Summary: Bought it Nov. 2012, by April 2014 the rechargeable batteries would not hold a charge. Otherwise, the unit worked pretty well, but what's the point of a wireless, battery powered portable speaker that's not really portable after 18 months?
Summary: Don't waste your time or money on this unless you have ipad or iphone. When following the instructions exactly, the internet address given gets no response at all making this useless except to manually hook up to ipod. Thought I was doing something wrong and waited until I could get someone to help and then it was too late to return. The worst thing I have ever bought on amazon.
Summary: For a wireless speaker setup it's not bad. Having 3 different apps (and thats not including the paid ones) makes the company look disorganized and scattered. One unified app to adjust settings and whatever else is a better solution. Outside of that, the speakers perform well.
Summary: Nice looking and sounding speaker. But always had intermittent problems with it dropping off the network, especially if it was moved. Even when other devices have 5 bars, the iW1 would drop. I am not sure if that was an AirPlay issue or an iW1 issue; either way it was a problem. Then after a year, the speaker will not "boot". Will not even work using the auxiliary jack; is essentially useless.
Summary: At first I was not sure about buying this Airplay speaker because of the "Wifi Issues" or sound while using the AirPlay. I'm been using it a lot lately, here are my 2 cents: Recommendation: * Make sure you have a strong wifi coverage, if your coverage is weak buy extra wifi router/access point to place it around the house (Buy cheap ones,I have this one...
Works sometimes, purchased through discount jungle, not a new product
Craig Mirabella, Amazon
29 April 2013
Summary: Received it last week - third one of these. This one isn't so great as the others. Music drops out a lot, probably due to wi-fi range. My biggest issue is that it's not "new". I plugged it in and used the iHome app to set it up, and it told me that the "name" of the unit, which is usually "iHome iW1 2384iasidr 23" or some other code, was instead "Brian's speaker". So it became evident to me that Brian didn't want it for some reason or another.
Summary: When it was working, it would constantly cut out when streaming music. Sometimes when using the remote to turn the volume down, it would go UP instead. The "buttons" on top are impossible to see. Trying to use the functions is like trying to read a non-Braille book if you are blind. Then it just stops working altogether. Completely non-responsive. Rebooting/resetting does not work. No response from the company when contacted. This happened on two different units.
Summary: I was so excited to receive this wireless speaker. The set up was very easy and straightforward. But that is where the good ends. The audio quality on this speaker is terrible. Volume does not get very high and at the higher end it leaves much to be desired. I tried this out for a couple hours and packed it back up and now it's being returned and I will get the Bose system I should have initially purchased.