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10 October 2014
Summary: JBL's official slap in the face to people with the audacity to protect their $600 phone investment with a case. Gasp! You want to put a protective case on your iPhone 5? The tiny nub that is supposedly the lightning connector is evidently their way of telling you they think protecting your phone with ANY sort of case, even the most minimal possible, is ridiculous. The ONLY reason this gets 3 stars is because for the size it sounds amazing....
Decent speaker, decent sound, doesn't work well with phone cases
G. Ingersoll, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: Decent speaker with decent sound, especially for the price. My main issue with it is that the design clearly forgot to take into account the fact that most users keep their phone in a case, means that you have to either remove the case before using or alter your case. I was able to do the latter by removing a small section of the case at the bottom that won't impact the protective nature of the case, but others may not be able to do this.
Summary: My daughter uses her phone to blue tooth to a sound box like this all the time. We got her this one for XMAS, but she said it was just OK; not great. We sent it back and got a more expensive one; the JBL on-beat Venue LT which was twice as expensive and 5 times better sounding. She loves that one and if you can afford it, it's the bomb.
Looks promising but should be skipped for consideration
meeppdx "meeppdx", Amazon
25 July 2013
Summary: For the price you'd think the product would be rock solid. In the month's time of having it and playing it loud a handful of times (I mostly use it for low background music while working) the speakers have developed that blown rattle and static even at low volume. You also need to be mindful about adjusting the music volume before turning it on otherwise the JBL will jack up the volume to a preset (that can't be changed) which can startle co-workers into shoving their...
Summary: I bought this in hopes to finally have a lightning speaker dock to use on my desk at work. It sounds great, but it won't work with my case on. I'll keep it and use it at home on the deck, but for work when I am constantly picking it up off the dock, I need something where I won't have to take my case off.
Summary: Quality is there, ease of use because of it's simplicity. The sound is great, it fills the entire room without distortion. It's very compact and great on my nightstand. Your paying alot for the compact feature, similar to a bose system. The quality is equivalent, but I choke when anyone asked me how much I paid. I get alot of cockeyed looks, "seriously?" I'm saying "yeaaah" and they (even my wife) says "it's just a speaker, nothing more"....
Summary: I'm moving from an OnStage Micro (Apple 30 pin connector) to the OnBeat since I have an iPhone 5. I was very excited this speaker dock was finally available. I used the OnStage at work for years - I'd drop my phone in when I arrived, would play tunes, sync to iTunes, etc. The OnBeat is quite a bit larger than the OnStage. That's OK as it's still a nice fairly compact size. The sound quality is fine. But I think JBL missed the boat by limiting our connectivity options.