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iHome iA9BZC App-Enhanced Dual Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone/iPod with AM/FM presets (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Wake or sleep to iPhone, iPod, custom playlist or AM/FM radio
  • The sync button syncs clock time to always-current iPhone time settings in seconds, and charges and plays iPhone or iPod while docked
  • Dual alarm with weekday/weekend 7.5.2 settings that allow you to set alarms for a full week, work week
  • Or weekend with separate wake times/alarm sources to suit your lifestyle, plus programmable snooze time
  • Customize and update your iA9 with advanced iHome apps by using the free iHome + Sleep app to tailor your alarm

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  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: Electronics
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 25.1 x 12.4 cm ; 2.1 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 9 Kg
  • Item model number: iA9BZC
  • ASIN: B004X69BFW
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: June 3 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,893 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

The iA9 is an innovative clock radio for iPhone and iPod designed to take advantage of our iHome+Sleep and iHome+Radio apps. The iA9 allows you to wake to custom iPod or iPhone playlist at different times on different days with our 7-5-2 feature, and to set custom alarms with the iHome+Sleep app. The iA9 also includes AM/FM presets, international radio band select, EQ controls and 3D sound and Reson8 sound technology for an exceptional audio experience.

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I'm just not wild about this clock radio. It's not intuitive at all to operate like my old iHome was. I have to constantly keep going back to the instruction manual just to figure out simple things like how to change a radio station. The buttons are utterly ridiculous. The sound is great as I expected with an ipod, although it doesn't get as good reception for radio as my old iHome, which was the original. I really cannot say I would recommend this to anyone there has to be better products out there. For what it cost, not a winner at all. If I could send it back, I certainly would.
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While I am a techy in many different areas, the last alarm clock that I purchased was many, many, many years ago ;-) I got one of these for each of my children based upon good reviews relative to other iPod/iPhone clock radios, and the feature set offered. Set up is reasonably easy, and made even more so via the iTunes-based "apps" that you can download, which make syncing the time and setting up alarms a breeze on these newer iA-based units. I had considered purchasing one of last years models, however the software integration is great.

While not a dedicated music player, the speakers and sound of this item is decent, and can make for some easy listening in a pinch if the kids don't want to set up something on the computer. Amazon shipping was fast and well packaged as usual.
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very good but LED still too bright at night time (after being lowered). iPhone attachment still need slight improvment but OK.
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Haven't had time to use it properly but it seem ok soo far. I though i had an issue with it but it was my powerbar.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa19d978c) out of 5 stars 288 reviews
230 of 242 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1a8f708) out of 5 stars Great Unit, but the iPhone app is buggy Aug. 18 2011
By Inphinity - Published on Amazon.com
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Just got this today and played around with it for a while. I was thinking of buying the iP9 last week, but am so glad I didn't because this one has been listed on Amazon since then at almost the same price.

I've tested the alarms, which work as they should. While the unit itself has the 2 alarms similar to the older version of this (iP9), the app, which is free to download through the app store, can have many more alarms. The features I really enjoy on the app are being able to choose "bedtime" music, and choose specific songs to play to fall asleep to or wake up to, and you can even set the volume on your individual alarms. The app also has things like the weather displayed on the alarm screen, which is always nice to know when you wake up. What I also really enjoy about this when compared to the regular iPhone alarm is being able to set the time for the snooze. The unit comes with the docks to support multiple devices, but I like that I can also plug my iPhone in without there being a dock since I have a pretty thick case on my iPhone. Another great feature is that by the press of a button on the device, you can sync the time on the clock to match your iPhone time. The one con I have found in the few hours I've had this is that the time does not remain synced, but is not off by more than a minute (this is stated in the user manual as well).

Overall, the fact that I can set the alarms and more from an app makes this alarm clock definitely worth it. The sound quality is also really great and doubles well as speakers in the bedroom.

The app is called iHome+Sleep (FREE), and there is also another one that you can use to wake up to internet radio stations (iHome+Radio) which costs $2.99, although I haven't tried that one out yet.

UPDATE 11/29/11:
I've had this for a few months. I'm not as impressed with the App as I was at the beginning. I've found bugs in it and it's failed me a few times (luckily I was never late). The alarms on the unit itself work very well. Maybe I just haven't figured it out perfectly, but the app alarms haven't really worked smoothly for me. Regarding other things...I love the nap feature that is both on the app and the unit. Also to note, the alarm DOES go off when the phone is on silent.

I reduced the stars I gave it from 5 to 4 because of the app, but I still recommend this iHome, especially since the former version that has fewer features is more expensive now as it's being phased out.
136 of 143 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1e6f2a0) out of 5 stars Great product! Nov. 6 2011
By Justin S. - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a speaker "connoisseur." Therefore, I know and have used many speakers before. The i-home is a great product for so many reasons.

1.) It is very small and fairly light.

2.) The system has a form of an operating system, that can be updated through your ipod or iphone.

3.) There are adapters so your generation or type of ipod/iphone will fit nicely.

4.) You can set 2 alarms, with advanced settings such as:
- the time
- choose weekends/weekdays for it to go off
- alternating buzzer or a choice of a digital am/fm radio station
- can set a volume for the radio alarm

5.) Day Light Saving setting

6.) there is an mp3/auxiliary jack on the back

7.) great sound quality for the price!

8.) Equalizer that changes:
- treble
- bass
- Turn off/on 3D sound
- 3D sounds fills the room
- gives the music for depth and quality

9.) easy to set up

10.) Digital clock and radio

11.) Change the brightness for the LED screen

The Sound:

The sounds is great for what you are paying for. The speakers can be heard from my room on the third floor in the kitchen on the first. The iHome has the great 3D sound setting and Reson-8 speaker chambers with a bass export on the back. Therefore, the speakers music fills the room and the bass has some punch. I have hooked up mine to my dual subwoofer, so the sound is phenomenal. I have actually replaced my old sound system for the iHome and my woofer! Though, these are small speakers, so don't expect to get too much bass with these. They are perfect for alarm clocks, but if you want to use it as a speaker system, use a subwoofer and attach it to the iHome via the 3.5mm aux jack on the back. A problem is that the treble can be a bit "tinny" for a few songs, but only on 3/300 songs on my mp3 player does that happen.


I would recommend this product to anyone looking for one of the best alarm clocks on the market (especially for the money)! If you would like to use it as a speaker system, i would recommend adding a subwoofer, since the small size of the speakers tend to indicate less bass. This is probably one of the best products (that have to do with music) I have ever purchased.
78 of 87 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c98570) out of 5 stars Great sound! Beware of App-Enhanced Sept. 2 2011
By drumflight - Published on Amazon.com
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This thing was easy to set up, looks very slick, is quite compact but it has a HUGE sound. Who would have thought a clock radio with bass and treble control! Well, I guess IHome did... Love the dimmable LCD and backlighting on the buttons. I've been laying a handkerchief over my previous clock radio because it was too bright next to the bed. One word of warning.... The "App-Enhanced" is something that is NOT built into the radio, it just means that it will play apps from the IPod/Phone when it's plugged in. I have an IPod Classic which is not connected to the net so I will not be able to listen to internet radio as I expected. I compared this unit to the Logitech Squeezebox and probably would have spent the extra dough to access Spotify and other streaming music sources. Oh well, I'll keep it because it sounds so good.
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c8d114) out of 5 stars A nice addition to the night stand Oct. 20 2011
By Dean Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
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First of all, the iHome iA9BZC App-Enhanced Dual Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone/iPod has wonderful sound. It features a dimable interface which is great if bright lights keep you awake. My old radio/alarm was so bright that it kept my wife awake unless I turned it to face the wall. She really appreciates the dimmest setting on the iHome. Setup was fairly straight forward but the directions could use a revamp as there were some sections that required a second or third reading and some experimentation to work.

This unit has the usual features of most clock radios including battery backup, backlit buttons, presets for AM/FM stations, and an AC power adapter.

There are a variety of adapters that allow different devices to be used. Be forewarned the adapter for the iPhone 4 will NOT work if you have the bumper installed. I did discover that if you don't use an adapter the iPhone 4 with the bumper will work in the unit however it is tenuous. As long as there's no jostling the phone will stay connected. I have not had any problems at all but I can see if you had kids or a big dog bumping into your night stand, it could possibly disconnect.

I was somewhat disappointed to discover that all the cool things you can program with the apps in your iPhone will work only if your iPhone is connected to the unit and only affect the iPhone. For example you can program a dimmer setting for your iPhone however it does NOT dim the display of the iHome itself which I thought could have been better designed. It seems obvious to me that if you programmed your iPhone settings to dim that would also mean you would want your iHome dimmed as well. Nope. You have to manually dim the iHome in addition to programming the dimmer in the iPhone.

I like the reminders feature. You can program reminders to display when your alarm wakes you. And it can also display the current weather and the forecast.

If you are consistent with the use of the tools, you can also monitor your waking/sleeping times but since I don't have sleep problems, I did not make use of the feature but simply investigated the steps involved in its usage.

There's a lot to love about the iHome but one major drawback for me is the price. Yes it has lots of cool features (if you use them all) but not enough to warrant the high price, in my opinion.

If you don't mind the price and want a full-featured clock radio for your iPod or iPhone, the iHome iA9BZC is a good choice.
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1eeb768) out of 5 stars Very Good iPod Clock Radio - Highly Recommended Nov. 5 2011
By C. Hill - Published on Amazon.com
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The "iHome iA9BZC" is a very good, full feature radio alarm clock and dock for iPods (including our 3rd generation iTouch). We already own (and like) the iHome iP9 Speaker Dock with Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone (Black), but like the enhancements they made on this model. Here are my observations:

+ iPod Dock - Makes firm connection using the included inserts
+ AM\FM Radio - Good reception on both bands
+ Dual Alarm Clock - A nice feature since my wife and I both use this clock
+ Remote Control - Full function remote control
+ Audio Quality - To my untrained ear, this unit sounds very good for a nightstand clock radio
+ Brightness Control - sets the display brightness

We have not installed the free app that provides additional alarms and control options since my needs are more basic. There is also a paid app available that allows for the addition of Internet radio stations when the iPod is attached.

Overall I am very pleased with the iP9BZC both as an iPod charger and as full featured clock radio.

Highly Recommended!