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.
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.
Summary: I've tried several Airplay speakers and settled on this one for it's simple elegant looks but it could have been better and iHome may have completely abandoned it. There haven't been any updates and every now and then I have to name the speaker again even though it doesn't look like there are any...
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.
Summary: I am very tech savvy and yet cannot get this speaker to connect to my new Macbook or my iPad2 through their worthless app. I have spoken to "tech support" and confirmed the configuration of my wireless network as they requested yet it still does not connect.
Summary: I can't comment on the sound of this speaker since I was unable to get it stay paired to any of our devices (all Apple products; don't know if that makes any difference). I wanted to like this, but since getting it to work is obviously a prerequisite, it's going back.
Disappointed; it's range is very short. Keeps dropping the signal even when fairly close to the router.
Sandy Sea "Sandy Sea", Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: Since iHome plays well with Apple products, I had high hopes for it. It was easy enough to connect with my WiFi router, but the signal dropped frequently even when the speaker was fairly close to the router. For that reason, I consider it defective and I am returning it.
Believe All The Unfavorable Reviews on This Product (iW1)
David N. Knowles, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: I have been experieincing all of the issues that people have been reporting on the iHome iW1. Frequent random loss of connection to the WiFi when all of my other non-iHome devices rarely lose connection, disappearance from the AirPlay list on iPhone and iTunes, and now after only 20 months of...