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iHome iDL100

Triple charging FM clock radio with 2 Lightning™ docks and USB play & charge port

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  • iHome iDL100

    (iPhone 5 and iPads not included)

  • iHome iDL100

    (iPhone 5 not included)

  • iHome iDL100

    (iPhone 5, iPad, and iPod nano not included)

  • iHome iDL100

    (iPhones and iPad not included)

  • iHome iDL100

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by Ralph Graves
iHome

Your bedside charging and listening station

The iHome iDL100 makes your nightstand home base for your portables. It sports dual Lightning connector docks for the latest Apple devices, as well as a USB charging port so you can recharge three items at once. Dock your iPhone 5®, iPad 4®, iPad mini® or 5th generation iPod touch® directly on the iDL100.

With an Apple portable, the USB port gives you the same functionality as you do through one of the docks. That means your connected Apple device can play through the iDL100's speakers. And you can use the port with any Apple device that has a USB charging cable — even current models with Lightning connectors. You can also use the USB port to charge other makes of smartphones, tablets, and portable devices.

iHome iDL100 FM clock radio with USB and dual Lightning connector docks

The system features a built-in FM tuner. Whether listening to the radio, or to your docked iPhone, you'll hear clear, full sound. Wake up to your favorite radio station, or your favorite music source from one of your docked devices — from music files, to apps, to Internet radio stations.

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Highlights:

  • 2 Lightning connector docks compatible with iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch, iPad 4, and iPad mini and later
  • 2.1 amp USB charging port for smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices
  • USB port has play and charge functionality for Apple portables
  • digital clock with selectable alarm source (FM radio or docked Apple portables)
  • built-in FM radio with 6 presets
  • AC power adapter
  • 10-1/4"W x 5-3/16"H x 6-3/8"D
  • weight: 5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • iPod speaker dock/alarm clock
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • Instruction Manual
  • "Attention!" note
  • iHome brochure

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Features

Stereo Sound: The iHome iDL100 iPod/iPhone/iPad speaker dock employs two full-range speakers in a specially designed sealed enclosure (Reson8) to deliver clear sound. Adjustable bass, treble, and balance settings let you customize the sound. A 3D sound mode provides a broader soundstage from a compact speaker system.

Apple Device Connectivity: The iHome iDL100 is fitted with dual top-panel Lightning-connector docks for newer iPod/iPhone/iPad devices and a rear-panel USB port for older iPod/iPhone devices. Either connection supports audio playback, basic music control, and charging of your connected Apple device. Basic music controls included Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, or Previous/Next Track.

  • Lightning-Connector Dock: The iHome iDL100 is fitted with two top-panel Lightning-connector docks for newer iPod/iPhone/iPad devices with a Lightning-connector. The dual top-panel Lightning-connectors lets you dock two compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad devices. Dock 1 is for iPod/iPhone only; while Dock 2 can accommodate iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
  • USB Port: A rear-panel USB (type-A) port lets you connect your older iPod/iPhone device with a 30-pin dock connector. Simply use the USB/dock cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the iDL100's USB port.

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The iHome iDL100 speaker dock is "made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" certified and supports the following functions (as of 9/13/2013).

Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Lightning Dock USB Input Audio Video Dock iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4S 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5 6.1.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 N Y Y N Y N N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
7th 1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th 1.3 N Y Y N Y N N N Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
2 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
3 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
4 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

iHome Apps: The iHome iDL100 speaker dock supports iHome's free iHome Set app and iHome Sleep app for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad (running iOS 4.3 or later).

  • iHome Set App: Once downloaded to your compatible Apple Device, the iHome Set app provides a convenient interface to set clock, alarms, radio presets, and more. The iHome Set will automatically install updates when they are available.
  • iHome Sleep: The iHome Sleep app is a sleep lifestyle app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The app features custom alarms, wake and sleep music profiles, sleep stats, social update, reminders, and more.

FM Radio: The iDL100 features a built-in FM tuner. You can store up to 6 FM preset stations. You can set the FM radio to US or European tuning.

Aux Input: The iDL100 iPod/iPhone/iPad speaker dock is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect almost any portable audio player with a headphone jack output.

Alarm Clock: The iHome iDL100 iPod/iPhone speaker dock is equipped with a built-in in Alarm clock that features dual Wakeup timers and a Sleep timer. You can wake up or go to sleep listening to your iPod/iPhone or an FM radio station (Buzzer also available for wake-up alarm). The iDL100 gradually increases or decreases the volume to help you gently wake-up or fall to sleep.

  • Dual Wake Timers w/ Snooze: The two independent wakeup timers can be set for a full week (7), work week (5), or weekend (2). A programmable snooze lets you pause the wakeup timer for 1 to 29 minutes. The alarm will continue for 60 minutes or until turned off.
  • Sleep Timer: The Sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Note: The clock is automatically set by your connected iPod/iPhone device. You can set the unit to a 12 or 24 hour display. A pre-installed CR2450 battery provides battery backup and keeps the clock/alarm set during power interruptions.

External Power Supply: The iHome iDL100 operates off of standard household current using the included AC power supply.

 

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A Review of the iHome iDL100 Dock

A Review of the iHome iDL100 Dock

by Dominic Devito
 
A Review of the iHome iDL100 Dock

This review of the iHome iDL100 speaker dock demonstrates why it's a wonderful addition to any room that's in need of a small audio source for any iPod, iPad, or iPhone.

 
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5 out of 5

iHome iDL100

Written By Tammy, Kansas on Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Really like that I can charge iPad and iPhone at the same time. Wish I didn't have to take the case off the phone for charging.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

iHome iDL100

Written By Maverik259, Oxnard, CA on Sunday, June 01, 2014
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It's a decent product. Does what it's designed for. Good sound and similar in quality to their past iHome for iPod products.
Pros:
Sound. The size. The app that works for all of the iHome is cool and the auto time sync is nice. Multiple hookups for charging is cool.
Cons:
Buzzing sound when it's not on. No Bluetooth and no remote as in past products. Also Scratched upon arrival.
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4 out of 5

iHome iDL100

Written By Anonymous, Port Saint Lucie, FL on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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Nice product. Just wish that you could place iPhone or iPad on the charger without having to remove the case. Software set up very easy to use.
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
Charging port
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5 out of 5

Fabulous Alarm Clock

Written By D..D., Scottsville on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
 
I love my new iHome iDL100 alarm clock. Especially the free app to control it. It's a snap to set the alarm time and what I want to wake up to (my Pandora Vince Guaraldi channel). The app lets me choose the volume for the wake-up music, too. It starts out very soft, and then slowly goes to that volume I entered into the app as my preference. Have I mentioned how cool the app is? :-) And the sound quality of the speakers is really great, too. I love leaving the music on after waking up, so I can enjoy the tunes as I get ready for the day. Plus, I like the connectivity. I have a 30-pin iPod Classic that I can connect into the USB input for playback, as well as the lightning 9-pin docks.
Pros:
Easy to use. Great sound quality.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

iHome iDL100

Written By KayM, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Great way to charge three devices at once!
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5 out of 5

ihome iDL100

Written By ErnestoV, Levittown,Toa Baja P.R. on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Excellent buy! I'm very pleased with my apple equipment and sound equipment!
Pros:
One thing in my favor is that my iphone consumes heavy load and to charge it I hear music. Also I wake up with my own music
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

iHome iDL100

Written By LMS, Birmingham, AL on Thursday, August 22, 2013
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This item was a gift for my granddaughter who is entering college this year. She said she loves it and uses it as an alarm clock and charges her iphone with it.
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2 questions already asked

Does the time display stay lit up all the time or does it go into sleep mode? Thank you, Pete [ hpmabe  Jun 01, 2014 ]
8 answers
  • It does stay lit, but you can configure the brightness in the iHome app. It's not annoying at all when it's dimmed. [ STEPHEN R   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • The display on the iHome has 7 brightness levels that are adjustable. One setting turns the display off. [ Jason   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • The time display on the iDL 100 stays on and its intensity can be changed. Whether the time displayed on the Pad/iPhone goes to sleep is a function of the app used to display it. [ Alan   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • Thank you all for your assistance. It is important to making a decision on purchasing this product. [ hpmabe   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • You can dim it all the way to off. There are several levels. [ William   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • hi, the time display stays on the entire time it's plugged into the wall. it may dim, but that depends on how you set it. [ Lloyd   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • It has many levels of brightness from full on to full off. You must press the snooze button to change it. [ Robert   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • Time stays lit all the time on a brightness setting you can vary. [ GERALD   Jun 02, 2014 ]
Does it have AM capability or only FM? [ Patrick  Mar 13, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • This unit is FM only. The iDL100 features a built-in FM tuner. You can store up to 6 FM preset stations. You can set the FM radio to US or European tuning. [ Jeff Staff  Mar 14, 2014 ]

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