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The BeoLit 12 by Bang & Olufsen is a compact wireless speaker system with an aluminum body, two 2-inch tweeters, and a 4-inch subwoofer with 120 watts of audio power. It has a rechargeable battery with 8 hours of play time and also has AirPlay support.


The JBL OnBeat Air is an iPad / iPhone speaker dock that features AirPlay wireless audio streaming to allows you to transmit stereo audio from your compatible iOS device wirelessly to the OnBeat Air in addition to the more traditional docking method. For non-iOS devices the OnBeat Air also includes an auxiliary audio input as well as a USB port.

Altec Lansing's inAir5000 is an AirPlay-enabled speaker geared for audiophile iOS users. It features dual 3-inch drivers, two tweeters, and a 4-inch subwoofer. An auxiliary input is also built-in for other media sources.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Spring 2012
  • Price at launch: $799.00


  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $249.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: February 2012
  • Price at launch: $499.95
  • Color: Gray, Yellow, Blue


  • Width: 10.81 inches
  • Depth: 5.75 inches
  • Height: 5.31 inches
  • Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Bundled remote control: Yes
  • Width: 19 inches
  • Depth: 7.5 inches
  • Height: 7.8 inches
  • Weight: 8.5 pounds
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Bass speaker(s): 1
  • Bass speaker size (diam.): 4 mm
  • Tweeter speaker(s): 2
  • Tweeter speaker size (diam.): 2 inches


  • Mid-range speaker(s): 2
  • Mid-range speaker power: 7.5 watts
  • Total speaker drivers: 2
  • Min. frequency response: 70 Hz
  • Max. frequency response: 20000 Hz
  • Bass speaker(s): 1
  • Mid-range speaker(s): 2
  • Tweeter speaker(s): 2
  • USB: 1
  • 3.5mm stereo analog audio input(s): 1
  • Wireless streaming: AirPlay (Wi-Fi)


  • USB: 1
  • Wireless streaming: AirPlay (Wi-Fi)
  • iPad compatible dock: Yes
  • USB: 1
  • 3.5mm stereo analog audio input(s): 1
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Ethernet port(s): 1
  • Wireless streaming: AirPlay (Wi-Fi)
  • Battery powered: Yes
  • Quoted use time: 8 hr


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