JBL OnBeat aWake

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JBL OnBeat aWake


Wireless loudspeaker dock


$139.95 each


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Meet the JBL OnBeat™ aWake iPad bedroom speaker system. Designed for your iPad and other iOS® devices such as your iPhone and iPod touch, this speaker dock allows you to wake up to your favorite music rather than the harsh sounds of a traditional alarm clock – particularly if you download the free JBL® AmpUp™ app, which lets you fully customize your wake-up call. Equipped with Bluetooth® connectivity and the HARMAN TrueStream™ guarantee of the best available wireless connection, the speaker also gives you the freedom to stream music, watch movies or play games wirelessly. And, of course, it provides the famously clear and accurate JBL sound that has filled arenas, theaters, concert halls and other venues worldwide. Powerful drivers, Slipstream port technology, an auxiliary input for additional source devices, an easy-to-read screen display, a dock charger for iOS® devices – the JBL OnBeat aWake has virtually everything you need by your bedside (except a good book). You could enjoy it so much that you may set it to wake you even on days when you don’t have to.

What's in the box?

  • 1 JBL OnBeat aWake loudspeaker dock
  • 1 AC power adapter
  • Quick-start guide

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The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.

Device Compatibility

Apple 30-pin

General Specifications

Power Consumption
24W maximum and 1W standby
Power Output
12v 2A

Audio Specifications

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Frequency Response
75Hz - 20kHz
Input Impedance
8 ohms

System Specifications

Power Requirement
2 x 6.5W (input) 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz


13 watts of amplified power

Don’t be fooled by size. Since this little powerhouse is a JBL speaker system, you can have faith that it delivers great JBL sound. The JBL OnBeat aWake offers just the right amount of power for your bedroom — whether you’re rocking loud or soft.

Wireless audio streaming

Listen to music, watch movies and play games – and do it all wirelessly. We’ve designed the JBL OnBeat aWake for your iPad, but it also works with your iPhone, iPod touch and virtually any other audio player that uses Bluetooth technology.

HARMAN TrueStream technology

The HARMAN TrueStream technique is our guarantee that you will enjoy the best possible listening experience when you’re streaming audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Because you have many options for Bluetooth connectivity, our products always use the most current and most advanced option to ensure the highest-quality sound no matter what application or source device you use.

Slipstream port technology

JBL Slipstream port technology gives listeners powerful, great-sounding bass with low distortion. Whether your source is docked or streaming, you’ll experience bass that you can really feel.

Powerful JBL drivers

The JBL OnBeat aWake’s full-range transducers provide room-filling sound. Hear clear highs and mids, plus exceptional bass – all from your tiny bedside companion.

Auxiliary input for additional source devices

Whether your device is Bluetooth-enabled or not, the JBL OnBeat aWake allows you to take full advantage of its incredible sound, thanks to its auxiliary-input (aux in) connection. You can use practically any digital audio device, including MP3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.

Free AmpUp downloadable app

Rather than waking up to shrill sounds, you can serenely open your eyes to your favorite music. Download the free JBL AmpUp companion app, which allows you to customize your wake-up theme, choose a lullaby that helps you fall asleep to music, and access your daily calendar.

Smart-touch snooze control

We know that everyone would like some extra shuteye when the alarm sounds, so we made it easy to reach. Smart-touch snooze controls allow you to tap the bedside table for extra sleep.

Dock charger for iOS devices

This work of beauty isn’t just for your iPad. You can use it with your iPhone and iPod touch. The JBL OnBeat aWake can dock and recharge both as well as the iPod nano and iPod classic.

Easy-to-read screen display

There’s no need to squint in the dark – the JBL OnBeat aWake prominently displays all of your information, including the weather, time, calendar and currently playing music track, on your iPad. We’ve included easy-to-access brightness controls to help you read the integrated clock when you need a little extra light.

Auxiliary input for additional source devices

Whether your device is Bluetooth-enabled or not, the JBL OnBeat aWake allows you to take full advantage of its incredible sound, thanks to its auxiliary-input (aux in) connection. You can plug in practically any digital audio device, including MP3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.

Up to 20kHz frequency response

To combat the placement variations in one’s room and human hearing deficiencies at higher frequencies, the JBL OnBeat aWake delivers the full-range frequency response associated with exceptional sound.

Warranty 1 Year Electronics

Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be elibible for exchange.

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JBL OnBeat aWake is rated 3.8636 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless as wakeup alarm clock I bought it mainly to use it as a alarm clock. Since the unit goes to sleep to save energy and cannot be woken by the iphone this does not work. For some reason cannot connect with a macbook air via bluetooth, which is another problem for me.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product failure This device does not work with i-pod nanos, which is what I bought it for.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality and features but with a few quirks. The "easy to read" display IS NOT easy to read --in fact it's horrible. I wouldn't have bought this if I intended use it as a bedroom alarm clock. although the dim feature is thoughtful. One really annoying thing is that it keeps switching to bluetooth when I have it set to auxillary input. The AmpUP app, free version does not have equalizer..??????? Couldn't figure it out, so i just don't want to use it.
Date published: 2013-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this docking station has the best tone quality and was too easy to set up, my only complaint is that it, the dock itself, doesnt have a alarm on it, that you must d through your device GET THIS STATION it is well worth it
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Will not work with my Android I was so excited to get a JBL product. :) I had an IPhone, and onbeat worked well. I recently got a new Galaxy s4 and the onbeat will not work at all. EVEN BLUETOOTH will not work, what a disappointment! :( The JBL Ampup app is a disappointment as well. The alarm clock function requires the app to be running and is confusing at best. The alarm clock should be part of the onbeat unit. The JBL Ampup also conflicted with my Iphone music player. When both the app and my Iphone player were active. Mostly, Just really disappointed I cannot use the onbeat at all now, since it will not work with my Android. I feel like I threw out $140.00.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bluetooth doesnt work I had this docking station about a month. At first, I loved thisproduct. The bluetooth was great and the sound qaulity was (and still is) amazing. After about 2 1/2 weeks the bluetooth no longer worked. I have tried 4 different devices. 2 iphones, a ipod touch and a andriod phone along with a ipad 2. It says that it cannot connect. I have tried unplugging the speaker for 15 mimutes and it still wouldnt work. Im at a loss for what to do to get the bluetooth to work. The docking part works great but when i want to work on the device and listen to music its a pain. Please help me! IM AT A LOSS. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding sound for a portable device Bought this on New Years Eve to provide background music for our party. Very pleased with the sound quality and the available volume. Tried it with an older Ipod nano loaded in the dock and a new nano connected via bluetooth. Very pleased with both methods.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great speakers with a flaw These speakers are amazing! Good bass that does not interfere with the great speakers. I love this product but there is a flaw, a rather big one. I don't know if it is my device (iPod touch 4th gen) or the speakers, but after 30 min using bluetooth i loose connection and have to restart bluetooth. Further more, I you start a video after the beginning then the sound is way off from whats happening on the screen. Don't let these negatives put you off, when bluetooth gets better, so will my problems. I would defiantly get the JBL OnBeat aWake again, even though it is not always OnBeat.
Date published: 2012-12-16
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