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iHome2Go speakers and alarm for iPod shuffle available

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, November 28, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

imageiHome Audio, maker of the iH5 clock radio and speaker system (iLounge Rating: A-), has released a new portable product designed specifically for the iPod shuffle. The iHome2Go iH18 is a portable speaker system and alarm clock that features a cradle/USB port for the shuffle, but lacks the AM/FM radio of the iH5. The iH18 runs off of AC power or batteries, charges the shuffle, folds up for travel and comes with a carrying case. While not yet on iHome’s website (or officially announced by the company), iLoungers report seeing the product at Target stores for $60. Gizmodo has more photos of the iHome2Go from a reader.

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1

I just picked one up at Target over the weekend, and I really like it. Does everything it says it does, nice clear screen, very good sound for 60 bucks. Nice product.

Posted by PeachFuzz on November 29, 2005 at 8:31 AM (PDT)

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I picked one up at Target, as well. I had hoped that I would be able to plug my Nano, with usb cable, into the iHome2go for a great portable and inexpensive solution. Unfortunately, it isn’t as clean a solution as I would have liked. The iHome will charge the Nano but it will not pass the sound. I instead have to use the aux input on the back of the iHome. Still a pretty compact and affordable travel clock/speaker system.

Posted by Hibber on November 29, 2005 at 9:15 AM (PDT)

3

Hibber, the iH18 clearly says on the box that its made for the shuffle only. Unfortunately, usb cables do not have enough pins to transmit audio signals (ipod shuffles have proprietary 9 pin usb ports, while usb cables are 6 pin, so when you plug anything other than a 9 pin shuffle into a 9 pin iH18, you lose the ability to get audio.

But it works great with the shuffle! For my Nano, I like using the iHome iH5 (the bigger one).

Posted by PeachFuzz on December 5, 2005 at 1:29 PM (PDT)

4

I am very surprised with the clarity of the speakers…it is quite astounding. I wish there was a wake up to iPod shuffle function to allow me to wake up to some damn tunes, though!

Posted by Julian Dunbar on December 26, 2005 at 1:57 PM (PDT)

5

Does this product work with the ipod shuffle 2nd generation?  small square one with a clip on it?

Posted by Devyldog on January 17, 2010 at 1:12 AM (PDT)

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