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iHome IPL10

Dual charging FM clock radio with Lightning™ dock and USB play & charge port

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Item #: 775IPL10B
 

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Our take on the iHome IPL10

by Ralph Graves
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Charge your devices and play your tunes

The iHome iPL10 features a Lightning connector dock for the latest Apple devices, as well as a USB charging port so you can recharge two portables at once. Dock your iPhone 5®, iPad mini® or 5th generation iPod touch® directly on the iPL10.

iHome iPL10 FM clock radio USB port Lightning dock

The USB port gives you the same functionality with an Apple portable as the dock. That means your connected Apple device can play through the iPL10'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, and portable devices.

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 your docked device — from music files, to apps, to Internet radio stations.

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Highlights:

  • Lightning connector dock compatible with iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch, 7th generation iPod nano, and later
  • 1 amp USB charging port for smartphones and other portable devices
  • USB port has play and charge functionality for Apple portables
  • digital clock with selectable alarm source (FM radio or docked iPhone/iPod touch)
  • built-in FM radio with 6 presets
  • AC power adapter
  • 5-1/16"W x 4-9/16"H x 5-1/2"D
  • weight: 2.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • iPod speaker dock/clock radio
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • Instruction Manual
  • iHome brochure

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Features

Reson* Speaker Chamber w/ EXB: The iHome iPL10BC iPod/iPhone speaker dock employs two full-range speakers in a specially designed sealed enclosure to deliver clear sound. Its EXB expanded bass circuitry provides extra bass boost.

Apple Device Connectivity: The iHome iPL10BC is fitted with a top-panel Lightning-connector dock for newer iPod/iPhones 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 iPL10BC's top-panel Lightning-connector lets you dock your new iPod/iPhone device with a Lightning-connector.
  • 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 iPL10BC's USB port.

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The iHome iPL10BC speaker dock is "made for iPod/iPhone" certified and supports the following functions (as of 9/13/2013).

Apple 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 N
2 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N N
3 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N N
4 6.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y N N N
mini 6.1.3 N 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.

FM Radio: The iPL10BC 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.

Alarm Clock: The iHome iPL10BC iPod/iPhone speaker dock is equipped with a built-in in Alarm clock with Wake & Sleep timers. 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 iPL10BC gradually increases or decreases the volume to help you gently wake-up or fall to sleep. The alarm will continue for 60 minutes or until turned off. The Sleep timer can be set to 15/30/60/90/120 minutes. 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 iPL10BC operates off of standard household current using the included AC power supply.

 

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Quick impressions from the Lab

Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Compact shape, plenty of options

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 9/16/2013 1:40:00 PM

Space on my nightstand is at a premium. Between the lamp, the books, glasses case, etc., there isn't much room for a clock radio. Which makes the iHome IPL10 immensely appealing. It has a very small, square footprint that I could easily find space for.

And the IPL10 can do more than one thing, which makes it an efficient use of said space. The clock radio/alarm functions are fine, and having a dock for an iPhone® 5 is even better. I like having the option of playing music from either the radio or my docked smartphone.

But what really makes the IPL10 a good use of space is its extra charger. The USB charging port on the back lets me connect any device that uses a USB charging cable — like my wife's cellphone. And that means that in the morning, both our portable devices are not only charged and ready to go, they're easy to find — connected to the IPL10.

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5 out of 5

Very good sound

Written By Kevin L., Palmyra VA on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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The sound is very good. Very easy to use and to set. I am glad the contrast works well as it was very bright out of the box but we were able to dim so it was like looking at a headlight in the dark.
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Love the sound quality for such a small unit.
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5 out of 5

Great product!

Written By Victor, Easton, PA on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Works great with IPhone 5, great sound out of the speaker and love having the USB port in the back so can charge my ipad also. I am ordering two more one for my office and the other for a gift!
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Sound, size
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5 out of 5

iHome IPL10

Written By Jon, Clarence NY on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Easy to use and sounds great too. Definitely recommend!!
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Ease of Use, Sound
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