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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight

Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight
alaScore 80

101 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

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40% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i - Clock radio with iPod cradle - midnight from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Boston Acoustics HDUOIMIST Horizon Duo-I System For Ipod(R) With Am/Fm Radio (Mist)

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Review: Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i

 

Just as there are often differences between actors turned singers and signers turned actors, there are marked differences between alarm clock makers who create speakers and speaker makers who create alarm clocks. The alarm clock maker tends to get...

An attractive, customizable, and great-sounding dual alarm clock radio for the iPod, complete with strong AM/FM radio tuning and a straightforward interface. Big, bright screen can easily be adjusted through 21 dimmer stages, while replaceable speaker...

Physical footprint that enables superior speaker performance also demands more space. Not shielded against iPhone interference. Price tag, while reasonable overall, is higher than competitors with added alarm clock features.  ; Just as there are...

Ultimately, we were truly impressed by Horizon Duo-i's overall design: though the system was originally intended to sell for a $250 price that we thought was too high for what it offered, this is the first highly recommendable $200 clock radio we've...

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i review

 

This compact speaker dock also features an AM/FM radio and offers some unusual customisation options. Find out more after the jump.

The Duo-i is a compact and robust unit, finished in a nice rubbery coating that feels like it'd be impossible to scratch or mark. Users can add an individualist touch by replacing the standard speaker grilles with a range of different colours. Sound...

While it's always nice to have an AM/FM radio tuner, we'd have preferred to see DAB supported here, for access to more stations. That aside, there's little to quibble about

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i

 

The Boston Duo-i is not just another alarm clock radio for the iPod: it comes with a lot of extra features that make it a good addition to your bedroom.

Great sound; Built-in AM/FM; Two AUX ports; Headphone jack; Video out; Easy to use and set-up

A bit big for a stereo alarm clock; No advanced iPod controls on the remote

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i

 

Boston Acoustics' Horizon Duo-i is the next step up from the little Solo radio which we so loved in Geare #54. It shares the same high-contrast LED display, with its excellent use of typefaces, and has the same three friendly control knobs.

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i (midnight/gray)

 

I´ve been using the Boston Acoustics duo-i for 3 weeks now, and I have to say that I am completely satisfied with my purchase. There are so many things that I like about this unit, for the instance: 22 brightness levels for the display, the snooze...

Great sound, very easy to use, you get almost all that you want from clock radio plus and ipod dock

No 5/24 alarm, sleep function not available on the remote

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i (midnight/gray)

 

I�ve been using the Boston Acoustics duo-i for 3 weeks now, and I have to say that I am completely satisfied with my purchase. There are so many things that I like about this unit, for the instance: 22 brightness levels for the display, the snooze...

Great sound, very easy to use, you get almost all that you want from clock radio plus and ipod dock

No 5/24 alarm, sleep function not available on the remote

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i (midnight/gray)

 

I bought this to replace an XtremeMac Luna (original version), when I discovered that it wouldn't work fully with my new iPod classic (120GB). Among other things, I needed a unit with a display that all but disappeared when the bedroom lights are...

Fantastic sound (look who it's made by!); crisp, easy-to-read display; intuitive control layout (you have to like knobs, though; I do); HIGHLY versatile array of inputs/outputs, including headphone jack and standard coax connector for a REAL antenna

Definitely larger than your average clock radio (the price you pay for such great sound); brightness control can be set *really* dim but not entirely dark (but there's an undocumented workaround)

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i (midnight/gray)

 

The low humming is making me put the unit in a different place which is not ideal, but other than taht it works really well.

Very good performance and easy to operate

My unit has a very low humming which is audible at night since it sats on my bead stand

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i (midnight/gray)

 

I bought this iPod dock based on the Cnet review, but I now feel I made the wrong choice. My iPod Touch 2G sits very loosely on it's docking station. I have to "wiggle" the iPod until it achieves a connection with the dock. Even then, it is not secure....

Sounds great. It can get really loud without any noticeable distortion. Great bass response. Extra set of aux inputs

Remote doesn't work (could be the battery, but it's right out of the box.) Lack of compatibility with iPod Touch 2G. Even while dimmed, the display is too bright to have next to your bed while you sleep

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Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i (midnight/gray)

 

I had (still have) an iHome iH9. It was a pretty good clock radio, but had thin sound, not tremendously adjustable volume, and a noticeable hiss on my favorite FM station. So, after a couple weeks' research, I bought a Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i....

Sounds great; treble, bass, and volume are infinitely adjustable. Radio reception is also superb, even on low-power stations

Lacks many basic clock radio features. You can't pick the radio station or the playlist you want to wake to. You can't set the alarm volume. Manual is poorly written. Turning the "mode" knob makes music turn off. It's hard to seat an iPod 2 properly

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Product Specifications

The Horizon Duo-i which can be used to add iPod connectivity is Boston Acoustics

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KB):iPod cradle / Radio
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:Clock radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8in
Height:5.5in
Width:12.9in

Header

Manufacturer:Boston Acoustics
Model:Duo-i
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Boston Acoustics Horizon

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Midnight/Mist

Radio

Preset Station Qty:15
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control
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