Sony Dream Machine

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Sony Dream Machine alarm clock, with trademark "dream bar" snooze button

Sony Dream Machine is Sony Electronics' long-running line of clock radios. Models range from basic AM/FM models[1] to more expensive models sporting iPod/iPhone docking, a LCD screen, and internet connectivity.

ICF-CL75iP[edit]

Described as an assimilation of an alarm clock with a digital photo frame and an iPod dock, the ICF-CL75iP was released in October 2009. Endgadget knocked the limited codec support, but lauded the attractive design and low ($149.95) announced price tag. They also suggested Sony should add Chumby widget support,[2] a wish Sony later granted with their Dash alarm clock. CNet Australia felt that although it was missing some features consumers might expect from stand-alone devices, the combination of functionality makes up for the shortcomings of each of its parts.[3]

ICF-CD3iP[edit]

With a round face (designed to hold CDs) and slide-in iPod dock, Gizmodo called the ICF-CD3iP "the most attractive iPhone/iPod Clock/Radio Dock I've seen yet."[4] Laptopmag.com called the model's speakers "subpar", but stated that the "unobtrusive design, retro CD tray, and ease of use make for a good budget bedside companion." [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10186055-1.html
  2. ^ http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/02/sony-icf-cl75ip-alarm-clock-digital-frame-ipod-dock-a-surpri
  3. ^ http://www.cnet.com.au/sony-dream-machine-icf-cl75ip-339299142.htm
  4. ^ Wilson Rothman (September 10, 2008). "Sony’s (Yes, Sony’s) ICF-CD3i the Neatest Looking iPhone Clock/Radio Dock Yet". Gizmondo. 
  5. ^ http://www.laptopmag.com/review/accessories/sony-icf-cd3ip-cd-clock-radio-for-ipod-and-iphone.aspx

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