JBL Intros New Dash-Dock For Car

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JBL Smartbase

JBL introduced during CES the Smartbase, which won a 2016  CES Innovation award.

The Smartbase is a dock that sits on the windshield via a rocking suction cup mount.  Your phone literally sticks to it via a Gecko grip plate.  It provides wireless Qi charging for the phone and handsfree calling with noise cancellation.  You also get Bluetooth audio streaming.

It has a button for launching Apple’s Siri and it can provide navigation and app alerts from a smartphone

The Smartbase also give you a USB slot in the back so you can charge a second device.  It plugs into the cigarette lighter or it can be hardwired into the car.   It ships this fall at $199 or $99 for a version without Qi charging.


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