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iLuv iMM190

App Station tableside dock/speaker with clock app for iPhone® and iPod touch®

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by Ralph Graves

Keep things simple: iLuv's alarm clock app turns your iPod touch or iPhone into a personalized alarm clock. And when you place it in the iLuv dock, you've got an ideal clock alarm for your nightstand.

The iLuv easy-to-view clock app
Download iLuv's free alarm clock app from the iTunes® App Store to get things started. It lets your iPhone or iPod touch sport a large numeric display with easy-to-read numbers. You'll also see customizable weather information, and a choice of alarms. The app also integrates your player into the dock's alarm clock features.

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One versatile clock dock
The dock's built-in speaker provides plenty of sound for your player's music — as well as the alarm. Not ready to wake up? There's a snooze button on the top of the dock. Set the iMM190 on your nightstand one of two ways. It can hold your player vertically or horizontally so you can watch videos and activate the alarm clock app.

Your iPhone or iPod touch automatically charges when the dock is plugged into an AC outlet. Turn the dock into a portable alarm clock by powering it with 6 "AA" batteries. You can also listen to music from your other portables through the dock's auxiliary input.

Highlights:

  • for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPod touch
  • for iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS
  • also compatible with docking iPods (for audio output only)
  • iLuv Alarm Clock app
    • free download from iTunes App Store
    • big digital display on player
    • weather information
    • visual responsive equalizer
    • multiple alarms including stored music from player or recorded voice
    • snooze alarm activated either through app or dock
  • iMM190 dock
    • built-in speaker
    • positions player either horizontally or vertically
    • AC power adapter
    • portable operation with 6 "AA" batteries (available separately)
    • snooze button
    • auxiliary audio input
    • 6-3/4"H x 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • iPhone/iPod App-driven alarm clock
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 3 iPod insert adapters
  • Instruction Manual (Eng)
  • Instruction Manual (Fre)
  • Instruction Manual (Spa)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information

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Features

Overview: The iLuv App Station (iMM190) is designed specifically to work with your Apple iPod or iPhone. The iLuv App Station is uniquely designed to operate as a powered speaker for select Apple iPods and iPhones, using its integrated iPod/iPhone dock, built-in speaker, and amplifier. Using a free iLuv application download available from the Apple iTunes App Store (search for iLuv App Clock), you can use the App Station (iMM190) as a digital alarm clock via your docked iPod touch or iPhone.

Audio Section: The iLuv App Station features a built-in amplifier (4-watt RMS/8-watt Peak) and a full-range 2.0" driver with a tuned port to provide enhanced sound clarity with high-efficiency and performance.

JAura Sound Technology: JAura Sound is an advanced echo sound-cell technology which optimally balances the forward-firing sound and the backward boost delivering depth and richness to your music.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The iLuv App Station (iMM190) features an integrated front-mounted iPod/iPhone dock. The Vibe Plus offers audio playback and charging of your docked iPod or iPhone. You will continue to control playback functions and view song information from your docked iPod or iPhone. The iLuv App Station is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (May 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video App Station iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th Y N N Y N N Y
mini 1st Y N N Y N N Y
2nd Y N N Y N N Y
 video 5th Y N N Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N N Y N N Y
120GB Y N N Y N N Y
160GB Y N N Y N N Y
 nano 1st Y N N Y N N Y
2nd Y N N Y N N Y
3rd Y N N Y N N Y
4th Y N N Y N N Y
5th Y N N Y N N Y
6th Y N N Y N N Y
 touch 1st Y N N Y N N Y
2nd Y N N Y N N Y
3rd Y N N Y N N Y
4th Y N N Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N N Y N N Y
3G Y N N Y N N Y
3GS Y N N Y N N Y
4 Y N N Y N N Y

Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results (you may need to reset your iPod or iPhone).

Answering iPhone: If you receive an incoming call on your docked iPhone, you may answer the call in one of two ways.

  • Remove the iPhone from the 30-pin connector in the iMM190 and use your iPhone manually.
  • Leave your iPhone in the dock and use the speaker phone feature.

Note: The speakers on the iMM190 are not in use when operating the speaker phone function. Sound will only be hear through your iPhone.

iLuv App: Once you have downloaded the iLuv Clock App from the Apple iTunes store onto your iPod touch or iPhone, your docked iPod touch or iPhone becomes a big display digital alarm clock with responsive visual equalizer display for the iLuv App Station (iMM190). The iLuv App provides multiple alarms so you can wake-up to your favorite music stored on your iPhone or iPod touch. With the iLuv Clock App loaded onto your iPod touch or iPhone, the following functions are available and controlled directly through the downloaded App on your docked iPhone or iPod touch.

  • Time Display:
    • can be formatted in a 12-hour or 24-hour format
    • can be displayed vertically or horizontally
    • choose different background themes
    • dimmer control
  • Alarm Clock Function:
    • set recurring settings (Every-day, Weekdays, Weekends)
    • wake to a choice from unique alarm sounds and music choices from your iPod touch or iPhone
  • Selective Snooze Time:
    • selectable Snooze times - 7, 9, 12, 15, or 30 minutes
  • Music Playback:
    • basic audio playback control (Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Fast-Forward, Rewind)
    • display of song name

Note: The iLuv Clock App only works the iPod touch and iPhone. With all other compatible iPod models, the iMM190 only functions as a simple speaker system, and playback is controlled using the click-wheel or touch-screen of the iPod/iPhone.

Snooze Function: When the alarm sounds, press the "Snooze" button on the iMM190 to delay the alarm for 7, 9, 12, 15, or 30 minutes. All other clock and alarm function are set up using the iLuv Clock App downloaded to your docked iPod touch or iPhone.

Note: The Snooze function is the only clock feature controlled by the iMM190.

Vertical or Horizontal Orientation: The iLuv iMM190 can be positioned horizontally or vertically to match your iPhone or iPod touch's screen aspect.

Non-Skid Rubber Base: The iMM190 is equipped with a non-skid rubber base to prevent the product from moving once placed in its desired location. The base is made from non-migrating rubber material specially formulate to avoid leaving any marks or stains on your furniture.

Auxiliary Input: The iLuv App Station features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external portable audio source, such as your MP3 player.

Power Supply: This unit can operate on AC 100V-240V, 60/50Hz house current using the supplied AC power adapter. It can also be used as a portable device and operate off of six "AA" batteries (sold separately).

 
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3 out of 5

It's ok but there are better ones out there for iPhone 4

Written By Steve G, San Tan Valley, AZ on Saturday, September 03, 2011
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Crutchfield says it's compatible with the Apple iPhone 4. While technically true, the app you need to exploit all of the features of the radio isn't. It won't play the iPod music from within the app. It only will play music when clicking on the phone's iPod icon.

Also, there's no way to dim the clock display at night. It's pretty bright and I'd you don't sleep with lights on, it'll get annoying.

These are more knocks on the app than the radio, but the radio really needs the app to appreciate what the radio can do.
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5 out of 5

Amazing Quality For The Price

Written By Tammie, Beaufort, SC on Friday, January 07, 2011
 
I purchased this speaker for my ipod touch about 6 months ago and was absolutely amazed by the sound quality that came out of it. There is no static noise in the background like you get with most of the other inexpensive ipod speakers and yet it doesn't take up that much counter space at all. The ONLY downfall that I've found is that you can't use it with an ipod cover. But how hard is it to take the ipod cover off and on. Definitely a great buy for the price!
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