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iH5 alarm clock radio for iPod announced

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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imageThe iHome division of SDI Technologies has announced the iH5 clock radio, which lets you wake up to music from your iPod, an AM/FM radio or buzzer. With its built-in iPod cradle, the iH5 charges your iPod while docked, and sports a backlit LCD screen, and line-in to connect non-docking iPods and other audio players.

The iH5 also features “Gentle Wake and Gentle Sleep,” which “gradually increases and decreases Alarm/Sleep volume for a more relaxing beginning and end to each day,” and utilizes Reason8 speaker technology to create “sound quality that has outstanding depth, clarity and power.” The iH5 works with the 3G/4G iPod, iPod mini and iPod photo. iLounge was told the iH5 will be available in August for $99.99, and that a website for the product will go live later this week.

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41

Excellent design and very good sound.  The high intensity LED clock display (even at the lowest light setting) will probably lead to me returning it. I don’t need a nightlight to brighten my whold room.  I used my iPod mini to cover the display, so I could get to slepp last night.  What a shame.

Posted by Keith on July 28, 2005 at 4:52 AM (PDT)

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Keith,

I couldn’t agree more about the high intensity LED clock display.  I also had to cover it last night in order to get some sleep.  It’s almost like I left a light on.

I really like the product with the exception of the LED display.  I’m searching for something (like the material used in sunglasses) to cover the display to dim it enough, yet allow me to see the display at night.

Posted by gnagel on July 28, 2005 at 6:56 PM (PDT)

43

does the volume/tuning wheel suppose to rotate all the way around that annoys me, the light does also. besides that it is a great item for yor ipod

Posted by kesh on July 30, 2005 at 3:42 PM (PDT)

44

Does the remote allow you to choose the line-in input?

Posted by Charles Morgan on August 26, 2005 at 10:43 AM (PDT)

45

You can buy it at Costco, it comes with the remote.

Posted by ww on September 28, 2005 at 9:09 PM (PDT)

46

Can anybody please tell me if the IHome support 110-220Volts as I live in Europe??

Posted by Tom on October 26, 2005 at 7:23 AM (PDT)

47

To those in the 220v land.

I don’t have one (yet) and can’t tell you whether or not it will work on 220v or not, however there is a pict of a mains transformer sold as an accessory on their website and it’s only 110v (http://www.ihomeaudio.com/products.asp?product_id=10014&dept_id=1000&parentid;=)

ALSO, Voltage may not be your only concern in bringing one across the pond. The radio tuning steps (both FM and AM) are often different between the US and EUR and unless the radio has a way to change this “step”, you’ll likely have problems tuning in to your local stations…

Posted by Conno on November 4, 2005 at 8:56 AM (PDT)

48

be warned- the wake to ipod/radio comes on at a volume setting of 20 and CANNOT be adjusted to start lower!  I normally listen to it set at 10, so that tells you - it is very loud.  Poor design that it cannot be adjusted.  And if you hit snooze, guess what - you need to readjust the volume again each time!

Posted by matt on December 3, 2005 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

49

Wow- snagged a great deal on one of these at Linens & Things, had them on sale for $69.99 for their after Thanksgiving sale, combined that with a 20% off coupon and only paid $55.99!

Got the last one too, actually they had sold out of them, but I cam e just after someone returned one and caugth it before being put back out for people. It hadn’t even been opened.

Would like it to be in black to match my 30Gb Ipod Video, but I can deal with white.

Posted by WilsonvilleUSA on December 5, 2005 at 3:03 AM (PDT)

50

This is a nice device.  However, I was very disappointed that the display is so bright, even on the dimmest of the 3 settings.  It is an alarm clock: that means you will probably sleep with it by your bed.  It is so bright, it lights up the entire bedroom, including clear shadows on the far wall.  Might not sleep well, but lots of fun for shadow puppets!!!!

Posted by BirminghamAL on December 26, 2005 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

51

i got one in the states, yep use it as normal speakers. how loud? i can’t hear u?! grin
awesome buy. remote comes free if u buy in costco, reno at least. $10 cheaper there than best buy too.

iluv it

Posted by uncle albert on January 11, 2006 at 8:33 AM (PDT)

52

aragorn, i’m lookin for new power supply. u just have to make sure the output is 15vdc and 1100ma.
i am also in the uk with mine

Posted by uncle albert on January 11, 2006 at 8:37 AM (PDT)

53

I am taking this unit back. First the LED is way too bright. I could probably live with that, but not with the Alarm function. When the Alarm goes off in either iPod or Radio mode, it is suppose to “gradually” increase volume. Well, IMO, it is about as gradual as avalanche. I have looked but can not find away to adjust the maximum volume level or the speed in which the volume increases. So, after final finding a iPod accessort that was was worth the money, this is going back. Too Bad!

Posted by SteveBTucAZ on January 15, 2006 at 12:13 PM (PDT)

54

Nice product, but how is it that a $100+ box won’t allow you to adjust the volume of the alarm? I did all of my reading, searched on the internet, then called the company. I couldn’t believe what the guy told me. He said, “The iHome is pre-programed to end up at level 20 in 15 seconds, and it can’t be changed.” How much more programming does it take to add that?

BTW, I took it back.

Posted by jaske on January 19, 2006 at 11:27 PM (PDT)

55

What a fantastic product this is!

I payed $99+tax for the clock radio and $19.99 for the remote and this is probably the best $120 I have spent in a long, long time!!

Functional is the key here:  You can play the Ipod with all its many songs you have uploaded, you of course can play your favorite radio station, and you can also plug into the Aux line any other compliation of songs or any other sound device of your choosing; plus, NOT to forget the wakey wakey alarm clock wake-up with music of your choosing as well…

The night-light is also a big + and now with the dimmer switch so as NOT to alarm those who need black-out curtains to sleep! lol

Man, I am like a kid with a new toy here!

NO!  I am NOT affiliated with this company; but I would love to own stock in this for they could NOT keep up with orders for this product during the holidays….every where I went to purchase it, they were SOLD OUT!

BUY THIS PRODUCT for complete satisfaction!

I am so very pleased (or can’t you tell) with my Clock-radio w/Ipod+!!!!

Thanks,

Roger

Posted by Roger on January 21, 2006 at 4:47 AM (PDT)

56

driving For the first time all evening Marty lapsed into silence payday loans payday loans  Stay mad but stay fronting with smiles.

Posted by Aubrey Hadley on July 22, 2006 at 2:38 PM (PDT)

57

Can someone help me set the alarm volume?  I would appreciate it greatly.  Please email me privately.

Posted by leslie on September 6, 2007 at 7:41 AM (PDT)

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