Pros Don't know. It would not turn on, so I have no idea what it could or could no do.
Cons Don't know. It would not turn on, so I have no idea what it could or could no do.
Summary Extremely disappointed. It's not like there's a plethora of speaker docks for Zunes out there. The alternative would have been the Altec Lansing InMotion 414, except that the specs didn't mention the Zune 120GB, and when I called Altec Lansing, was told it would not accept the Zune 120GB. So, the good news is that iHome will take it back and credit my card (I long ago learned if you get a dud the first time, don't buy the same brand). I have to figure out a way, after the inconvenience of driving to UPS to ship it off (apparently they don't have the capability to email you a shipping label, to include the receipt for the shipping cost so that I can get reimbursed. I guess I will have to leave the box open until I pay for it at UPS so I can send the receipt with it. Which I wonder how they'll do, because you can't credit a credit card back for more money that you charged on it. So if it's $99, they can only credit $99 back to my card. Maybe they'll send me a check.
There's a couple more speaker docks out there that will accept MP3 players, but not Zune-dedicated, and they cost, what, $249??? That's as much as the Zune cost!
I hate iPods and iPodmania. I had a hard time even finding a case for my Zune 120GB - had to settle for a plain black leather case for an 80GB, and the fit isn't quite right. I love my Zune, but wish there were working accessories out there.
Pros Alarms & sleep functions have a gradual boost/fade respectivey
Backup batteries hold the time in power outages
Display brightness is customizable from bold to invisible
Cons Without handling the cradled zune directly (which is exactly what you should not have to do, but have no choice since the connector firmly holds only the bottom of the Zune), the only native Zune functions that can be controled are volume and on/off.
Summary Great dual alarm clock radio with decent sound (a few hairs above what you'd expect for a clock-radio) good build quality and nice feature set.
The integration of this clock radio with the Zune feels like an afterthought. Having a separate charging base is great, but having to directly manipulate the Zune, risking pushing it out of the cradle, and, more frequently pressing the d-pad in an unintended direction, limits the usefulness of this without the (separately orderable) remote. I don't want the remote that might solve this....I want some more basic functions, reachable on the top of the radio, to fast forward/rewind, and to select a different song/artist from the Zune's collection. Asking too much for $99?