Don't always hear your alarm go off in the morning? The iLuv Vibe can help you get up and moving. In addition to giving you the options of an electronic tone, AM or FM radio station, or songs from your iPod or iPhone to wake up with, the Vibe includes a "bed shaker." This small disc fits under your pillow or mattress, where it will vibrate until you turn off the alarm. You can set the shaker to go off by itself, or in conjunction with any of the other alarm options.

The Vibe also features a built-in dock for your iPod or iPhone, and automatically charges your player. An auxiliary input lets you connect other kinds of portables for listening through the system's built-in stereo speakers.

From the review The Eye-Opening iLuv Vibe
"So did the [bed-shaker alarm] work? You bet! For the first time in quite a while my wife was actually awoken by the alarm. We found that the shaker was most effective when it was placed under her pillow rather than under the mattress. The solution was to slip the shaker into the pillow case. That kept it where it needed to be, and ensured Sleeping Beauty arose when she needed to."

— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • AM/FM clock radio with built-in iPod dock
  • for docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic, 5th generation iPod nano, and 3rd generation iPod touch
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS
  • AM/FM tuner with 10 presets
  • backlit white LCD display with dimmer
  • built-in stereo speakers
  • dual alarms plus sleep timer
  • vibrating "bed shaker" alarm
    • place under pillow or mattress
    • use with other alarm options, like FM radio, iPod song, etc.
    • 2-13/16" diameter x 1-3/16"H with attached 6.5-foot cable
  • charges iPod while docked
  • minijack auxiliary input
  • AC adapter
  • 8-1/2"W x 3"H x 5-1/4"D
  • weight: 1.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Dual alarm clock radio with integrated iPod dock (FM antenna wire attached)
  • AC power supply with attached 50" DC cord
  • Bed shaker (with attached 6.5' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information

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Features

Overview: The iLuv iMM153 is a dual alarm clock FM radio with integrated iPod/iPhone dock and rear-panel auxiliary input. The iLuv iMM153 also comes supplied with a unique "bed-shaker" device to help you wake-up in the morning by vibrating your pillow or bed.

Built-in Speakers & Amplifier: The iLuv iMM153 features built-in stereo speakers and a 5-watts RMS (10-watts Peak) amplifier for rich, clear sound.

LCD Display: The iMM153 features a large, easy-to-ready blue-backlit display to indicate, clock, alarm, FM station, and source information. The LCD display features a dimmer level control (0-9 levels)

Dual Alarm Clock: The iLuv iMM153 is equipped with a digital clock display and dual alarm clock. You can choose to wake-up to your docked iPod/iPhone, the built-in FM tuner, buzzer, or included bed shaker. When the alarm is set to iPod or FM tuner, you must set the volume of the alarm. The alarm will sound for up to1 hour. The dual alarm clock also features a Snooze function which will silence the alarms for 7 minutes

Bed Shaker: The included bed shaker vibrates a bed or a pillow to wake up the heaviest sleepers. The bed shaker plugs into the "shaker" (3.5mm) input on the rear-panel of the iMM153 and should then be placed under your bed or pillow.

Note: The bed shaker measures 2.8125" (diameter) x 1.1875" (tall); with a 6.5' cable.

Sleep Timer: You can also fall asleep to your docked iPod/iPhone or the unit's built-in FM tuner. You can set the sleep timer to 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

FM Tuner: The iMM153 is equipped with a built-in FM tuner (87.5-108 MHz). The FM tuner provides manual, automatic search, and preset tuning. You can store up to 10 of your favorite FM stations.

Note: The iMM153 features an attached FM wire antenna.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The iLuv iMM153 features an integrated top-mounted iPod/iPhone dock. The iMM153 offers audio playback, basic control (Play/Pause/Skip/Next), and charging of your docked iPod or iPhone. You can still control advanced functions of your iPod or iPhone from its click-wheel or touch-screen. iPod/iPhone song information will still need to be viewed from your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen (the iMM153 does not support iPod/iPhone text). The iLuv iMM153 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 Clock Radio iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
5th Y N Y Y N N Y
6th Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y N N Y
3G Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS Y N Y Y N N Y
4 N N N N N N N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available. Not compatible with iOS 4.0 update for iPhone and iPod touch.

Auxiliary Input: The iMM153 features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external portable audio source, such as your MP3 player.

Power Supply: This unit is designed to operate on AC 100V-240V, 60/50Hz house current only, using the supplied AC power adapter.

Battery Backup: Two "AAA" batteries (not included) provide battery backup. If the AC supply is interrupted, the clock display and preset radio stations will go off and all settings will be canceled. To back up the clock and preset stations, insert two "AAA" size batteries (not supplied) in the battery compartment in the base of the unit. The backup battery does not provide operation of your iPod. When the inserted batteries are low, a low battery indicator will display on the unit's LCD.

Note: Always use Alkaline batteries and remove the batteries when the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time.

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