Everything You Need to Know about the Sony ICF-CD3iP CD Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone
I love my iPhone, and I love the Sony ICF-CD3iP CD Clock Radio even better because it has a special iPhone dock for syncing my phone. And it doesn’t have just that. It has all the features you could ask for in an alarm clock – a radio, a CD player, and an iPhone dock.
The design is taken from its older model, the ICD-C7iP, which looks almost exactly the same as this one. It’s compact, stylish, and cute with that round analog-type face of a clock and a small footprint. The dock is a pop-up sliding tray which you press to eject, and push back in when not in use. The silver face and black finish makes this device fit in any room with any décor, so you’ll definitely find setting this baby in any room an easy task.
Its dimensions are 14.5 x 15.7 x 11.6 cm, and it weighs around 1.3 kilos. It’s easy enough to transfer from bedroom to living room, but it’s preferable to keep it in place once it’s installed.
The white LCD display has a brightness control which you can adjust according to your preferences, and the big numbers are clearly visible even at a fair distance. The display time shows the current time in a 12-hour format, with the clear indication of AM or PM and the day of the week displayed as well.
The CD clock radio has all the features of a CD player and radio tuner that you need. It has a digital tuner that makes finding your favorite frequency easy enough, and the built-in CD player is good as well. The speakers are stereo so they have good audio quality, with a power of 0.8W + 0.8W. You can set the alarm sound as either CD or radio, and you also have the option of setting the buzzer or iPod tracks as alarm sound.
For an alarm clock, I think this model is great. It has complete functionality. You have the option of setting two separate alarms for different schedules, and each of them can be assigned with radio, buzzer, CD, or iPod alarm sound. There’s a snooze button for additional sleep time and a sleep timer so you can doze off while listening to your favorite radio station or iPod tracks. It also has a built-in calendar which you can view. The alarm goes off from low volume ascending until you’re completely awakened by it. The battery back-up prevents any power outages to ruin your wake up setting and still operate despite black outs.
You have to love this device if you have an iPod or iPhone. Why is that? Because this baby has an iPod/iPhone docking tray that charges your i-device while it plays the tracks in it. You can also use your iTunes as your alarm and even as a lullaby so you can sleep peacefully and wake-up to your favorite songs.
Another great feature of this model is its remote control which lets you operate the device even at the comfort of your bed or couch. There’s no need to move a muscle, just a finger, and it’s as easy to navigate using the remote as it is to press the buttons on the device itself.
There’s no doubt about it. Any music lover will definitely love the Sony ICF-CD3iP CD Clock Radio because it has a radio, a CD player, and an i-device dock, and you can play whichever you want at any given time. I wouldn’t mind giving this as a gift to my favorite friend or my significant other. It’s less pricey compared to its competitors, too. So I recommend you get one for yourself or someone you’d like to give a fabulous gift to, and you’ll definitely be satisfied with using it.