DreamGear i.Sound Time Travel review: DreamGear i.Sound Time Travel

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.0
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 5.0
  • Performance: 5.0
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The Good The i.Sound Time Travel iPod alarm clock is one of the smallest iPod-docking alarm clocks we've seen, and its features are easy to use once you get past a few quirks.

The Bad The clock display is difficult to read at certain angles; there's no radio; and the alarm activation controls could be managed better.

The Bottom Line If you can live with some sacrifices, the i.Sound Time Travel iPod alarm clock offers an inexpensive and attractive way to wake up to music from your iPod.

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DreamGear i.Sound Time Travel Clock with iPod dock

If you can live with some sacrifices, the i.Sound Time Travel iPod alarm clock offers an inexpensive and attractive way to wake up to music from your iPod.

If you're in the market for an alarm clock that works with your iPod, there's no shortage of contenders. The bad news is that most of what passes for iPod alarm clocks are usually just iPod speakers systems with a clock shoved in. Our first impression of the i.Sound Time Travel alarm clock ($59.99) was it actually looked like a functional alarm clock, complete with a real snooze button.

Design
The designer of the i.Sound Time Travel iPod alarm clock obviously understands Apple's obsession with the rounded rectangle shape that dominates all of its products. It measures around 4 inches wide and 2.75 inches tall, making it small enough to travel with (hence the name). Our favorite design element on the Time Travel clock is its luxuriously large Snooze button. But the Snooze button alone is not enough to make us forgive this clock's poorly designed LCD display. We found the numbers on the clock display mysteriously disappear when the clock is turned at certain angles. There are enough obstacles involved in getting out of bed without having to crane your neck to see the time.

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Where to Buy

dreamGEAR i.Sound Time Travel Clock (black)

Part Number: DGIPOD-374

MSRP: $59.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Color black
  • Type 120 days warranty
  • Type Dual Alarm Stereo Clock Radio for your iPhone/iPod
About The Author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.