This speaker may look small, but it doesn’t put out small sound. Measuring 2.4 x 7.2 x 2.4 inches, it’s easy to hook up to your iPod, iPad, iPhone wirelessly through Bluetooth and listen to your favorite music wherever you are. Black in design, it goes with anything and makes a great speaker for personal use such as on your desk or nightstand or on the kitchen counter while you cook dinner.
The iHome iDM12BC is compatible iPad, iPhone and iPod models. You can charge your device while it plays as well with a usb cord. If you need a wall plug you can use an adapter to make the usb into a wall plug for charging. Bluetooth wireless capability makes getting connected and having hands free music a breeze. For traveling, the iHome iDM12C comes with a magnetic cover that keeps the speaker and stand together. Has a rechargeable battery also so you don’t have to worry about losing any music time.
Despite its size, the sound that the iHome iDM12BC has great quality sound that will fill your room or office with the music you love with no hissing or popping that can happen with less quality speakers. There are some issues with the high end music such as alternative rock that can sound very piercing which makes it hard to listen to, but for jazz, blues, and lower end tones, it seems to do really well. It’s definitely worth trying all kinds of music because it could be just one or two specific songs and not the whole genre of alternative music.
This isn’t the speaker to use for a major party because it just isn’t loud enough to be heard over a lot of background noise, but for personal or more intimate settings it works really well.
Convenient size with a magnetic cover that keeps speaker and stand together for easy travel; Charges and docks your iPad, iPhone and iPod while you play it; Bluetooth wireless makes it a great hands free device. For the quality of sound and ease of use, the price is excellent also.
Sometimes the high end sound is a bit shrill and can be “too” high, so the higher toned music doesn’t always sound great. The volume at its highest isn’t very loud, but there are iPad apps that you can download that will boost the volume. The iHome doesn’t provide the adapter for the charging plug, which is a nuisance if you don’t have access to a computer with a usb port. The foot on the back of the device that holds it upright is a bit weak and could be much stronger.
The Bottom Line:
The iHome iDM12BC is an inexpensive way to add some great sound to your iPad, iPhone or iPod. Sleek, portable design that is Bluetooth wireless capable which means you can listen to your favorite music anywhere. Works in the car, at the beach, in the office, at your desk and anywhere else you want to listen to music.
This device is awesome for anyone who travels and would like to have music in their hotel room where radios aren’t always available. In addition to playing great sounding music, the iHome iDM12BC also charges your iPad, iPod, or iPhone while you’re playing music if you have access to an usb port or have the adapter to make it into a wall charger.
For this kind of price, you would expect to get a lot less quality but that’s not what you will have with this device. You’ll get great tone and sound without breaking your wallet.