• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't dock with protective case on

    • Written by from Yakima

    I received the iDL95 for Christmas in order to be able to charge my new iPhone6 and wake to a radio alarm clock. I had the old version for my old iPhone 4S and was looking forward to one for my iPhone6. Much to my disappointment, it won't work with the very slim protective case I have on my phone. In order to use it every night I would have to remove the protective case each night. Not going to happen. I will be returning this and continue my search. My old iHome unit worked just fine with the protective case on my phone, so this came as a complete surprise to me.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with case... deal breaker.

    • Written by from Evergreen

    I was disappointed when I discovered this device doesn't work with a case. Almost everyone I know has a speck or otter box protecting their iPhone. I'm not going to spend the time manipulating it in an out of the case every time I want to dock it. I was even more disappointed when I learned this may be Apple's fault for not coordinating the specifications for the case openings and the dock dimensions for their officially licenced lighting products. Brilliant, perhaps Apple could invest some of its billions of dollars to hire a humans factors engineer!

    Ok, rant complete. the iDL95 felt like a quality component. It instantly recognized my 5c, set the time on the clock and I was directed me to install the free iHome app(s). I thought the sound quality was pretty darn good for an alarm clock. Too bad I can't use them and will be returning the unit.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much Static

    • Written by from Surrey

    I loved the fact that this ihome had the lightning connector for my iPhone 5, but the static output is making me return this item. I've tried taking the battery out and "rebooting" the product to which the static stopped for 5 minutes then it started back up again. As soon as I unplug the power supply the static stops obviously.
    If it weren't for the constant buzzing from the static this would be a great product.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't dock with a case on your phone!

    • Written by from Thompson Station

    Unfortunately, you have to remove any protective case on your phone to be able to dock, a big inconvenience. That's the only complaint I have about this product.

    53 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Lightning Design

    • Written by from Butte

    There are a lot of complaints on the Web about the poor or non-working lightning connector on this unit. I too experienced this after purchasing this unit as a Christmas gift for my wife. After upgrading the firmware (had to use the USB interface to accomplish the firmware upgrade in case anyone else has this problem), the docking connector finally would recognize the iPhone (5S). The docking connector is not compatible with most cases, it works with one of our cases, (fortunately my wife's) but not the others I have tried (three other cases). It is a mystery to me how a company could spec out a product that does not give a great customer experience because they did not consider that most of us want to protect our valued Apple devices (without having to skin them for different uses). I read many reviews where customers were simply returning their iHome products because of this defect. Hope this help guide your decision.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!!

    • Written by from Tampa

    I was really disappointed when I went to my local Apple store and the iHome iDL100 was out of stock so I ended up getting the iDL95 instead. I am beyond happy with my purchase!! Even though I would have loved to have the option to charge a third device, I can overlook that. I love the many different options for the alarm, you can wake up with the buzzer, radio, dock or USB. Also, the alarm wakes you gently by steadily increasing the volume of the alarm. This was a feature that I loved on my old dock and haven't been able to find since then. I am extremely pleased with all of the features and would recommend this product to anyone!

    59 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Burbank

    I needed a new iHome after I got my 5s and I've had an iHome before and loved it.
    It is a straight forward product designed for apple products.
    When I turned the iHome on, I plugged my 5s in and the time on the iHome synced with my 5s which was great. I'm able to charge two devices (one via USB in the back )which is great.
    Sound is good for the price and is reliable.
    Looks great and blends with any style.
    Overall great product.

    80 of 86 people found this useful