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Engadget Review

iHome's Airplay-enabled iW1 packs a balanced blend of features and sound quality -- just don't expect a totally seamless experience.

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70
Sparkee
The first one I receive had major problems locking up and dropping it's network...read more
10
uwsdub
The wireless connection (the reason I bought it) doesn't work and customer support...read more
60
schapleau
WIFI keeps dropping off. Not much punch to the music.
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Average Critic Score
 
70
iLounge
We offer iHome high praise for its industrial design, AirPlay support, recharging station concept, and efforts at control elegance, all of which could have led to a higher rating if iW1 had been sonically stellar.
 
60
Macworld
If you value transportability, and you're OK giving up the audio quality of the better-sounding AirPlay systems out there, the iW1 is unique in being the first battery-powered AirPlay system on the market.
 
70
PC Mag
It’s a shame the portable and Apple AirPlay-equipped iHome iW1 speaker distorts at high volumes, but it’s not necessarily a deal-breaker if you don’t listen to music with deep bass.
 
80
Engadget
iHome's Airplay-enabled iW1 packs a balanced blend of features and sound quality -- just don't expect a totally seamless experience.
 
80
GigaOM
The iHome iW1 is a great value proposition for people looking to keep their small-space sound needs wire and worry free.
 
60
Gadget Review
Needless to say, the iHome iW1 stands apart from most speakers on the market. The Airplay feature alone adds siginificant cache to the unassuming speaker, but that unfortunately doesn’t negate what I’d ultimately deem lack luster sound quality compared to other speakers of a similar price.
 
90
MacLife
The iW1 is a good mid-priced AirPlay option. The remote, app, and rechargeable battery make it ultra-convenient to use in a wide variety of situations—and it’s got great sound to boot.