Summary: I bought 4 of these speakers during the holidays in November 2014; Best buy had a deal of the day, where they sold them for $49.99 a pop. I figured why not? Now, I've seen a lot of complaints on here about the wifi reception, and more importantly, the sound quality.
Summary: I've had this for a few years. In theory it would be fine with nice sound, design, battery life, etc. The problem is that the airplay connection is incredibly unreliable. The *majority* of the times I try to use it, it cuts out within a song or two.
Looks great, Sounds great, cant stay connected to airplay.
19 February 2015
Summary: Sorry iHome, I've wanted your products since they came out. You need to hire better engineers to bring your beautiful designs up to the build quality they are housed in. Our Airplay cuts out for about 10seconds every 1 minute. We have an updated Apple Airport Extreme AC router with great saturation.
Summary: It constantly drops connection with the network and is real pain to reconnect. I basically don't use it any more. Was also unimpressed with the battery life length. I would suggest a BlueTooth speaker unless you are creating a whole-house networked system.
Simply a waste of money and time...I took a chance despite poor reviews, Don't do it!
Jason Donovan, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: This product is even worse than I imagined after reading the reviews. It was on sale for $49.99, so I took a chance despite the poor ratings. The setup is ridiculous. The app to connect it to my WiFi network didn't even recognize the device when I connected to my Ipad, and nothing I could do would...
Good audio overshadowed by terrible everything else.
9 December 2014
Summary: This speaker seemed like such a great setup when we received it as a gift. Easily portable around the apartment, compatible with Airplay (and more importantly Airfoil), and decent sound. However, the iW1 disconnects and stutters constantly.
Not too bad. Can be difficult to get it working consistently. Overall Im happy.
A. Solis "RM", Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: I got two of these units through a best buy promotion when upgrading my cell phones to iphone 5s. So I figured, what the hey, Ill take em. First off, set up was easy however performance was inconsistent. It was hit or miss if airplay would dete3ct the two speakers or not.