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JBL OnBeat Micro

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JBL OnBeat Micro


Portable iPhone 5 speaker dock with new Lightning connector


$99.95 each


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Introducing the JBL OnBeat™ Micro, the world’s first portable speaker dock with a Lightning connector for your new iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation or iPod nano 7th generation. The JBL OnBeat Micro features two full-range transducers and built-in DSP (digital signal processing) that combine to deliver dynamic, space-filling sound in a compact package. Perfectly portable for music here, there and everywhere, with a 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) stereo input so you can connect to nearly any portable sound source – plus touch-button volume controls and recessed connectors for easy transport – the JBL OnBeat Micro is good to go whenever the rhythm hits you. Capable of rocking the house for up to 5 hours (on battery power) or until the sun comes up (on AC power), the JBL OnBeat Micro also has a convenient USB port that can provide playback from other devices and charge them. And don’t worry about running out of electricity. The JBL OnBeat Micro features auto standby (a battery-saving mode that automatically engages after 10 minutes of non-use) and an LED status indicator that lets you know when it’s time for new batteries. For convenience, versatility and portability, the JBL OnBeat Micro is hard to beat.

What's in the box?

  • 1 JBL OnBeat Micro speaker dock
  • 1 AC adapter
  • Warranty card
  • Quick-start guide

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Device Compatibility

Apple Lightning

General Specifications

Power Consumption
20W (maximum); 0.5W (standby)
Battery Size
4 x AAA
Amplifier Power
2W x2

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
110Hz – 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Input Impedance
3k ohms
2 x 2 watts

System Specifications

Power Requirement
5.9V DC, 3.33A

Speaker Specifications

2 JBL full-range transducers


Built-in Lightning docking connector

Get live with the music on your iPhone 5 thanks to the JBL OnBeat Micro’s Lightning docking connector. The connection is built in, so there’s no need for wires or adapters.

JBL full-range transducers

Find a room and rock every bit of it. The JBL OnBeat Micro features not one but two JBL® full-range transducers to project incredibly dynamic sound that fills your surroundings.

Digital signal processing

JBL speakers – even small ones – aren’t misers when it comes to delivering great sound. The JBL OnBeat Micro employs digital signal processing to generate big audio with great bass from a compact speaker.

Battery and AC power

You can power your own personal concert with the JBL OnBeat Micro for up to 5 hours using four AAA batteries or bounce to the beats non-stop using its included AC adapter.

1/8" (3.5mm) stereo input

The JBL OnBeat Micro’s 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) audio input conveniently allows you to connect to virtually any portable audio device and make it the centerpiece of the party.

Compact and portable design

Move the music whenever the mood strikes you, thanks to the JBL OnBeat Micro’s recessed connectors and lightweight, compact design.

LED status indicator

For your convenience, the JBL OnBeat Micro’s clearly visible LED screen fills you in on its operating status.

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JBL OnBeat Micro is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Solution Got this @bestbuy and wanted to send out a note, very nice product that works fine. The battery life is decent and sound is good for the price. It's for sure a travel piece or office answer to my new iphone but really simple and easy. Just wish it didn't take me 20 minutes to find it n this site. Will be sure to bring with me to my brothers kiddushin in a couple weeks. I just bought the mini pad as well and that does not work for this device will just use the cord that came with it.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Portable Concert! I have read a few disturbing reviews. Theres the one where the lady says that you have to use batteries with the electric adapter and the batteries run down and theres a lot of static. Well the truth is you can use your Onbeat Micro without batteries and believe me the sound is awesome for the size & price! With batteries the convenience of 5 hours of playing time is an added bonus. Now here's the real deal, listening to the Onbeat Micro unit is like being at a private concert, and the sound attracts others to it. The mid range allows for clearly defined vocals and there just enough bass to feel the righteous groove of the music. The highs are so crisp and real that you can hear the fingers of the guitar player as he uses the frets on his instrument (acoustically). The charging of the Iphone is another wonderful bonus! I'd like to suggest that before anyone writes a review to first review the instructions. And then follow them properly. Theres nothing worst than a "bad review" on a great product! JBL You ROCK!!! Literally.
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device for an office, desk or anyplace I purchased this directly from JBL about two weeks ago. It has met all of my expectations and I'm pleased with my device. There is a swivel lightening connector so my iPhone fits in the OnBeat Micro even while in my slim case, it charges the phone quickly and plays clearly, even without any batteries loaded in the device. I use it on my desk to charge the phone and listen to music and white noise while at my computer. Perfect solution for my needs….and my phone is always ready to grab and go with a full charge!
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little product Just bought an Onbeat Micro in the UK and having worked for competitors of JBL most of my life I don't give this review easily, but I just have to say this is a great little product. You can hear it comes from a real loudspeaker manufacturer. I bought it to use with the latest iPod Touch and it does everything I wanted and hoped - easily the best sounding small iPod dock and excellent value for money.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice The On Beat Micro arrived yesterday. It took about 5 minutes to unpack, put in the batteries and get the unit working. My wife uses her iPhone 5 all the time to listen to music and radio stations. The sound coming out of this relatively small package is outstanding even on battery power. And when on AC power the device charges the phone which she likes very much. If you use a case with your phone you'll most likely have to use a cable to connect to the USB port but that is really not a hassle.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't use iPhone 5 with a case! I purchased the JBL Onbeat Micro & returned it. I used it briefly to listen to my audiobook on my iPhone 5 & enjoyed the sound quality. However, it’s not designed to be used with a case. I have a Noreve flip case (rail system) where the cover flips back behind the phone that allows full access to the phone’s speakers & lighting port. The phone within the case fits on the base, but leans far forward at an angle making it difficult to see& operate the phone. The mechanism that the lighting pin is connected to does move forward & backwards, which is why the phone & case leans forward. However, there isn’t enough space behind the lightening connector to allow a backward lean. (Look at the detailed picture on Apple’s site). My husband’s iPhone 5 is in a “bumper” type case. This set up didn’t work at all. The JBL’s lighting connector it too short & doesn't connect. JBL OnBeat Micro Speaker has a nice compact footprint, appears sturdy & well built. And from the brief time “listening” to my audiobook, the sound quality was great. I’m just not willing to remove my phone from its case each time to use it.
Date published: 2012-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome will be a longtime customer i bout a jbl on beat micro with the christmas money i have and i love it. it sounds good and the desighn is awesome and never will go to bose or beats or anything....
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Connection I bought this dock for my office. I had an old version that worked well with my old phone. I am sorry to say this one does not work. My phone does not connect (for charge or music playback) at least 80% of the time. I wrote to JBL and have yet to hear back from anyone. Poor product and poor customer service.
Date published: 2014-02-27
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