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Old 09-17-2008, 04:30 AM
Adam Krebs
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Default GotZune Reviews the iHome Zn9 Alarm Clock/Audio System

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gotzune.com/2008/09/review-ihome-zn9' target='_blank'>http://gotzune.com/2008/09/review-ihome-zn9</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The most important feature of course with this product is the alarm feature. The ZN9 features two separate alarms, each of which can be programmed for 7, 5, or 2 days a week. You can also set your ZN9 alarms to wake you up to either the radio, a built in buzzer, or the zune itself. For setting the zune to function, you are required to have your zune set to the song you want. When the alarm starts up in the morning it will initiate the "play" function of the zune and the song begins. There is also a nice and gradual about 10-15 second increase as the music begins to play. If your zune happens to not be correctly set for this to take place, or the zune is not even docked, the ZN9 recognizes this and resorts to the buzzer alarm. Snooze time can also be set to the range of 1 to 29 minutes. The alarms are quite easy to use, simple to disable/enable, and incase of a power failure will still go off(in buzzer form) due to the backup battery's in the device."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/zt/auto/1221614102.usr495.jpg" /></p><p>GotZune has a great write-up on the iHome Zn9 Clock Radio/Audio System, which should be perfect for anyone in the market for an alarm clock they can use with their Zune. If you've ever wanted to wake up (or fall asleep) to your favorite playlists, check out the article and sound off there. The Zn9 doubles as a a speaker dock and charge station, and is useful if you want to wirelessly sync your Zune to your PC. Plus, if you're like Mr. Soccerfreak24 and hate auto sync, you can even it off from your device (well, technically you didn't need a dock to do that, but it's nice to have the excuse.)</p>
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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I pre-ordered one of these when they were first announced and it is the best alarm clock I have ever owned. I would say it's worth close to the hundred bucks I paid for it even without all of the Zune functionality, but add the Zune into the mix and it's fantastic. It sounds great, I wake up with a nice fully charged and synced Zune and it looks a heck of a lot better than the computer speakers that I had on my dresser until I got it. Definately a good product. Oh yeah, when the power went out the other night because of a wind storm, it made no difference thanks to the 9v emergency battery.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:09 PM
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It's funny, I really like the idea of this, but I like listening to the news in the morning - it's basically the only time I hear about what's going on around me in my city. So until someone comes up with a system that would play music from my Zune, then cut over to live FM radio for the news...I guess I'll never use one of those.
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