Got the Podwave from Macconnection ($29.88 - $29.88 rebate) today and it is version 1 . I would not pay $40 for version 2 based on what I received.

Posted by kalahari on February 7, 2005 at 4:16 PM (PDT) Comment 41

I agree with Slappyman--I also got the free-after-rebate-except-for-shipping deal. I fired them up, listened for a couple of minutes, then said to my wife, "I think if I'd paid $40 for this, I'd be pretty pissed. But for 8 bucks, they're a steal."

Mine seem to work fine. I do think the sound is a little tinny, but not unduly so given the very small size. At the bargain price, I'm pleased to have them for situations (such as yard work) where headphones can be in the way.

Posted by tpmn on February 8, 2005 at 2:16 PM (PDT) Comment 42

I just got mine last night from Maconnection. This is such a disappointment. I had to crank the volume on my iPod up to the max just to be able to hear anything across the room. Holding my iPod in my hand, you can barely hear it at 90% volume. I even put in a different battery than the one that came with it hoping that the battery was dead. No such luck. Even though it is F.O.R., I'm questioning whether it is even worth the $8.24 of shipping. The worst part is there is no support area for this on the Macally website to even find out if there is some solution.

Posted by buckeye_TD on February 9, 2005 at 4:36 AM (PDT) Comment 43

I'm willing to sell mine for $30 including shipping if anyone's interested...e-mail me at nacton42 at hotmail dot com.

Posted by nacton42 on February 9, 2005 at 9:50 AM (PDT) Comment 44

I'm willing to bust a bloodvessel here already!!!Will anybody ever come up with a am-fm radio attachment?
An iradio,cause i'm getting irate here.
Sony madem 20 years ago.Am i missing something by continually being ignored?
ithis, ithat, itrash pretty soon,had enough
of not having a radio on my ipod!!!!!!!!

Posted by iQpod on February 9, 2005 at 10:55 AM (PDT) Comment 45

I just got the FAR Podwave from and i swear its a V2. its more then an inch high off the top of the ipod (alittle less then an inch and a quarter) and it has a little grove for the hold button on it (still swivles around but dosen't bump into the hold button) anyone else think they got a V2? To be honest this thing will work great for use at work where i can't turn anything up loud anyway. I'm compleatly surpirsed and happy with my $8 purchase! thank guys for the heads up!

Posted by BigBot on February 10, 2005 at 1:51 PM (PDT) Comment 46

update! I just visited the MacConnection site and seems the sale has changed! Its for the V2 now. Still free! get yours while the gettings hot

Posted by BigBot on February 10, 2005 at 1:59 PM (PDT) Comment 47

BigBot, where did you find the Podwave mentioned on the site? The sku for Podwave (which they sent me version 1) was 5426852 but that was never to be found on the site. Thanks

Posted by kalahari on February 11, 2005 at 9:09 AM (PDT) Comment 48


it took me forever to find it as well. you have to go into rebates and then put in the sku. here is the page:

you can't add it to your cart online so i called up and ordered. i got two of them and shipping via usps was $5.

Posted by yrstruly on February 13, 2005 at 11:14 AM (PDT) Comment 49

I got a free PodWave v2 from MacConnection. I have been playing the PodWave v2 for 2 days now and am impressed with its performance for its small size. None of the problems others noted (perhaps those were v1 problems?)
Sound is clear and adequately loud. Loudless is also a function of how hot the source material is. No background hiss. Sometimes I find myself turning it down! Its perfect on your desk at the office where you can't play it load anyway. It does sound better if its on a flat surface for bass/and mid-range reenforcement (not that it has a lot of bass).
One feature I would like to in a future product would be the ability to detach the speakers to place them further apart on my desktop.

Overall a very clever product!

Posted by atomicweb on February 15, 2005 at 2:14 PM (PDT) Comment 50

Received my PodWave from MacConnection yesterday. Very pleased with product. Version 2.
Placed at the base of my neck the sound is very clear and loud. I hope to devise some type of collar to hold the iPod Shuffle and PodWave to wear while jogging. Product seem to be well made.

Posted by dbtc on February 15, 2005 at 4:01 PM (PDT) Comment 51

Let it mount to the dock connector and provide a volume slider. Possibly include a wire stand that folds onto the speakers, so your iPod stands up on top of these speakers.

Posted by minty on March 19, 2005 at 9:49 AM (PDT) Comment 52

Does anyone know if the PodWave will fit on top of an iPod which has an iSkin on it?

I'd like to get one of these, but if it won't work with my iSkin, I'm not sure.

Posted by brianj on March 22, 2005 at 8:23 AM (PDT) Comment 53

I recently purchased this item and am very pleased with it. Mine is the second version and have had no problems with it. The battery life is great. I'm getting up to 28 hours of use out of one battery. Distortion can be heard around 90 - 95% volume, but I find I don't need it higher than 65-75% when sitting at my desk at work.

Will definitely keep an eye on Macally products in the future.

Posted by iambakerboy on April 2, 2005 at 4:06 AM (PDT) Comment 54

Another note on above comment. When first trying the speakers out, they did not sound the greatest. As with any speaker, they need to be broken in. After about 15 - 20 hours of playback the speakers sounded real good. Don't expect alot of bass from these casue you won't get it.

Posted by iambakerboy on April 2, 2005 at 4:10 AM (PDT) Comment 55

Has anyone used this with 5g iPod Video? If so, how comforatable is it to use considering the placement of the headphone jack? Also, has anyone come across a similar product that utilizes the dock connection rather than the headphone? thnx!

Posted by jjmorga on December 16, 2005 at 11:40 PM (PDT) Comment 56

hi just bought this today...

Posted by iNandoX on January 26, 2006 at 6:24 PM (PDT) Comment 57
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