Summary: I got this for my desk at work, so I didn't want anything too loud. I love that I can hook up my classic iPod without having to remove the case. The time synced automatically when I placed my iPod on the dock. The sound is just right and the radio station (at least my favorite station) came in clearly. I am very happy with this product.
Summary: Worked briefly with the iPhone 4 (but eventually quit), and not at all with the 4S - won't play anything from my phone's music library - won't even sync with the phone's clock. The only reaction it produces is to lower the phone's volume in an unstoppable manner. A waste of plastic, unless you want a plain-jane clock.
Summary: The iphone piece of this unit works perfectly: My phone plugged in no problem and charged fine. The sound was adequate, but I didn't buy it to substitute for a stereo. I bought it mostly for its ability to function as a clock, sadly the display fails utterly. The green light from the face has three brightness modes. At the high setting, it's so bright you can read a book by it at night. This makes it impossible for me to sleep with it shining by my head.
Summary: I received the unit today and it did not work. I contacted Philips and it took me three and a half hours to get them to agree to replace the unit. Their processes and polices are not user friendly to say the least. I will never buy another Philips product or recommend them to anyone.
Summary: As a clock, this thing is fine, but every model of iPhone and iPod I attach to it, it doesn't recognize. While it still charges, it won't allow you to play music or use any of the interactive features at all. I'm assuming this was just made for previous iPhone/iPod models long ago and has just become obsolete. Lame.
Summary: I received this little alarm clock, finally something simple that also charges my iphone. There are, however, issues that I couldn't overcome: - Firstly, as in other reviews, the volume on the alarm keeps increasing until the top is reached. Very annoying. I tried fixing it by taking the battery out and unpluging, but still doesnt work. - Secondly (and led me to end with this product) the alarm stopped recognizing my iphone 4s. This was really annoying.