JBL OnBeat Mini


Portable Speaker Dock for iPhone 5/iPad Mini

$149.95149.95 each
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Introducing the JBL OnBeat™ Mini, the world’s first portable speaker dock with a Lightning connector for the iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod nano (7th generation). It features two JBL® 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, the JBL OnBeat Mini is good to go whenever the rhythm hits you. It can rock the house for up to 8 hours on battery power and even longer on AC power. A battery-saving standby mode automatically engages after 10 minutes of non-use, and an LED status indicator lets you know when it’s time to charge the internal battery. The JBL OnBeat Mini has a 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) stereo input, plus touch-button volume controls and recessed connectors for easy transport. A convenient USB port provides playback from other devices and even charges them. What’s more, the JBL OnBeat Mini is so small and compact that it can go virtually anywhere with you. For convenience, versatility and portability, the JBL OnBeat Mini is easy to enjoy – and hard to beat.


Device Compatibility

3.5mm Yes
Apple Lightning Yes

General Specifications

Power Requirement 5.9V DC, 3.33A
Power Consumption 20W (maximum); 0.5W (standby)

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 70Hz – 20kHz
Input Impedance 3k ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 73dB

Speaker Specifications

Transducer 2 JBL full-range transducers


Weight (lb) 0.8
Height (in) 2-1/4
Height (mm) 54
Depth (mm) 168
Width (in) 6-5/8
Weight (kg) 0.36
Depth (in) 6-5/8
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Spec Sheet (EN)

English 1 MB
  • 1 JBL OnBeat Mini speaker dock
  • 1 AC power supply with outlet adapter
  • Warranty card
  • Quick-start guide

1 Year Warranty

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 eligible for exchange.

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JBL OnBeat Mini is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound! I bought this to take on vacation to Jamaica with me. I have an ipod Touch 5G with the lightning adapter and my old traveling speaker system wasn't compatible. I could not be more pleased. The crisp clear sound is much better than I'd hoped for. It's solidly built; very nice unit.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, butt... Very nice sound. Compact portable size. Two issues: had to take my iPhone 5 out of the protective case. It will not engage engage the lightning connector with a case on. And, the so called Quick Start guide is pretty bad. a few pictures, and that's about it.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great sound, Poor materials Overall good sound quality however the mechanics used to make the speaker is poor. The speaker no longer plays my phone and the charging port in the back is very loose. I've only had the speaker for about 5 months.
Date published: 2016-03-22
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I got my speaker for my birthday, but it only works when it is plugged in and will not work on the rechargable battery even after being plugged in all night and day.. any idea why?

Asked by: rberg19
It is possible that the ONBEAT MINI is no longer holding a charge. To determine where the problem is, please try a different charger rated at 5.9V DC, 3.33A. If this doesn’t help, please submit a case at www.jbl.com/contactus for information regarding warranty options.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-12-02

Where can i buy a power requirement cable here in chile? could i buy a not official replacement of it? Please, i need this answer as soon as possible! Thanks a lot

Asked by: Maximiliano Quiñones
Absolutely. You can purchase a power supply rated at 5.9V DC, 3.33A to your local electronics store and it will work with the ONBEAT MINI. I noticed that you are in Chile. Should you need further help, please send an e-mail to jp.monti@harman.com.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-27

I bought one used. No Manual. Where can I get one, in PDF? 

Asked by: Barry
You can download the quick start guide, which is available above. That quick start guide serves as the owners manual for the speaker.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-31

I ordered my JBL onbeat mini a few months ago through a groupon and it has been sitting in my entertainment center cupboard unused until now and the connector for iphone 5 is loose down inside and can't get it out to hook up my iphone.   Any suggestions??

Asked by: Jomill
Thank you for the inquiry. Please contact the retailer or dealer for return/exchange/service information. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-04-08

I got this for XMAS. My dock worked once, now it does work and the quick start guide is not understandable or adequate for trouble shooting. I have an I phone,

Asked by: PattiD
Hello, Thank you for the inquiry. Please ensure the OnBeat Mini is connected to a power source and turned on. Please verify the connections are secure. Please remove the IPhone from any case or protection covering prior to docking and test. Test with another phone if available. If the issue is unresolved please contact our support center at 1-800-335-4525 for warranty process information. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-02-16
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