Which is the best Ihome clock/radio for 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by kjiphone, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. kjiphone macrumors member

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    I have an older version of the ihome and it will not charge my new 3GS. I have looked at acouple different models and wondered if anyone had any advice?
     
  2. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    I got the iHome iP9 from Costco. Good price. Seems to work pretty well. I am fairly happy. But, I also like Costco's return policy in case I end up not liking it in the next month or so -- or if something goes wrong with it.
     
  3. auero macrumors 65816

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    I got the same thing from the same place. Sadly I just packed it up literally about ten minutes ago.

    For some reason when I docked my iPhone 3GS, I wouldn't receive sms SOUNDS nor rings. I just picked up a regular ol' dock and I'll be using that.
     
  4. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm...I hadn't tested whether the phone rings or not while it is docked. I guess I should.

    I just know that it charges the phone and plays the music well.
     
  5. machacker macrumors regular

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    I don't have a dock yet. But I am looking into getting one. If the dock is not specifically made for the iPhone interface, then the ringtones and SMS tones aren't going to come through the speakers.

    I am currently on the search for that perfect dock though. :D
     
  6. missadri macrumors newbie

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    I actually searched for a very long time for something like this. I finally decided on a speaker dock (JBL Onstage III for iphone) there is no feedback and no need for airplane mode. It's a great little dock (battery and AC charger) perfect for traveling. The added bonus is it charges your phone very quickly and comes with a remote.

    I also bought a $0.99 app called Alarm Tunes. it stays lit while charging (doesn't sleep) you can also pick which music from your iphone library that you would like to wake up to.

    I find this combo the best because it's compact enough to take with you traveling.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    I just tested this and while playing music on the iHome iP9, the phone rang just fine when I called it. Strange.
     

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