JBL OnBeat Micro and Venue LT | from US$99.95 | www.jbl.com
now that you have snapped up the various Apple small devices sporting the new Lightning connector, then maybe it is time to shop for some Lightning-equipped accessories such as sound docks, for example. makers aren’t as enthusiastic as they used to be ever since the decisive connector change by Apple but lucky for those who are in market for sound dock with this new connector, JBL has two offerings for you to splurge on. the first is a portable JBL OnBeat Micro and the second, is the larger OnBeat Venue LT that’s also compatible with iPad mini. at $99.95 a pop, the OnBeat Micro is a battery-powered model good for up to 5 hours of playback squeeze out of four AAA batteries. features include dual full-range drivers that pushes out a total of 4W, Digital Signal Processor (DSP), LED status indicator and auxiliary stereo input catering to other sources (for older Apple devices, perhaps?). the Venue LT, on the other hand, has 15W of power from a pair of full-range transducer and features wireless audio via Bluetooth technology, HARMAN TrueStream technology, Slipstream port technology, a sliding dock that charges your device when docked, auxiliary input for other sources and a ‘Movie’ button that when activated, offers an extra-wide sound field that’s suited for watching movies. the JBL OnBeat Venue LT goes for $199.95 each.