JBL Horizon combines Bluetooth audio streaming with gentle ambient light to create the “perfect clock radio”


The new JBL Horizon clock combines many of the basic features found in Bluetooth speaker options with an ambient light to help you “wake up gently.” Harman and JBL have brought their audio expertise together with a simpler version of what we have seen with the popular Philips Wake-Up Lights to create the “the perfect clock radio.”

Along with full wireless streaming and USB device charging, head below to find out more about what the new Horizon has to offer:

Since it sets the tone for the rest of your day, we designed the perfect clock radio. The JBL Horizon wakes you up with great sound, the perfect level of illumination, and even charges your phone and tablet.

While Horizon will certainly work in the kitchen or anywhere else in the house, it looks as though Harman is looking to take over the nightstand with its new all-in-one Bluetooth clock. Users can set two different alarms (“customizable for you or your partner”) with the option of waking to basic alarm clock tones, the built-in FM radio or music from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.

Along with the “room-filling” stereo audio (70 Hz to 20 KHz frequency response range), Horizon features a multi-sensory ambient light that gradually brightens to help users wake up easier. It also has an “easy to read” LCD clock with a built-in sensor to adjust the brightness of the display according to the lighting conditions in the room.

Available in both black and white, it sports a soft, rubberized finish and has two side-mounted USB ports for device charging.

Both models are available for pre-order at JBL.com for $99.95 and are expected to begin shipping on December 16th.


Full press release below:


Lights! Music! Action! JBL Horizon Wakes You To Great Sound And Ambient Light

Clock radio with ambient light, Bluetooth streaming, USB charging, and signature JBL sound

STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces JBL’s Horizon. This innovative clock radio lights up your mornings (literally!) with JBL stereo sound and ambient light. Horizon also starts your day by charging your phone, tablet, or wearable devices.

 “Since it sets the tone for the rest of your day,” said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle, “we designed the perfect clock radio. The JBL Horizon wakes you up with great sound, the perfect level of illumination, and even charges your phone and tablet.”

JBL’s Horizon clock radio delivers stereo sound enriched with the multi-sensory ambient glow of LED lights. Two separate alarms, customizable for you or your partner, wake you to one of several original digital alarm tones, the FM station of your choice, or music from your smartphone. Setting up the music is quick and easy with five programmable FM radio presets and Bluetooth to stream your music wirelessly from any Bluetooth phone or tablet. If you choose, you can even wake up to a traditional buzzer.

The JBL Horizon features a compact design that fits in on any nightstand, kitchen shelf, or wherever you want the music. The crisp LCD clock display is easy to read, with a built-in light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness according to the light in the room. Two USB ports stand ready to fast-charge your phones, tablets and wearables. And a must-have in any clock radio, the large Snooze/Light button combined with the clear display makes the JBL Horizon easy to use even when you are drowsy. For peace of mind, a built in backup battery system ensures you will always wake up, even during a power outage.

 JBL Horizon Clock Radio, USB Charger, and Ambient Light Room Sound System

  • Legendary JBL sound in a convenient size and shape you can place anywhere in the house
  • Dual independent alarms for up to two people
  • Choice of FM radio, original digital alarm tones, music streamed from a Bluetooth device, or traditional buzzer
  • LED ambient light helps to wake you gently
  • LCD display automatically adjusts brightness to suit room lighting
  • Rich, room-filling JBL stereo sound from a compact device whether using as an alarm clock or as a Bluetooth speaker
  • Compatible with all Bluetooth® smart devices
  • Two USB ports provide charging for up to two devices
  • Frequency response: 70 Hz to 20 KHz
  • Rated charging power: 2 x 5 W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.3″ x 7.2″ x 3.4″ (160 mm x 183mm x 86 mm)
    Rounded lines and compact form complements any décor
  • Soft, rubberized finish that is inviting to the touch
  • Available in black or white 

Pricing and Availability

For additional information on JBL Horizon Clock Radio (MSRP $99.95), or to purchase, visit www.JBL.com


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