Instruction Manual
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Important: Please read these instructions fully before using your product
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Contents
Important safety information .......................................................................................................... 3
Instructions for use .......................................................................................................................... 4
Check the package contents .................................................................................................. 4
Where to put your Portable Bluetooth speaker .................................................................... 4
Setting up .................................................................................................................................. 4
Your Bluetooth Portable Speaker ................................................................................................... 5
Using your Portable Bluetooth Speaker ........................................................................................ 6
Switch on................................................................................................................................... 6
Switch off ................................................................................................................................... 6
Adjusting the volume ............................................................................................................... 6
Standby ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Charging the battery................................................................................................................ 6
Low battery ............................................................................................................................... 7
Bluetooth mode ............................................................................................................................... 8
Connecting or ‘Pairing’ with your Bluetooth speaker ........................................................... 8
Listening to Music/Audio using Bluetooth ............................................................................. 8
Mobile phone operation ......................................................................................................... 9
AUX in mode ................................................................................................................................... 10
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................... 11
Technical information ...................................................................................................................... 12
General information ........................................................................................................................ 13
Product guarantee .......................................................................................................................... 14
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Important safety information
Your Portable Bluetooth speaker should be treated with care. The information below has
been provided in the interest of safety and will help you to enjoy this product and the benefits
it brings for many years.
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Keep the product and all its parts out of reach of small children.
This product is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Keep it dry. Avoid exposure to precipitation, humidity and liquids which could all affect
the product circuitry.
Do NOT leave it in high temperatures as electronic devices and plastic parts may warp in
heat.
Do NOT leave it in low temperatures as moisture can form inside the product, which may
damage the circuit board.
Do NOT store in dusty or dirty areas.
Do NOT block or cover slots, holes or openings on the product by placing on soft
furnishings such as carpets, rugs or beds as these are provided for functionality and/or
ventilation to ensure safe operation of the product
Disconnect your Portable Bluetooth speaker from the mains power supply during
thunderstorms.
Always check that you have completely switched off your Portable Bluetooth speaker,
before you change or disconnect the power supply.
Only use the USB cable and mains power plug that came with the product. Using
an unauthorised cable and power supply will invalidate your guarantee and may
irrecoverably damage the product.
Do NOT attempt to open the product. This product does not contain any user serviceable
parts. Unauthorised handling of the device may damage it and will void your warranty.
Do NOT use your Portable Bluetooth speaker near emergency/intensive care medical
equipment; if you have a pacemaker fitted or during an electrical storm.
Do NOT use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or detergents to clean the product. Wipe
with a damp (not wet) soft cloth to clean.
Dispose of old batteries carefully.
Never throw batteries in a fire or attempt to open the outer casing.
WARNING:
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen to this radio at high volume levels for
long periods of time.
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Instructions for use
Check the package contents
The package contains:
• 1 x Portable Bluetooth speaker
• 1 x Micro USB cable and separate mains power plug with standard USB socket
• 1 x AUX in cable
• 1 x Instruction manual
Where to put your Portable Bluetooth speaker
It is important that you consider carefully in advance where your Bluetooth speaker will be
situated and make sure that it is:
• on a flat and stable surface
Note: Never place your Bluetooth speaker directly onto antique or polished surfaces.
at least 1 metre away from other electrical appliances to avoid interference.
• where it will be in range of the connected or ‘paired’ bluetooth device (e.g. iPod/iPhone/
iPad/Android/other phone/Computer), which is about 10 metres or less (33 feet or less)
in line of sight.
• away from bright sunlight or heat sources, such as a radiator.
• not in a humid or very damp place such as a bathroom.
Setting up
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Plug the micro USB end of the supplied cable into the micro USB socket on the end of the
Bluetooth speaker. Please make sure that you push the micro USB plug into the socket
fully.
Connect the standard USB end of the supplied USB cable into the USB socket on the
supplied mains power plug and then plug into a mains power socket and switch on.
The red charging LED to the right of the micro USB socket on the Bluetooth speaker will
switch on.
Note: You can only charge your Bluetooth speaker using the supplied USB cable and
plug. You cannot charge your Bluetooth speaker using a computer USB socket.
Continue to charge your Bluetooth speaker until the red charging LED switches off, which
will be for about 3-4 hours before first use. Your Bluetooth speaker is now fully charged.
Unplug the USB cable and mains power plug.
Note: If used continuously on medium volume, your Bluetooth speaker has an
approximate battery life of 8-9 hours before you need to charge it again.
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Your Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Play/Pause
Power on/off
Volume control
Skip back
Skip forward
Bluetooth status/low
battery LED ring.
Speakers
Micro USB power socket
Aux-in
Aux in
Charging LED (Red)
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Using your Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Switch on
Press and release the large volume control button on the end of the Bluetooth speaker. The
control will pop out and the blue LED ring around the outside of the volume control will switch
on. The blue LED ring will flash whilst your Bluetooth speaker searches for other Bluetooth
devices. When a Bluetooth connection is made, you will hear an audible alert and the blue
LED ring will change to be steady on.
Switch off
Push in the large volume control on the end of the Bluetooth speaker until you hear a
‘click’. Release the volume control and it will remain pushed in and flush with the end of the
Bluetooth speaker. Your speaker is now switched off.
Note: If there is no Bluetooth device connected for a period of 4 minutes, the Bluetooth
speaker will power to ‘standby’ mode automatically. In standby mode, the large blue LED
ring will flash slowly. Pull in the large volume control, until you hear a ‘click’, to fully switch off
the Bluetooth speaker.
Adjusting the volume
Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the volume and anticlockwise to decrease the
volume.
Standby
The Bluetooth speaker will automatically put itself into standby mode if there is no Bluetooth
device connected for a period of 4 minutes. In standby mode, the blue LED ring around the
volume control will flash slowly, about every 3 seconds. Switch your Bluetooth speaker off
and on again, it will return to the mode it was last used in (Bluetooth or AUX in).
Charging the battery
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Plug the micro USB end of the supplied cable into the micro USB socket on the end of the
Bluetooth speaker. Please make sure that you push the micro USB plug into the socket
fully.
Connect the standard USB end of the supplied USB cable to the USB socket on the
supplied mains power plug and then plug into a mains power socket and switch on.
The red charging LED to the right of the micro USB socket on the Bluetooth speaker will
switch on.
Note: You can only charge your Bluetooth speaker using the supplied USB cable and
plug. You cannot charge your Bluetooth speaker using a computer USB socket.
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Continue to charge your Bluetooth speaker until the red charging LED switches off, which
will be for about 3-4 hours before first use. Your Bluetooth speaker is now fully charged.
Unplug the USB cable and mains power plug.
Note: If used continuously on medium volume, your Bluetooth speaker has an approximate battery life of 8-9 hours before you need to charge it again.
Low battery
When the Bluetooth speaker battery power is low, the blue LED ring will change from blue to
a red/purple colour and the audio will stop. Please follow the steps on page 6 to charge the
battery.
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Bluetooth mode
Check that your Bluetooth speaker is switched on (volume control is in the ‘on’ position) and is
in Bluetooth mode. Please ensure that there are no cables connected to the AUX in socket,
as this will disable Bluetooth mode.
The blue LED ring on the volume button will flash rapidly in Bluetooth mode, to show that it is
searching for a connection to Bluetooth devices.
Connecting or ‘Pairing’ with your Bluetooth speaker
1. On the device that you would like to connect to your Bluetooth speaker via Bluetooth (e.g.
iPod/iPhone/iPad/Android/other phone/Computer), turn on Bluetooth connectivity and
ensure that it is ‘discoverable’.
Note: If necessary, refer to the instructions for your device to add or set up Bluetooth.
2. Select to ‘Add new device’, if necessary.
Note: Some products will automatically search for a new device and so the ‘Add new
device’ option is not available.
3. When found, your Bluetooth speaker will be displayed as ‘AS Audio’. Select the device
name to begin pairing.
4. When your Bluetooth speaker has successfully connected or ‘paired’ with another
bluetooth device, an audible alert will be heard and the blue LED will stop flashing and
change to steady on.
5. Now that you have paired your device with the Bluetooth speaker, it will connect to it
when it is within range, which is about 10 metres or less (33 feet or less), line of sight.
6. Notes:
If your device requests a password, please enter ‘0000’ to complete the device pairing.
If your Bluetooth speaker becomes disconnected from the other bluetooth device at any
time, the blue LED will begin to flash as it searches for a bluetooth connection, select ‘AS
Audio’ on the device you wish to connect to, to reconnect.
Listening to Music/Audio using Bluetooth
Please ensure that you disconnect any audio connection cables from the AUX in socket on
the back of the Bluetooth speaker before you attempt to play any music via Bluetooth.
In Bluetooth (BT) mode:
1. Select and start the music or audio that you wish to listen to on your paired Bluetooth
device.
Note: If your previously paired device is within range but does not automatically
connect, go to the Bluetooth connectivity settings on your device and select ‘AS Audio’ to
reconnect.
You can use the controls on your paired Bluetooth device as well as those on the
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Bluetooth speaker.
Controls available on your Bluetooth speaker are:
Play/Pause:
Press and release to play/pause.
Skip back:
Press and release to skip back to the previous track.
Skip forward:
Press and release to skip forward to the next track.
Volume (Bluetooth speaker):
Volume Turn the volume control anti clockwise.
Volume +
Turn the volume control clockwise.
Mobile phone operation
If your connected Bluetooth device is a mobile phone and you receive an incoming call, the
Bluetooth speaker will pause playback, an alert tone will sound and your mobile phone will
notify you that your mobile phone is ringing, following whichever mobile phone profile you
have set for incoming calls.
You can answer your phone as normal. The Bluetooth speaker playback will remain paused
and when your call is finished and you, or the other party disconnect the call, the playback
will resume automatically.
If you wish to make an outgoing call during playback use your mobile device as normal,
there is no need to pause playback. When your mobile device connects the outgoing call
your Bluetooth speaker will pause playback.
When your call is finished and you, or the other party disconnect the call, the Bluetooth
speaker playback will resume automatically.
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AUX in mode
Using a 3.5mm audio input connection cable, AUX in allows for a quick and easy connection
to an external sound source.
Notes:
You must first connect a 3.5mm audio input cable (as supplied) to the AUX in socket on the
end of the Bluetooth speaker. As soon as the AUX in cable is connected, your Bluetooth
speaker will switch to AUX in mode automatically.
The blue LED ring on the volume control will stay on and may flash whilst you are using AUX
in mode. This will not affect the use of AUX in mode.
Connect one end of the 3.5mm audio connection cable to the headphone (or auxiliary out)
socket of your secondary device, connect the other end to the AUX in socket on the end of
your Bluetooth speaker.
1. Press the ‘Play’ button on your external device to start playback through the Bluetooth
speaker.
2. To gain optimal volume levels, adjust the output volume level on both the secondary
device and on the Bluetooth speaker.
Volume (Bluetooth speaker)
Volume Turn the volume control anti clockwise.
Volume + Turn the volume control clockwise
Note: After using AUX in mode, you must unplug the AUX in cable from your Bluetooth
speaker, or you will not be able to use Bluetooth mode.
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Troubleshooting
If you are experiencing problems with your Bluetooth speaker, there are some quick and
easy checks that you can do, which may help to solve the problem.
No sound / power
• Check that the product is fully charged , if not please charge the product, see page 6.
• Check that you have switched the product on (check that the volume control is in the ‘on’
position, see page 6).
• Increase the volume on the Bluetooth speaker and the connected device.
• Check that the connected device is in playback mode.
• Check that you are in the correct mode for the music that you wish to listen to. Make
sure that you haven’t left an AUX in cable connected to the Bluetooth speaker AUX in
socket.
• Check that the music is not ‘paused’. If you are playing music from a connected Mobile
phone, your Bluetooth speaker will pause automatically during phone calls.
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Sound distortion:
• The volume level is too high. Please reduce the volume level.
• The volume level of the connected device is too high. Please reduce the volume of the
connected device.
Unable to pair with a Bluetooth device:
• Ensure that you are within range of the Bluetooth speaker for Bluetooth functionality,10
metres or less (33 feet or less).
• Move the Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth device away from other Bluetooth devices/
electrical equipment.
• If possible, turn off other nearby Bluetooth devices or disable their Bluetooth functionality.
• Restart the pairing process by turning the product off and then back on again.
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Aux in function failure
• You must first connect a 3.5mm audio input cable to the AUX in socket on the back of the
Bluetooth speaker, AUX in is then selected automatically.
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Technical information
Specifications
Working voltage
Standby power consumption
Audio
Output
Frequency response
Bluetooth
Version
Profiles
HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Frequency range
5V-1A
0.15W
2 X5W
100Hz-20KHz
4.1
2.402GHz-2.480GHz
Argos hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and
all other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE).
Argos Ltd.
489-499 Avebury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
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General information
This symbol
indicates that this product should not be treated as normal household
waste and it should be recycled. Please take it to your nearest collection facility or for further
details contact your local council or visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
Batteries contain substances that may be harmful to the environment and human health.
Keep out of the reach of children and seek immediate medical help if swallowed.
This symbol
indicates that batteries should not be disposed of in the normal household
waste but taken to appropriate local recycling facilities, where and when these are available.
Never throw batteries in a fire or attempt to open the outer casing
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PRODUCT GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of
Year
This product is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of original purchase.
Any defect that arises due to faulty materials or workmanship will either be replaced,
refunded or repaired free of charge where possible during this period by the dealer from
whom you purchased the unit.
The guarantee is subject to the following provisions:
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The guarantee does not cover accidental damage, misuse, cabinet parts, knobs or
consumable items.
The product must be correctly installed and operated in accordance with the instructions
contained in this manual.
It must be solely for domestic purpose.
The guarantee will be rendered invalid if the product is re-sold or has been damaged by
inexpert repair.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The manufacturer disclaims any liability for the incidental or consequential damages.
The guarantee is in addition to and does not diminish your statutory or legal rights.
Guarantor: Argos Ltd.,
489-499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
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