Gadget Alert for Dads, Grads, Moms and Birthdays!! JBL OnStage Micro for iPod!!
iPods are great and MP3’s are too but what happens if you want the “sound” outside or with you or you want to “share” the sound? Whether it’s out on the patio or on the beach, you can take the JBL On Stage™* Micro – Portable Loudspeaker for iPod and have yourself a virtual pro music system “anywhere” you go.
Only slightly bigger than the iPOD Universal Dock, it works off AC or batteries so you don’t have to worry about the “juice”. The sound is phenomenal — just as you would expect from JBL®! The On StageTM*Micro gives you full spectrum sound that is dead on accurate. Plug it into your computer and it upgrades your speakers, syncs the iPOD and frees up a ton of deskspace (and trust me that’s important on my desk– because it’s a tornado of paper). Small doesn’t mean reduced function– quite the contrary, it’s functions better than most devices twice the size and weight.
The JBL On Stage Micro incorporates the Apple®iPod Universal Dock adapter and is compatible with most docking versions of iPod, including nano and 5G versions (limited functionality with 3G iPod model). A stereo mini jack connection also allows you to enjoy high-quality audio from a variety of other devices such as MP3 and CD players, desktop computers and laptops (all platforms).
Easy-to-use Touch-controls – Touch Volume Control – Just a touch increases or decrease the volume. A touch on both pads mutes or un-mutes the system. JBL On Stage Micro also remembers your last volume setting even after the system shuts down.
Full-Navigation Remote – The IR remote control provides full access to your iPod so you can easily change tracks, browse libraries, adjust settings, and scroll through extras.
Important Features – OnePoint design
The JBL On Stage Micro combines many proprietary technologies to provide the highest quality sound and playing time.
-Digital Amplifier Technology – The Class D digital amplifiers provide clean, powerful sound while extending battery life.
-Odyssey™ Transducers – The two aluminum domed transducers are driven by powerful Neodymium magnets. This design provides a full rich frequency response from the lowest bass to the highest highs.
-COE (Computer Optimized Equalization) – The JBL On Stage Micro system equalization was computer optimized to provide a rich, complete sound stage.
Ok. Let’s be really honest here, do I really know what this all means– all this techie jargon? No… but I do know that it means you get clear clean sound for $100. I wish it had the micro USB cord for the syncing the iPOD included in the package.
Here’s something that you do need to know and even “non-techie” moi knows what it means.
AEMS (Advanced Energy Management System) – The JBL On Stage Micro system has an automatic battery saving shutoff. The AEMS will automatically put the system into sleep mode when the cover is closed or whenthere is no audio input. JBL On Stage Micro awakens with just a touch and resumes at the same volume level when the cover is opened or the input resumes.
Battery Powered – The JBL On Stage Micro is designed to use most types of AAA batteries. Four fresh AAA batteries provide over 24 hours of continuous play at normal to high listening levels. An amber LED flashes when the battery protection circuit senses the batteries are low. JBL encourages the use of rechargeable types of batteries (i.e. NiMH and Lithium). These batteries reduce waste and help the environment.
Ok.. I have to tell you that I have one of these babies and I LOVE it. I can take it outside on my patio and crank it up? I can turn it on when I am working out and not have to worry about dropping the iPOD or getting tangled up in cords when I am doing pilates. (That’s important huh)
It’s only $100!! You can find it at amazon.com, Apple stores and the major electronics stores.
Next I am going to buy that cord to sync my iPOD with my computer and play it through my speakers. Woot!!
For those who “must” have the details– here you go!
SPECIFICATIONS 10K ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >85dB
Voltage Input 100 – 230 Vac, 50 – 60 Hz
Dimensions Diameter 6″ (150mm) x Height 1 3/4″ (38mm)
Remote Dimensions (H x W x D) 2-7/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 5/8″ (73mm x 57mm x 15.8mm)
Weight 1 lb. (.5kg)
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