iHome's classic iPod-iPhone clock radio has curvier new look

With the iP90, iHome has slightly improved the design and audio quality of its classic iPod-iPhone clock radio for 2010.

The iHome iP90 sells for about $90 online. iHome

iHome's clock radio iPod docks continue to evolve. The iP90 is the 2010 iteration of the company's bread-and-butter model that started as the iH5 several years ago. This model has a new design that features a bigger display and what the company describes as "bigger sound."

Like a lot of iHome products, the iP90 has a sort of a retro-modern look, but it eschews the boxy design of its predecessors and opts for a slightly more rounded body that's arguably more attractive. It measures 3.27 inches high by 10.67 inches wide by 6.15 inches deep, and yes, that bigger display really jumps out at you. The time and date appear in white on a blue background, and the backlight can be dimmed and even completely turned off so that it doesn't bother you at night (alas, the dimming function is manual, not automatic). It's also worth pointing out that the buttons on the unit are backlit, allowing you to see what you're pressing the dark.

Unlike iHome's iA5 (also $99), which interfaces with iHome's free iHome + Sleep iPhone app, the iP90 is not considered an "app-enhanced" device, though you can sync the time on your docked iPod or iPhone with a touch of a button on back of the unit. It's a convenient, common-sense feature that works well.

Read the full review of the iHome iP90.
 

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