Conclusion: The SDI iHome iH5r alarm clock is a good first attempt at bridging the iPod-alarm clock gap. The sound quality left us slightly disappointed, but on par with several other options at the same price point. But, sound quality is generally not the selling point for an alarm clock. The functionality is straightforward, but makes some rookie mistakes we hope to see addressed in later revisions.
Pros: iPod integration; charges iPod; good looking
Cons: Below average sound quality; annoying alarm; limited iPod control