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iHome iP98BR Dual Alarm Clock Radio with Dock for iPod and iPhone (Black)

by iHome
50 customer reviews
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  • Plays and charges iPod mini 1G; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; iPhone 1G, 3G
  • Wake or sleep to iPhone, iPod, playlist, AM/FM radio, or buzzer
  • 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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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: iHome
  • Model Number: iP98BR
  • Color: Black

Product Description

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging

Product Description

iHome IP98 Dual Alarm Clock Radio with Dock for iPod & iPhone in Black

iHome's iP98 was designed with iPhone users in mind, engineered to shield and avoid annoying iPhone/mobile phone GSM noise. That means no "airplane mode," so you won't miss calls while your iPhone is docked. Also, the iP98 is packed with lots of innovative features, including alarm settings to complement your lifestyle so you can wake to your own custom iPhone playlist at different times on different days, a remote that controls the unit and iPod menu functions, AM/FM radio with presets, programmable snooze settings, and SRS WOW for an enhanced audio experience. With iHome's Reson8 speaker chambers, you'll be able to enjoy great stereo sound around the clock.

A full-featured alarm clock radio for your iPod or iPhone. Click to enlarge.

Connect external devices like MP3 or CD players to the rear auxiliary input for your enjoyment. Click to enlarge.

Full-function remote control included. Click to enlarge.

iPod, 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.

The 7-5-2 alarm settings mean you can set separate wake times, either for every day or separate weekday/weekend times. You also can wake to the playlist or song of your choice.

Sleep Features
In designing the iP98, iHome paid special attention to the other end of the alarm clock equation--going to bed. Sleep to 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 old alarm clock problem, allowing you to select a comfortable "sleep" volume level without affecting the "wake to" or listening volume levels.

Programmable Snooze
The iP98's programmable snooze feature allows you to set snooze intervals of 1 to 60 minutes, so you can milk every last second of sleep before you're late for work or class.

Play and Charge Your iPod or iPhone
The iP98's universal dock plays and charges most docking iPod models (in addition to using them for alarms), along with the iPhone. So when you wake up, your device will have a full charge as you head out the door.

Quick Time Zone and DST Switch
Traveling or moving with your iP98? Adjust the preset time to any of seven different time zones at the touch of a button. Ditto on that pesky daylight savings time.

AM/FM Radio
The iP98 delivers solid radio listening with PLL digital tuning, an external AM antenna for better reception, and built-in automatic frequency control (AFC) for enhanced FM reception.

Save your favorite stations on the six AM or six FM presets.

Big Sound, Small Package
The iP98 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 iP98 deliver sound beyond its size.

Auxiliary Input
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
iP98 Clock Radio and Audio System, remote control, docking inserts, AC power adapter, AM antenna and stand, and owner's manual.

Product Information

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
Brand NameiHome
Item Weight2 pounds
Product Dimensions6.3 x 10.6 x 3.1 inches
Item model numberiP98BR
Power Source Type2 "AA" Batteries (included)
Number of Items1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #335,543 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Steven Cogorno on October 31, 2008
Package Type: Standard Packaging

I bought this clock four (this is important) months ago from a brick and mortar store (not Amazon, which is selling it for about $50 less. Darn.)

The design is very good, and the interface is intuitive. It comes with a nice remote control, which is handy, although some of the buttons could be better arranged. My only other design complaint is that the tuning/volume "slide wheels" are made from the same slick surface as the rest of the unit. This makes it harder to turn with your finger than it ought to be. But these are minor quibbles with an otherwise well designed product.

Here's my real complaint: after about two months, I wasn't able to play music from my iPhone through the iHome, which let's face it, is pretty much the reason I bought it. I already had a very nice Sony alarm clock thankyouverymuch.

I really thought the problem was my iPhone, and it took me a couple of weeks for met to get to the Apple store and have the Genius test it out. He ended up trying the phone out on an identical iHome in the store, and bingo, the phone worked fine, which means my iHome was the problem (Strike 1).

I called iHome customer service, that afternoon, and they were closed (Strike 2). Apparently their customer service people aren't interested in heard from customers in California past 4 PM eastern time. Then I emailed them, and received a prompt reply the next day (better!).

It turns out that iHome products only have a 90 day warranty! HELLO? 90 DAYS? I was 95 days in. Even though the unit clearly failed during the warranty period, I was outta luck. (Strike 3)

I was giving the option to have the unit repaired for a $30 fee, which shipping both ways at my expense. By then, I'm halfway to the cost of a whole new unit.

The level of quality and warranty length are just unacceptable. I would not purchase this unit again, despite my happiness with the unit while it was working.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Brad on December 13, 2008
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Overall, this is a pretty good iPhone dock. I use this almost exclusively with my iPhone 3G,and so far it's done a good job. As an alarm clock, it's very full-featured, which is a great set of features. The sound out of it is far beyond most alarm clocks, but not quite up to the quality of some of the more expensive docks.

The remote works pretty well, although you kind of wish it could do a little more. It can really only handle the iPod functions. It would be great if it could control other apps, like Pandora for instance. Probably a limitation of the iPhone interface.

The GSM shielding works pretty well, I haven't heard any of the static I hear with other products.

Two big downsides for me which is why it gets 3 stars:
- When I plug my iPhone in, it says that this accessory is not meant for use with the iPhone, and asks about turning on airplane mode. You can just say no, but it's really irritating for it to come up all the time.

- Like all the other iHome products, the only thing holding the iPhone is the dock connector. This really has been fine for other iPods, but there are times I need to touch the top of the iPhone (say, when controlling Pandora) and the lack of any back support on the iPhone is really disturbing. There really should be more supporting it.

Overall, if you need an expensive alarm clock that will control your iPod's, it's a great product.

Update 3/28/2009: 3 1/2 months later, one of the buttons on top broke. Basically with normal use, the button kind of started to fall into the unit. Not the kind of quality I look for in a $110 alarm clock. And with a very short 90 day warranty, it's not going to get fixed.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By J. Cassara on August 28, 2008
Package Type: Standard Packaging
- A convenient way to charge your iPod or iPhone on your night stand
- Sound quality is a 4 out of 5 stars, with clear highs and and adequate bottom for a clock radio
- Handles all iPhone audio (except calls), including video and internet radio
- Clean and simple remote control with good across-the-room range
- Backlit buttons and display have several light levels, dimmed at the touch of a button
- Solid construction, compact
- Line-in for additional source
- Does indeed block out Edge/Wifi iPhone interference (in my personal experience, you milage may vary) as long as you're in iPod/iPhone mode. There is some inevitable interference when in radio mode. This is the nature of RF, folks.

- No internal AM antenna, so you'll need to use the included loop
- Input select button cycles through AM, FM, and Line Input but not iPod/iPhone. The iPod/iPhone is selected as the source by pressing the play button or if the iPod/iPhone is already playing audio before being plugged into the dock. This is fine if you plan to use only the iPod functionality. If you're an internet radio listener, you'll need to get the station streaming before plugging in. Not a big issue, but worthy of note.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By T. Whang on June 10, 2008
Package Type: Standard Packaging
I got this off my wish list for my graduation. I've used it for about a week now. I originally placed it on my wish list because I heard that this was the first iPhone-compatible alarm/radio system that eliminated the problem of cell signal interfering with fm signals. It's the really loud "bleep-beep-beep" noise that you hear when your phone is too close to the radio. I won't get technical in this review since I don't know much about why that happens, and I'll write this review from a point of an average consumer.

First, the system has pretty good sound quality given its compact size. The design is quite cute, not to many buttons and self-explanatory. The remote is very helpful. You can set the length of the snooze, have two alarms, set them to weekdays, weekends, or all 7 days, and wake up to radio or to music in your phone.

It's all good, except I still occasionally hear the interference when my phone is near the unit or connected to it. It's no longer the "bleep-beep-beep," rather it's more static-like noise, but still very loud.

The interference is not as frequent as I hear in my car stereo, but the fact that it still occurs really bugs me. It's very sporadic too. I'll hear it in succession (say, 3 times in 30 seconds), then not hear it for an hour. I haven't been able to find a pattern.

So it seems like i'll have to wait again for another product that will solve this problem. Because this one hasn't yet.
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