Product Type: Intempo in PC Speakers
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Pukka pink sounds!
Intempo Digital IDS-01NP
Member Name: shoe_gal_84
Intempo Digital IDS-01NP
Advantages: Great sound quality, fun to use, attractive, charges ipod, reasonably priced
I was bought these ipod speakers around 5 years ago as a gift. I had owned my ipod for a year or so before getting the speakers, so was just used to listening to music through my earphones.
On opening the gift, I remember thinking 'Wow, it's pink! It will match my ipod perfectly' ... and it did. It is a bright and vibrant pink, which perfectly complimented the pink ipod nano which I owned at the time. I had never heard of the 'Intempo' brand before, and therefore assumed that the sound quality wouldn't be that great. I was well and truly proved wrong from the moment I plugged the speakers in. Upon reading up about the product, it descibes the speakers as 'Powerful 2x6 watt RMS with neodymium speakers & 3D super bass design.'
The whole thing is really simple to use. The docking station itself consists of one unit with space for an ipod in the centre and two decent sized speakers either side. There are small, touch sensitive volume buttons on the base of the dock, which are very effective. The volume can be turned up to a pretty decent level, which I love!
The back of the docking station has a a socket for the cable to the mains to be plugged into, and a power button. There are no options to use batteries with this product, it must be plugged into the mains at all times. There are also sockets marked 'USB' and 'Aux', I have never used either of these and can't really understand why you would use headphones through the dock rather than just through the ipod itself! The USB socket may be useful for plugging into a computer. I also really love the fact that this will charge your ipod whilst you are using it, which is really handy.
The system also comes with a really cute, pink remote control. This enables you to skip forwards or backwards a track, turn the volume up or down and turn the dock on or off. It's not something I really thought it needed, but I love using it!!!
I don't know enough to comment on anything especially technical, but I listen to all genres of music, from metal to reggae and pop to rock. I find that all of my music sounds really great through these speakers and I now listen to my ipod a lot more than I ever had before. It has lasted incredbly well - sticking with me through 5 house moves and even joining me on a couple of holidays! 5 years on, the speakers are as good as they were on the day that I got them.
I would recommend this product to anyone who loves music and wants to make their ipod accessible in their home. I have had a look online and it seems to retail for around £29.99, although there is currently a boxed product on Ebay for £14.99. This is incredibly good value for money and I would say that it's well worth every penny.
Summary: Well worth a listen!