We just ordered a JBL-Nokia PowerUp speaker last night but we're kicking ourselves now as Verizon has a great deal for the black version. While locations like AT&T and some online retailers are selling the monster speaker for $299, Verizon has it for just $249.99. That $50 savings is nothing to sneeze at as it makes the Nokia accessory a little bit more in reach for those considering it.
The JBL PowerUp features a 10W, output, two 2.5” full range drivers and a sharp looking (and dense) body. But the magic behind the speaker is the onboard Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR), NFC for paring and Qi wireless charging all in one unit That means you can tap-to-pair your phone, stream audio using Bluetooth and then just plop the phone down on top to wireless charge your device.
And since the Lumia 822 and Verizon HTC 8X both have wireless charging, either can use this device (despite Verizon not even listing the JBL as an accessory for either phone, which is a bit silly).
We'll have our mini-review on the PowerUp as soon as it arrives in case you are still on the fence. You can reportedly order this online or even head to your local store, where they may have them in stock for the same as well.