I wasn't sure which of the three iPhone/iPod sub forums would be most appropriate to post this so I thought I'd give the lounge a try (more likely to get a response here, anyway!)....
For the last year and a half I've been using my iPhone as my sole alarm clock, but it's sometimes kind of a drag to not actually have a proper clock in my bedroom. Furthermore, there have been times when I've been careless and have allowed the phone to run out of juice before morning comes-- not a good feeling as I have no landline, to say nothing of the fact that the device is supposed to be an alarm.
So in the latest issue of Macworld, the "gear" issue, I came across the Logitec Pure-Fi Dream Music System for iPod/iPhone. I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with this? It looks pretty cool, but one thing that concerns me is a comment I gleaned from a review of the product over at Amazon: "I love the sound, but when I connect my iPhone 3g, it doesn't really charge the phone. It was plugged in all night and never finished charging. Also the phone often pops up with a warning - "this device not compatible with iPhone, do you want to use Airplane mode?" It's pretty annoying. While it says on the box it's compatible, I think the compatibility is only marginal. It's too bad, because the sound is pretty good. I will be taking it back today."
Well, doesn't that just suck? How could Logitech market this product as an iPhone compatible product if the phone wont work properly with the thing?
I think the problem is that a lot of products on the shelves are marked iPhone-ready because it was true when they were made... but not with the 3G. Some pre-3G products are OK with a 3G (my Logitech boom box DOES charge OK, and it throws up an Airplane Mode warning but only rarely). But it's hard to be sure.
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