Pros Fantastic sound, Great Styling, Exceptional alarm, and a Perfect Fit for iPod
Cons Bad FM & AM. You almost havre to be at eye level to read the clock. The menus are hard to go through, because the knobs don't want to navigate.
Summary I own this. I really love waking up to my iPod. I'm one of those people that do a ton of research before buying anything electronical. I found this on Amazon for an exceptional deal. It sounds crisp and clear. It does take a while to get used to, but it is worth it. There is a nice dim feature, that will alow you to totaly blaken it. I have a case on my Video iPod and I removed the inserts and I bent a paper clip to support my iPod, because I don't want the 30-pin connector getting bent. The white plastic attracts dog hair, but this machine is soilidly built. The clock is kind of hard to see up close if you are not at eye level. I thought the remote would be useless, but to my suprize it is not. This machine makes cleaning your room more fun and waking up way more enjoyable. The FM on my is ok with a little fuzz, because I ran the cable to my window to recieve a signal and it sounds good without changing the apperance of my room. There is also an aux jack in the back for non-iPods and shuffles. I like the fact that they are saving trees by not including the directions. You don't even need them, because this is so easy to hook up. All in all this is a fantastic machine for the price and size. I would deffently rate this way higher than the iHome(which is now in the trash). I would deffently give this system a try, it won't dissapoint you.
Pros Handy having ipod docking station on a clock radio. Easy to set up. sound is pretty good. Very handy having 2 alarms to set and whether to wake up to buzzing, radio or ipod music.
Cons Bit pricey. Toggle buttons don't always seem to do what they are supposed to when going through the different menus. When the ipod is docked, sometimes the ipod screen comes on and off of its own accord.
Summary Generally I was happy with my purchase. I have had it for approx 12 months. I replaced a clock radio that was 25 years old (and still working believe it or not). I wanted the ipod option on a clock radio. The sound is quite good and it was easy to set up and generally easy to use. However last night it just stopped ticking over the time!! I realised the time was wrong, so reset it to current time, but it didn't move off that time all night. Naturally the alarm didn't go off. It was at this point still playing the radio and the ipod and I could enter all the menus. In the morning I turned it off and on hoping to reset it. It came up with a message saying turn off and on to reset or contact customer service. Turning it off and on only made the same message come up and now it wouldn't play the radio or ipod or do anything. So, 12 months old and $300 and it seems to have packed it in! Has anyone else experienced this?? Does anyone know if it can be fixed?? Or is it classed as a throw away item after 12 months of use??
Pros Nice looking unit, sound quality is good.
Cons Clock resets every time we put our unit into the docking station. Bad customer service.
Summary We were told by xtreme mac's sales rep at Mac World that this unit would be fully compatible w/ the iphone. Well it isn't. Every time we put our iphones into the docking station, the time on the clock resets to 12:00. Customer service doesn't care that their vendors gave out faulty information. Actually, the first man I spoke to in customer service didn't even know which iphones/ ipods were compatible. They are doing nothing to resolve the issue even though we spent $130. Do not listen to xtreme mac when they tell you about their products or buy from them.
Pros Great range of customizable settings. Great sound. Included remote. Looks good.
Cons Poor radio reception.
Summary I've had this clock radio for a while now. With the exception of the weak radio reception (which I occasionally use), it's been excellent. I initially wanted the iHome, but decided to give this one a try instead. Sound is great and the remote has dedicated bass and treble buttons for easy sound adjustment. I especially like the snooze/sleep button on the remote.
Pros Useful alarm feature, decent sound.
Cons Difficult to learn buttons, died after 1 year.
Summary This was a fine unit until one night it inexplicably died, no idea as to why. Warranty is only three months. Wouldn't recommend.