"Got one at Costco"on by UPPop
Pros Two seperate alarm cloks built in, each with its own volume setting. Wireless snooze control. Bought it Costco today at about half of list price. Charges my Ipod touch. Great for listening to Pandora Radio.
Cons Didn't notice any yet
Summary I think you'll like it. Check it out at Costco.
Pros Decent sound for its size and very nice design. Time display is readable from just about anywhere in the average size bedroom.
Cons It takes time to understand the programming and alarm clock features - they are not as intuitive as you might expect. Many of the touch-sensitive buttons serve double duty - just shutting the alarm off was a challenge at first. Lacks AM radio.
Summary Having purchaed (and satisfied with) three of the Altec Lasing im600s as gifts and for myself, I needed a good clock radio and felt that Altec's new Moodance Glow looked like it would fit the need. All I was hoping for was something that could tell me the time of day, wake my tired butt up in the morning, and do a reasonably nice job of reproducing sound from an iPod or other source. It did not dissapoint.The remote snooze is a more helpful feature than I thought. The wife can hit snooze or shut off the alarm without giving me an elbow in the nose.
However, the new owner should plan on reading the manual - it's a must before you get full benefit from this unit.
Some of the added features like the remote snooze is of little value to me - maybe a spouse would find it handy if they wanted to "snooze" from their side of the bed.
The "glow" feature seems a little non-sensical, but maybe it works to set a mood for others.
But the bottom line is - this is a very nice unit for the money.
Updated on Jan 10, 2009
The "glow" function? No "sparks" yet, but I'll keep trying!
Pros Excellent sound for something that's also a clock radio.
Myriad of features, both for alarm and dock.
Remote is convenient.
Perfect for iPod Touch.
Cons You definitely need the manual for setup.
Summary Picked this up for $99 at Amazon for daughters birthday, and it is a hit. Much better sound than iHome or iLuv products, and it has a lot of very good features. Sound quality is perfect for a bedroom (10x12 in my daughter's case), sounds rich and full for product in this price class. Touch sensitive controls give it a high-end feel, and the iPod dock works for the Touch without adapters, even with a skin on it. If you can find something better for the price, I'd love to see it.
Pros Good Sound. Contemporary design. Programmable functionality. Does what the manufacturer says its supposed to do.
Cons None thus far
Summary First, I'm always skeptical of reviewers that don't state whether they have a relationship with either the manufacturer or product being reviewed or a competing manufacturer. So, let me say I have no relationship with Altec Lansing, or any other manufacturer of any kind. I bought this ipod player/clock for my college-aged daughter for Christmas, after reading internet reviews. Unwrapping it today, I was not disappointed. My daughter, who had not seen it previously, thought it was "cool." The unit has plenty of volume and pleasant sound without distortion. Its not going to replace a home audio system, but its more than adequate for a dorm or bedroom application. The clock display is not the biggest in the ipod/clock market, but the display is plenty bright (and adjustable) even in bright light. The display is clearly readable from at least 15 ft. away. The operating "buttons" on the top of the unit are touch activated and work smoothly. The unit comes with a small remote that uses a lithium battery, and works well from at least 15 ft. The unit also comes with a wireless snooze remote that allows one to activate the normal snooze function found on clocks, as well as to pause the music or turn the unit off. There are 2 separate alarms that can be programed for everyday, weekdays, once, etc. It comes with four ipod adapters, but frankly I don't think they are necessary or really secure the ipod any better. I used ipod nanos gen 1 & 2 with no problems. An FM antenna that plugs into the back is included, and the stations in my area were easily located and sounded as good if not better than the ipod. The mood glow function, which allows for a selectable color to be displayed out the back of the unit, worked but was not terribly impressive. From a seated position, and viewing the unit head-on the color was nearly impossible to see because it is displayed on the rear-side of the unit. No big deal, I didn't buy the thing for the mood glow.