Google smart displays were the talk of CES 2018. Lenovo just released their Lenovo smart Display last week and now JBL is announcing pre-orders for the JBL Link View. The JBL Link View is very similar to the smart Display as they both use Google’s Android Things OS. The biggest difference here is the JBL Link View design and possible the sound. We haven’t gotten our hands on it yet so we can’t say much about sound. But our guess is JBL has been working on making that a big part of the package.
Here are the features and specifications for the JBL Link View:
- Transducer: 2 x 51mm (2”) full range driver
- Output power: 2 x 10W RMS
- Frequency response: 55Hz-22kHz (-6dB)
- Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dBA
- Power Supply: 100-240V~50/60Hz
- Bluetooth version: 4.2
- Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2402 – 2480MHz
- Bluetooth transmitter power: ≤10dBm (EIRP)
- Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Wireless network: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
- 2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range: 2412 – 2472MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
- 2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power: <20dBm (EIRP)
- 2.4G Wi-Fi modulation: OFDM, DSSS, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 16QAM, 64QAM
- 5G Wi-Fi transmitter power: <20dBm (EIRP)
- 5G Wi-Fi modulation: OFDM, DSSS, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
- 5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range: 5.15 – 5.35GHz, 5.470 – 5.725GHz, 5.725 – 5.825GHz
- Dimensions: (W x H x D) 332 x 152 x 100mm
- Gross Weight: 1.9kg
- Net Weight: 1.3kg
The JBL Link View is available for pre-order on JBL’s website for $249.95USD which is the same price as the Lenovo 10″ smart Display. So pricing is likely going to be about the same as these Google Assistant displays start to hit the streets. JBL is expecting to start shipping in the Fall and we should have our own review unit at some point so keep an eye out for that.
Last Updated on August 1, 2018.