Boston Acoustics Duo-i plus

The Good Great-sounding AM/FM dual alarm clock with iPod/iPhone playback; video iPod support; two aux-in ports; very easy to use; cool touch-sensitive snooze rim bar.

The Bad May be too large for crowded nightstands; AC-only operation.

The Bottom Line The Boston Acoustics Duo-i Plus is a great-sounding AM/FM/iPod clock radio with plenty of customization and connectivity options.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.4 Overall

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Boston Acoustics Duo-i plus

Editors' note: The Boston Acoustics Duo-i Plus is nearly identical to the Horizon Duo-i we reviewed a year ago. Not a lot has changed since then aside from the addition of full support for iPhone playback. While the Horizon Duo-i worked with the iPhone, the device had to be set to "airplane mode" to prevent interference.

Recently, we looked at two tabletop audio products from Boston Acoustics: the Horizon i-DS2 iPod speaker and the Horizon Solo clock radio. Both of them offered superior sound, but left us wanting more. That's where the Boston Acoustics Duo-i Plus comes in: it's essentially the two aforementioned products combined into one.

The Duo-i Plus is customizable via the Boston Acoustics "Personal Options Plan" available on the company's Web site. There you can choose from a number of colored grilles to personalize your device for around $15 a pop.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Boston Acoustics Inc.
  • Type clock radio
  • Tuner Bands AM/FM
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type none
  • Color black
  • Built-in Display LCD
  • Type none
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