- Brand Name: iHome
- Model Number: iP9BR
- Width: 0.00 inches
- Display Height: 0.00 inches
- Item Display Weight: 4.64 pounds
iHome iP9 Speaker Dock with Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone (Black)
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- Plays and charges iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G; iPod classic 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G; iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
- Wake or sleep to iPhone, iPod, playlist, AM/FM radio, or buzzer; separate weekday/weekend alarm times
- High-fidelity stereo drivers in specially designed Reson8 speaker chambers deliver astounding clarity, depth, and power
- Auxiliary input for connecting external audio devices
- Remote controls unit and iPod, including menu functions
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iPod, iPhone, Radio, or Buzzer Alarm
Wake to your docked iPod, the radio, or--if you must--a classic buzzer alarm. Whichever you choose, a gradual alarm feature gently raises the alarm volume, so it's not too jarring. Dual alarm lets you set separate wake times.
You can set separate wake times for weekdays and weekends, and you can wake to the playlist or song of your choice.
The iP9's programmable snooze feature allows you to set snooze intervals of 1 to 29 minutes, so you can milk every last second of sleep before you're late for work.
Drift off to your iPod, iPhone, or radio, with programmable sleep times of 120, 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Gentle Sleep gradually decreases the music volume as you drift off to dreamland.
What's more, an Adjustable Sleep volume solves an age-old alarm clock problem, allowing you to select a comfortable "sleep" volume level without affecting the "wake to" or listening volume levels.
Play and Charge Your iPod or iPhone
The iP9's universal dock plays and charges most docking iPod models (in addition to using them for alarms), along with the iPhone. So when you do finally wake up, your device will have a full charge as you head out the door.
Switch to daylight savings time at the flick of a switch, rather than pushing buttons for that whole extra hour.
The iP9 delivers solid radio listening, complete with an external AM antenna for better reception. Save your favorite stations on the AM/FM presets.
Big Sound, Small Package
The iP9 delivers powerful audio with stereo drivers in specially designed Reson8 speaker chambers.
Reson8 is iHome's through-body ported speaker chamber technology. Porting speakers gives better bass response characteristics and helps the iP9 deliver sound beyond its size.
Bass, treble, 3D, and balance controls let you further adjust the sound to your liking.
Connect external devices like MP3 or CD players to the rear auxiliary input for your enjoyment.
Full-Function Remote Control
Enjoy convenient control from a distance with the included remote--control both radio and iPod functions.
What's in the Box
iP9 Clock Radio and Audio System (Black), remote control, docking inserts, AC power adapter, AM antenna and stand, and owner's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
In my opinion, the best features are:
* The alarm can be set to wake to a random song on an "iHome" playlist on your iPod. Only Sanyo seems to have a product with a similar feature, but I think theirs looks REALLY ugly.
* The backlight dimmer has 7 levels of brightness and can even be turned off.
* You can adjust the snooze time from 1 to 29 minutes in 1-minute increments.
* The alarm volume (for radio and iPod) gradually increases for "gentle" waking.
* The sound quality is quite good for such a small unit.
The things that annoy me about the unit are:
* The alarm set buttons are located directly behind the snooze bar, and hitting one of these buttons resets the alarm when the alarm is sounding. While the snooze bar is very big and has a bump that you can feel with your fingers, I fear that I will accidentally turn off my alarm one morning when just trying to snooze for a few more minutes.
* There is a beep when setting the alarm. While this offers audio confirmation of your alarm setting actions, it can be annoying if you are trying to set the alarm when your significant other is sleeping.
* The dial controls are cool in theory/aesthetic but are not so great in practice. It can be more time-consuming to use these to set the alarm time and other settings when compared to conventional buttons and a system where one sets the hour and minute independently. Also, the dials are mechanical (unlike an iPod) and lack an indent or other means for providing traction. So, your finger can slip, making them not so easy to turn.Read more ›
The sound is slightly improved over my older IH5 and IH6 radios -- which is to say excellent for the money -- and so far I haven't heard the slightest GSM buzz. The iP9's 3D effect is richer than the Sony ICF-C1iPMK2's "Mega Xpand" feature. The overall sound of the iP9 is slightly warmer than that of the Sony but otherwise comparable. The Eq option is a big plus.
The one advantage the Sony has is that it supports an iPhone from the back via and adustable block. That somewhat negates the need for a dock insert. This is a nice convenience for people with an iPhone shell that is small enough to fit in a universal dock as you may not have to remove the shell to dock the iPhone securely. You NEED an insert on the iP9 as you would on any device with a universal dock on top and nothing substantial behind the dock. Fortunately, the iPhone insert iHome includes seems to work as well as an iPhone 3G Universal Dock Insert from Apple... and it's black! The iHome website currently states that the IP9 does not ship with an iPhone 3G insert but perhaps iHome wised-up.
The dual alarms work in a similar manner to the Sony. The 2-5-7 day setting is a plus. I have not used the snooze feature though it is supposed to be configurable. Our dogs do not allow us to snooze, in case you were wondering. At night, one big advantage for the iP9 is that the dimmer allows you to turn off the backlighting entirely. As anyone with a Sony will tell you, their dimmest setting is way too bright. The iHome's numbers are also a little larger.Read more ›
Now to the review. The product comes nicely packaged and protected, and with good instructions. Set up is simple, even setting the time, which is just a selection of a time zone if needed. Mine came perfectly timed (it has a battery backup for it's internal clock) and so I just selected my time zone and I was done. Most of the setting are intuitive, except perhaps turning off the alarms if you don't want them to ring the next day... But, read the instructions (I had to finally turn to them as I couldn't work it out... and you know, turning to instructions is the last thing any man wants to do!:-)))))
In function the unit deliver acceptable sound for what is basically a clock radio. And being able to access all your favorite music on the iPod or iPhone, with a remote control no less, is great. Even the alarm works well, with a gradually increasing volume (and irritation... exactly what is required to pierce my slumbering brain...). And being able to wake to radio, MP3, or buzzer is great. The dual alarms can be set for 5 or 7 day setting, so that if you don't have to get up quite so early on the weekend, you can...
FM & AM reception are acceptable, and the tuner has pretty good lock and definition (stays on station, and doesn't pick up much "bleed through" of stations that are close to each other on the dial...). Finding a place to hang/hide the antenna cables can be challenging...
Answering the phone while in the cradle works fine, but isn't the greatest sound.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mine just died after 4 plus years, nonetheless should have lasted longer.Published 5 months ago by KENNETH H.
Unit worked great for awhile but then eventually, it stopped being able to play audio. Doesn't matter if an iPhone or iPod is docked or if you simply want to listen to AM/FM... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Blaine
Once again, Amazon.com has come through for me and I'm very pleased.Published 10 months ago by Donnie Loveland
works great. the only reason why I don't still use it is because I upgraded the iPhone and that has a smaller input.Published 12 months ago by A.Murphy
I have iPhone 4. This works well. I stream I heart radio through it as well as every other sound coming throughy phone. I only have 1 issue. More of a preference really. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jennifer Rex