Harman Wins Innovation Awards For JBL Trip, More

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JBL Trip Bluetooth speaker for the car

Harman International won a total of 13 CES Innovation Honors including several for car electronics products.

Two awards went to car-related products including the JBL Trip and the Infinity Kappa 5. Additional car electronics Innovation winners will be announced at CES, said Harman.

The JBL Trip is a handsfree Bluetooth speaker for the car that mounts on a visor.  It uses the same type of speaker and amplifier as JBL portable/home Bluetooth streaming speakers. It also uses Harman’s voice cancellation technology for better audio even in road noise and traffic.  It can be  removed from the car to double as a conference call speaker in a hotel, office or home.

Infinity Kappa 5
Kappa 5

The Infinity Kappa 5 is a five–channel car audio amplifier that comes with Harman’s Clari-Fi music restoration system to improve the sound quality of compressed music.  It is also a Bluetooth amplifier for streaming music from a smartphone.

The Kappa 5 also has a multi-pairing Party Mode that lets anyone in the car stream music. It also has cabin-mounted controls.

See the 2016 CES Innovation Honorees for In-Vehicle Audio Video 2016 here.

 

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