Product Type: Gear4 speakers
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Gear 4 CRG-70W- A handy little iPhone docking system
Member Name: lorrainek858
Advantages: looks great, does the job, is compatable with other phones through using headphone jack
Disadvantages: none for me
I bought my Gear 4 iPhone speakers last Christmas when I had my iPhone 3gs in Currys last year for £45 on a special deal, which I think was a really good price, I bought it because I wanted something to listen to music on in my room and also because I thought it was rather funky looking and it was cheaper than other iPhone docking systems in store.
This docking system is compatible with the iPhone 3gs, it charges the phone while you are using it which is quite handy as it means that your battery won't run done while you are listening to music.
There is a date and time displayed on the main boxes screen in blue, its rather funky and modern looking and more importantly it is really easy to set the date and time on this device, all the instructions are easily laid out in the manual if you don't manage to work it out for yourself.
There is also an alarm feature on this device which is quite handy, and is definitely loud enough to wake me up on time for work.
This docking system can be plugged in at home and does not need batteries in order to run, this was a big plus for me as I hate having to constantly change batteries.
There are 3 different functions on this docking system, they are:
Listen to music though iPhone
These features are really easy to skip through by pressing a button on the top of the main cube and selecting your desired feature.
There are finally some volume buttons on the main cube that are very self explanatory, the volume level ability on this device are quite loud and I never need to turn it up to full power.
What it Looks Like
I really like the way that this docking device looks, there are three separate cubes, two are speakers and one is the main cube that holds the time and date on it in blue lights, this cube is also where you put your iPhone when you want to listen to music.
The cubes can either stand side by side, or on top of each other, or in any design or pattern that you like, I like to keep mine two on the bottom and the main cube on top, sort of in pyramid stance
What I think
I am really happy with my Gear 4 purchase, I am currently unable to use the actual main iPhone dock because I upgraded to the iPhone 4s, however I can actually connect my iPhone 4 into this docking system by hooking it up to the headphone jack at the top of the phone, this is good as the docking system isn't completely wasted which is fantastic, but I cannot charge my iPhone 4s as this as the actual main dock (which allows charging) is only for the iPhone 3gs which is understandable but a little annoying.
However when I actually had my old iPhone 3gs, I was able to charge my phone and listen to music through the main dock and it was really simple to do and the quality of the sound that came from the dock was great.
The docking system looks really nice and is really easy to use, and when I was using it with my iPhone I found it so easy to play music from it.
The sound quality that comes from this system is quite good, clear and crisp when using my iPhone to play music and also on the radio there is not much fuss, it is quite easy to pick up a good strong radio signal with this device, it is very clear and I can adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
Overall I would give this docking system 5 out of 5 stars, it looks the part and is really easy to use and the sound quality that comes from both the radio and the iPhone is really good quality. I think this is a really good buy and would recommend it to anyone with an iPhone 3gs.
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Summary: A great docking device if you have a 3gs
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