JBL’s Smart Display ‘Link View’ Now Available for Pre-order

The historic audio company competes for smart home superiority.

Smart displays are a cool and convenient way of holding your smart assistants upright with built-in speakers and stylish designs. Lenovo started selling their debut display last week for the Google Assistant and JBL has been trailing behind with a version of their own. On Wednesday, JBL, a company best known for manufacturingloudspeaker and associated electronics.  announced their ‘Link View’ will now be available for pre-order for $250 and is expected to deliver at the beginning of September.

A New Look for Your Google Assistant

JBL’s smart display has a more oval appearance than its competitors but still comes with the necessary features. The customary greeting of “Hey Google” prompts the smart assistant to pay attention to your requests. Their HD screen stretches 8 inches and 10 watt audio monitors enable a powerful user experience. The Link View is compatible with Bluetooth and supported by Google Chromecast. Their 5MP front-facing camera is designed for live chats with a clear video quality.

Smart Displays are Getting Smarter than Ever Before

The display is also splash-proof so there’s no need to worry about keeping your devices within a close distance of showers, pools and kitchens. Additionally, their privacy mode shuts off the camera and mic of your Google Assistant so you’ll have peace of mind while conducting your personal acts of solitude.

How will JBL’s Smart Display Compare with Lenovo and LG?

Right now, Lenovo’s smart display is the only product on the market and we have yet to receive a release date for LG’s version. JBL plans to capitalize on the growing demand for smart displays and we’ll have a better idea on how the Link View pars up with competitors next month.

General Specifications

Transducer2 x 51mm (2”) full range driver
Output power2 x 10W RMS
Frequency response55Hz-22kHz (-6dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio>80dBA
Power Supply100-240V~50/60Hz
Bluetooth version4.2
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range2402 – 2480MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power≤10dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth transmitter modulationGFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Wireless network802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range2412 – 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 range5.15 – 5.35GHz, 5.470 – 5.725GHz, 5.725 – 5.825GHz
Dimensions (W x H x D)332 x 152 x 100mm
Gross Weight1.9kg
Net Weight1.3kg
Retail Price:$249.95 each.

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