Macally TunePro iPod alarm clock review: Macally TunePro iPod alarm clock

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3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Design; sound; advanced set of controls; affordable price.

The Bad So-so performance as all-purpose speaker system; controls somewhat overwhelming.

The Bottom Line At this price, you can't beat the Macally TunePro iPod alarm clock's combination of features, design and audio quality

7.5 Overall

In the search for the perfect iPod alarm clock, there have been winners and there have been duds. Macally's £75 TunePro looks like a winner.

Strengths
The Macally TunePro crams an AM/FM radio, alarm clock and iPod speaker dock into an attractive 330 by 114 by 127mm of space. The TunePro's most stunning feature is its semi-opaque, mirrored flat-panel speaker design. A light-blue LCD clock readout is located in the upper-right corner, clearly visible behind the mirrored surface.

Buttons (14 total) for various functions are located on both the front and back of the TunePro. Although the many buttons afford a luxurious amount of control, a simple task such as setting the TunePro's alarm can be overwhelming at first. If you need an alarm clock that can be set during those comatose hours of the night, the TunePro is a poor choice.

The more patient among you will be rewarded by the TunePro's extensive set of features, including station presets; iPod playback; two independent alarms; auxiliary input; SRS WOW sound enhancement; bass and treble EQ adjustment; snooze timer adjustment (from 1 minute to 4 minutes); and a clock dimmer control.

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