Excerpt: Does anyone remember the Apple Newton? It was arguably the first handheld mobile device and it was way ahead of its time. However, it had so many issues, it ultimately failed in the marketplace. Well, I remember the Newton. I owned four of them and I loved them all. Now, if you are wondering what my love of a failed Apple device has to do with a boombox, let me explain. The Newton had this thin, grippy, rubberized coating that made it look and feel different and cool.
Pros: "Love it" retro design, Pivoting dock connector, Decent sound, SRS digital signal processing built in, Convenient handle and strap
Cons: "Hate it" retro design, Weak FM, Bass just OK
Conclusion: iHome did itself proud with the iP4. Not only is this retro-styled boombox one of the better efforts at bringing back the feel of the ‘80’s (for those of us who care to remember), it also happens to sound pretty darn good, too. The look and feel of this speaker dock, combined with its portability and solid sonic prowess should make it a super hot holiday gift item this year.
Pros: Totally retro styling, Best sound from iHome yet, Five-band graphic EQ and SRS sound boost, Magnetic remote
Cons: No FM presets, Requires healthy adjustments to sound good