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iHome IBN48BCE

Portable Bluetooth® powered speaker system with NFC touch pairing

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Our take on the iHome IBN48BCE

by Ralph Graves
iHome

On the go and looking good

The smooth, oval shape of the iBN48 makes it easy to slip into your backpack or bag. And when you're ready for tunes, just open up the kickstand and set it on any flat surface. iHome's Reson8 speaker enclosures ensure that the iBN48 delivers full, rich stereo sound just about anywhere. And its built-in rechargeable battery will give you hours of uninterrupted music.

Bluetooth with NFC

Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or other portable device via Bluetooth. And the system features NFC (Near Field Communication). Just touch an NFC- compatible portable device to the iBN48 for instant wireless pairing.

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Speakerphone convenience

The iBN48 can also function as a speakerphone with your paired smartphone. Just press a button on the system's control panel to activate the built-in microphone and take the call. The microphone is designed to minimize room echo, keeping your voice clear to your caller.

Highlights:

  • for smartphones and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) lets you wirelessly pair with a compatible device by simply touching it to the iBN48
  • Reson8 speaker enclosures for full, rich sound
  • built-in echo-canceling microphone for hands-free smartphone conversations
  • minijack auxiliary input for connecting a portable music player
  • built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery
  • AC power adapter
  • 10-1/4"W x 3-5/16"H x 6-1/16"D
  • weight: 2.46 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Bluetooth Connection Guide
  • Special Offer sheet
  • iHome brochure

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Features

Reson8 Speaker Technology: The iHome iBN48 Bluetooth speaker system employs two full-range drivers inside a specially designed sealed enclosure (Reson8) to deliver clear, stereo sound.

Built-in Bluetooth (w/ NFC): The iHome iBN48 supports Bluetooth audio streaming, Bluetooth hands-free communication, and simple Bluetooth pairing. It works with Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphones/tablets, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computers, and more.

  • Simple Pairing: This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button or via NFC (Near Field Communication). NFC lets you wirelessly pair with a compatible device by simply touching it to the iBN48 (compatible with Android 4.0+ devices). Once paired, the iBN48 will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
  • Wireless Audio Streaming: The iBN48 streams stored music and music apps wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for music navigation and to view song/artist information.
  • Hands-Free Communication: The iHome iBN48 features a built-in microphone and a call/answer button so you can answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or use Facetime from the Bluetooth speaker system. ATI SoundClear voice-echo cancellation technology ensures clear dialog that is easily heard. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, dial a phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the iHome iBN48.

Aux Input: The iBN48 Bluetooth speaker system is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect almost any portable audio player with a headphone jack output.

Rechargeable Battery: The iHome iBN48 Bluetooth speaker operates on an internal rechargeable battery or the included AC power adapter. The battery is easily recharged by the included AC power adapter.

 
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