Product Type: Exspect portable radios
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Member Name: chloeexo
Exspect iPod Clock / Radio / Speaker Cube
Advantages: Nice design, good alarm clock, good radio signal
Disadvantages: Bad speaker quality for ipod
Finding a device like this which allows ipods to be plugged in as well as being an alarm clock and a radio but is also small and stylish can be a tricky task, so when I received this I was really happy. It fits nicely on the bedside table and the silver colour matches both my taste and my room's colour scheme.
The first time I used it was as a radio, in which the signal was great and I had it pretty quiet. I found this to be perfectly fine, the sound was defined and there was no crackling or issues with radio signal. Because it fit on the bedside table it meant that the music was coming from right next to me as I sat on my bed.
The next use I had for it was as an alarm clock. It went off at the time I set it for, and it was very easy to set the alarm in the first place. If, like me, you find the light from alarm clocks to be a nuisance when you're trying to sleep, this is a good alarm clock as it isn't too bright. When the alarm went off, it was to the sound of the radio, and the volume was at a low setting as the alarm tone, something good as I left it turned up a bit higher than I would have liked to have woken up to before.
However when I plugged my iPod in, I turned it up to about mid to high volume for the cube, and it still wasn't all that loud. However it was rather distorted. There was little bass coming out of the speakers and it just made my music sound bad, to put it plainly. I quickly went back to using another way of playing music, which was a shame as otherwise this speaker cube is a great clock and radio. However as it was only about £10 I still happily use it for the functions it is good for.
If you're mostly searching for an iPod dock, this is not the right speaker, however if you want a good, pretty multi-function speaker, this is great.
Summary: Good for some of its functions.
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