bluetooth speaker, 10-hour battery life, charging cradle included, $199.
JBL Clip 3
Bluetooth IPX7 portable speaker with built-in carabiner and 10-hour battery, $59.95.
JBL Endurance RUN
IPX5 sweatproof Bluetooth wired headphones, “$19.99 – $89.99.”
JBL Endurance SPRINT
Wireless IPX7 waterproof headphones, “$19.99 – $89.99.”
JBL Endurance JUMP
Wireless IPX7 waterproof headphones with neckband and PowerHook buds, “$19.99 – $89.99.”
JBL Endurance DIVE
Wireless IPX7 waterproof headphones with neckband, PowerHook, 1GB onboard MP3 storage, “$19.99 – $89.99.”
JBL Everest 710GA
Google-Assistant powered around-ear Bluetooth headphones, $249.95.
JBL Everest 310GA
Google-Assistant powered on-ear Bluetooth headphones, $199.95.
JBL Everest 110GA
Google-Assistant powered in-ear Bluetooth headphones, $99.95.
JBL Go 2
Bluetooth IPX& waterproof speaker, $39.95.
JBL L100 Classic Loudspeaker
$4,000 re-release of the JBL L100 loudspeakers
JBL Reflect Contour 2
Bluetooth IPX5 sweatproof headphones with 10-hour battery, 5.8mm driver, and reflective cable for night-time use, $99.95.
JBL Reflect Mini 2
Bluetooth IPX5 sweatproof headphones with 10-hour battery, 5.8mm driver, “Dual Lock Technology,” and reflective cable for night-time use, $99.95.
JBL Xtreme 2
Waterproof Bluetooth speaker, 15-hour battery, USB charging port, $299.95
Most of these aren’t too exciting, and the universal theme for JBL this year appears to be waterproofing. Of course, we see incremental improvements to headphones and Bluetooth speakers all the time, but a few of these products are