Summary: I usually don't write reviews but this product deserves it. I am very sceptical about reviews but decided to take the plunge and bought two of these, one for me and one as a present. I already own a Bose dock so I know good sound when I hear it. The unit looks great in high gloss black and is slightly curved giving a clean modern look. It feels like a quality made product and has a very easy to use micro remote: play, skip track, increase/decrease volume etc.
Summary: With 500 plus reviews nearly all positive here is a short review to try and answer some doubts and questions. I am using a 3rd generation 32GB Itouch, as well as a 2nd gen Nano I can confirm there are no charging issues with either unit and both fit perfectly. The Nano uses the supplied adaptor which just slots in and out without any effort or strain.
Summary: Sorry to spoil the 5-star party, but I had problems with this and had to return it. Docking was initially ok with two iPod 80GB Classics and an iPhone 3G, but after a couple of months, of very light usage I hasten to add, both iPods and iPhone would not connect properly with the male pin connector - I really don't know why, as there was nothing loose and the connection seemed firm.
Summary: Ok lets get the two negative things out of the way first. If you try to connect an iPhone 3GS up to this dock, it will tell you it isn't made to work with the 3GS and prompts you to activate Aircraft Mode to reduce audio inteference. If you press no, it still works just fine. That said, I haven't been called while using the dock to play music, so I have no idea how bad the interference will be.
Summary: After I saw the very high reviews in Amazon web site I could not resist the feeling to buy this as a dock for my newly bought iphone 3G. Thats where it went wrong as it is not fully compatible with iphone 3G (but it is my fault that I did not check properly about the compatibility). It can play music from iphone 3G but does not charge that so I have to charge it seperately.
Summary: Klipsch iGroove iPod Speaker System Black Have just bought this item from Amazon at just under £70. I have an 8GB, 4th generation ipod nano, which was a gift. Im not that technical but using the adaptor cradle provided, I had no trouble inserting the ipod and it played straight away.It sounds fab - very rich and if you need it, easily powerful enough for a large room at home.
Summary: Having spent ages deciding on a speaker system for my Ipod I settled for the Klipsch mainly on other recommendations. I am glad I did. The sound quality from the Klipsch is unbelievable. I listened to the Bose system in a large electrical store on my Ipod and there is no difference in sound quality. The only difference is the Klipsch is half the price. The build quality is superb. I like the 4 pin DIN connector as it is really solid and secure.
Summary: Love the product but should just point out that for new generation ipod touch, while it is a dock it does not recharge whilst in use. This is the only drawback if you are going to use it for an extended period ie: a party. If it was not for this one point I would have given all 5 stars. For the money the sound quality is fantastic, almost too much bass, and I never thought I would say that for such small speaker unit.
Summary: This is the best sounding dock available in my view (for more enthusing about how great this sounds see the other reviews). BUT you should be aware of some bad points too. This unit is not compatible with any iPod alarm clock function. When there's no music going into it the iGroove automatically shuts down after ten minutes so you can't use the iPod alarm with the 3.5mm jack either. With the iPod docked there is no low volume on this thing!
Summary: I have, within the last week, become the owner of both an ipod touch (check my review on that if you want) and this speaker system. Before I go any further, I need to make it clear that this is not a Bose (or any other make) bashing excercise. My first exposure to the Bose Sound Dock was in a 5 star hotel in Dublin that has them in every room along with an ipod (or you can bring your own ipod and dock it) - nice touch I thought.