This Emerson iTone Portable Dockable Audio System
is a compact, portable device that lets you dock and charge any "dockable" iPod (as of January 2006) and play it through the built-in speakers. Because your iPod connects directly to the front- mounted docking system, this system is ideal for when you want to share your music with others, or for those times when listening through your earbuds is simply not an option. This system also features a digital clock and AM/FM tuner with a full-function remote control. And thanks to a couple of connection extras--a USB connector and an auxiliary input--you can connect both newer non-docking iPods, such as the iPod shuffle, and older first-generation iPods, MP3 players, and personal CD players.
It's a breeze to customize this unit according to your personal preferences. The digital turner automatically scans the AM and FM bands and locks in stations perfectly with no repetitive fine tuning required. You can also save 20 of your favorite stations (10 AM and 10 FM) in the preset memory tuner for immediate recall at the touch of a button. The digital clock, meanwhile, lets you fall asleep and wake up to the radio or your iPod, while the full-function remote control makes for extremely convenient operation. And if you need a little extra sleep, simply press the snooze button to enjoy an additional ten minutes.
Other details include a sleek black housing; an illuminated, unified LCD display; a powerful amplifier and heavy-duty, wide-ranging 2.5-inch speakers; an integrated bass boost; easy-to-use pushbutton controls for the band and function selection; and a stereo headphone jack. This Emerson iTone Portable Dockable Audio System runs on either eight C-size batteries (not included) or AC power. It measures 11.8 by 5.5 by 6.5 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a 90-day warranty.