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iHome iH5 Clock Radio and Speaker System for iPod (White)

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  • Compatibility: iPod nano (1G only), iPod mini, iPod 3G, iPod 4G with click wheel, iPod color, iPod video
  • Sleep or wake to iPod, AM/FM radio, or buzzer; auto-setting time and date self-adjust for daylight savings
  • Gradual Wake and Gradual Sleep gently increase (alarm) and decrease (sleep) the system volume
  • Clean, contemporary design complements your iPod
  • Stereo speaker drivers in special chambers offer surprisingly good sound
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Product Information

Color: White
Technical Details
Brand NameiHome
Item Weight1.4 pounds
Product Dimensions10 x 6 x 3 inches
Item model numberiH5
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Number of Items1
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB00080FO4O
Best Sellers Rank #189,902 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 1, 2005
  
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Technical Details

Color: White
  • Brand Name: iHome
  • Model: iH5
  • Color Name: White

Product Description

Color: White

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With its built-in docking station and clean, contemporary design, the iHome iH5 clock radio is the perfect complement for your Apple iPod digital music player. Not only does the iH5 let you listen to your iPod music free from cumbersome headphones, it lets you fall asleep or wake to music you've loaded into your iPod. You can also wake or sleep to FM/AM radio or wake to a traditional buzzer.

The compact unit measures roughly 9 x 3 x 6 inches (W x H x D) yet comes complete with stereo speakers, drift-free digital FM/AM radio tuning, a multifunction LCD with adjustable backlighting, and the ability to charge your docking iPod's battery right from its center seat. (The iH5 includes handy inserts to accommodate any type of docking iPod: 3G, 4G, iPod mini, or iPod photo.)

Immediately upon plugging it in, the clock will set itself, drawing on its factory-installed 100-year calendar (year/month/day, 2000 to 2099). The clock will maintain accuracy all on its own, even self-adjusting for daylight savings time and leap years.

Fall asleep to your favorite station or a carefully chosen iPod playlist using the unit's programmable sleep timer (15 to 120 minutes in 15-minute increments). Gradual Wake and Gradual Sleep features will increase (on wake-up) or decrease (on sleep) the system volume so as not to startle you. Adjustable sleep volume lets you select a comfortable "sleep" volume level without affecting the wake-to or listening volume levels.

A supplied analog audio interconnect affords hookups with non-docking iPods, other MP3 players, cassette players, or other audio devices. Other features include automatic frequency control (AFC) for enhanced FM reception, an amber backlight on all primary buttons, and optical knobs for precise volume/tuning.

For extra security, if you've selected iPod as your wake-to source and your iPod isn't docked, a buzzer will sound instead. The clock also comes with Sure Alarm battery backup--just install two AA batteries to activate the feature. In the event of a power failure, or if you disconnect the AC power cord to move it, the Sure Alarm system will maintain your clock and alarm setting for the life of the batteries, ensuring that the alarm will sound at the set time.

The iH5 is "Made for iPod"-certified by Apple.

What's in the Box
Clock radio, a stereo analog audio interconnect, dock inserts for any type of docking iPod (3G, 4G, iPod mini, iPod photo, and iPod nano), an AC power adapter, and a user's manual with warranty information.

Product Description

With its built-in docking station and clean, contemporary design, the iHome iH5 clock radio is the perfect complement for your Apple iPod digital music player. Not only does the iH5 let you listen to your iPod music free from cumbersome headphones, it lets you fall asleep or wake to music you've loaded into your iPod. You can also wake or sleep to FM/AM radio or wake to a traditional buzzer. The compact unit measures roughly 9 x 3 x 6 inches (W x H x D) yet comes complete with stereo speakers, drift-free digital FM/AM radio tuning, a multifunction LCD with adjustable backlighting, and the ability to charge your docking iPod's battery right from its center seat. (The iH5 includes handy inserts to accommodate any type of docking iPod: 3G, 4G, iPod mini, or iPod photo.) Immediately upon plugging it in, the clock will set itself, drawing on its factory-installed 100-year calendar (year/month/day, 2000 to 2099). The clock will maintain accuracy all on its own, even self-adjusting for daylight savings time and leap years.Fall asleep to your favorite station or a carefully chosen iPod playlist using the unit's programmable sleep timer (15 to 120 minutes in 15-minute increments). Gradual Wake and Gradual Sleep features will increase (on wake-up) or decrease (on sleep) the system volume so as not to startle you. Adjustable sleep volume lets you select a comfortable "sleep" volume level without affecting the wake-to or listening volume levels. A supplied analog audio interconnect affords hookups with non-docking iPods, other MP3 players, cassette players, or other audio devices. Other features include automatic frequency control (AFC) for enhanced FM reception, an amber backlight on all primary buttons, and optical knobs for precise volume/tuning. For extra security, if you've selected iPod as your wake-to source and your iPod isn't docked, a buzzer will sound instead. The clock also comes with Sure Alarm battery backup--just install two AA batteries to activate the feature. In the event of a power failure, or if you disconnect the AC power cord to move it, the Sure Alarm system will maintain your clock and alarm setting for the life of the batteries, ensuring that the alarm will sound at the set time. The iH5 is "Made for iPod"-certified by Apple.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Usually I have to play with the wheel to get it to the desired volume as it shuffles back and forth. It rarely picks up radio stations and the sound is poor. I have nothing… Read more ›
Sound quality is good.. makes me happy haha.. Read more ›
Would definitely recommend this radio/Ipod player to anyone! The sound is great and is easy to operate. Both of my kids have one and I wanted one too. Read more ›
I…The sound quality was great and I particularly liked features such as the brightness control over the LCD display, gradual volume alarm, and compatibility with my iPod. Read more ›
It's very difficult to set the volume or tune to a…The sound quality is good, which is why I bought it, but the unit is now very difficult to use because of the bad dials. Read more ›
This is exactly what my son wanted, the price was better than anywhere, daughter now wants one. The sound is really good! Read more ›
A clock radio that does not allow you to set the wake volume is fatally flawed. I have read some comments that claim you can set the wake volume. Read more ›
I purchased this item to play my ipod at work. The sound isn't great and the volume is hard to adjust- it's either too loud or too quiet. I'm currently searching for… Read more ›
It's not. The volume starts out soft but then goes to full volume (which you set, by the way) in a matter of 3 seconds. One other pet peeve: the iHome is not an "auto-volt"… Read more ›
A free radio that I got some years back had better FM reception! Furthermore, the speakers produce an audible humming noise when playing music on low volume. This got to be… Read more ›
I can now enjoy both falling…It has some nice features, e.g., before it turns off at night it lowers the volume so that it doesn't feel so abrupt that it awakens you. A… Read more ›
Everytime I come into the bedroom I turn it on. Sounds great loud too! I love this product and would highly recommend it! Read more ›
it has a great design, was easy to put together and works like a charm Read more ›
Sound quality is wonderful for the price and can play very loudly without distortion. The design is great and matches that of the iPod. There are really only two problems. Read more ›
As a docking station for my iPod, it's great. The design is cool and this product is easy to use. But I'm giving this product one star because it's supposed to be a clock… Read more ›
The sound quality is not very good. Besides, the tuning is bad, the receptor-antenna package doesn`t seem to be well designed. Finally the connection with the Ipod doesn`t… Read more ›
I quit using it, and will have to just throw it out. Good idea, bad design. Plus the display IS way too bright! Read more ›
This clock was pretty well conceived in design, with a few quirks. It will charge your iPod until it is full, then stop charging. Read more ›
It's perfect as a bedroom alarm clock radio. The price is reasonable and it also charges the iPod. Read more ›
They came packaged great and timely. They were a great price for the product. Read more ›
this item was a great value for the price! It was bought for my 11 yr old who absolutely loves it and listens to it all of the time--she even can watch the videos on her… Read more ›
While I have no personal experience with it, she assures me she loves it and it works exactly as she was hoping. Overall- a great product and a very reasonable price. Read more ›
Got this for my granddaughter for her birthday. She absolutely loved it and it was a great value for the price. I would definitely recommend this Read more ›
Also, the click-wheel on the right is starting to break. So, overall, "good" value, but not great. Read more ›
I have had this item for about 6 months. The sound, and features are great, but the overall quality of the controls are very lacking to say the least. The only control that… Read more ›
It has cool features like a dimming face so the light doesn't keep the lite sleeper up all night. The controls are easy to use and self explanitory. I Highly recomend this… Read more ›
I don't think you can find those fancy alarm features on any ipod clock radio, anyway. and compared to the timex i was looking at the controls are real easy to use. and its… Read more ›
The LCD display has two settings: bright and brighter. The "bright" which is the least bright of the two settings is so BRIGHT that I have to sleep with a hand towel over it. Read more ›
Third, the controls are easy to use. It's easy to switch between ipod and radio settings, set the alarm, set sleep mode, or hit the snooze button. Read more ›
On the other hand you get a machine that has a good radio and alarm…It's small enough to fit on even very small bedside tables and the controls are easy to see in the dark. Read more ›
#2 - The sound is weak; the bass is bad, but perhaps OK for a unit this small. (They seem to have sacrificed high end response to get what little bass they could out of… Read more ›
If you want good AM/FM reception, a dedicated iPod docking port, and very good…Not only does the audio sound clear without any buzzing or static, it also has deep bass. I… Read more ›
Like most players of this type, you are not buying this for the bass. So, don't except a rocking deep bass. Read more ›
If you don't put the iH5 right next to your head, it won't be so…Others say that the Reason 8 speakers don't have a good enough bass booster, IT'S ONLY A CLOCK RADIO!!! I… Read more ›
Yeah…One reviewer was expecting this tiny gadget to have a deep sound bass; another was complaining about how underpowered this gadget was to fill his house with music. Read more ›
In my room, I…The sound from the white and silver iHome is not bad vs. the Philips which was the same price; if iHome had decent bass, it would be THE bedroom iPod gadjet. Read more ›
I got this ih5 product from target. Setup is easy. this unit includes an audio in/out feature so that I can use my other mp3/cd players. Read more ›
The system setup was easy, and though bigger than most alarm clocks, it's not obnoxious. The LED is bright, but when I turned it down to its dimmest setting it seems just… Read more ›
My other older players still going strong. Disappointing because they are easy to set up. Read more ›
This is the second one I bought--great sound and love the remote! Very easy set up and the alarm is perfect. My kids can wake up to their favorite song instead of their… Read more ›
The sound this little unit produces is very good, the integration of a standard alarm with an iPod speaker system is the best I've seen, the remote is useful, it's easy to… Read more ›
I was really excited to get this product and found it relatively easy to set up and all of that. I use it mostly for the alarm feature at this point, however I can't stand… Read more ›
I'm pleased with this clock radio. It's size is nice, small enough to travel with. The sound quality is quite good; although I'm no expert, I know what I like. Read more ›
I absolutely love this product. First of all, the sound and product quality are spectacular for the size and price. Second, I can tote it between my bedroom and bathroom… Read more ›
Easy to use, decent radio reception and compact size perfect for bedside tables. Sound quality not as good as the Bose but then its much less expensive. Read more ›
reasonable price reliable and compact size i would buy it again in a heart beat Read more ›
Also, I think the fact that all iPod models are compatible with it is a great feature. The sound quality is quite good for its size - definitely much better than I expected. T… Read more ›
I like my ih5. The sound is decent for the size of the speakers. They have chambers, to help amplify it,and increase the bass. Read more ›
While I think the…If you like deep bass or clear high frequencies and you are going to use it more than for waking up or occasional use, you may want something better. A… Read more ›
naturally, for a unit of this size, the bass is lacking. but it does exist along with very clear mids/highs and sufficient volume. at 'high' volume the unit exhibits… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

429 of 435 people found the following review helpful By Paul on August 2, 2005
Color Name: White
I've been long needing a new alarm clock/radio for my bedroom now and luck has it that SDI Tech just put out on the market something that I was looking for. The iHome is essentially an alarm clock radio with a docking station for the iPod. The unit is no bigger than a regular clock radio, measuring 9.2 in [234mm] width, 2.7in [69mm] height and 5.5in [141mm] depth so it can comfortably fit even on a small nightstand. Packaging contains the unit itself, instructions manual, removable docking station to fit the different kinds of iPods, back-up batteries for when power goes out [we all hate to see the flashing 12:00 when this happens], power adapter and an external radio antenna. No remote control though! You have to purchase it separately and it comes free if you buy one of their hard iPod cases for around $40 if I remember right. A smart marketing move, but deplorable. Just include the remote!

Sound quality is what to be expected of speakers of that size. SDI claims to be using an innovative "tunnel sound" system called Reason8 [resonate, how cool :/]. They're pretty loud at full blast but I was hoping they would offer a deeper, stronger sounding bass. I have a similar sized pair of computer desktop speakers that came with one of my old Hewlett Packard computers that offer better sounding bass. For those that don't listen to a lot of techno, I suppose it's no biggie. Reason8 does sound better than most other competitors out there tough, but doesn't quite touch Bose or Altec Lansing.

The iHome has some very cool features. Even without a docked iPod it can still offer quite good functionality: alarm clock, radio. On the back of the unit there is aline in on the back so you can connect pretty much any audio device and listen through the speakers.
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240 of 253 people found the following review helpful By M. Chesner VINE VOICE on January 10, 2006
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought the iHome after recieving a Black Video iPod for Christmas, thinking it would be the perfect companion to my new toy. I have had a number of alarm clocks in the past including many CD alarm clocks, and the important thing for me was (1) that I could choose the song to wake to, and (2) absolute reliability of the alarm. On those two counts, the iHome is a champ. Simply cue up your iPod to the song you want to wake up to, hit pause, and it will start right in when the alarm hits. And if power should be lost, the iPod unseated, or if you forget to plug in the iPod, no problem. It switches to a "beep" alarm which is loud enough to wake you, but not so obnoxious that you wind up in a bad mood all day. Sound quality is SUPERIOR. And the controls are pretty obvious, and nicely lit with a gentle red glow for night useage.

However, there are a few gotchas with this product that probably will mean I will be going back to my old CD alarm clock. First, the LCD display has no "lights off" feature. For some, this will be nice as it means the display is visible even in pitch blackness. But I have a sensitivity to light that sometimes makes it hard to sleep if there is too much of it. Even the lowest light setting (there are three) is sometimes too much for me. Second, there is not a whole lot of iPod integration as far as controls go. You can turn on the iPod, wake to it, and turn it off. That's it. If you want to change the song, you will want to pick it up OUT of the iHome, change the settings on the wheel, and then plug it back in. Not a bigee, but a step down from the integration that most iPod accessories have. Third, this is NOT a "portable" solution. If you travel, this unit will be too big and bulky to bring along.

Overall, a good product which I recommend if the gotchas do not worry you. But neither of these are mentioned anywhere on the packaging or any of the reviews I have read. Buyer beware... and then enjoy!
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147 of 153 people found the following review helpful By Miguel Ali on December 24, 2005
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
First off

this is the best integration I've seen of a speaker/alarm/iPod trio!

The iPod plugs in real easily, and it is charged while in cradle ---- from there, the music, for the most part, sounds great, and all the functions are very easy to use

I was also impressed that it came with batteries, so if the power goes out, the batteries will serve as a backup

and of course, the alarm is loud as heck!

The reason I purchased the iHome though is because of its 'gentle wake' feature, which plays music at a low volume, and slowly increases to wake the person up

Phillips was the first to introduce this feature into their alarm clocks, and I loved it! --- I hate waking up to a jarring sound, first thing in the morning

however, the gentle wake functions on this alarm are not as solid ----- don't get me wrong, the music does start out at its lowest setting and gradually increases

the music, even at its low setting, starts out too loud, and then gradually increases way too quickly

compared to regular alarms though, this is a HUGE difference, and I don't find the iHome's alarm to be 'jarring' in any way, but it can definitely be improved upon

for the most part though, I'm pretty happy --- its great waking up to one's favorite iPod songs and playing them while getting ready in the morning ---- in addition, every alarm, on this clock, automatically uses Gentle Wake, in comparison to the Phillips, which had to be set manually within this feature

if the 'gentle-wake' feature is more important though, then I suggest going with Phillips

otherwise, if you're looking for a great alarm/stereo package, then look no further!

HAPPY BUYING!!!!!
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