Do you see this giganto iPad keyboard that looks like what a typewriter would look like if the typewriter never died? It's iHome's brand new iDM5. It's also much more than your run of the mill iPad keyboard! Not only can you connect the keyboard with any tablet, it also works as a bluetooth speaker AND a speaker phone…
Combining old school inspiration with a stark design full of sharp lines and a matte finish, iHome's iP4 boombox simultaneously makes nods to the outlandish, button crazy gadgets of the past, and the flat, minimal designs of the now. I think I'm swooning.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
We think Airplay—Apple's wireless streaming technology—is great. But we're wondering when all the great gear to go along with it will ship.
iHome wants to get rid of your loose cables and chargers and replace them with their base docking station. The not-so-elegantly named iB969 is a good looking hub that charges your iPhone, iPad, and any ol' gadget that connects through USB.
It's not the first Zune dock (I believe Altec Lansing has the honor there), but this ZN90B one from iHome features an all-important alarm function and fits both Zune and Zune HD models.
Let's put it out here: My sleeping habits suck. Eventually I'll improve them and maybe something like the iHome+Sleep iPhone app will help by keeping track of snoozing patterns and everything else that goes on during the night. Maybe.
The iHome iP1 is, unquestionably, iHome's best attempt at building a quality iPod dock yet. But I shudder to think it's a $300 machine. And if you care to know why, read on in my somewhat unconventional, completely self-indulgent review.
We don't want to call it cheating, but headphones that can double as speakers? Doesn't this sort of paradox generally open a black hole that swallows Earth?
Did you know that a laptop cannot function on your desk? It's true, the thing won't even boot. Luckily, iHome's iStand is saving the world from this technological travesty.
For an iPod dock anyway. Most impressive is the woofer and tweeter pushing through a transparent pane of lucite-like plastic in the front. There's also some kind of active EQ that iHome's pretty proud of.
It's that time again, kids! What time, you ask? Time for the iPod Dock Battlemodo where contestants from Bose, Sony, Altec-Lansing, Logitech, Klipsch, iHome, JBL and iLuv battle it out to the death.
The Gadget: iHome's iP47 speakerphone has an unbelievable amount of integrated functions, like A2DP stereo Bluetooth connectivity, iPhone/iPod docking, GSM interference shielding, iPod alarm clock playback, AM/FM radio and on-board dialing direct from the unit. And, it has a remote control. It's one of the only iPhone…
It's pretty amazing that no one's made an alarm clock radio for the Zune yet—it's been out for a year and a half already—but iHome's stepped up to the plate. The ZN9 has dual alarms, separate weekday/weekend times, backlit LCD, and of course a Zune dock. It's similar in functionality to this other iHome alarm clock…