First Look: XtremeMac Luna SST

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XtremeMac’s original Luna was one of the very best alarm clocks ever designed for the iPod, but a corporate shakeup at the company effectively scuttled its official Luna sequel, and a smaller, portable follow-up called Luna Voyager was nice enough but not particularly powerful or innovative. Now XtremeMac is back with Luna SST ($130), which borrows an idea that iHome tried a few years ago with certain of its early iPod alarm clocks: a detachable speaker. Luna SST is shipped by default with a tiny telephone cord connecting the base dock, clock, and speaker to a satellite speaker unit, but you can flip the system over, connect a longer cable — not the most efficient design — and detach the speaker to place it someplace else for a wider stereo image or sound on the other side of a bed. The dual-alarm system doesn’t include its own backup batteries, so you’ll need to pop them into the compartment on the bottom, but it does have a bright red clock face, an FM radio, and simple controls. A remote and international wall blades are included; the system arrived covered in stickers to protect its ultra-glossy surfaces, oddly with a prototype reference on the bottom. We’ll have to wait and see whether it makes it into orbit.

First Look: XtremeMac Luna SST


First Look: XtremeMac Luna SST

First Look: XtremeMac Luna SST

First Look: XtremeMac Luna SST

First Look: XtremeMac Luna SST

Our Rating

NA
Not Rated

Company and Price

Company: XtremeMac

Website: www.xtrememac.com

Model: Luna SST

Price: $130

Compatible: iPhones, Dock Connecting iPods

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.