iHome Audio sells two similar iPhone alarm clocks: The iP9 and iP99.
Both are excellent choices and are iPhone Alarm Clock Editor picks. They have many common features but there are a few differences. This article will help you learn the differences and determine which model is right for you.
Summary: The iP9 has a more styled look, improved sound and different remote control for about $25 to $35 more.
iHome iP9 iPhone Alarm Clock
|iHome iP99 iPhone Alarm Clock
Read the full iP99 review here.
iP9: has the same great look that has become the standard for the "iH" series from iHome.
iP99: has a more styled design look. The iP99 has a more modern case, with softer rectangular edges and a much more refined metal front for the speaker grille.
The iP9 has a list price of $99 and typically sells for $79 to $85.
The iP99 has a list price of $149 and typically sells for around $105 to $129.
iP9: has a 6 watt speaker and delivers the same excellent sound as the other iHome alarm clocks. The iP9 has a new technology called 3D which separates the stereo into songs alongside the treble bumps. It also widens the sound, so there is more audio depth.
iP99: has a 10 watt speaker for an improved sound over the iP9. The iP99 has a feature called the SRS WOW audio boost which helps improve bass performance. The stereo drivers are also improved to give superior sound quality.
Conclusion: While both systems sound good the iP99 has a better sound.
The features such as Dual Alarms, battery backup, AM/FM radio, wake to iPhone and adjustable dimmer are identical.
It also has bigger buttons on top of the unit, making it easier to see the signs.
iHome iP9 Remote Control
|iHome iP99 Remote Control|
iP9: The remote control for iP9 has infrared controls, with 18 buttons that are more functional than the main unit itself. It also functions as a navigator for your iPod and iPhone menus, with other functions such as sound control, EQ controls, and radio station frequencies.
iP99: The remote control has been redesigned a different shape and button layout while the functionality remains the same. As you can see from the pictures the iP99 remote has a little cleaner look to it.
In terms of what you see on the displays, both brands show the alarm settings and the AM/FM tuners. In adddition, ip9 has a blue color backlit and a large display screen that makes it easier to see the time.
The alarm clocks are pretty much the same but price, audio quality, appearance and the remote control seperate them.
If you are looking for a good all around alarm clock the iP9 should have everything you are looking for.
If you are looking for a super stylish alarm clock with the best sound the IP99 and can spend a little extra the iP99 is the way to go.