Summary: I just recently purchased this clock radio at a Dollar General for $3.20. It is amazing. I love it. I can not believe my luck at finding this product on clearance. It works fantastic and I love the ipod functions of this clock radio. I have not had any problems with my device at all.
Important technical information and major problems
Audrey "avid reader", Amazon
24 January 2009
Summary: Here is important information not currently shown in Amazon.com techical information for this product: According to the box, this clock radio is made for iPod nano (1st generation), iPod (4th generation), iPod mini (1st & 2nd generation, iPod with video (5th generation), iPod photo (4th generation).
Summary: What to do when you want a basic clock radio with a small footprint, an accommodation for your Ipod, and you are not looking for big sound and a big price? Consider the RCA RP5500i. I've had mine for over a year and I'm still glad I bought it.
Summary: There is a great deal to like about this clock radio, but I am convinced there is a circuit design problem that cannot be ignored. I have owned two of them, primarily attracted to the usb port feature that will play songs in mp3 directly from a usb flash drive.
Summary: Works very well but had two design problems. The 'drawer' would not open. Spring was in wrong place. Fixed OK. The insert for an I-Pod Nano would not accept it, too short. Bit of filing and now is fine. The USB is super. Volume should allow presets for wake up. It doesn't.
Summary: Don't buy this for the radio, which in terms of sound quality is just like any other clock radio, but instead, buy it for the Ipod attachment and it's other features. I listen to my ipod while going to sleep and now I don't have to have the earbuds in my ears or possibly roll over onto the ipod or,...
Summary: This is a sleek clock radio with a very handy way of plugging in your Ipod. You receive a whole set of Ipod base adapters so that you can use a variety of models. Having said that, be advised that this unit is not for those who will want to listen to radio very much.