iHome Alexa Compatible Bedside Clock – solidly built and great sound

This little extra for echo dot is great for the morning alarm and gives great sound to echo dot.

The sound is ok only just better than the dot itself. The clock doesn’t keep good time. The speaker/ clock is not synced with the dot in any way except as a speaker. A bit disapointing if i’m honest 🙁 this could be better.

I bought this as i liked the idea of having the speaker a part of the dot and not connected via bluetooth but a physical connection via the aux port. On first opening the box and feel the weight of the device it struck me that it was solidly made. I removed all the packaging and was happy to that there was batteries already provided for the back up – just needed to removed the pull strip to active it. The controls are not complex, there is a touch strip on the front to lighten or darken the clock on the front and the controls underneath let you set the time. Attaching the dot is simple enough and having an extra usb port for charging phones is a great idea. There is one draw back on the extra usb port, my phone reported it was not charging fully so i’m assuming its a low power usb port. Its fine if you charging your phone over-night but not if you need a quick boostpretty much thats where the wow factor ends, all it really is, is a speaker for the dot with a clock face on the front with optional phone charger. Is it worth the £67 i paid. . I’m not sure i’d buy one at that price for anyone elseedit: since i wrote this, i found that this does charge my phone perfectly, just be careful of the usb cable as not all cables are the same.

Easy to use and i find the phone charging facility great too. Improves the sound quality of the dot and the alarm clock is easy to set and use.

The clock was very easy to set up with my dot , so far no problem.

Very fast delivery, easy setup and a good sound considering it is only for bedroom use.

  • Generally good but occasionally needs powering down
  • Easy to use and worthwhile having
  • echo dot extra

Fantastic makes the dot perfect.

I have bought two of these (for different rooms) and generally speaking they do everything they are supposed to and the sound quality is very good. However occasionally you hear a quiet ‘hum’ coming from the speaker, at which point it is absolutely imperative that you disconnect and reconnect the power supply before asking alexa a question. If you don’t, she bellows at you like an angry dalek (i. Full volume and high distortion). It’s the same problem with both units (and it’s not enough to just disconnect the echo dot, it needs the power removing from the ihome unit) so it must be some common glitch with these. It’s not a major problem as it only happens every couple of weeks – but it’s enough to knock it down from five stars to four.

Features of iHome Alexa Compatible Bedside Clock, Amazon Dot Docking Station & Bluetooth Speaker

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  • Specially designed for the Amazon Echo Dot (works with both 1st & 2nd Gen)
  • Large negative backlit clock display & 1 A USB charging for mobile devices
  • Docking Solution – dedicated aux-in and Micro USB cable connections to power & play Echo Dot audio
  • Let Alexa control your home from the bedside. Amazon Echo Dot works with iHome Smart Plugs (sold separately) and many more smart home solutions
  • Display dimmer with 8 levels of capacitive touch for bright-ness control

From the manufacturer

iHome iAVS1

The first integrated stereo speaker and clock solution designed for the Amazon Echo Dot. It’s enhanced audio sound, glanceable clock display, USB phone charging and beautiful modern aesthetic lets you create the perfect bedside solution.

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The Spot for your Dot

Unleash the power of Alexa and the Amazon Echo Dot with the perfect bedside solution. Simply place your Dot into the top of the iAVS1, plug in internal connectors and your good to go.

Dot sold separately.

Turn the Dot into an amazing alarm clock

‘Alexa, play hits on iHeartRadio’.

‘Alexa, set sleep timer for 45 minutes’.

‘Alexa, set an alarm for 7am’.

Deliver an enhanced Echo Dot bedside experience with a dedicated clock display, 360 degree stereo sound and convenient USB charging for your mobile devices.

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Docking Solution

Specially designed to power and connect your Amazon Echo Dot.

Stereo Sound

Enjoy room-filling music with Alexa and Reson8 speaker chamber technology for enhanced bass.

Recharge Your Devices

1A USB charging for convenient phone and mobile device charging while you sleep.

Clock Display Dimmer

Control Dimmer control for clock display with adjustable brightness levels (no need to ask Alexa the time at night).

Make sure this fits
by entering your model number.

Specially designed for the Amazon Echo Dot (works with both 1st & 2nd Gen)

Large negative backlit clock display & 1 A USB charging for mobile devices

Docking Solution –

Let Alexa control your home from the bedside.

Summary
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iHome Alexa Compatible Bedside Clock, Amazon Dot Docking Station & Bluetooth Speaker
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 15 reviews

One thought on “iHome Alexa Compatible Bedside Clock – solidly built and great sound

  1. This review is from : iHome Alexa Compatible Bedside Clock, Amazon Dot Docking Station & Bluetooth Speaker

    Bought this for christmas had it a month and now am noticing constant crackling and white noise coming from the speaker disconnected my dot but still the noise is there not very impressive considering this cost nearly £70 just 12 months on now completely dead would not recomend.
    • Bought this for christmas had it a month and now am noticing constant crackling and white noise coming from the speaker disconnected my dot but still the noise is there not very impressive considering this cost nearly £70 just 12 months on now completely dead would not recomend.

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