"Good, sleek iPod alarm clock"4.0 starson by chronoex
Pros: Nice look; big, easily readable display; suprisingly decent sound quality for an alarm clock; no-brainer setup.
Cons: Sound is good for an alarm clock, but not necessarily in comparison of other dedicated docks; remote control is nice but limited in function.
Summary: The Memorex iWake is an excellent value for the money that does exactly what it promises to do and does it well.
Overall it is a fantastic unit. The entire thing takes all of two minutes to set up and get running. Once your iPod (or whatever you feel like playing) is docked you're ready to go. It's easy to use and setup. Changing the time is simple and setting the alarm is just as easy, which is a plus. The display is big and easy to read and a great alternative to regular intensely red alarm displays.
The sound quality isn't exactly tops, but it's certainly not the worst for the money. It's completely usable as an alarm clock and for any user who happens not to be an audiophile it's completely passable as an everyday docking unit. The bass is surprisingly spunky for such a small unit, and the air flow is quite prominent in the rear.
The antenna is a white cable which is pretty easily ignorable, but still sort of annoying and a wart on an otherwise fantastic design. It's best to just tuck that behind the unit or cut it off unless you're absolutely set on radio functionality. The remote is a nice touch, but it has it's moments of unresponsiveness and it's functions are limited. You can play/pause, change tracks and switch modes, but there's no option to actually navigate inside the iPod from a distance, so any changing of albums will have to be done from the iPod itself.
Overall, the pluses certainly outweigh the minuses and Memorex makes a fine iPod dock/alarm clock solution.