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1

It's another alarm with good features that it seems no one actually tried in a bedroom before selling.

I bought one with BBB gift cards to try, and I had to return it 2 days later. For one, the dimmer, which adjusts the front display fine, doesn't affect the top buttons. Those buttons glow bright enough that it looks like an alien spaceship landing on your bedstand. I actually woke up about 2 AM the first night thinking I had fallen asleep with the light on- that's how bright it is. You can cover 'em up with tape, but now you can't read the buttons.

Also, like the iHome, it quickly ramps the volume up to louder than you would ever listen when your iPod alarm goes off. I don't need to be jarred out of bed like that every day.

Summary: good features, nice price, and totally sunk by little details that no one bothered to test.

Posted by HornsKeith on August 10, 2006 at 5:39 AM (PDT)

2

Is it me, or do the LCD display and remote look like the ones on the iHome models?

Posted by nationalnetworks on September 8, 2006 at 9:59 AM (PDT)

3

ryan10ad, its not just you. The dock and the buttons are also the same. They are either using the same supplier in china and/or ripping off ihome. I think there could be a lawsuit here, the iH5 is patented, right? it will never come to trial, because this is probably a china-based company, and they have no respectr for intellectual property.

Posted by anti-luddite on December 14, 2006 at 5:26 PM (PDT)

4

"Apple Store-exclusive iH6 in features"--in fact I bought one at Costco for $89 this week.

Posted by Everyperson on December 15, 2006 at 4:44 PM (PDT)

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