Didn’t really expect to Apple’s iPad to have a speaker dock but I guess any accessory is possible when it comes to Apple products. I don’t know why you would want a dock for your iPad but if you do need one, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme can be your man.. or thing.. err speakers.
Like most JBL speakers, the OnBeat Xtreme is looks unconventional, futuristic even with its sharp curves, hulking and serious profile. It’s primarily an iPad dock but it won’t mind if you slap your iPhone or iPods onto it. Or other devices via the stereo mini-jack. Or even a projector or a larger display via a video out.
The minimal controls that it has are lined up on the side.
The modern-looking remote has a rubbery feel to it and runs on RF so you don’t have to be in the line of sight to control the OnBeat Xtreme.
It has a rotating carriage for your iPad so you can also use it in landscape mode in case you would like to watch videos from it or do Facetime calls while freeing your hand. It has a built-in microphone too which enhances the range of the mic during video calls.
As a speaker, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme features Dual Atlas bass drivers and Ridge tweeters with computer-optimized DSP equalization for hi-fi sound. If that audiophile jargon doesn’t impress you I don’t know what will. If you don’t want to dock your iPad, like if you want to play Fruit Ninja on your lap, you can also connect your devices to it wirelessly via Bluetooth and get those high-quality slashing sound in your game.
An iPad dock can’t get any more as complete as this (not unless you’re asking for an espresso machine built into it) and it comes with a price. The JBL OnBeat Xtreme should be available next week with an estimated price of Php19,995.