Model: iKN100
Model: iKN100
portable stereo speaker system
K3 with speakerphone and removable power
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instruction manual
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K3
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the iHome Kineta K3. This product is designed to provide high quality wireless
sound for your iPad, iPhone, iPod, computer, tablet or other Bluetooth audio device and mobile charging
on the go with the included removable K-Cell rechargeable battery.
This unit features NFC (Near Field Communication) technology which allows you to wirelessly connect
your NFC–enabled device to instantly ‘pair and play’. See your device’s user manual for details on how
to interact with NFC devices. If your Bluetooth device does not support NFC, you can pair it manually
with this unit.
This instruction booklet explains the basic operation and care of the unit. Please read it carefully and keep
for future reference.
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Maintenance
• Place the unit on a level surface away from sources of direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Protect your furniture when placing your unit on a natural wood and lacquered finish. A cloth or other protective material should be
placed between it and the furniture.
• Clean your unit with a soft cloth moistened only with mild soap and water. Stronger cleaning agents, such as thinner or similar materials
can damage the surface of the unit.
Long-term Storage of Your Product
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Store in a cool, dry place.
Unit should be charged before storing.
If stored for a long period of time, unit may be unresponsive until charged for a number of hours (depending on discharge level)
Do not store for more than a year without charging as this can permanently harm the battery.
After long term storage, if unit is unresponsive after charging, RESET unit while connected to AC and recharge the unit.
Internal Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
This device uses an internal non-replaceable rechargeable lithium-ion battery that should last the lifetime of the device. If you suspect your
battery may be dead, try charging it for an extended period of time and try resetting the unit. If this fails, contact Customer Service at
1-800-288-2792.
WARNING/DISPOSAL OF UNIT
Do NOT attempt to change the battery. Doing so will void the warranty and could cause injury and damage to your device.
To dispose of the unit, follow the instructions below:
• Never dispose of used batteries/electronics with ordinary solid wastes, since they contain toxic substances.
• Always dispose of used batteries/electronics in accordance with the prevailing community regulations.
• Many electronics retailers now recycle batteries and other electronic components at no charge.
GENERAL BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
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Never use or charge a battery if it appears to be leaking, discolored, deformed, or in any way abnormal.
Never disassemble the unit or attempt to remove battery as that could cause leakage of alkaline solution or other electrolytic substances.
Avoid charging a rechargeable battery when the temperature is not within 5°C - 35° C (41° - 95° Fahrenheit).
Never expose a battery to any liquid.
Never expose a battery to excessive heat such as direct sunlight or fire. Never use a battery pack in an unventilated vehicle where
excessive internal temperatures may be encountered.
• Always keep batteries out of the reach of infants and small children.
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Table of Contents
Included / Meet Your K3 ................................................................................................. 4-5
Getting Started: Charging the Unit and K-Cell via AC Adaptor .................................................6
Battery Level Meters ..........................................................................................................7
Charging the K-Cell via USB...............................................................................................8
Charging Devices Using the K-Cell ......................................................................................9
Using Bluetooth: Pairing Your Device Using NFC ..................................................................10
Using Bluetooth: Pairing Your Device Manually.....................................................................11
Pairing with a Different Device / Playing Audio Via Bluetooth .................................................12
Speakerphone Operation ................................................................................................13
Playing Audio via Aux In .................................................................................................14
Consumer Product Safety Guide ................................................................................... 15-16
FCC Information.............................................................................................................17
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................18
Warranty......................................................................................................................19
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Included
• K3 system
• K-Cell
• AC adaptor
• USB charging cable
K3 system
K-Cell
USB cable
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AC adaptor
Meet Your K3
Bluetooth
Pairing
Power Button Button
K3
Top
Talk/End
Button Play/Pause Button
External Battery
level meter
K-Cell
Mode Status
indicators:
Power
Bluetooth
Speakerphone
Microphone
Volume Down
Button
Volume Up
Button
Left Side
Back Panel
Aux-in Jack
Reset Port
NFC
Antenna Area
DC 10V 2.5A
Splash-resistant
Jack Cover
(attached)
Internal Battery level meter
Located
under
Jack Cover
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DC Jack
K-Cell Eject
Button
Getting Started: Charging the Unit and K-Cell via AC Adaptor
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Charge unit fully with K-Cell inserted before use. For first time charge, charge for at least 3 hours.
Use iHome K-Cell battery ONLY. Do NOT attempt to use with/insert other USB battery cells.
T
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RESET
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SET
TEST
DC 10V 2.5A
Pull back the jack cover on the left of the unit to access jacks.
Connect the included AC adaptor to the DC jack and connect the
other end to a working wall outlet. While connected to AC, the
unit will charge until both the internal battery AND the docked
external K-Cell removable cell are charged.
To insert K-Cell: Line up the arrow on top of the K-Cell with the
matching arrow on the cabinet. Make sure the iHome logo on the
K-Cell faces the same direction as the iHome logo on the front of
the unit (with the channel on the K-cell facing the back) before
inserting.
Once charged, press the
K-Cell Eject Button to release
the K-Cell and remove for use
as a portable USB charger.
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Using the
Battery Level Meters
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The unit has one battery level meter on top of the unit for the internal battery and one for the removable
K-Cell external battery. The table below shows the charge status indicated by each meter when unit is
connected to AC power.
Battery Level Meters
Internal & External Battery Status
(unit is ON)
0 segments lit
dead, needs charge
1st segment flashing
low, needs charge
1 segment solid, 2nd segment flashing
25 - 50% charged
2 segments solid, 3rd segment flashing
50 - 75% charged
3 segments solid, 4th segment flashing
75 - 100% charged
4 segments solid
100% charged
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Using the
Charging the K-Cell via USB
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Charge K-Cell fully before use. For first time charge, charge for at least 3 hours.
Connect the included micro USB cable to the micro USB Charging Port on the top of the K-Cell and connect
the other standard USB plug to a computer, USB AC adaptor (not included) or other USB power source.
The LED on the K-Cell flashes while it is charging and becomes solid once fully charged. A charged K-Cell
can operate the unit when the internal battery is depleted.
Top of K-Cell
Charge device from K-Cell
Charges K-Cell
Computer USB port
Computer
connected to
working outlet
OR
USB AC adaptor
(not included)
USB AC adaptor
connected to
working outlet
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Using the
Charging Devices Using the K-Cell
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Charge K-Cell fully before use. For first time charge, charge for at least 3 hours.
Connect the USB cable plug included with your device to the standard
Charging Port on the top of the K-Cell and connect the other end to the device
you wish to charge. To charge an Android or Windows phone you may use
the USB to micro USB cable supplied with this model. To charge an Apple
IOS iPhone or iPod, with either Lightning or 30-pin connector, use the
charging cable that was supplied with your Apple device.
Bypass Charging Mode: To charge a device when the inserted K-Cell is depleted but power remains in
the K3 internal battery, press and hold the Power Button for about 5 seconds to bypass the K-Cell and
charge directly from the K3. All LEDs will flash twice to indicate bypass charge mode. The internal battery
charge indicator will remain lit. The K3 will not play in Bypass Charging Mode. To exit this mode, press
the Power Button or connect the K3 to AC power.
5 SECS
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Using the
Using Bluetooth:
Pairing Your Device Using NFC
K3
This unit features wireless NFC pairing, which allows NFC-enabled devices to pair and play instantly.
(For pairing non-NFC devices, please see the following section “Pairing Your Device Manually”.)
The first time the unit is powered on, it will enter auto-pairing mode. Follow steps below to pair.
1. Turn on your Bluetooth–enabled/NFC–enabled device and turn on NFC capability as described in
the device’s user manual.
2. Place your NFC–enabled device in play mode.
3. Touch the
area of your playing NFC device against the NFC antenna area located on the left
of the unit. The unit will turn on and enter automatic pairing mode, a tone will sound twice and the
Bluetooth status indicator will flash blue quickly while the unit attempts to pair.
4. “iHome Kineta K3” should appear on your device’s menu. If your device asks if you wish to pair,
accept (select “Yes” or similar). Once paired with a device, the Bluetooth status indicator will glow
solid blue, confirmation tones will sound and your music will play through the unit.
Powering off the unit will disconnect Bluetooth device. To disconnect your device without powering the
unit off, simply touch it again on the NFC antenna area on the unit.
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Using the
Pairing Your Device Manually
K3
Pairing is the set-up process to introduce your Bluetooth-capable device to the K3. Once your
device is paired, the K3 can recognize it and you can play your audio through it.
1. Make sure your Bluetooth device is fully charged. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it
“discoverable” by turning on Bluetooth mode (check in Options or Settings).
2. Press the
Power Button to turn on the K3. The Power status indicator will glow solid blue.
The first time the unit is powered on, it will enter auto-pairing mode and attempt to connect to
a Bluetooth device. Otherwise, follow step 3 to begin pairing.
3. Press and hold the Bluetooth Button for 2 seconds. The pairing tone will sound twice and
the Bluetooth status indicator will flash blue quickly, indicating the unit is in pairing mode.
4. “iHome Kineta K3” should appear in your device’s Bluetooth menu. If “Not Paired”, “Not Connected” or
similar message appears, select “iHome Kineta K3” to connect it. If prompted for a passcode, enter “1234”
on your device’s keypad.
For iPhone
iHome Kineta K3
iHome Kineta K3
For other
iHome Kineta K3
iHome Kineta K3
5. If pairing is successful, a tone will sound and the Bluetooth status indicator will glow solid blue, indicating
the K3 is ready to play music. There should also be an indication on your device. If no device is successfully
paired within 3 minutes the K3 will default to previous mode. Once the K3 is paired to a device, it will
attempt to autolink when the device is within range (about 30 feet).
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Using the
Pairing with a Different Device
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When you power ON the speaker, it will automatically link with the most recently connected Bluetooth device
as long as that device is still within range (approx. 30 feet). To pair with a different device follow steps 1 4 under ”Pairing Your Device Manually” on previous page.
Playing Audio Via Bluetooth
1. Press the Power Button to turn on the unit. The Bluetooth status indicator will glow solid blue when
a linked device is in range and detected. You can then listen to audio streamed wirelessly from your
paired Bluetooth device.
Play/Pause Button to play audio from your device. Press again to pause play and once
2. Press the
more to resume play. When Bluetooth audio is active, the Bluetooth status indicator will glow solid
blue.
3. Double press the
Play/Pause Button to advance to the next track; press three times to restart the
current track or go to the previous track (depending on how close you are to the start of the track). Use
controls on your Bluetooth device to search within tracks.
4. Press the + or – Button to adjust the K3 volume. You can also adjust volume on your device.
5. When done listening, press the
too.
Power Button to turn the unit OFF. Remember to turn off your device,
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Using the
Speakerphone Operation
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NOTE: The unit must be powered on and linked to a Bluetooth phone to receive a call.
When a call is received, playing music is muted to hear the ring tone. The Speakerphone status indicator
above the
Talk/End Button will flash green.
1. Press the
Talk/End Button to answer a call. The Speakerphone status indicator will glow solid
green. Press and hold the
Talk/End Button to ignore the call.
2. When a call is completed, press the
Talk/End Button to end the call and resume previous function.
The Speakerphone status indicator will flash red to indicate the call is ended.
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Using the
Playing Audio via Aux In
1. Connect one end of a 3.5mm stereo audio cable
(not included) to the Aux-in jack on the left side of
the unit and connect the other end to the
headphone or line-out jack on your audio device.
2. Press the
K3
DC 10V 2.5A
Power Button on the unit to turn it on.
3. Power on the audio device and use the controls on
the device to play or pause audio, and navigate
tracks.
4. Press the + or – Button to adjust the system
volume. You can also adjust volume on your device.
5. When done listening, press the Power Button to
turn the unit OFF. Remember to turn off your device,
too.
NOTE: Make sure no Bluetooth device is playing or you
will not hear the Aux-in audio playing.
Mobile Phone PC/Tablet Game Devices iPod
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Laptop MP3/MP4
Consumer Product Safety Guide
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When used in the directed manner, this unit has been designed and manufactured to ensure your personal
safety. However, improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. Please read all safety
and operating instructions carefully before installation and use, and keep these instructions handy for future
reference. Take special note of all warnings listed in these instructions and on the unit.
1. Water and Moisture – Keep Unit and K-Cell battery away from moisture. Do not operate near water.
• Do NOT open Jack Cover if wet or in a wet environment.
2. Ventilation – The unit should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, it should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface that may block
ventilation openings. Also, it should not be placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or
cabinet, which may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
3. Heat – The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or
other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
4. Power Sources – The unit should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the
operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
5. Power-Cable Protection – Power supply cables should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
6. Cleaning – The unit should be cleaned only using a warm damp cloth. Do not use solvents, etc.
7. Objects and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled
into any openings or vents located on the product. Keep splash-resistant jack cover free of dirt, sand,
or objects that could interfere with a proper seal.
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8. Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer.
9. Lightning and Power Surge Protection – Unplug the unit from the wall socket and disconnect the
antenna or cable system during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
10. Overloading – Do not overload wall sockets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
11. Damage Requiring Service – The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. the power supply cable or plug has been damaged.
B. objects have fallen into or liquid has been spilled into the enclosure.
C. the unit has been exposed to rain.
D. the unit has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
E. the unit exhibits a marked change in performance or does not operate normally.
12. Periods of Nonuse – If the unit is to be left unused for an extended period of time, such as a month
or longer, make sure to charge the unit before storing and periodically during storage to maintain
battery.
13. Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the unit beyond those methods described in the
user’s operating instructions. Service methods not covered in the operating instructions should be
referred to qualified service personnel.
Questions? Visit www.ihome.com
or call 1-800-288-2792 Toll Free
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FCC Information
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
FCC ID: EMOIKN100
IC : 986B-IKN100
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
• NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
IC Statement
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de license. L'exploitation est autorisée aux
deux conditions suivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique
subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.
The device meets the exemption from the routine evaluation limits in section 2.5 of RSS 102 and compliance with RSS-102 RF exposure, users can
obtain Canadian information on RF exposure and compliance.
Le dispositif rencontre l'exemption des limites courantes d'évaluation dans la section 2.5 de RSS 102 et la conformité à l'exposition de RSS-102 rf,
utilisateurs peut obtenir l'information canadienne sur l'exposition et la conformité de rf.
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Troubleshooting
Unit doesn’t respond (no power)
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Check that unit is fully charged OR connected to AC power.
Make sure your device is properly paired with the K3.
Make sure the Power is ON.
If the unit seems “frozen” or locked up, insert the end of a paperclip or similar into the Reset port under
the jack cover on the left of the unit to reset unit.
Resetting Bluetooth
If Bluetooth function is not operating properly, you may wish to reset Bluetooth. To do so, press and hold
the Bluetooth Button for 10 seconds. You will hear a long high tone. You will then need to re-pair any
previously paired devices.
Trouble pairing device/computer with K3
Bluetooth implementation varies depending on your device’s hardware and operating system. Please
see our website for updates on pairing.
• Make sure you have the latest firmware for your device.
• Make sure your device is working properly. Check your device’s manual for details on Bluetooth
pairing and linking.
• When you power ON the speaker, it will automatically link with the last previously paired Bluetooth
device if the device is still within range (approx.30 feet). To pair with a different device you must turn
off Bluetooth capability on the already paired device, or take it out of range.
For further information and to see the latest instructions, visit www.ihome.com/support
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Limited 1 Year Warranty
iHome Products, a division of SDI Technologies Inc. (hereafter referred to as SDI), warrants this product to be free from
defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of one (1) year from the date of
original purchase.
Should this product fail to function in a satisfactory manner, it is best to first return it to the store where it was originally
purchased. Should this fail to resolve the matter and service still be required by reason of any defect or malfunction
during the warranty period, SDI will repair or, at its discretion, replace this product without charge. This decision is
subject to verification of the defect or malfunction upon delivery of this product to the Factory Service Center authorized
by Customer Service.
If service is required, please call Customer Service at 1-800-288-2792 to obtain a Return Authorization Number and
shipping instructions.
Disclaimer of Warranty
NOTE: This warranty is valid only if the product is used for the purpose for which it was designed. It does not cover (i)
products which have been damaged by negligence or willful actions, misuse or accident, or which have been modified
or repaired by unauthorized persons; (ii) cracked or broken cabinets, or units damaged by excessive heat; (iii) damage
to digital media players, CD’s or tape cassettes (if applicable); (iv) the cost of shipping this product to the Factory Service
Center and its return to the owner.
This warranty is valid only in the United States of America and does not extend to owners of the product other than to
the original purchaser. In no event will SDI or any of its affiliates, contractors, resellers, their officers, directors, shareholders,
members or agents be liable to you or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages, any lost profits,
actual, exemplary or punitive damages. (Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties or exclusion of
consequential damages, so these restrictions may not apply to you.) This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Your acknowledgment and agreement to fully and completely abide by the above mentioned disclaimer of warranty is
contractually binding to you upon your transfer of currency (money order, cashier's check, or credit card) for purchase
of your SDI product.
iKN100﹣150916-B
© 2015 SDI Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Questions? Visit www.ihome.com
or call 1-800-288-2792 Toll Free
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