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Gear4 spreads Lightning connector love with $129 alarm clock, $79 portable speaker dock

Zachary Lutz

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Looking to build up a collection of accessories for that newfangled Lightning connector on your iPhone 5? Well, Gear4 is hoping that you'll start off with an alarm clock (and in the process, forget about iHome's duo of bedside companions, which will soon hit the market). Vying for your attention is the AlarmDock Halo 3, which retails for $129.99 and is on sale as of today. The system includes a companion app called SmartLink that lets users choose from a variety of music sources -- iTunes, Spotify and networked tunes all qualify -- and the app also ensures that any alarms you set on the Halo 3 will be synced to the iPhone, and vice versa. The AlarmDock Halo 3 also offers FM radio, line-in audio, a dimming LCD display, customizable alarm sounds (for when your iPhone is lost in the couch cushions) and, thankfully, a snooze button.

Also shipping from Gear4 today is the StreetParty 5, a portable, Lightning-loving speaker dock that's powered by four AA batteries. Sadly, there's no line-in audio support here, but if you're properly equipped, the $79.99 system will have you disturbing the peace in no time. Hop the break for a peek, won'tcha?

Gear4 spreads Lightning connector love with $129 alarm clock, $79 portable speaker dock

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AlarmDock Halo 3; The World's First Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone 5

GEAR4 HQ, March 2013: Wake up happy with the brand new AlarmDock Halo 3 from global provider of gadgets and gizmos, GEAR4- the first app-enabled alarm clock radio for Lightning devices to hit the market.

Halo 3 works in conjunction with a free app that offers added functionality and features;

Setting the time and your wake-up alarm has never been easier thanks to Halo 3's auto-sync time and alarms feature. Set an alarm in the app, dock your device, and the time and in-app alarms automatically sync to the Halo 3.

Wake up refreshed and alert thanks to a wide range of customizable alarm sounds and be prepared for any eventuality, come rain or shine, with Halo 3's animated weather.

Auto-scan and save your favorite FM Radio stations and select your chosen station from the station logo at the touch of a button, or use the multi-source in-app media player to choose the soundtrack to your wake-up from your iTunes, Spotify account or network music. With all your music accessible from one place there's no need to switch between your music sources.

AlarmDock Halo 3. Waking up never sounded so good.

AlarmDock Halo 3 is available to buy for $129.99 (RRP) at all major retailers and online at


When Lightning Strikes...GEAR4 Launches StreetParty 5

GEAR4 HQ, March 2013: Following the launch of the new range of Apple devices featuring the Lightning connector, GEAR4, global provider of gadgets and gizmos for your Smartphone, today unveils the StreetParty 5 - one of the first Lightning speakers to hit the market.

Built on GEAR4's biggest-selling docking speaker in the UK – the StreetParty 3 - this new Lightning speaker is the perfect, lightweight travel companion for your iPhone 5 and iPod.

The StreetParty 5 can be powered by batteries for on the go tunes or powered by mains to charge your docked device and is available to buy for $79.99 (MSRP) at all major retailers and online at

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