Sony ICF-C1iP iPhone Speaker with Clock Review
Price & Model
Alarm Clock Features
The Sony ICF-C1iP is a speaker system with alarm clock that supports iPod and iPhone. It is offered in white and black versions. A large LCD display is located in the front of the dock which displays current time, current mode (iPod/iPhone, FM, AM, or audio-in), alarm type and time.
Sony ICF-C1iP Highlights
- AM/FM Radio
- Auxilary Input
- Large Display
- Built in FM antenna
- Remote Included
Sony ICF-C1iP Description
While the JBL speaker systems use a minimal design with only the two volume and power buttons, Sony's ICF-C1iP has many buttons on top of the system for accessing all the system's time related settings. In the middle houses a large snooze button. Also in the middle are five preset buttons for saving your favorite radio stations per FM1, FM2 and AM for a total of 15 preset radio stations. To ensure clear reception, the ICF-C1iP has a built-in FM antenna as well as a separate detachable AM antenna.
Although all the functions are accessible on top of the ICF-C1iP, it comes with a remote that provides similar functions. An auxiliary line-in and a stereo patch cable are included with the system.
Power: AC Powered
Remote Control: The remote provides similar functions as the buttons on top of the system.
Inputs / Outputs: There is an auxiliary input for playing music from your mp3 player, music-enabled phone or cd player.
- Adding an iPhone Alarm Clock to you desk
- Listening to the Radio
What's in the Box
- Sony ICF-C1iP
- Detachable AM antenna
- AC adapter
- Stereo patch cable
- Remote control
iPhone 3G + 4G Owners
It is a good sound quality. I have the Bose sound dock at home and I actually think this device sounds better.
If you have a iPod touch, ipod or a older iPhone >=2G then you are fine. 3G/4G iphone owners watch out.
Pros and Cons
Also the built in FM only works if you have a strong FM signal. Not a great system if you work in the basement or in the center of a large building.
Minor: the LED display is weak and if direct sunlight hits it you cant see the time/station.
No external speaker out port.