Pairing Saitek A-250 bluetooth speakers with iPhone/iPod touch
Today I paired my old Saitek wireless speakers with my relatively new iPod touch. I’d paired the Saitek to a PC before, and the iPod to a different wireless speaker, but this was my first time with iPod + Saitek.
Here are two links that were helpful to me, one on iPhone/iPod Touch bluetooth and one on the Saitek (and how to pair).
NOTE: these instructions are for the iPhone’s and iPod touch models that have built in bluetooth.
Here’s an excerpt from the 2nd article, altered to be specific to the Saitek A250:
On the iPhone or iPod, launch the Settings app and go to General -> Bluetooth. Make sure Bluetooth is On, and you’ll see the “searching” indicator next to Devices. Then you put your Bluetooth accessory into pairing mode; for most accessories, this involves holding down a connection button (the Saitek forward/reverse icons) until an LED flashes blue and red (or in this case, one of the LCD’s icons flashes faster). Tap on the accessory’s name (the Saitek A-250 is called “DM03 sink”) when it appears in the Devices list on your iPhone or iPod, and in a few seconds it should connect automatically. (The Saitek A-250 requires a passcode “8888” when you connect; a keypad will appear on the iPhone or iPod’s screen.)
Here is excerpt from the article, edited to be appicable to the iPhone/iPod:
Saitek A-250 passcode/PIN Number
“The passcode is 8888, but that won’t help unless you put the A-250 in pairing mode.
If you want to use your onboard Bluetooth[…] try the following”
1-Turn on the A-250
2-Initiate a Bluetooth device search from your iPhone/iPod. You should pick up a Headset “DM03-SINK” . That’s the A-250.
3- Now put the A-250 in device pairing mode, by pressing the Back (||) [forward/reverse] buttons at the same time for about 3-4 seconds. Pairing mode will be indicated by the flashing radio signal icon doubling in frequency.
4 – While the A-250 is in pairing mode, initiate a connection process from your iPod/iPhone for the DM03-SINK headset.
5 – when the PIN window opens enter “8888″ and you should get a connection.
6 – once you pair it with your iPhone/iPod, all the audio will play through the speakers
NOTE 1: you have to control volume ON the speakers, the iPhone/iPod won’t be able to adjust the volume
NOTE 2: the pause/play button on the speaker works wirelessly with the iPhone/iPod to pause/play, the forward/backward buttons do not work.