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iHome iP29 Portable Speaker Case for iPod and iPhone (Black)
- Supports most iPhone and iPod models with Universal Dock Connector
- Charges and plays docking iPhone/iPod models
- Operates on included AC adaptor or 4AA batteries
- Tough, splash-resistant zippered speaker case
- Auxiliary input for external audio devices
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iHome Portable Stereo Speaker Case for iPhone/ iPod
Hanging out at school, traveling for work, or vacationing by the beach or pool, the iP29 is a great way to listen to your iPod music loud and in style. Housed in a fabric-wrapped protective shell, it'll let you enjoy your favorite iPod tunes anywhere, anytime.
Take your iPod anywhere in iHome's rugged, splash-resistant protective case. Perfect for those outdoor uses, it features a portable, low-profile design that goes anywhere your active life does.
Play and Charge Your iPod
The built-in dock lets you charge your iPod when connected to AC adaptor.
Big Sound, Small Package
The iP29 offers great stereo sound in a lightweight case. The built-in MaxxBass effect enhances the low-end for a little more "oomph."
The auxiliary line-in jack is perfect for other MP3 players and audio devices.
When you're near a power outlet, use the included AC power adapter. When you're on the go, just pop in four AA batteries. (Note that iPod won't charge when running on batteries.)
What's in the Box
iHome iP29 (Black), AC Adapter, iPod Dock Inserts, User's Manual
Top customer reviews
I bought this iHome speaker device more so to use with my iPhone 'scanner911' app (wow get this app if you don't already have it) and my iPhone combined with this speaker sounds just like something from the Rescue 911 TV show.
The speaker itself seems unusually durable. It has a heavy duty surround zipper and hard shell case that's covered in a sort of tight poly/canvas feeling hard fabric. For portable use, it's really a nice size to travel with you and with its nicely sculpted corners and hard fabric shell cover it also looks very cool as well.
PROS: Though this is not a larger size stationary Bose system ..and it's not intended to be, the sound quality is really pretty good and plenty loud enough, given it's smaller size. It's small enough, tough shelled and urganomic enough to easily go with you.
That said, be certain to understand that you CAN NOT actually use this speaker while walking around, on the go, but once you reach your destination, on a flat horizontal surface ..or, possibly placing it on your car seat it works fine.
CONS: This unit comes with want looks like 3 little 29 cent snap in plug sheilds. These allow its large otherwise open plug-in area to better match, physically support and conform to the exact shape of your specific device.
I have the original iPhone ..and was surpised to find that iHome did not think it was necessary to include what to my view is a 29 cent snap-in seat to accommodate my iPhone ..even though over a half million of these iPhones were sold, with most still on the road.
So after about another $7+ ..and two more weeks for the 2nd order to arrive this time directly from iHome, I was able to then snap this seat for my iPhone. While this Speaker is pretty much universal in terms of being able to electronically serve many devices ..in the end, iHome decides which 3 free device seats they will include ..and conversely, which seats for other devices that you will need to pay iHome extra $ for through a 2nd order. For a nearly $100 retail item ..a simple PVC strip of a half dozen or so break-off and use seats inserts in order to accommodate many more of their customer's devices would have been expected.
Though I bought this speaker with my eyes wide open ..it would have been 'very nice' if the user could 'landscape' the connection plug ..and yes, I know that's easier said than done.
By that I mean ..by design, your device can only plug onto the speaker 'vertically'. Sooo guess what! Your landscape orientled movies, TV ..or UTube visuals are then 90 degrees out of phase in terms of the angle you need to watch the screen. Try bending your neck so that your right ear touches your right shoulder ..and then hold it there for a few minutes or more.
CONLUSION: I would have rated this item with 4 1/2 starts but this format only lets me rate it in whole star numbers.
This unit is really pretty nice and fills a unique niche when it comes to being a rugged, portable speaker amp for iPhone and iPod devices. However, you may be spending a little more $ on a 2nd order directly to iHome for what should have been included "in the box" to accommodate more of the most popular devices.
.."are you listening iHome"?
Though that part of my experience was both disturbing and irritating ..I would reccommend this speaker to others and buy it again myself due to its unique, almost military like, urganomic encasement, cool looks, over-all build quality and good sound.
As for Amazon itself ..thank you Amazon for being out there to provide not only one of the best cost alternatives going ..but also for Amazon customer service which is 2nd to none.