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The iLive IB289 is a portable docking system that can be used to charge or play music from an iPod device.

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Battery life is fairly good - 6+ hours are available on a single C-cell

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Excellent for mobile use - lower price point makes beach and camping use a realistic option

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Dedicated forward/back track buttons are highly functional - much easier to use than having to manually control the device itself

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Very durable overall - users report consistent functionality despite dropping and water damage

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Radio receiver is very unreliable - seems to toggle between intermittent signals and constant static

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Volume outputting is fairly quiet - muffling and distortion may occur at maximal levels, making the unit unsuitable for social gathering and larger room settings

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Lacks external EQ adjustment - puts unit at a disadvantage as compared to similar models from Jensen and Altec Lansing

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The iLive IB289 is a portable docking system that can be used to charge or play music from an iPod device.  The system is designed with a white backlit LCD display, rotary volume control, and a handle for portability.  It features a built-in AM/FM radio with digital readout and integrated stereo speakers.  The IB289 includes an AUX input for connecting other media devices as well as a headphone jack for private listening.   The system comes with iPod docking brackets for compatibility with various iPod devices and has a suggested retail price of $60.

  • Play & Charge Functionality
  • White Backlit LCD Display
  • Rotary Volume Control
  • Carrying Handle
  • Built-in AM/FM Radio with Digital Readout
  • Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Comes with iPod Docking Brackets
  • Inputs: AUX Input, Headphone Jack
  • Power: A/C or Battery Operated
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