Some of you may remember the JBL Link Bar, the company’s Android-powered soundbar which was first unveiled at the Google I/O conference last year. It has been a very long wait for this product but it’s finally available for purchase. The Link Bar is a soundbar, smart speaker, and Android TV set-top box hybrid that costs $400.
Given how it tries to be the jack of all trades, you can imagine that quite a few people wanted to buy it since it offered them the best of all worlds, essentially. However, they have had to wait for a year before finally being able to buy it.
According to AndroidPolice, the JBL Link Bar is now listed as “available to ship” in the JBL U.S. store. The company’s UK store mentions that the product will be in stock by July 18th. When the Link Bar was originally announced, Google had said that it would arrive by the summer of 2018. It didn’t. JBL only followed up with more news in January this year when it said that the device is going to be released in spring.
It then ended up pushing the release back by another month and now here we are in the first half of July. It’s unclear why customers have been made to wait for so long but many will just be grateful that it’s finally here.