LG looks to challenge UE and JBL with new active lifestyle Bluetooth speakers


IFA 2016 is just around the corner but LG is releasing info on its new line of 360-degree Bluetooth Speakers ahead of time. There will be three new styles coming later this month: the PH2, PH3, and PH4. Different sizes, colors and designs highlight LG’s intentions of finding a spot in this crowded space of consumer electronics.

Here’s a quick run-down on each of the three models included in today’s news. First up is the smallest of the new speakers: the PH2. It looks a lot like JBL’s Clip with a cloth covering and built-in carrying strap. It’s designed for on-the-go use and is water-friendly thanks to a splashproof design. The PH2 isn’t going to blowout your windows, however. LG states that it has just 2.5W of power. Users can expect around six hours of battery life on a single charge.

Next is the PH3, with its unique candle-like design. The bottom two-thirds is a cloth-covered speaker while the top is, actually, a light. It can shine in five different modes, which ultimately it is throwaway feature. Getting back to the sound, this model features a 3W amp and includes a pass radiator. It’s rated for up to ten hours of playback.

Finally, the LG PH4 comes in with a more familiar design. With looks much like offerings from JBL and UE, this model is bound to be most popular with those in the market for a new speaker. It has Bluetooth and 3.5mm connectivity with the option of pairing two speakers together for a multi-channel setup. Features include 16W of power and a tubular 360-degree water-resistant design.

LG has yet to release final pricing information on its latest Bluetooth speakers. Expect to see more come out at IFA 2016 ahead of a Q4 release.


LG Expands U.S. Audio Line With Portable Bluetooth Speakers Designed For Use At Home Or On The Go

New LG Bluetooth Speakers Pair Versatility with Premium Sound for an Enhanced Listening Experience Anytime, Anywhere

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) is expanding its portfolio of portable Bluetooth-enabled speakers with a lineup of three new models set to debut at IFA 2016 in Berlin next month. Equipped with cutting-edge features and boasting sleek, innovative designs, the new LG portable Bluetooth speakers (models PH2, PH3 and PH4) serve as versatile audio solutions for all listener types. Everyone from audiophiles to casual listeners who need portability to match their active lifestyle will find a model suited to their needs.

“LG’s new line of Bluetooth speakers combine powerful sound performance with compact, portable design,” said Tim Alessi, senior director, product marketing for home entertainment at LG Electronics USA. “Understanding the busy lifestyles of many of today’s consumers, we sought to create a diverse lineup of audio products that deliver a seamless listening experience in any situation or setting.”

For listeners seeking portability and durability, the PH2 and PH4 Bluetooth speakers deliver on both. Weighing less than half a pound, the resilient, splash proof and compact 2.5-watt PH2 (3.8 in x 1.5 in) is designed to bring high-quality audio with a rich, deep bass to even the most active users – perfect for those who enjoy hiking, cycling and everything in between. It offers a sturdy connected strap that makes it easy to attach it to a variety of surfaces or to carry with you on the go. Plus, it offers subtle lighting for a unique, sophisticated style.

The slightly larger 16-watt PH4 (2.5 in x 3.1 in) delivers complex, powerful and rich sound, making it ideal for outdoor gatherings like camp-outs or barbecues or even around the house. It features 360-degree sound and a rich, deep bass provided by dual passive radiators. Its compact, sleek form factor, along with a connected strap, makes it easy to take the PH4 on the go. Plus, its water resistant design makes it durable enough to withstand splashes of water, sweat or anything else users might encounter in the great outdoors.

The 3-watt PH3 (3.5 in x 4.9 in) speaker offers a unique design statement that enhances the décor of any room in the house or can add ambiance outdoors. Its sleek, candle-like design is available in three colors and features five different multicolored lighting modes. The lights of the eye-catching PH3 allow it to instantly set the mood no matter where it is placed – from night tables to garden terraces. This combination of rich audio and vibrant lights sets it apart from the competition by allowing it to deliver illuminated music that reaches every corner of a room.

The entire lineup’s 360-degree omni-directional output delivers outstanding, consistent audio that users can enjoy no matter where they are. Equipped with the Bass Boost feature, the PH2, PH3 and PH4 speakers boast crystal-clear sound in any setting, even when users are engaged in the most demanding physical activities. Additionally, the Single and Dual Passive Radiators of the PH3 and PH4, respectively, increase sound quality and bass output, giving them audio abilities that far exceed most speakers their size. Furthermore, built-in long lasting batteries – up to 6 hours for the PH2 and as long as 10 hours for the PH3 and PH4 – offers enhanced portability and versatility.

From a connectivity standpoint, all three speakers are equipped with auxiliary input ports to allow users to connect to devices without Bluetooth compatibility. This feature makes it possible for users to enjoy audio content from older devices such as MP3 players or CD players. For those with Bluetooth connectivity, the speakers’ advanced Multipoint connectivity gives them the ability to simultaneously connect with two different Bluetooth devices, giving multiple users the ability to control audio output at the same time.*

LG’s new Bluetooth speakers are scheduled to launch at U.S. retailers nationwide this fall, and visitors to the LG Booth at IFA 2016 in Berlin will have a chance to experience the new lineup first-hand.

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