I wanted to get an iPod Docking Station for our kitchen and I have been really pleased with the iHome iH8 that we have in the bedroom, so I decided to give the new iHome iH9 a shot.
There are a couple of upgrades on the iH9 that are worth mentioning. First, it comes with a remote that can be used to control both the iH9 as well as the iPod that is docked. There is also a way to program the snooze button for different lengths of time if the standard nine minutes is not enough.
By far though, I think the coolest feature that iHome has added to the new unit is what they call 7-5-2. This allows you to set up the alarm to go off either at the same time every day, just on weekdays or just the weekends. Also, the iH9 has a battery back up, so if you lose power there is no need to worry about re-setting the clock and alarm.
After checking out all of the new features, I think I will end up putting the iH9 in the bedroom and moving the iH8 down to the kitchen. We’re currently running a special on the iH9 for $79.99, which is $10.00 off the regular list price.
Stop by either the Waitsfield or South Burlington showroom to hear how great the iH9 sounds!