iLuv iMM173 Alarm Clock and Dual Dock for iPod and iPhone (Black)

iLuv iMM173 Alarm Clock and Dual Dock for iPod and iPhone (Black)

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  • Color: Black
  • Brand: iLuv
  • Model: iMM173
  • Original language: French, English
  • Dimensions: 4.72" h x 14.61" w x 8.74" l, 5.95 pounds
  • CPU: AMD Athlon 1 GHz
  • Memory: 128000MB DRAM
  • Hard Disk: 1GB
  • Processors: 1
  • Native resolution: 640x480
  • Display size: 669.2913385827
  • Compatibility (plays and charges): iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; iPhone 1G, 3G
  • Alarm clock has two docks for two iPods, two iPhones, or an iPod and an iPhone
  • Dual alarm clocks lets you wake up to a buzzer, FM radio, or iPod/iPhone
  • Features FM radio with 8 programmable presets; included remote control can be stored on the back of the device
  • Backed by a 1-year warranty

Product Reviews

From the Manufacturer
With the iLuv iMM173 alarm clock and dual dock for iPod and iPhone, you can charge your iPod and iPhone while you're sleeping and wake up to your favorite FM station or tunes from your iPod or iPhone. Featuring two integrated docks, an FM tuner, a large and easy-to-read display, and powerful built-in speakers, this unique bedside alarm clock lets you choose how you wake up every morning while making sure your iPod and iPhone are fully charged for the day.

The iLuv iMM173 alarm clock offers:
  • dual docks to charge and play from two iPods, two iPhones, or a combination of the two;
  • powerful speakers with jAura technology for great sound; and
  • an integrated FM radio and a remote control for operation from across the room.

Never lose the remote again--a magnet holds it in place when not in use. View larger.

The display gives a detailed explanation of the clock functions. View larger.

The iMM173 can charge an iPod and iPhone simultaneously. View larger.

jAura technology offers clear sound and great depth from the speakers. View larger.
Charge and Play Your iPod and iPhone
The iMM173 features two integrated docks that give you the option of charging up to two iPods and/or iPhones. Do this while you're sleeping, and when it's time to wake up, not only will your devices be fully charged, but you also can wake up to your favorite tunes.

And thanks to the system's powerful built-in speakers and jAura acoustic speaker technology, you'll get sound with depth and clarity that belies its small size, making this bedside clock ideal for the kitchen or other room in your house as well. Note: iPhones can be charged on both docks, but only one will be fully compatible while the other will show "airplane mode."

FM Radio, Remote Control, and Line-in Aux Port
If you'd like to listen to the news, weather, or the latest radio hits, the iMM173's built-in FM radio uses PLL digital tuning technology to ensure crystal-clear reception. The radio offers eight programmable presets, so your favorite stations are only a button-push away.

Or, connect another source--like the iPod shuffle, portable CD players, or other MP3 players--using the auxiliary line input. A remote control lets you operate the iMM173 from across the room, and a handy magnet on the back of the unit holds the remote when not in use.

Large, Bright Display with Dual Alarm Clocks
The iMM173 features a large easy-to-read LCD with a 10-level dimmer that lets you turn down the brightness at night when it's time to sleep. The time is easy to set, and a simple switch lets you change between standard and daylight savings time.

Dual alarm clocks, which offer the options of waking up to a buzzer, FM radio, or your iPod or iPhone tunes, ensure that your bedmate also wakes up on time. The iMM173 also offers a sleep option that lets you fall asleep to the radio or your iPod/iPhone. Plus, the alarm clock has treble and bass controls.

The iLuv iMM173 measures 11.2 x 3.4 x 7.2 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 5.3 pounds. It is backed by a 1-year warranty.

About iLuv
iLuv is a state-of-the-art, high-technology company that's dedicated to developing solutions and unique accessories for Apple iPod and other MP3 players. A division of jWIN Electronics (a licensed Apple supplier), iLuv has developed such new features as jAura Soundcell Technology to maximize the enjoyment of iPod recordings and extend the value and use for Apple iPod and most other MP3 players.

What's in the Box
iMM173 unit, AC adapter, remote control (batteries included), instruction manuals, warranty card.

iLuv is dedicated to protecting the environment.

Almost Perfect - EDITED
I was afraid that the iLuv Dual Dock would be too large for my end-table but it is the perfect size. I was also relieved to confirm that both docks will play and charge the 3G iPhone and newest iPods. The build quality is very high and the glossy plastic looks great but it is also a fingerprint magnet and hard to keep clean.

The reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars is because I disagree with the other two reviews before mine that state that the sound quality was great. I think it sounds rather poor. I would rate the sound a 3 out of 5 at best. If I was using this for listening to music I'd send it back. It sound nothing even close to the Bose and Altec-Lansing iPod speakers i've listened to. Luckily I'm only using it as a clock, alarm and for listening to podcasts.

Note: It also comes with a nice remote that attaches to the back with a built in magnet.

Since posting the review I've had the iLuv "crash", "lock up", "freeze" a few times. I need to be able to rely on my alarm and this is a real problem. The clock stays showing the time of the crash and all buttons stop functinoing. I have to power cycle the clock to get it going again. I'm going to call iLuv and see what they can do for me.

The features of this product are great...the problem is the clock constantly freezes and/or locks up. Twice the alarm did not go off because the clock had frozen. I returned the product for a replacement thinking maybe I got a dud. Well the replacement does the same thing. So I emailed the company to see what could be done. Three suggestions were given:

1. Make sure you are using the iPhone dock adapter (well duh)
2. Turn the power off before inserting the phone (well ok but not sure how this would help the clock freezing in the wasn't freezing when I was putting the phone in).
3. Power cycle the clock to reset...(ok I do this EVERY time it freezes).

So bottom line works great to listen to music...but if you need a clock or an alarm (which is probably why you are looking at an ALARM CLOCK) then this is unreliable and completely useless...just like the company's support.

Make SURE that it is version 1.1 or later!
I, like others that have mentioned so here, had a lot of problems with my original unit. It constantly froze when I connected my iPhone3G, or I would get the dreaded "Accessory not compatible" message on my iPhone screen. I put up with this for about a week before I contacted iLuv about the problem(s).
To their credit, they handled the issue very professionally. iLuv/jWin utilizes an online-only support system, which I was a little sceptical about at first. When it comes to product support and returns, I would usually rather speak with a live person. However, the iLuv system is more like a blog where you can log in and see the status/comments associated with your trouble ticket, and any questions or comments I had were always answered within an hour. Not bad at all.
What ended up happening is that iLuv sent me a brand new updated unit that was labeled as "Version 1.1" (and even had a new "Time Sync" feature that keeps the time between your phone and clock synced at all times - very handy. I didn't even have to set the clock initially - it just took the time from the phone). The end result is that I have had the new unit for a week now and not one issue. The bottom line - if you are having problems, contact iLuv. If you have version 1.0 of the product and are having problems with the iPhone3G, they will make it right.


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