iHome - Bluetooth FM Dual-Alarm Clock Radio - Black

Wake up and fall asleep to music with this iHome IBT29BC FM radio, which features a Bluetooth interface for wireless audio streaming from select Apple®, Android and Windows devices. Reson8 speaker chamber technology creates a lush soundscape.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Bluetooth FM Dual-Alarm Clock Radio
    • 100-240V universal voltage AC adapter
    • Stereo audio cable
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (974 out of 1041)

    Features


    Bluetooth interface

    Allows you to wirelessly stream audio from select Apple, Android and Windows devices, including select iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch models.

    Reson8 speaker chamber technology

    Promotes crisp, clear audio.

    Speakerphone

    With built-in microphone, digital voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls makes it easy to enjoy hands-free calling through the speaker.

    FM radio with 6 station presets

    Lets you enjoy your favorite stations. Dual alarms allow you to set separate wake times.

    6 selectable cabinet/display colors

    With a translucent cabinet enable you to change the color with the push of a button.

    6 color and wake up color modes

    Include glowing sequence, fast change sequence (dimmable with snooze bar), favorite color (dimmable with snooze bar), pulse to music, sky gradient and no color.

    SureAlarm battery backup

    Ensures your alarm works, even if you lose power.

    Auxiliary input

    Lets you connect most devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    USB port

    Allows you to charge select mobile devices. Note: USB cable not included.

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    Customer rating

    4.5
    94%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Puts the FUN in FUNctional

      Posted
      ElectonicNovice
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I needed an alarm clock quickly and came across this little gem on Amazon. It looked nice and got good reviews Fortunately the local Best Buy had this in stock and I needed it the same day, so I ordered online and picked it up in store after work. The functional aspect of this clock is its large, extremely easy to read LCD display. I have aging eyes, and reading this clock from far or near is easy-peasy! I have the display set to maximum brightness, and as others have posted, it does throw some light across a dark room, but certainly not anything that keeps me awake. And it even provides a low-level "night-light" effect when I need to get up in the middle of the night. It has blue tooth and pairs easily with my smart phone. The blue tooth can be turned off if desired. It has a battery back up. The speaker quality is such that you are not very likely to listen to it often if at all. The form factor, being essentially a little round ball, is brilliant and takes up little space. The FUN aspect of this clock is, of course, the variable light displays. It is nice when you first get it to lie back and veg while the light display does its thing to the music, but after awhile, you either close your eyes and fall asleep or get tired of listening to music through the lousy monotone speaker so you shut it off. In all, I don't much use the light function since the only time I pay much attention to the clock is when I need the time, and for that, it performs flawlessly, and it looks fashionable doing it. If you can afford to treat yourself to an alarm/clock/radio that also has a little extra something should you decide to use it, then this is the one to get.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        iHome

        Thank you for your pleasant review.  We love hearing from Content Customers. iHome

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally, an alarm that is LOUD!

      Posted
      jlivar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The dial to set the alarm time on my alarm clock simply wore out after years and years of use and I was left with no alternative but to hunt for a new alarm. I had no idea how difficult this would be. I'm an exceptionally sound sleeper and I need an alarm that is VERY loud. I purchased lots of alarms, clock radios, wake-up systems - all to no avail. I started out thinking I could find what I really wanted: dual alarms, 2 - 5 - 7 day settings, charger for my phone and a LOUD alarm. I thought for sure that Sony would be loud enough. Nope! I thought for sure that a very high priced alarm would do it. Nope again! I purchased and returned to various stores 7 different alarms that store testing suggested might be loud enough. Nothing was working. I gave up on finding a single alarm that would wake me up. I set up a system of 5 alarms going off at the same time. That did the trick. But the time I get up changes several times during a week, and it was just so cumbersome to keep changing the wakeup time on 5 clocks when all I wanted to do was drop into bed. I yearned for just one really loud alarm clock. Then I found this iHome clock radio It was on sale, probably because it does this really weird color change. The entire clock radio, shaped in a sphere, fades into one color after another, green, blue, pink, orange, red, etc.... Maybe a young teenager would like it. I do not. However. DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE COLORS! You can change that! As it fades from one color to another, you can choose and set whichever color you want to be the only color it will be. Actually, I choose BLACK!!!!! So my clock looks very plain and traditional. And I was able to get rid of all the individual alarm clocks I had to set to wake up. I just blast the radio on this iHome clockradio and I'm up! The volume is wonderful. It has all the features I originally wanted plus a few extra. Check this out. It's a great alarm clock. It's really LOUD!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty cool alarm clock

      Posted
      Sportsjunkie

      I thought I was the only person on the planet that didn't use their cellphone as an alarm clock. I just don't trust it. Too many things can go wrong leading to me not being up when I need to be. I am a very sound sleeper. I go to bed late and work swing shifts. When I have to wake up at 5:00AM I need something LOUD because I am in a deep sleep at that time and could easily sleep right through a lot of alarms. This one I use on 30 and it's plenty loud. It can go up to 40. I love the lights and how it changes colors. You can dim them all the way down to where they shut off, however this dims the time too. It has two alarms so if you and your spouse/signifigant other have to be up at different times you can set both. You can wake up to music from basically any device you might have. Older devices that aren't bluetooth compatible you have to plug in with an auxiliary jack. It charges almost anything with a USB cord which is an awesome feature. The sound is decent but it's not as good as JBL, Beats or Bose. It's an alarm clock though so most people don't spend a lot of time listening to it. It was definitely not anywhere near bad enough to be a deal breaker. It has a sleep timer so if you want to fall asleep listening to music you can as well. All in all it was a good purchase and I recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great little radio/bluetooth speaker

      Posted
      ChristinaVirginia
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This clock radio has all the functionality I need: two alarms, AM/FM, and digital clock. On top of that, it has a bunch of cool features I found out I love: night light, dimmable display, and bluetooth. The alarm program settings are really cool - you can wake to an alarm sound, AM/FM radio, or a bluetooth source, and at a max volume you specify. You can also set the light to a certain cycle when it's time for the alarm to go off. It even lets you decide whether you'd like to gradually increase volume or just wake to your set alarm volume. So, for example, I wake up to an FM station that gradually increases in volume from 0 to 20, and it's accompanied by a soft blue/purple light called "Sky". The sound quality is nothing special, but you're looking at a clock radio, not a home theater system. It's clear and has a decent volume range. Other things I like: small footprint, seems sturdy, buttons have good tactile click (I don't know how many of you find that kind of thing important, but I'm the type who prefers mechanical keyboards over membrane, so I like tactile feedback on my devices). My only complaint about this clock radio is the placement of the buttons. You have to either tip the clock forward or lean over to read them. The snooze button does have a raised pattern on it, though, so that one is easy to find by touch :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cute and functional

      Posted
      Nodenyl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I had not considered the device when I went to the store, but I am glad I changed my mind. The display is large and shows the time as well as the Bluetooth status and active alarms. I like the two alarm feature. I can set one alarm for me and the other as a backup alarm for when my wife keeps cancelling her alarm clock. The sound functions include Bluetooth and USB streaming, radio and speakerphone. The sound selection modes are easy to set and the device can charge your phone while it's plugged into the USB port. The color feature makes for a cute little light. Color can be set to off or a specific color. The light can also glow colors as it cycles through the spectrum. The light intensity can be adjusted to be very bright or dim. For those who like night lights, this is perfect. I don't know what else I can say other that I like it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      More features than listed

      Posted
      John
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Nice alarm clock that offers some great features. It is exactly what i was looking for. The size is a little hard to describe, in between a softball and a bowling ball. There are 5 psychedelic color modes, with an "off" mode, there are different levels of display dimming that also dim the colors so you could use it as a night light if you want. The sleep timer is programmable, digital tuning, digital volume, dual alarms, wake to volume setting, USB charge port, aux in port, bluetooth connectivity, good sound, gradual alarm volume, illuminates with alarm, and so on. Fairly simple to program once you do it. There are a few negatives, the buttons are kind of on the top back of the unit and there is no textures on the buttons except for the snooze bar which is a little small. It doesn't seem to recognize media on your device while charging, so you'd have to use the aux in cable also. External AC adapter so you need a little room for the cord. It would be great for a girl's room or a dorm. Altogether I'm happy with it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Kids love this

      Posted
      Ebbie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was looking for a clock for my kids bedroom. I wanted something modern with features and ran across this one. I planned to buy them phones and figured they could stream music via bluetooth. So far, they have not done that much but what is the bigger hit is the array of lighting options. You can choose between alternating colors or pick one color. Plus you can dim it. They use it as a nightlight and I have to admit it looks pretty cool. Another plus is the USB jack which always has something charging on it. One star taken away because I just can't easily figure out the buttons. You need to know how to use certain features. I'm sure its not really that bad. The kids are ok but call me old I like a button to be clearly labelled for its purpose and prefer not to have button combinations. I would definitely recommend for a tween or teen though.... Even older people. The light is really cool.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice lighty alarm clock with some addons and fails

      Posted
      edgardonline
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After 2 weeks of use in a little girl room, the alarm clock was accepted by her pretty nice. Rounded, colorful, 110/220v, with FM and speakers enough for a small room and non demand quality ears, clear and visible display for hours and other settings, an USB port to charge your phone or tablet and Aux IN if some device hasn't bluetooth. The pairing was easy too, on iOS and android too. The colour play and options area really nice for a kid room. On the other hand, some settings aren't easy for someone that are not familiar with this kind of use (tap tap + wait + other taps in other buttons + return and check,etc) The manual is ok, but could be painfull for someone besides the buttons are not illuminated. But the worst feature of this colour alarm clock is...the alarm clock setting. Yes, you can handl up to 2 different alarm settings BUT you can set Monday to Friday for example. Come on, it's an alarm clock and that feature is basic, really big fail. So far, the good stuff is over the bad ones, so the average is going up for this product.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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