Product Type: Amethyst digital audio accessories
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Amethyst iPig iPod Speaker Dock
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Amethyst iPig iPod Speaker Dock
Advantages: easy to use - sounds great - looks great
Disadvantages: changable heads dont fit iPhone 4 as packaging claims
I first saw this iPig early last year when out shopping and I thought it looked very cute but was not something I would neccessarily purchase myself. However on my 24th birthday last year I had been given this by my now ex-boyfriend as a part birthday present. From what he told me he had bought it from Amazon.
He had been looking for a music dock for my iPhone 4 and because I had pointed out how cute this one is in the past and the fact that the box states it does support iPhone 4's he decided on this one.
As well as the iPig you also get a remote control so your not forever having to run to the dock to control it and also a 3.5mm AUX input to connect to a TV, game console or other music sources.
You also recieve a number of different changable plastic connectors depending on what type of iPod/iPhone you have so that it sits in the top correctly.
What does it look like?
The iPig is mainly hot pink in colour and sits on four little legs. It has a mouth and nose feature (the mouth actually lights up in different colours when the dock is in use) and the eyes are actually speakers. The ears on the top operate the volume - one of the ears puts the volume up and the other puts it down.
Here I will give you the following detailed spec for those who know their stuff about iPod docks.
*2.1 Stereo Speaker System
*Humanized Touch Volume Control
*Remote to control the speakers and iPod
*Adjustable Bass and Treble
*5 Speakers positioned for maximum sound seperation and distribution with tweeters and midrange.
*Total output of 25+ Watts
*Airflow optimized design for consistent sound performance
*Bass Reflex Technology
*Shape designed to deliver 360 Degrees of Sound
*ROHS compliant, Eco-Friendly material and components
What have I used it for?
In the past I have played music through it directly from my iPhone and my iPod and I have also connected it to my TV when playing on the playstation.
Without fail each time I have used it, the sound comes out great and I think its important that you can play around with the sound settings like you can on this one, otherwise it can come out sounding distorted if you are playing bass music.
Ease of use
The dock is very easy to set up and was also very easy for me to connect up to my Playstation so I would think its likely it works well with other sound sources.
My 6 year old daughter also loves this and she has no problems using it.
Overall appearance looks great - it definetly is the cutest ipod dock out there and would be more suited to a teenager / young woman who loves pink and cute things - or a young girl.
Its very easy to use and does sound great compared to other iPod docks I have seen.
One thing I hate about this dock however is the fact that it is supposed to work with iPhone 4's as the packaging claims - there is changable heads for the top of the dock to place your music device in - when you use these to try and sit the iPhone 4 into it doesn't sit properly and can take a while fiddling round and having to move the iPhone 4 around before you get any sound out of the speaker. It is a bit of a pain to me, and if this will annoy you and you want to purchase this to use with an iPhone 4 I personally wouldn't bother.
Price & Availability
These seem to be cheaper on Amazon but you do find them in many shops and you can also buy in black, yellow and white - if you don't want a pink one.
Summary: looks very cute! but wouldnt recommend for use with an iPhone 4
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