Display product as stated in description but buttons don't work even with iphone docked and ihome app...
Carla "carla polycarpo", Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: I am disappointed at the product because the buttons don't work even with iphone docked and ihome app. Also, it doesn't have an instruction manual... Although it is a display product, I don't understand why it can't have the instructions and why the buttons don't work. In any case, it wouldn't be fair with the vendor (that seems to be an honest person) to leave a bad rating.
Summary: Nice size. Has some serious quirks and the updated app(s) for it are not all that user friendly. Overnight News doesn't work at all, buttons on the backside are tough to feel out. A bit gaudy when iPhone isn't docked in. Probably the future of iPhone integration into the sleep place but needs more work. If not an early adopter, beware.
Summary: Owning a higher end iHome device (iA9), the sound on this unit seems empty, lacking much depth. However, this is also a much cheaper unit, making that a reasonable sacrifice. I think this was designed more for people who want to just use it as an alarm clock or for listening to music while working, and for that it works well. Many complaints in the reviews boil down to: 1) the iPod connector is flimsy and 2) the snooze button is hard to hit behind the phone.
Summary: The iPhone 4 bumper that Apple provides to correct the antenna problem must be removed to use the iPhone with the iHome IA5. The bumper case interferes with the connection. I expect that after removing the bumper every night, it will break. Otherwise, the iHome+Sleep free app and the app enhanced iHome IA5 is a wonderful product.
Summary: I've owned other iHome devices that were pretty solid, unfortunately this one isn't one of them. As others have noted, the light on the back of the unit is too bright. Also the accompanying software leaves a lot to be desired. The software is not intuitive and is very buggy.