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JBL OnBeat Xtreme
« on: December 26, 2011, 08:15:01 am »
JBL OnBeat Xtreme

So suddenly I see this commercial the other day of an iPad sitting in this JBL docking station and it picks my interest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNcKw8zKq58

I so miss good sound. The only place I currently have it is in my car. I can't wait to get my media room set up, but that's another day and time. For now, I'm thinking this would be perfect in my office. So my research starts. Immediately I'm hit with the $500 price tag. Ouch. That knocks me back and makes me think. Then I see the little sister of this bad boy. Well the price is much better ($140), but I'm reading the sound is OK and the hardware to hold the iPad is cheap. So never mind.

So I read this very in-depth unbiased review JBL OnBeat Xtreme review from engadget.com. Excellent review and indicates what I would expect from JBL and for $500. Still $500. Dayum. It is beautifully designed.

Then I thought how I would use it. Most likely, only for the office. My iPad currently resides in a nice padded swivel case for mobility advantages. I would have to remove it from the case, install and remove constantly. There are some great things about the Onbeat Xtreme, that I still have it in the back of my mind. But it would be another expensive toy. Many of the other things I read included the thoughts about an explosion of other blue tooth, dock type products coming out. So let's see what the competitors come out with.

So for now I'll take a wait and see. But I'm excited about the technology.



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« Last Edit: December 26, 2011, 08:16:50 am by Mac »
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Re: JBL OnBeat Xtreme
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 08:22:22 am »
I love the design. Looks cool. But $500? Yikes. I'm in the same boat of trying to look for less pricey alternatives for a Cintiq. But in the end, you are going to get what you pay for. Having said that, just wait a bit like you mentioned and it's bound to drop in price, low enough to make you pull the trigger without feeling guilty.

Is this for work office or home office? If it's for work, I'm pretty sure you will be the bell of the ball with all your coworkers.
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Re: JBL OnBeat Xtreme
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 08:33:11 am »
Office at home.

Office at work... noise is an issue. Especially music.

I'm not even sure I'm thinking about waiting for a price drop. I'm thinking competition in general. Design, bells and whistles, functionality, pricing, etc. I can only imagine what Apple, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, LG and the sound companies like Bose will bring to the table.

Let the games begin.
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