iHome's iW1 airplay speaker is freaking amaaazing!

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  1. iSingandiDance, Apr 22, 2011
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    iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    Just got this email from iHome.

     
  2. almeallin macrumors newbie

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    could not agree more... when will it ever be released!
     
  3. bmat macrumors 6502

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    I know, this is ridiculous. I wanted some because they are advertised to link to multiple speakers at once, which bluetooth won't do. But I'm kinda tired of waiting.
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I'm getting really annoyed waiting for these. I know there are a couple other options, but they look tacky. Even the Zeppelin has that silly iPod dock there - I don't want the dock. I just want the speaker. I want the iW1! Grrr...
     
  5. zebrab macrumors newbie

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    Seriously... why put all the effort into becoming a launching partner for such a technology with apple and then letting it go to waste by taking a year or more to get your product to the market...

    as you said: RIDICULOUS

    If it didn't seem so cool I'd simply say: screw them... ;-)
     
  6. arizona654 macrumors newbie

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    One word....

    SONOS.

    Sonos does the same thing and then some. They use a different network than your 802.11g/n so no chance of interference so your units will play perfectly in sync. Plus they have a hook into Airplay.

    I have been waiting for the iW1 since they announced Airplay (before CES.) At this point, Sonos is a better move.

    Lots of companies say "X Coming Soon" at CES, and then finally release it a year later at the next CES (see Vizio and Hulu Plus).
     
  7. zebrab macrumors newbie

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    Just had to send out my disappointment about their lame product launch timeframe to IHome and got a pretty quick response...

    The content of the response is not that quick, thought... ;)

     
  8. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    According to their facebook page, it says "by the end of this summer"

    I really hope it releases before August. My BestBuy Reward points expire in July.

    At the moment, it's looking like a pipe dream. :(
     
  9. zebrab macrumors newbie

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    As I said, the guy from the iHome press desk says September... but good luck for a July-release... I highly doubt it.
    Why would they state a release date after a complaint that is too far out in the future?
     
  10. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, I didn't know what "September" meant since there was no kind of formal formatting in that response. Can't really blame him though. Bet he's been getting that same email ad nauseum.

    Time to use up those reward points.
     
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Wow - i can't believe now it's september.

    This stuff isn't rocket science. It's just a speaker w/ some wireless tech - everyone else has already released theirs. Also, iHome is pretty good at releasing products all the time, as they have so freaking many - hopefully they can get their act together! I'd buy an alternative, but this one looks so classy....
     
  12. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Not in my lifetime.

    I have been wondering this very same thing myself. I have practically given up on it ever being released though. I do remember and check the site about once a month, and always nothing.

    If I get something it will probably be the Sonos just to spite these iHome folks for taking so long.
     
  13. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The iHome site has been updated with a .pdf of the Quick Start Guide: http://www.ihomeaudio.com/iW1BC/

    Everything seems fairly streamlined.

    It's becoming more real.
     
  14. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That page does not exist.
     
  15. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    yes it does.
     
  16. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    404 for me....
     
  17. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Too expensive. I'd rather GenevaLab for that price!
     
  18. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No it doesn't. 404 error for me too.
     
  19. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd.

    I've attached screenshots of the webpage and the .pdf file.
     

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    I hope the sound is good. In principle, I really want one of these. I love the idea of being able to pick it up and move it around the house.
     
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    I really hope this thing turns out to be worth the wait....
     
  22. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? After all this time, that's true? That may be a deal breaker. I was hoping to put one in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.... and have my iPhone stream to all 3 in sync...
     
  24. zebrab, Jul 22, 2011
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    This is false!

    I have an airplay device in my kitchen and one in my living room. I can stream from my mac (using remote app and I am pretty sure IOS Itunes app as well) to either one AND both devices! That was an issue early on but had been fixed a while ago.

    [Update]
    Sorry, must've gotten it wrong. It doesn't work from the IOS' Itunes app to more than one device... I unsually only use my mac for streaming to the devices and control it with the remote app as my music library plus email plus apps won't fit into my IPhone's lousy 32GB.
     

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