Summary: I was originally looking for a simple speaker & docking station for my iPhone 5S (like the iHome series) and I found this. The sound quality is fantastic and very loud. It's a great value, though I'm disappointed with the fact that it will not work with any type of phone case (even my thin silicone case). I have to remove the case in oder to dock the phone and play my music.
Summary: If you want this just for playing music, grab it. Great sound for a great price. But if you need it for an alarm clock, charging the phone overnight like me, forget about this one. I don't know the reason, but the unit turns itself off after 20 mins without sound (even though it keep charging the phone) and you alarm won't come out of the JBL speakers nor the internal speakers. It's unbelievable.
Summary: Sound is much better than I expected with this little guy. The bass especially is impressive. My main complaints (why I gave it a 4 instead of 5) was that I have to remove my case each time I put it into the connector (I knew that already from previous reviews but it still is a pain) and that the plug to the outlet has an additional little adapter that you have to connect. If you lose that, you are S.O.L... But overall, happy with the purchase.
Definitely works with iPhone 6 (4.7 inch), likely also iPhone 6 Plus
M. C. Smith "Mark Smith", Amazon
6 October 2014
Summary: This will not be a full review. I just wanted to plainly state some information that I'm sure quite a lot of people may find useful at the moment, and that I wish had been comprehensively addressed in either the product information or a review. This unit is a perfect and ample fit for the iPhone 6 (4.7 inch). It supports it well and there is well over half an inch of space still on either side of the phone when docked.
This little thing works better than my wife expected
Paul M. Tomaszewski, Amazon
30 September 2014
Summary: This little thing works better than my wife expected. She saw the size of it and didn't think that it would sound as good as it does or even have any real volume to it. Well it does have a lot of volume and sounds real good for it's size. She uses it about every day and couldn't be happier. She even thanked me for the research I did to find something like this for her and said this was a good find.
Summary: I'm listening to it now...it is fine. The item is well made. Made in China of course but very well made. Comes with power cord/adaptor to plug in wall. Can take 4 AAA batteries for portable use. Has USB connection and headphone connection on back. Top has on/off button and volumn button. Very simple. This is not bluetooth or wireless. There is a pair of 1.5 inch mid-range speakers in front and a bass port on back.
Summary: This thing packs a PUNCH!!!! Bought it for a Father's Day gift and fell in love with it myself. Huge sound, tiny package. I've worked with music, producing and audio for 12 years and I can confidently say this little micro speaker is impressive. Cons: It runs through batteries pretty fast (who uses AAA batteries in 2014?! Come on). The way the iphone sits on the dock is a little strange, it almost faces downwards.
Summary: This dock is a nice size for a small space. The cord is short so it has to be within about 4ft. of an outlet, so placement on a bookcase or other shelving might be tricky. Also, the plug on the adapter is bigger than I expected and rather cumbersome compared to my old dock. All in all, for a speaker dock priced under $45 you can't beat the sound or the quality.
Summary: When I replaced my iPhone 4, I was disappointed that my JBL OnStage (which was FABULOUS from a sound and charging aspect) no longer worked. I tried the cheap route, purchasing an adapter (on 3 different occasions) (sold here) that would allow me to use the OnStage with the iPhone 5. Each worked for a while (without the case), then I got the dreaded error message re: incompatibility. So I sucked it up and purchased the "mini" version of the OnStage -- the OnBeat.