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