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chris

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Does anyone own this? Target has it on sale for $68 this week and I was thinking about replacing my clock radio. If it has decent sound, the price seems right.
 
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I have it. Mine was a replacement for a clock radio I have had since I was 12 years old (I'm now 21). At that price it's a steal. I think it retails for $99.99, though I got mine new from Best Buy for $50. It's kind of bulky for me but Best Buy was out of a smaller version they had on display and the manager offered the iHome for the price of the smaller one I wanted.

As for the sound -- sounds good to me, best clock radio I've ever had, sound-wise.
The stereo drivers in the exclusive Reson8 speakers claim to deliver astounding clarity, depth, and power and I can see no reason to argue with that statement.

Just don't talk on your cell phone very close to it or it'll make static-y sounds.

Lulu
 

chris

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I have it. Mine was a replacement for a clock radio I have had since I was 12 years old (I'm now 21). At that price it's a steal. I think it retails for $99.99, though I got mine new from Best Buy for $50. It's kind of bulky for me but Best Buy was out of a smaller version they had on display and the manager offered the iHome for the price of the smaller one I wanted.

As for the sound -- sounds good to me, best clock radio I've ever had, sound-wise.
The stereo drivers in the exclusive Reson8 speakers claim to deliver astounding clarity, depth, and power and I can see no reason to argue with that statement.

Just don't talk on your cell phone very close to it or it'll make static-y sounds.

Lulu
Great. Thanks. I was at Target the other day, but they were sold out. This particular model was only compatible with the Nano's -- from what the rep told me. I'm going to keep an eye on Linens and Things. They seem to have a steady flow of them and often put them on sale.

-Chris
 

nynex

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I got this one for my gf. She has a Nano and I have the 80GB iPod. Both fit in it just fine. It's pretty good for the most part. Good for a bedroom. It doesn't have the best amp in it because you can't turn it up very loud, at least not on hers. I think the volume goes to 30...we usually have it about 22. 15 for quiet background music. 0-15 is not used. heh Other than that, it's great!

http://www.ihomeaudio.com/products.asp?product_id=10018&dept_id=1006
 

nynex

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I think the cell phone is just for....ironically....Cingular. Their frequency is close to speaker freq. which is why you hear odd noises just before a call from a Cingular phone. Not much help for our iPhones tho. heh
 

rpbphoto

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Buy it!

I bought on on sell about a six months ago and it has pretty big sound for a clock radio. Check out ilounge.com's review of it. It is also a good solution if you do not have a dock hooked up to your computer for charging. I set my Nano and my 5G in the dock for charging.



RPB
 

bunnie077

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I went and bought mine at Costco for about $89. It has great sound and I like that you can wakeup to your Ipod. Then grab it and go with it fully charged. The mini remote also is a added plus.
 

nvenice

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So, this brings up a point that has been niggling at me, and I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere: will the iPhone be able to utilize the accessories we've already bought for our iPods?
 

Austinsdc

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I have one and love it....$68 is a good price. I think mine is the iHome 5. Came with adapters so you can charge all different ipods. My family has 2 nanos, one 30 gig and one 80 gig, all charge fine on it.
 

joe

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So, this brings up a point that has been niggling at me, and I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere: will the iPhone be able to utilize the accessories we've already bought for our iPods?
It might depend on the accessory and how the bottom of the iPhone compares with the video iPod. The iPhone has the same standard iPod connector and I think it was mentioned during the keynote that it should work with your current accessories.
 

katsnd4spd

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iHome works with iPhone OK

I have the iHome and my iPhone docked fine, it did ask if I wanted to play it in airplane mode, but I chose no. The only interference I heard was when I received an email. It works fine for my purposes (an alarm clock, listening to music in the morning while I get ready, etc.). I also like the fact it will charge my iPhone at night and I can receive calls still.
 

grahampc

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iHome will erase iPhone updates

Just a warning -- sync your iPhone with your computer before you put it on the iHome (or maybe other speaker docks?)... all the contact changes that we'd made on the iPhone since the last sync got lost when we put it on the iHome.