We all know how alarm clocks should do one job: to wake us up. However, in a time when space is a problem for us, we like to buy as many versatile objects as possible. We want an armchair that transforms into a bed; a washing machine that becomes a table; or simply an alarm clock that acts as a speaker.
We all know the shame of inviting people over and not having what to entertain them with. In these circumstances, most people would take out their laptop, connect it to the stereo and blast it out; but what if you can’t afford a stereo set?
Or what if your room doesn’t have space for it? Well, in that case, you pull out the iHome iBT29 Bluetooth alarm clock.
The iBT29 is the perfect thing to have around if you need to set the mood for a party, but you still need to be up early in the morning. Not only will it keep you entertained, but it will also act like the “responsible adult” and send you to work the next day.
This device is Bluetooth-enabled, so you can connect it to any device that has Bluetooth – regardless if it’s your iPhone, iPad, Android device or Windows. It also has a USB charging port, so if your phone is dying, you can charge it there.
The alarm also has a Reson8 speaker chamber that will provide superior sound. Plus, the built-in microphone, the answer and end buttons, as well as the voice echo cancellation system makes this very useful as a speakerphone. You also have FM radio, if you don’t have any music yourself.
This is the perfect device to have around when you want to liven up a room – regardless if it’s in the morning or the evening. Let us start by telling you that if you want something to liven up your room, this is just the thing for you – and that’s for more than one reason. For one, there is the color setting that you can choose to go as a waterfall – or simply stay in one tone.
What’s very nice about the colors is that you can make it pulse together with the music. You can also make it look just like the sky, which we find mesmerizing. You could find yourself staring at the thing for long minutes before you realize that you’ve been focusing for way too long.
The quality of the audio is very good, and you can use it to listen to some music. It’s a little difficult to get the hang of it at first, but once you’ve used it a couple of times, there won’t be any more issues. Kids also love it, mostly because they believe it’s cool. They are using it as an alarm and they also love listening to music all day on it.
A lot of other customers purchased this for their kids – and we can see why. This splash of color is a very convenient way to grab a child’s interest every morning. Everyone also compliments the sound, along with the fact that it’s not static, regardless if you are streaming from your device or listening to the radio.
Many customers did say that they had issues handling the very small buttons. If your hands are a little bigger you may want to pay attention. Our guess is that this alarm clock was made for children and that this is why the buttons are so small.
Customers also liked the colors, and the stereo-sounding audio. It really sounded like they had an audio system in their houses, when in fact the sound was coming from their alarm clock. Plus, the lights are soft, and they won’t disturb you while you are sleeping. If anything, they’re nice to look at before you hit the dream land.
Also you can set two different alarms at different hours. This is very convenient if you and your partner have two separate waking-up schedules. There isn’t anything we particularly disliked about this device. Perhaps they may want to work something out with the buttons so that they are not that difficult to maneuver by people with bigger hands.
This device is generally sold for around $70, but that also depends on where you are buying it from. If you’re going to Amazon, you have all the chances of getting a pretty nice discount on it, as well as free shipping.
This device has a 1-year guarantee if you buy the standard package, but if you decide you want a little more safety, you can talk with the seller to offer you a lengthier one.
Overall, we really like this alarm clock. People manage to wake up smoothly thanks to it, and it’s also pretty to look at as you are falling asleep. Plus, you don’t have to worry that it will break very easily.