Item # IMW455 Owner’s Manual Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Altec Lansing IMW455 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. You can use this speaker to listen to audio wirelessly from devices such as smart phones, computers, iPods, tablets and most other Bluetooth sound sources. Please read this manual carefully FIRST in order to get the most out of your speaker. Package Contents 1. IMW455 the Jacket Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 2. Extra Skin 3. AC Adapter 4. 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable 5. Owner’s Manual with Warranty Information Technical Specifications -Weight: approximately 500g - Battery Life: up to 8 hours at average 80 db - AC Adaptor: 9V, 670mA - Power Adapter Input Rating: 100~240V, ~50/60Hz, 0.15A Charger Your Speaker 1. Connect one end of the included AC power adapter cable to the iMW455 DC input jack. Then plug the other end of the AC adapter into a suitable power outlet to recharge your speaker’s internal rechargeable battery. NOTE: The internal battery of your speaker takes approximately four hours to charge when completely drained. 2. When charging, a red LED light will illuminate to indicate that the unit is charging. The red light will turn off when your unit is fully charged. Understanding the LED Status Indicators Power and Bluetooth Indicator Light Blinking Blue LED = Bluetooth not connected. (Ready to pair.) Solid Blue LED = Bluetooth connected. Charging Indicator Lights Solid Red LED = Charging Red LED OFF = Charged Full. Powering Your Speakers ON & OFF 1. Press and hold the “POWER” button for 2 seconds to turn on the unit. The Bluetooth LED light will start blinking slowly. Now you can ready to pair your audio source with your IMW455 speaker. 2. Press and hold the “POWER” button for 2 seconds to turn off the unit. Power Saving Mode The iMW455 will enter a power saving mode if no audio is played for 30 minutes. Press and hold power button for two seconds to wake the iMW455. Setting Up Your IMW455 Bluetooth Music Receiver Bluetooth Device Compatibility Your speaker connects with all Bluetooth devices that support the A2DP profile including iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, and most smart phones, laptops and tablets. Pairing a Bluetooth Device with Your Speaker Press and hold the “POWER” button for two seconds to turn on the unit. The Bluetooth LED light will start blinking slowly. Now you are ready to pair your device with your iMW455 speaker. 1. Go to the Bluetooth Manager of your Bluetooth device. 2. Search Bluetooth devices and select “iMW455” to start connecting. 3. Enter “0000” if your device asks for the PIN code. 4. Once paired, the unit will beep and the Blue LED light will turn on steadily. 5. Although the unit can only stream audio from one device at a time, it is capable of being paired with up to eight devices. This means that you only have to enter the PIN code one time for each device. Connecting a Paired Bluetooth Device 1. You should only need to pair your Bluetooth device with your speaker one time. 2. The next time your Bluetooth device and the unit are in range of each other, and the Bluetooth feature is turned on, they should automatically connect. 3. The unit will only automatically connect to the last Bluetooth device it was connected to. 4. If your paired device does not automatically connect, navigate to the Bluetooth menu on your device and select “iMW455” from the list. Note: Your iMW455 can pair with and remember multiple Bluetooth devices; however it can only connect with one device at a time. For more detailed instructions, please visit the FAQ section. Playing Audio from Your Bluetooth Device 1. Once your media device is connected to the unit, simply start playing the music, movie or game and all the audio will automatically be played through iMW455. 2. Press “POWER” to play/pause the audio. 3. Press + or - to adjust the volume level of the unit. 4. Keep in mind that the iMW455 has a 30 foot Bluetooth wireless range. Note: The volume controls on your media device work separately from the volume controls on iMW455. When there is an incoming call: 1. Press “POWER” to pick up the call. 2. Press and hold “POWER” to reject the call. 3. During a call: Press “POWER” again to hang up the call. To Disconnect Your Bluetooth Device Turn off the connected device or press Volume “+” and “-“at same time to disconnect the Bluetooth device. *The Blue Bluetooth indicator flashes slowly after disconnect the device. Reconnecting Your Device If you move out of range or turn off the Bluetooth feature on your device, the unit will disconnect from your device. To reconnect, simply access the Bluetooth Manager on your device and select iMW455. You will not be asked to enter the PIN code again. or press Volume “+” and “-“ at same time to reconnect the Bluetooth device. Out of Range or Lost Signal If the music device is out of range (beyond 30 feet) of the unit or if there is something blocking the Bluetooth signal, the LED light will flash slowly to indicate that the Bluetooth connection with the music device has been lost. To avoid a lost connection: 1. Move the music device back into range (within 30 feet), and/or make sure there’s a clear line of sight between the unit and the Bluetooth device. 2. If the connection is lost, the connection will need to be reestablished. Follow the directions under “Reconnecting Your Device”. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions 1. I am having Bluetooth pairing or connection problems, what do I do? A.) Make sure your Bluetooth device is turned on and is on the discoverable mode.(blinking blue light denotes that the speaker is ready to accept connections) B.) Make sure your speaker is not already connected with another device (easiest way to determine this is if you see a steady blue light in the center of the speaker). C.)If you want to connect with another device , disconnect (you don’t need to unpair) the previously connected device (you will see the solid blue light in the center of the speaker change to a blinking blue pattern - it’s now ready to accept connections) and try pairing again. D.) If you had already paired your device and connection was successful prior but now your connection is failing or getting a connection error, unpair /forget device (for IOS devices) from your phone or mp3 player and pair again. Now try to connect. E.) If you are pairing the first device to the speaker, after you turn on the speaker and when you see a steady blinking blue light , select iMW455 from the list of discovered Bluetooth devices to pair. If prompted for a password/pass code enter “0000”. F.) When you are turning ON the speaker for the first time it automatically tries to connect to the last paired device, if it cannot find the last paired device and you have paired multiple devices it will try to establish connection with the previously paired devices. If none of the paired devices are available to connect it will turn to a discoverable mode and this can take from 5 to 90 seconds (depending upon the number of previously paired devices and their operating system). If you are trying to establish a connection during this time you will receive an error. Kindly wait for approximately 90 seconds, scan your MP3 player or phone to discover new devices in the Bluetooth manager screen of your device and select iMW455 from that list to pair. If prompted for a password/pass code enter “0000”. G.) For android devices after unpairing the speaker it may show up on the available devices. This could happen even if the speaker is turned OFF. If you trying to pair again – please make sure your speaker is turned ON (We recommend having your android device close to the speaker), wait for few seconds till you see the blue light blinking (center front of the speaker) and allow 90 seconds for the speaker to establish that no other device is available for connection. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone/player. Click on “Scan” for Bluetooth devices from your phone/player to discover iMW455.Now click on iMW455 to connect. H.) Please note this speaker can be paired with up to 8 devices and will establish automatic connection to these devices. If you’re trying to pair with more than 8 devices, it will pair but you may have issues connecting to the initially paired devices. Please unpair / forget device (for IOS devices) and pair again the device you wish to add and establish connection. 2. My Speaker does not turn ON, what do I do? A) Please make sure you have charged your speakers. A steady red light in the center of the speaker means that the speaker is charging. Blinking red light means low power. We recommend you charge for a minimum of 4 hours after each usage. 3. How do I extend my battery life? A.)The battery life is usually 8 hours at moderate listening levels (50% volume). To ensure you get the maximum out of the battery we recommend that you fully charge your speaker before using. We also recommend that you use only the provided power supply unit that came in the box. 4. How do I pause my music or advance to the next or previous track? A.) You must use your Bluetooth audio source, i.e. MP3 player, smart phone, tablet, etc. in order to control the track being played. Warning When using your speaker please follow these important safety precautions: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) DO NOT use this product near or in water. DO NOT use this product outdoors when it’s raining. DO NOT clean with a wet cloth. DO NOT USE the product near a heat source or expose to direct sunlight for an extended period of time. Use only the approved power supply unit provided in the box. DO NOT leave the product plugged to the main AC power when not used for an extended period of time. Make sure the product is near a main power supply outlet and you can access the power breaker switch. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this device to rain or moisture or place it near a heat source. Technical Support For technical support issues please visit our website at www.alteclansing.com. You can find manuals, software and FAQ’s at the website. Can’t find what you are looking for? Fill out an online ticket and one of our technical support team members will answer questions or call 1-855-292-4087 to access our technical support information on the phone. Altec Lansing One Year Warranty Card This warranty covers the original consumer purchaser only and is not transferable. This warranty covers products that fail to function properly UNDER NORMAL USAGE, due to defects in material or workmanship. Your product will be repaired or replaced at no charge for parts or labor for a period of one year. What Is Not Covered by Warranty Damages or malfunctions not resulting from defects in material or workmanship and damages or malfunctions from other than normal use, including but limited to, repair by unauthorized parties, tampering, modification or accident. To obtain Warranty Service and Troubleshooting information: Call 1-855-292-4087 or Visit our website at www.alteclansing.com. To receive Warranty service along with the name and address of an authorized product service center, the original consumer purchaser must contact us for problem determination and service procedures. 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Caution: changes or modifications 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 instructions. May 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 experienced radio/ TV technician for help. A00-070713 Notes on Disposal Dispose of the appliance, packing material and accessories only at specified collection points. Follow the regional and national disposal requirements with regard to the separation of material, waste collection and recyclable material depots. © 2013 Altec Lansing/AL Infinity, LLC. All rights reserved. ALTEC, ALTEC LANSING, the Altec Lansing logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Altec Lansing/ AL Infinity LLC.