"Very Disappointed"on by frloude
Pros Works OK for IPOD
Cons FM tuner is worthless
Summary I like the dual alarms and all the alarm options. Works fine with my IPOD. But the FM tuner is absolutely worthless and not useable. I saw this was a complaint about the earlier model. Can't believe the designers didn't make this simple fix on the new model.
Pros Easy to use
Cons My speakers were blown, they say.
Summary If you like good sound and quality, simply don't buy this.
"Best on vary good"on by saif159
Pros good and it is
Cons good vary good
Pros Good sound, great value, easy to use.
Cons No major cons, sound could be better, but worth the money by far.
Summary I purchased mine at a big box retailer for $79. I chose the silver model and I think it looks great. I thought the black model on display looked 'cheaper'.
I have an iPhone 3G and was concerned that the phone could not receive calls when connected, but they have added a label to the packaging that says "No more missed calls! Airplane mode not required". I tested it out when I got home and it works great. Ringtone music plays throught the speakers if you get a call while listening to music.
The sound is good, and while there are units with better sound, most cost more than twice as much. The alarm works well, I like being able to 'wake from playlist'.
You do have to unlock and launch iTunes on the iPhone before you connect to be able to use the remote, but it's not a big deal. I really like the little remote and the large illuminated clock display with various dimming options. I did a lot of research before I purchased, and overall for $80 I'm really happy with the unit.
Pros Sound quality is good; adjustable snooze settings; multiple dimmer settings for clock display; works well with my new Ipod Classic 6th generation, remote can control Ipod; ability to wake to custom Ipod PLAYLIST.
Cons Poor FM reception; no 12/24 hr option for clock time display (available on UK model); not very stylish; wheels are awkward to use.
Summary I'm impressed with the options available on this model and the sound quality with Ipod. The equalizer and "3D" sound is cool, despite fact that very little description is given about this with the packing materials. I found the wheels mildly annoying in terms of trying to set the alarm time, you have to spin them a lot and despite reported improvements in grip, I had to make sure my fingers weren't too slippery when using it. The FM reception is not so great (I live in Manhattan near reception towers and still had a lot of background noise). I wish this clock was a little more stylish, but am really happy with the look of the clock display and the ability to lower the dimmer- an auto dimmer option would be a great addition. I really wish American clocks would offer a 24 hour display option, not a difficult feature to add and it's available on this maker's European model anyway.