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XtremeMac announces Luna clock radio

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Thursday, November 23, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Just in time for the holidays, XtremeMac has today announced Luna ($150), a dual alarm clock and audio system for Dock Connecting iPods. Entering a market currently dominated by iHome’s iH5-series clock radios, Luna comes equipped with a modern white-on-black digital clock face that displays the current time, full date, and dual alarm details by default, switching to an iPod-like menu interface for when you need to change settings. The screen’s brightness is user-adjustable. Four dials on the unit’s top provide controls over bass, treble, radio tuning and volume; an included 18-button remote control lets you access many of the iPod’s and Luna’s features from a distance. The unit will ship on December 18, 2006 to online pre-orders, and will be sold in Apple retail stores starting around the same date.

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Hi—I was wondering, since it has a clock, can you choose which days the alarms go off?

This seems to be one of the most full-featured clocks…I am deciding between this and the OnTime, which does let you sleep in on weekends but won’t let you choose the days.

Also, does it let you choose at what volume the alarm should ramp up to?

Posted by anidea on November 30, 2006 at 10:39 PM (PDT)

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One more question (probably not last): how many minutes after the alarm goes off does it automatically shut off?  Is this time changeable by the user?

Posted by anidea on November 30, 2006 at 10:41 PM (PDT)

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edit: sorry, that was supposed to read—Since it has a calendar, can you choose which days the alarms go off?

Alternately, is there a button you can push to cancel tomorrow only?  (ie. the alarms won’t be turned off except for the exact next instance, because tomorrow is Thanksgiving wink

Posted by anidea on November 30, 2006 at 11:00 PM (PDT)

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With Luna you can Wake up to a custom Volume level, that is independent of the volume from the night before. You can also choose to ramp the wake volume from 0-60 seconds.

When an alarm is going off you can choose between snooze, alarm off, and alarm reset (which will reset the alarm for the next day) with the click of only one button.

You can not set luna to go off more than one day ahead, but it is extremely easy to set an alarm with are one touch activation and easy to tell if your alarm is set with luna’s multifunction display.

It is possible to set a weekend alarm with lunas second alarm.

Posted by XtremeTR on December 2, 2006 at 8:47 PM (PDT)

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I guess I didn’t explain clearly?

Is it possible to set the alarm to only go off during the week and NOT go off on the weekends—automatically?  In other words, does it have a setting for M-F vs. Sat & Sun? 

Can you choose which radio station to wake up to?  (ie. if you had a different station to fall asleep to)

Or maybe is it possible to view your printed manual so I can see these settings myself?

Posted by anidea on December 3, 2006 at 10:58 AM (PDT)

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It is not possible to set an alarm for weekdays (ie. M-F vs Sat & Sun)

It is possible to set an alarm to any Radio Station, and it doesn’t correspond to the previous station or band.

Are User Manual will be available at xtrememac.com in a few days.

Posted by XtremeTR on December 3, 2006 at 8:44 PM (PDT)

27

I will await iLounge’s completely biased review, but I think I’m buying this.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on December 4, 2006 at 10:11 AM (PDT)

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The Luna User Manual is now available to download.

http://www.xtrememac.com/audio/speakers/luna.php

The Link is at the bottom left of the Page.

Posted by XtremeTR on December 4, 2006 at 5:50 PM (PDT)

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No alarm on the weekends- Just turn the alarm off on Friday and On on Sunday night. It’s really rather painless, I’ve done it for twenty something years now.

I look forward to sound quality and user reviews before I pre-order.

Posted by Rick on December 6, 2006 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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I just picked up a Lune from an Apple retail store (Nashville), even though I’ve read that shipping isn’t until the 18th.  Luck me!  I’m listening to it now and it sounds great!  Nice detail and good bass, even at mid to high volume.

In my opinion, a bit better than the iHome iH5, and on par with Tivoli’s radios I’ve had in the past.  Build quality is excellent, and the bass and treble controls make a nice difference.  I also like the dimmer control on top, as I like a nice, dark bedroom.

FM radio is good, haven’t tried AM or AUX in, but my iPod sounds really nice coming from the Lune.  I’ve got my iPod’s EQ set to “Rock” as I’m listening to the Garden State soundtrack.

Posted by Joe P on December 6, 2006 at 4:50 PM (PDT)

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Sorry, of course I meant Luna, not Lune.  Had a work thing on my mind, software called Objectif Lune.

Posted by Joe P on December 6, 2006 at 5:11 PM (PDT)

32

There are too many great reviews about the Luna. I love the look and color scheme - black to match the room and white to match the ipod.  I’m getting one for Christmas for my husband!

Posted by Ailene on December 14, 2006 at 9:36 PM (PDT)

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I emailed Xtrememac 10 days ago to ask if they will be fixing these original issues mentioned by all of you (and Jeremy), but have not heard anything at all.  I cant see spending $120-150 for a clock/radio in which the radio doesnt pickup stations well.  I guess I’m off to buy another brand’s Alarm Clock.

Posted by nicenice on April 7, 2007 at 11:32 AM (PDT)

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