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iHome iHM79

Rechargeable portable speakers (Blue)

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Item # 775IHM79L

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Imagine holding a small capsule in your palm, then with a few deft hand motions, presto! It turns into a portable speaker system pumping out clear sound from your iPod®. That's the concept behind iHome's iHM79 portable speakers.

Imagine holding a small capsule in your palm, then with a few deft hand motions, presto! It turns into a portable speaker system pumping out clear sound from your iPod®. That's the concept behind iHome's iHM79 portable speakers.

Open up to set up
The two speakers have magnetic bases to hold them together for travel. Gently pull them apart to set up. Give each speaker a twist to unlock and expand it. Then connect the combination USB cable/stereo minijack cable to your computer or portable device and you're ready for music.

Simple and fun
The speakers have built-in rechargeable batteries that you can charge through the USB port of any computer — and you can listen to them while they're charging. Minijack audio connections make these speakers compatible with any portable device or computer that has a headphone minijack output. So go ahead and use the iHM79 to pump up the volume on your smart phone, handheld game console, PDA, MP3 player, even your old-school portable CD player.

From the review iHome iHM79 rechargeable portable speakers -- share the music
"The iHM79 is one of the best personal speaker systems I've used. It sounds great, it's compact enough to take anywhere I take my backpack (which is nearly everywhere), it's rechargeable and it works with anything that sends sound out of a headphone jack. ideal for both young and young-at-heart people who want to share exciting listening with others, or simply to give their earbuds a rest."

— Marshall, Crutchfield A/V Writer

I bought this for my husband for christmas, we travelled the following weekend and it came in so handy for our weekend getaway! Loved it!

Heather, West Palm, FL

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Portable multimedia speakers (left/right)
  • 29" Charging/Audio cable (consisting of 1 USB type-A connector/2 mini-USB type-B connectors/1 minijack connector)
  • Storage pouch
  • Instruction/Warranty sheet
  • Product Registration Card
  • iHome product brochure
  • iHome + Sleep offer card
  • iHome logo sticker
  • Magnet warning note

Product Highlights:

  • portable powered stereo speakers
  • combination USB cable (for charging) and stereo minijack cable ( for audio signal)
  • connects to the headphone jack of your computer or portable device
  • magnetized bases hold speakers together for travel
  • travel bag
  • built-in rechargeable batteries
  • speaker dimensions (each): 2-1/2" W x 2" H x 2-1/2" D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Overview: The iHome iHM79 Portable Multimedia Speakers let you listen to audio from your portable digital audio player or Laptop via a 3.5mm connection. These compact speakers attach magnetically in a capsule shape for ultimate portability, then separate and extend for stereo sound. The iHome iHM79 features two amplified speakers with built-in rechargeable batteries, vacuum bass expansion, USB charging, and comes with a storage pouch.

Vacuum Bass Design: The iHM79 Portable Multimedia Speakers utilize a Vacuum Bass Design to provide surprising volume and bass response in a small space-saving stereo speaker system that fits in your hand.

Collapsible Speakers: The iHM79 Portable Multimedia Speakers feature a collapsible speaker design for ultimate portability. Simply twist each speaker to expand and compress each speaker to collapse.

Magnetic Base: A magnetic base on each speaker keeps the portable speakers together for travel.

Note: This product has magnets in the base of each speaker. To avoid interference or possible damage, do not place these speakers directly on electronic devices such as computers or monitors.

2-in-1 Cable: The iHM79 Portable Multimedia Speakers come with a 2-in-1 cable which has a USB (type-A) plug for charging the speaker's built-in battery and a 3.5mm audio plug for connecting to your audio source. The cable even lets you charge the speaker while listening. The 2-in-1 attaches to each powered speaker via a mini-USB (type-B) connector.

Note: The USB (type-A) connector is used for charging only; not for audio.

Compatibility: The iHM79 Portable Multimedia Speakers work with almost any device featuring a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Its perfect for laptops, cell phones, portable game devices, or MP3 players.

Rechargeable Battery: The iHM79 is powered by a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery in each speaker. When the blue power light dims, or if you start to notice sound distortion in higher volumes, it's time to recharge the batteries. To recharge the built-in battery, simply connect the USB (type-A) connector of the speaker's cabled to your computer. The light on the speaker will turn to red while charging and turn blue when fully charged.

Note: You can continue to listen the speaker while they are charging.

Carrying Pouch: The iHM79 Portable Multimedia Speakers comes with a convenient cloth carrying pouch with drawstring.

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