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iHome iBT97

FM clock radio with Bluetooth® and USB charging

Item # 775IBT97G

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With the iBT97 clock radio, you've got options, and lots of them.

With the iBT97 clock radio, you've got options, and lots of them.

Entertainment options

First, the iBT97 comes with a built-in FM radio — so you can enjoy it as is, right out of the box. But the system also has Bluetooth, so you can wirelessly stream music to it from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other compatible device.

iHome iBT97 Bluetooth USB charger FM clock radio

(tablet not included)

Sound and talk options

No matter what the source, the iBT97 delivers your music with clear, spacious sound. Specially designed speaker chambers ensure the stereo speakers work at optimal efficiency.

No more scrambling for the phone in the middle of the night. The iBT97 functions as a speakerphone with your connected smartphone. Just press a button on the system's control panel to activate the built-in microphone and take the call. The microphone is designed to minimize room echo, keeping your voice clear to your caller.

Charging options

A USB port lets you charge just about any portable device straight from the iBT97. Just connect your device's USB charging cable to the system. You can place your smartphone, tablet or portable music player in either an upright or horizontal position as it's charging.

Alarm options

You can choose to wake up by electronic tone, an FM radio station, or anything from your paired device. So select your favorite music app, Internet radio station, or stored music track and have a good night's sleep. In the morning, music from your favorite source will be there to wake you up and start the day right.

Product Highlights:

  • for smartphones and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • digital clock with selectable alarm source (FM or paired device)
  • built-in FM radio with 6 presets
  • USB charging port for smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices
  • built-in echo-canceling microphone for hands-free smartphone conversations
  • can hold connected device in either portrait or landscape orientation
  • AC power adapter
  • 10-3/4"W x 4-11/16"H x 6-1/4"D
  • weight: 2.85 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless alarm clock
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • Device stand
  • 15" Stereo minijack cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Bluetooth Connection Guide
  • iHome brochure
  • "Special Offers" sheet

Hands-on research

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Reson8 Sound Chamber Technology: The iHome iBT97 Bluetooth speaker system employs two full-range drivers in a specially designed sealed enclosure (Reson8) to deliver clear, stereo sound. Adjustable bass, treble, and balance settings let you customize the sound.

Built-in Bluetooth: The iHome iBT97 supports Bluetooth audio streaming and Bluetooth hands-free communication. This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button. Once paired, the the iBT97 will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: The iBT97 streams stored music and music apps wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device; such as your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, computer/PC. or Bluetooth device. The unit provides basic music control (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Revers, Previous/Next Track) via its top-panel controls. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information.
  • Hands-Free Communication: The iHome iBT97 features a built-in microphone and a call/answer buttons so you can answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or use Facetime from the Bluetooth speaker system. In addition to call/answer commands, the iBT97 supports Call Waiting and Redial. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, dial a phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the iHome iBT97.

USB Charging (2.1A): The iHome iBT97 is fitted with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port for charging your smartphone or tablet device (using the charging cable that came with your smartphone/tablet device). This USB port does support audio playback.

FM Radio: The iBT97 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 iBT97 Bluetooth speaker system 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 iBT97 is equipped with a built-in in Alarm clock that features dual Wakeup timers, a Sleep timer, and a Nap timer. You can wake up or go to sleep listening to your paired Bluetooth device or an FM radio station (Buzzer also available for wake-up alarm). The iBT97 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/Nap Timer: The Sleep timer lets you go to sleep listening to music and turns off automatically after 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. The Nap timer lets you wake up to your music after 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 45, 60, 0, or 120 minutes.
Note: 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 iBT97 operates off of standard household current using the included AC power supply.

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