Sony ICF-C7IP Clock Radio Review - quit working

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by robertpetry, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. robertpetry macrumors 6502

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    Indianapolis, IN
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    At first I really liked this Sony clock radio.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RB1XY8/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title

    Pros:
    - nice looking
    - great sound for the size
    - excellent screen
    - lots of features

    Cons:
    - too light, lifts off the nightstand when I try to take my phone out. So 2 hands required typically.
    - buttons scattered all over the front, top, sides, back. It can be confusing and very hard to touch it w/o hitting a button or two!

    Still, I really liked it until recently. I have had it for 9 months and it has now started losing it's connection with the phone over night. I will plug the phone in when going to bed. Make sure it is connected and charging, and set my alarm. About 1 in 5 nights it loses it's connection somehow and the phone quits charging. So when I get up it is at 80-90% charged instead of fully charged.

    Not too big of a deal EXCEPT that when it is set for the alarm to play the iPhone/iPod and it is not connected to one, no sound is made!!! The screen flashes that an alarm is going off but there is no sound! I have over slept several times now and have to quit using the alarm feature because of this. Very disappointing.

    I called Sony and their advice was to unplug it for 60 seconds and try it again. Uh, yeah.

    Only a 90 day warranty so now I am looking for something else.
     
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

    Rayfire

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    Aw that sucks. I've had mine for two years already and still the dock connection for the iPhone is working well and charging pretty good. I hope you get yours resolved.
     

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