Summary: I got about a year's use out of mine, which seems to be all you can expect nowadays. What I liked most about it was the portable size, the design, and the fact that the sound quality was not bad for casual entertainment. But it was cheaply made. The top plastic started turning yellow only after a short time, despite the fact that it was used indoors-only and was never placed in direct sunlight.
Summary: Liked how portable and lightweight it is.I also like the option to either plug it in when I'm at home or use batteries when camping, just love it. Great sound to. Would definately recomend it.
Summary: JVC RAP10 Boombox for iPod (iPod not included) The device is good. Looks good and sounds good too. BUT BE AWARE THAT THE plastic attachment (holder) will NOT work for your NEW iPod Nano or other. BUT IT STILL WORKS without the attachment. The only drawback is the compatibility with iPod. Previous reviewers had cliam different results on the same product. Let me tell you the real truth.
Summary: The RAP10 is a great value. We were looking to replace a radio that we had in the bathroom to listen to in the morning while getting ready for work. My wife chose the JVC RAP10 as the replacement. For the unit's size, it's a great little iPod clock radio with decent sound. Having the ability to add our iPod nano when we want a little of our own music is a nice feature. It also has a miniplug line-in for other MP3 players if you don't have an iPod.
Summary: Pros: This is a great way to get your iPod heard. Runs off the included AC adapter or batteries. Charges your iPod while on AC power. The remote control is nice too, I put a velcro pad on the back of the remote so I could stick it to the unit. Cons: Lacks bass and midrange. A little hard to carry around, it's a small round case and there is really nothing to grab onto.
Sean Maytum "Think different use a Hackintosh", Amazon
1 June 2007
Summary: I needed something fast in order to have some ambient music in the background at a telescope party. I received this unit in about 2 days! Thanks Amazon. As far as sound goes it is not the best: it has very little bass(you can tell by how light this thing is. But it does what you need it to do for forty bucks. It charges the ipod and it allows for toggling from song to song from the unit. I would recommend this unit only to people that don't need bass in their mix.
Summary: Before buying this item I checked reviews from other customers and also expert reviews. Opinions varied. Consumers said they were happy. Among the experts, the iLounge guy seemed very pleased, while others were not so happy about the JVC RAP10. But the price was good, so I decided to take the risk, and do not regret it one bit. It is a very good product in its category, especially considering the promotional price.
Summary: This boombox works with any iPod that uses a dock connector. I've tested it with my iPod 15GB Gen3 and my iPod Nano Gen1 and they both work. My friend also got one and it worked with his iPod Video. The sound quality isn't as great as I'd hope, but it's not too bad, plus it's smaller than I expected making it extremely portable.
Best Features for the price - Alarm, FM radio, Ipod Dock and Portable
B. Moore, Amazon
10 May 2007
Summary: This unit sounds pretty good, much better than a typical alarm clock. The ipod alarm/speaker market has a lot to choose from but options are very limited if you want a unit that has an alarm and is also a portable speaker system (6 AA batteries). There are other options such as iHomes iH26 but you will pay between $60-100 new. At $40 this is a great deal.
Summary: The sound on these is excellent for such a small unit. I was very surprised by the fullness of the sound and how well the room was covered. Despite what the other reviewer says, this unit DOES work with the new 2nd gen Nano. I have a green 4GB Nano and it fits perfectly on the dock. Granted, the adapters may not fit the Nano I have, but it frankly didn't need one. It stood tall on its own with no chance of damage due to it incredibly low weight.