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DLO drops iBoom pricing

imageDigital Lifestyle Outfitters today announced that its iBoom has been lowered to $129.99 (from $149.99). The portable four-speaker sound system offers 20-watts of power and features an integrated iPod cradle, a digital FM radio, and backlit display. The iBoom runs on 6 D batteries or AC power and also has a built-in handle and auxiliary input jack.

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1

Not low enough…maybe they’ll finally discontinue this unruly snotstorm of a product soon. People buy iPods because they are either really cool looking or very usable. This box is neither…what a waste of plastic.

Posted by DerekJ on June 23, 2005 at 3:59 PM (CDT)

2

does it still fry iPods?

Posted by StinkieDMB on June 23, 2005 at 4:04 PM (CDT)

3

That’s not the only thing DLO should drop—they should drop the iBoom; it’s fugly and does not justice to design or the iPod.

Design Rating: Lower than swap meet quality (and that’s pretty low)

Build Quality: Equal to swap meet…“and for another dollar I’ll throw a power cord.”

Overall Rating: PodPoop

Product’s Future: Will be the used extensively for White Elephant gift exchanges.

Someone grab the iBroom from the iBroom closet and sweep this product into oblivion.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on June 23, 2005 at 5:57 PM (CDT)

4

I agree, drop to around $49 and people will start buying it.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on June 23, 2005 at 10:50 PM (CDT)

5

You guys are harsh!

I’ve got one and it works great for what I want it to do. It makes it very easy to share the glory of my iPod at pool parties, tailgates, and cook-outs.

It ain’t hi-fi, but its fine for outdoor listening.

Posted by YuleLogger on June 24, 2005 at 10:35 AM (CDT)

6

Target has it on display; hooked up with audio input.  It sounded very, very bad.  I wouldn’t even pay $49 for it.  Awesome idea, poor execution.

Posted by Brad on June 24, 2005 at 12:35 PM (CDT)

7

Purchased and returned within an hour - An absolute piece of crap.  Volume control is non-existent, its either full on or full off and I tried 3 different units upon return - all crap.  Nice idea horrible execution.  Any amount of money for this horrid piece of hardware is to much.

Posted by Dale on June 25, 2005 at 11:14 AM (CDT)

8

To those looking to buy this hunk of junk this is a direct copy and paste of an email I sent to DLO about concerns I had with their product after I purchased it. You can see their customer service department doesn’t give a crap about your concerns!

To whom it may concern,

I just recently purchased an Iboom from my local Target retailer only to discover that something inside the unit appears to rattle even though it does not effect the sound or play in any way. Is there a way to check and see if I have the newer model of your product as the back of the unit seems to get hot when I play the unit with batteries inside and the unit plugged in?

I would very much like to keep this unit (or one like it) but have fears and concerns that all the “bugs” aren’t worked out yet. There is no way to identify the model from the box except from the UPC code (009-2020) and the number on a sticker on the back of the Iboom (931001).

I believe I will return this unit to the store for a refund unless you can offer a solution. I want to make sure this thing doesn’t catch fire in my house when it’s plugged in.

In addition, I just purchaed the Iboom bag from your website. If you cannot offer a suitable alternative, like sending a newer unit for replacement, then please cancel my order for your Iboom bag as I will not be accepting delivery on it when it arrives.

Please reply in a timely manner as I will be looking for alternative speaker solutions.

Reply——————————————————

Hello Kevin,

The iBoom you purchased I’m sure is fine! However, DLO stands behind their products 100%. If you would like to make an exchange we will gladly do so. The following information is how to make an exchange:

-Alexia


Note—————————————

I’m taken aback that the customer service people can diagnose the problem with the rattle and heat just from an email and tell me she’s sure it’s fine! I will be returning this product

Posted by Kevin Mueller on July 6, 2005 at 9:17 AM (CDT)

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