Radio sounds great but the quality of the parts and materials is terrible
27 March 2014
Summary: I bought this a few years ago and initially was delighted with it. But after the warranty period expired, it developed problems. The rubberized coated started peeling and flaking off. OMG! My radio has leprosy! Keep in mind this has been babied and gently handled at all times.
Summary: I have to admit it, I am, or was, a sucker for Tivoli products. The design is wonderful. The ethos behind the design seems sound. Lots of folks rave about this stuff. I own two PALs and one Table Radio.
Summary: I like this radio a lot for all the reasons cited by other reviewers. Its Achilles Heel and fatal flaw is a cheesy switch for the On/Off/Freq selection which fails prematurely. I found only one other review which cited this problem.
Summary: We got one of these some years ago for about $130, and though that seemed a bit steep, this has been a swell little radio: easy to carry around the house, goes a long time on a charge, sounds good for its size. But $220??? What changed to make it cost $90 more?
Excerpt: The iPal were a great value when they were released. It's essentially a white version of their PAL portable radios to match the color of the iPod. They sounded great, ran for ~8 hours on battery and cost only $120.
Summary: Just a year ago this product was 100-130$. Good for the price but when I went to purchase a second one and saw a price hike on old technology in no way will I buy a second one. This is way overpriced for what it is.
Summary: It seems this company has jacked up the prices on all their products. The iPal used to cost $130 but now it's $199? That's insane. If you look at their other stuff everything is $50-$100 more than they were last year. How do they justify these huge price hikes?
Summary: I was pleased with the sound quality and FM reception of my iPal, but the antenna broke off the first week I had it and now, 2 months later, it has begun shutting itself off (losing power) a few minutes after being turned on. As well designed as it might be, it's still made in China!