Product Type: Jwin portable radios
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Reliable and smart
Member Name: iToast
Advantages: looks good, sounds good, doubles up as speaker and alarm
Disadvantages: Backlight comes on too much.
This product is attractive and slick enough to got well with any black iPod. I bought mine to go with my black nano, with which it looks very smart. It might also look good with a white iPod, but I expect that it would clash with the green pink or blue nanos.
~~Does it Work?~~
It worked straight out of the box, which is SO relieving, and I've had no problems with it at all. The alarm is perfectly easy to set, and allows you to wake up to iPod, Radio or buzzer. iPod and Radio are the only two real options though, as the buzzer is the most ungodly noise to wake up to.
It allows you to set up to two alarms, and allows you to set the volumes for the alarms. The screen will display what alarms are set and what you will wake up to.
The Radio function has no problems with it, and works with AM and FM. The reception is good, although the FM receiver is a long wire which could get in the way and/or spoil the look.
The remote control comes with one battery which has lasted almost 6 months now for me. The controls on the remote are satisfactory, although there is no menu button, so you can only go to the next or previous song using it.
The volume goes from 0 (hardly audible) to 40 (more than loud enough for most people)
The only slight criticism that I have is that the backlight on the alarm comes on automatically when:
you connect or disconnect the iPod
you switch it on
you switch it off
the alarm goes off.
I generally prefer the backlight to be off, so I don't like this. Also, once the backlight is on, you need to press the backlight button 3 times to turn it back off, as it cycles through different levels of brightness before turning off.
All in all, a good investment and worth buying
NB I have posted a similar review on Ciao under the same username. This one has been improved.
Summary: Does what it's supposed to and looks good too.
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