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XtremeMac premieres Luna X2 iPod clock radio

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XtremeMac has announced its Luna X2 clock radio for iPod, an updated version of the company’s well-received Luna Alarm Clock. The Luna X2 features two full-range precision speakers and a hi-dynamic power amplifier that offer performance comparable to the original Luna. Other features include dual alarms that can be independently set to sound to iPod, radio or buzzer, with optional settings for volume, display brightness and snooze time, a new display with variable brightness control, an integrated Dock, an AM/FM radio with 8 programmable presets, an auxiliary input for connecting other audio sources, and an included remote control. The XtremeMac Luna X2 is available for pre-order now, and is expected to ship in the coming weeks. It is priced at $120.

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1

I’ve been casually looking for a good iPod/iPhone alarm clock for a while now, and this one looks like a winner to me. I’ll wait until I can see it for myself in an Apple Store, and of course for the full iLounge review.

Posted by BJ Nemeth on January 16, 2008 at 10:11 PM (CST)

2

in black it’s very nice ¡¡¡¡
hope fully compatible with classic ipod

Posted by gonzalo on January 17, 2008 at 5:12 AM (CST)

3

Once again…what’s up with that crappy looking display?  What’s the bar over the 12 for?  The original’s display was awesome.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on January 17, 2008 at 1:24 PM (CST)

4

Gordy,

The bar you’re asking about is a volume indicator, which fills from left to right as you raise the volume.

Posted by Charles Starrett on January 17, 2008 at 1:59 PM (CST)

5

I like the look of it.  I was digging my first generation Luna until I lost my 5G and bought a new iPod… the old Lunas can’t wake the new iPods.  So basically you have to set alarms on your iPod and the Luna or resort to the radio/buzzer options.  (nobody bought the Luna to wake to the buzzer… they would have kept their old alarm clocks for that)

I’m a bit too cheap and bitter to upgrade, so I’ll just keep grumbling.  ;)

Posted by Peter_T on January 18, 2008 at 7:17 AM (CST)

6

Does anyone know if this is compatible with the 2G nano’s?

Posted by GregC on January 23, 2008 at 9:50 PM (CST)

7

From the specs: “Compatible with all iPod models with dock connector”

I called them today and they said the new ship date is 2nd week of March.

Posted by Derek on January 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM (CST)

8

The Luna X2 looks great - so I pre-ordered one. It wasn’t until then that I discovered an expected delivery date of April 11th, 2008!!! Does anybody know something I don’t know? Obviously they are having a problem with production.

- Joe

Posted by Joseph Citta on February 18, 2008 at 3:10 PM (CST)

9

I just pre-ordered one. Note that you can use coupon code IPODWEEK2 to get 20% off of your order, so for me, with Fed Ex Ground shipping, it ended up as $100.89. My order confirmation doesn’t indicate when it will ship, though.

Posted by sjonke in Maryland, US on March 25, 2008 at 2:36 PM (CDT)

10

I called Xtrememac again, today, and she said they are getting them the first week of MAY.  Oh well, more waiting.

Posted by Derek on April 7, 2008 at 10:02 AM (CDT)

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sjonke, Thanks for the coupon code.  I used it today to pre-order one.  There is a FedEx ground shipping special for free shipping.  Total with the coupon and shipping special is $95.96.  Not sure when they expire.

Posted by Derek on April 28, 2008 at 1:47 PM (CDT)

12

They keep pushing the delivery date back.  The email I got yesterday says exected delivery is June 6th!!

Posted by Derek on April 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM (CDT)

13

I preordered in Feb. and have heard nothing but delay after delay. Just called again today and was told first week of June. Talk about your slow boat from China! Keep your fingers crossed.

Posted by Kooch on May 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM (CDT)

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Their latest automated message states:
(1)    IPD-LX2-10   Luna X2   Ship Date: 6/16/2008

Posted by random9 on May 19, 2008 at 10:46 AM (CDT)

15

Latest ship date on the order i just placed is 7/31/08.

Really can’t believe it is being delayed so much.

Posted by user on May 20, 2008 at 12:07 AM (CDT)

16

I called yesterday and I was tolde the ship date is now laqte August 08.

Posted by user08 on May 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM (CDT)

17

... but here in the UK ANY wind up plastic toy alarm clock beats it HANDS DOWN, because five months later IT IS STILL NOT AVAILABLE!!!

Posted by David Chiesa on June 2, 2008 at 11:24 AM (CDT)

18

I ordered the Luna 2 in March 2008 and after waiting 2 months I have had the following message from my supplier: “We have been told by our supplier that the delay is with XtremeMac and an estimated date for this item to come in to stock is now the 3/07/08. This date has been moved back every month from January this year.”

This statement is taken from iLounge’s website: “iLounge’s annual Best of Show awards are designed to recognize standout PRODUCTS and major innovations in iPod, iPhone, iTunes and/or Apple TV products and services.”

I think that iLounge should consider rescinding ‘Best of Show award 2008’ they gave Luna X2 because it is not available to the public. One definition of the word ‘Product’ is; “commodities offered for sale”

Posted by David Chiesa on June 2, 2008 at 1:28 PM (CDT)

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Email today says shipping slipped from 6/6/08 to 7/18/08.

ipodlounge has posted the reason for the slip; external factors. They will use the slip to incorporate iPhone compatibility.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/xtrememac-explains-luna-x2-delay-adds-iphone-support/

Posted by Derek on June 3, 2008 at 2:41 PM (CDT)

20

If someone’s going to drop $130 for a clock radio that will play music and wake you up, I would spend an extra $50 and get the Chumby.  This isn’t an ad.  I’m just voicing my preference for something that can do all that, plus give you weather updates, stock quotes, check your Ebay and MySpace accounts, use Flikr for a digital picture frame, check your email, link to webcams, YouTube, podcasts and streaming radio, set up as many alarms as you want (not just 2), connect to you iPod or a USB stick with you songs on it, and only about another 500+ widgets that are constantly updated and added to.  Yeah…..I think I prefer all that instead.  But again, it’s only my opinion.

Posted by Brian on June 4, 2008 at 9:20 AM (CDT)

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