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.
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.
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.
Summary: I carefully followed the instructions, and I had it working on my wifi network... for a minute. Then it stopped working. No matter how many times I power cycled this thing, it just wouldn't respond anymore. The ipad/iphone setup app is terrible also. No useful feedback.
Pros: has a lot of features, but they aren't any good if it doesn't work
If I could rate it ZERO or even negative stars... I WOULD!
Louis M. Zanca "cyberjunkyfreak", Amazon
28 November 2012
Summary: I've been a technology geek for 20+ years and have a professional career in computers and networks. I usually do a lot of research before buying a product, however this iW1 product unfortunately happened to be a spur of the moment purchase during a visit to a local retailer.
Unreliable, Frustrating and Disappointing Waste of Money
11 September 2012
Summary: I bought the iHome 1W1 Airplay wireless speaker to use in my kitchen. I wanted a portable speaker to play my iPad through when I had people over my house for get-togethers and parties. I have a time capsule is set up in the study, about 200 feet away.