Summary: I was under the impression this would work with my 4th gen IPOD touch - not so. I even called Sony who confirmed it would not work with an IPod Touch 4 gen. When I called Electronics Expo their customer service person was "oh well". This is the first really bad experience I've had through Amazon and based on the attitude of Electronic Expo customer service I'd never buy from them again.
Frickin' awesome, serves as an excellent iPod/iPhone speaker system.
Christopher Wanko "-C", Amazon
22 June 2011
Summary: I bought a boombox dock a few years back and hated the weak sound and crummy construction. I just got an iPhone 4 from work and have sev-1 on-call responsibility (if it escalates high enough), so I needed the phone close to me in case of a work call. I always liked Sony electronics and figured it would be a good investment if it worked out. It's worked out extremely well.
best iPod/iPhone clock radio, but look for iPhone 4 version
Paul Christensen "gadget geek", Amazon
23 May 2011
Summary: I've owned the previous two versions of this Sony iPod/iPhone clock radio, and I still say it is the best you can buy. I just keep buying them for more rooms / friends and everyone seems to agree. What is confusing, and Sony hasn't helped themselves here, is that there are different versions of this clock radio, all with the same part number. I bought two at a local store only to discover that one supported up to the iPhone 3GS, and the other the iPhone 4.
Summary: Very buggy. It will work half the time. If you try to operate iPod through touch screen - it will not wake you up. for the last couple months it was a whole procedure to put in in base the way it would recognize the iPod. Got the Altec Lasting to replace it. Decent quality and you operate the dock through iPod including Alarm App.
Summary: I don't know about the longevity, hence the lower rating on that. I love the ease of use, the clock is easy to see from a distance. I just pop the ipod or iphone on the clip and let it set. When the phone rings, the music stops playing, and then continues once phone call is over (this is when iphone is on the dock. The sound is very very good.
Summary: I have 3 of these, one in my bedroom, one in my study and I bought this particular one for my daughter for xmas. There is slight difference between this model and the previous model. The older model had an adjustable knob for the back - IMHO that was an excellent feature as you could adjust it to fit just about any ipod / iphone. This model loses that option and they just give you some dock inserts. Maybe they were trying to save $$?
Summary: Ok, excuse my dorky "Street Fighter" throwback, but these speakers truly are incredible. Incredible and unexpectedly powerful for such a tiny little system. I bought these for my husband for Christmas. He is not exactly an audiophile in the sense of collecting every top rated device out on the market or anything, but he has a profound love for music and he has said these speakers have allowed him to hear sounds in his favorite albums that he never knew existed because...
Summary: So, it's Thanksgiving day, and I'm reading the Black Friday ads. I was toying between this radio and the iHome iA5 or the IP90. I saw this one on sale at Best Buy for $59. Low and behold, it was on sale for the same price on Amazon. So, do I get up at 4AM, go to Best Buy, fight the crowds, and hope I get it, do I go at 10 after the crowds have died down and hope it might be there, or do I hit a "buy now" button from Amazon from the comfort of my recliner and have it...
Summary: I investigated several units before purchasing this one. I was looking for units that had the following: clock/alarms/iPhone 3GS compatibility/AM Radio/FM Radio. This was one of the few products that had all of the required features. I have been using it for about a month and it works great.