The Baton is the most versatile and highest quality portable Bluetooth speaker available at any price. Featuring solid bass response, very light weight and a large battery, it can go anywhere for long periods of time, and still perform to the highest standard.
Its combination of features are unmatched.
- Twin speaker drivers output to 3 Watts each
- Robust S/N Ratio of 80dB
- Frequency Response is 70Hz-16KHz, (relatively) strong bass
- Lithium-Ion 2500mAh Battery yields 16 hr play time
- Available USB Port to charge other devices
- Premium tactile finish in black or red
- Wall mountable with available kit and mini cables
- Weighs just 10 oz and charges cellphones/tablets in the field.
A true Bluetooth portable for wire-free listening, there are no AA batteries, wall-wart adapters or AC cables required – with custom mini cables available suited to the new Dual USB wall outlets, the Baton can serve as an ideal speaker and charging station platform combination.
1. Listing of the Baton’s interfaces
- Volume Up
- Volume Down
- On/Off switch
- Bluetooth LED light (red and blue)
- AUX audio input jack
- USB port to charge other devices
- Charge status LED light (red and green)
- MicroUSB port for self-charging
2. Charging the baton for the first time
- No external power supply or AC cord is required, the Baton uses DC5V/1A power.
- If the charge light flashes red, it is indicating less than 25% charge.
Insert the provided micro USB charging cable into its micro USB port (10 above) and the other end into any standard USB port or USB adapter. Allow 3-4 hours for its initial full charging, or until the charge indicator LED light (9 above) stops blinking and stays green.
The Baton can add charge to most devices (except the original iPad 1, which requires a higher amperage wall outlet).
IMPORTANT: Never attempt to simultaneously charge the Baton while it is charging another device from its USB port (8 above) as this can result in battery damage. You must keep the two charging operations separate.
3. Pairing with a Bluetooth device
If the Bluetooth device is less than V2.0, input the pairing code “0000” (four zeros) when connecting.
- Whenever you switch the Baton on, the Bluetooth indicator light will flash once per second, indicating that it is ready to pair.
- This flashing will last for two minutes, after which the device enters sleep mode.
- Once in sleep mode it does not hear connection requests, and can only be connected through memory, by holding down the phone button with a long press. You may have to restart the other device again as well.
- The Bluetooth name of the device is US-85
- Once connected the device will beep and the blue light will remain stable.
Note: You may have to unpair or ‘forget’ previously paired devices for a successful new connection.
Using the Volume and Phone/Pause buttons
The two Volume buttons increase or decrease volume if held down for 2 seconds or more, then each quick press after that steps the volume up or down by the same amount as the 2 sec+ press. So hold the button down 2 secs+ and then use quick presses to get to the volume you want. (Starting with a quick press could just change songs).
- The Phone/Pause button allows you to use the baton as a speaker phone, and may require some practice to learn. When already paired with a phone, two short presses will answer or redial, one short press will hang up. When not paired to a phone, one press can Pause or Play streaming media, although this may depend on the sending device or web service. Remember, using a long press (see above) is for returning the device from Sleep mode to Pairing mode.
Example: Using the Baton as a speakerphone with a cellphone
First pair the cellphone with the Baton and make sure it becomes “connected” while the speaker is looking for it. Otherwise it may might read ‘connected” on the phone, but may not be exclusively. You may have to ‘forget’ other BT devices.
When a call comes in, one click on the Talk button should answer it. You may end the call by clicking the Talk button once, and redial the number by clicking Talk twice.
You can now legally use the phone as you drive. The large battery in the Baton should last you for the whole day – and it can also add charge to your cellphone if needed!
AUX or Audio Jack Mode
The Baton automatically goes into auxiliary audio mode when you connect it with the 3.5mm audio jack cable.
- No Power Check that the micro USB cable is well seated at both ends. Ensure that the power supply is DC5W/500mA~1A, and that the charging device is itself plugged in.
- No Sound Hold down the Volume Up button for 3 or more seconds (far left in above image).
- Baton is Not Responding Disconnect and recharge the device fully, do the same for the paired device. The sequence can be important for making wireless connections, which sometimes have to waited for when restarted.
- Bluetooth Connects, but Originating Device has No Sound Both Bluetooth devices cannot play at the same time.
- After Connection, Poor Sound Quality The Bluetooth reception is poor, try putting the devices closer together, or remove any obstacles between them.
- Cannot connect The originating equipment may not be supported. Try first connecting with another device.