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.
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.