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JBL OnBeat Micro

JBL OnBeat Micro
alaScore 90

551 reviews

Oct, 2017

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews and 537 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Feb 2, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 1135714 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Oct 17, 2017.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL OnBeat Micro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of JBL OnBeat Micro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL OnBeat Micro Portable Speaker Dock with Lightning Connector and UK/EU Mains Adapter for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch 5th Generation and iPod Nano JBL OnBeat Micro Portable Speaker Dock with Lightning Connector and UK/EU Mains Adapter for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch 5th Generation and iPod Nano

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL OnBeat Micro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of JBL OnBeat Micro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL OnBeat White Micro Lightning Dock Charger Speaker for Apple iPhone 5JBL OnBeat White Micro Lightning Dock Charger Speaker for Apple iPhone 5

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

JBL OnBeat Micro review

 

One of the big beefs people have with all of Apple's latest 2012 releases -- including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, fourth-gen iPad, and most new iPods -- is that the company switched from the tried and true 30-pin dock connector to the new Lightning...

The JBL OnBeat Micro is a compact speaker dock for Lightning-based iPhones and iPods. It delivers very good sound for its small size, and has a USB port for charging other mobile devices (and playing audio from them) and an auxiliary input for...

You'll have to remove everything but the slimmest cases in order to dock your device; you only get about 5 hours of power from four AAA batteries; you can't play music from the docked device while a second one is charging via USB.

Offering surprisingly decent sound for its small size, the JBL OnBeat Micro makes for a good little desktop or bedside speaker and charging station for iPhone 5 owners.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL OnBeat Micro

 

For a reasonable price, the Lightning connection-friendly JBL OnBeat Micro speaker dock delivers more audio power than you might expect from its diminutive frame.

Produces surprisingly robust audio for its size. Docks new Apple iOS Lightning connection devices. Small, desk- and counter-friendly design. Affordable. Portable.

Only docks iOS devices with Lightning connection. No adapter included for 30-pin iOS devices. Some distortion at top volumes. No remote control.

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Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

JBL OnBeat Micro Lightning Speaker and Dock for iPhone 5 Review

 

We're ecstatic to finally have an iPhone 5 charger that doesn't leave our device laying on a surface. Considering this is just round one of speaker docks, we're extremely satisfied and impressed with the JBL OnBeat. Even though the audio quality is not...

Great Size and Design, Doesn’t move around surface, Simple, USB port, Aux port, Can run on batteries, Loud, Fits iPhone with thin case, Audio lacks warmth, Distortion at loud volumes, Gets confused when there’s both a docked iOS device and a USB iOS...

Great Size and Design, Doesn’t move around surface, Simple, USB port, Aux port, Can run on batteries, Loud, Fits iPhone with thin case, Audio lacks warmth, Distortion at loud volumes, Gets confused when there’s both a docked iOS device and a USB iOS...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

JBL OnBeat Micro Review

 

A portable speaker that falls a bit short.

First Lightning dock on the market, clean design

No Bluetooth or AirPlay, average performance, no rechargeable battery

If you’re really desperate for a Lightning speaker dock, then certainly the JBL OnBeat Micro will satisfy your cravings. But what you get in the end is a mid-sized speaker that sadly won’t impress you too much. Throw in the fact that you’ve got only...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: gadgetmac.com (gadgetmac.com)

JBL OnBeat Micro Review

 
Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Reviews: JBL OnBeat Micro

 

Though the product name is new, OnBeat Micro is actually a resculpted version of On Stage Micro, a small portable system that changed from a circular dish to a weave-styled version across three iterations, all retaining the same $100 price and basic...

Other tweaks are worth noting, too. On a positive note, JBL’s new power and volume buttons are both tactile and obviously mounted in front of the dock, making it easier to turn on the system and change the amplitude at will. JBL has also redesigned the...

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

JBL OnBeat Micro

 

Offering surprisingly decent sound for its small size, the JBL OnBeat Micro makes for a good little desktop or bedside speaker and charging station for iPhone 5 owners.

Compact speaker dock for Lightning-based iPhones and iPods ; Very good sound for its small size ; USB port for charging other mobile devices (and playing audio from them) ; Auxiliary input for connecting to a PC ; Battery-powered option for mobile use

Have to remove cases in order to dock ; Only 5 hours of power from four AAA batteries ; Can't play music from the docked device while a second one is charging via USB

Via CNET.com

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Terry (rakuten.com)

Terry

 

Love the size and ease of using this product. Disappointed in the sound. It sounds good but not exceptional. I also purchased another brand and the sound is exceptional for the same price.

Consumer review by: Susan (currys.co.uk)

JBL OnBeat Micro Portable Speaker Dock - with Apple Lightning Connector

 

I wanted a small i-phone speaker dock for my small flat and this is ideal. It is very nice to look at, not bulky at all, and the sound quality is brilliant. Very crisp and clear. I have not had it anywhere near half volume yet, as it is loud enough for...

No bad points

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Ged (currys.co.uk)

JBL OnBeat Micro Portable Speaker Dock - with Apple Lightning Connector

 

The versatility of it

No remote control

Apr, 2015
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Product Specifications

Performance

Apple Docking: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple Lightning docking connector: Yes
Docking connector type:Apple Lightning
Lightning connector: Yes