JBL intros speakers with Lightning connectors

Harman International has introduced the first two JBL-branded speakers with built-in Lightning connectors to attach new iOS devices. The OnBeat Micro and Venue LT debut for $99 and $199 respectively.

The OnBeat Micro is aimed at users who need a portable sound system; it can operate on batteries and is small enough to fit into a backpack or purse. Designed for iPhone 5, new iPod touch and iPod nano devices, the OnBeat Micro can operate for up to five hours per charge, and will charge up devices connected to the Lightning port with an included AC adapter. A USB port is also built in.

The OnBeat Venue LT is a powered tabletop speaker dock featuring full-range drivers and ported bass. The Lightning dock connector is hidden behind a JBL logo on the speaker’s base. It’s can work with the iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad, and it also incorporates Bluetooth support, so you can stream music to it from any Bluetooth-equipped device without having to depend on the dock, if you prefer.