JBL gets Apple AirPlay friendly On Air speaker dock

Harman has unleashed its first JBL branded Apple AirPlay compliant system - the JBL On Air.

As well as being a traditional iPod docking system, the On Air also boasts Apple's wireless tech - meaning you can beam tunes direct from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac or PC running iTunes.

There's also some non iDevice features such as internet radio, FM radio and a clock with dual alarms.

On board is some pretty hefty speaker tech for such a small dock - with three advanced JBL transducers, horizontal acoustic level optimisation (HALO) tech and digital signal processing.

There's also a full colour LCD screen that will show you the album artwork, album, artist and track details (providing your iTunes is more organised than Pocket-lint's).

"Since the unveiling of our very first iPod dock, Harman has always been at the forefront of creating the most cutting-edge JBL products for consumers," said David Slump, president, Harman consumer division.

"With the new JBL On Air wireless speaker dock, JBL will set the standard again by introducing a solution for music lovers to store, access and listen to their music content for an even greater seamless music experience within the home."

We'll see about "setting the standard again" once we've got our hands on the new dock. If you fancy seeing for yourself, the JBL On Air will cost you £329.99 and should be out in "early summer".