Conclusion: Simply put, the iLuv tries to do too much and fails. It's not that this iPod speaker dock sounds awful or doesn't work. What really ails the iLuv is that it can be a royal pain to operate. It may be feature-loaded, but there are several simpler, better products on the market.
Pros: Decent audio quality. CD player (for data CDs, too). USB player. Alarm clock works with iPod. Internal memory stores 32 tracks.
Cons: Controls are not intuitive. Covered in stickers. Remote is lousy.
Excerpt: (1 items) iLuv’s newest tabletop stereo and alarm clock, the $200 i199 , provides nice sound, iPod docking, a CD player, and a radio in a great-looking package. It also includes innovative features like Bluetooth streaming and album modes, although these feature work better in theory than practice and seem more like gee-whiz add-ons. iLuv did a great job with the i199’s appearance.
Pros: Great sound, Works well with a wide variety of audio sources, Impressive alarm clock functions, Nice overall design, Unique Bluetooth features, Outputs to TV or entertainment center
Cons: Enormous footprint has potential to swallow nightstands. No iPod track metadata display