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A steal at $60!
on June 12, 2014
I bought this, and the Belkin Charge and Sync Dock. Together, they'll cost you less than $100, an absolute bargain!
My first iHome from 2003 is still going strong, but it's starting to yellow, and a basic lightning adapter wouldn't have worked since the dock connector is slanted. So instead of having to get all complicated in making it work again, I opted for a new one. The main reason I didn't go for the clock version is because just using the iPhone is a lot easier and you have all these cool alarm apps. Plus, if your port breaks/or becomes obsolete, it's easier to switch out the dock.
Setup is pretty easy. You want to use the "iHome Set" app by the way, and not the one specified in the manual (it's obsolete). I did have a hard time setting up AirPlay, but I blame that on my AT&T U-Verse router and not the iHome itself. If you're having connection issues, it's best to just poke a hole in your wall and wire a huge ethernet cable into your attic and back to your router. AirPlay over wifi works best if you don't have someone in the other room playing Xbox Live or watching Netflix over it, which lets face it, is hard to make not happen.
You can also just use the iPod connection failing that. When using it that way, it allows you to play any sound coming from the device too.
I didn't expect the sound to wow me, and it doesn't. But it's nice enough for an office or bedroom. I think if you're like me, and are looking for a new iHome to replace an old iHome, you won't be disappointed.
It easily fits in with any decor too.