There have been many times in the last year or so since I got my first iPhone/iPod speaker dock from Altec Lansing, that I wish that you could operate the clock app for longer than just how long it takes for the screen to go off.
However, it seems that the creators of the iLuv iPhone Speaker Dock / Alarm Clock felt the same way and were inspired to create a solution for all us who felt the same way.
The circular speaker docking station allows you to charge your iPhone Ã¡ la any respectable dock, as well as use the purportedly very impressive sound system to play your tunes. Just like any iPhone dock in that respect, but there are some interesting ‘twists’.
For starters, you can rotate the dock 90-degrees and operate the customisable clock app in portrait or landscape modes. You can of course operate other apps whilst docked too.
The actual alarm clock display is similar to that of the default HTC Sense UI for Android clock you find on the likes of the HTC Desire HD, except that the colours are customisable.
The iPhone is docked on an adjustable mount which is in turn attached and wired to the speakers in a very compact and tidy package.
This speaker dock can be operated in both mains powered and battery powered modes so it also functions perfectly as a mobile speaker system, although whilst on the move your iDevice won’t charge. Unfortunately though, the speakers need 6 AA batteries at a time.
Music lovers everywhere will be craving the iLuv iPhone Speaker Dock / Alarm Clock this Christmas and whilst priced at £69.99 means it won’t be the best quality system in the world, the extra functionality it brings means it will be worth every penny.