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January 05, 2011

iHome to Showcase its App-enhanced Clock Radios at CES 2011

The International Consumer Electronics Show is a major technology-related trade show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention center, Las Vegas, Nev., which typically hosts and previews products.

iHome, a division of SDI Technologies that develops and markets iPod electronics will showcase the new app-enhanced clock radios at CES (News - Alert) 2011 in the North Hall, Booth No. N245.

The most popular free radio app, recently named as one of the top 50 radio apps by the App Store, iheartradio, allows users to tune in to more than 750 of America's favorite local Clear Channel (News - Alert) radio stations. What is unique about this app is that it offers commercial-free content from top radio personalities and celebrity-hosted channels.

When this app is combined with the iHome+sleep app, users can wake up to the sound of music and be lulled to sleep with their favorite content. A wonderful personalized, bedside experience!

On display at the electronics show will be the iA91 App-Enhanced Dual Alarm Stereo Clock Radio for iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod with AM/FM Presets, the iA17 App-Enhanced Color Changing Alarm Clock FM Radio for iPhone and iPod and the iA63 App-Enhanced Alarm Clock FM Radio Speaker System with Motorized Rotating Dock for iPhone and iPod.

The iA91 is a very popular docking alarm clock since 2005. With added functionalities, fresh new designs and integration of app-enhanced connectivity, it is an award-winning, number one clock radio for iPod. It is priced at $99.

To add a little more color into the lives of users, the iA17 is available with five modes that can give users the choice of 27 colors to cycle through and choose from. With a pulse mode to sync the flashing, this rainbow colored alarm clock can certainly spice up life with favorite tunes.

A 2011 CES Innovations Honoree, the iA63 is equipped with a motorized dock that can rotate an iPod or iPhone from vertical to landscape just by touching a button. This is ideal for widescreen video viewing. This docking alarm clock can surely spin you into a tizzy.

Evan Stein, vice president of Marketing at iHome, said, “Our app-enhanced clock radios and our popular iHome+Sleep app have given consumers a new way to personalize their bedside experience,”and our upcoming product line expands that level of customization with the integration of the iheartradio to iHome+Sleep.”

The new App-Enhanced speaker line and iheartradio integration to iHome+Sleep will be available later this year.

Acknowledged for its innovative features, unique designs, and advanced technology, iHome has garnered several prestigious industry awards including CES Innovations Awards, numerous Editor’s Choice Awards and iLounge’s “2009 Accessories Maker of the Year.” 

In a related news release, offering the award-winning studio quality sound and aesthetic appeal of its predecessor, iP1, iHome, introduced the iP3 speaker System for iPod and the iPhone. iHome's newest addition to its acclaimed Studio Series collection, the iP3, utilizes many of the same features that made the iP1 a standout.

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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