iHome iP4 iPhone-iPod BoomBox Speaker Review

iHome iP4 iPhone-iPod BoomBox Speaker Review

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iHome iP4 iPhone-iPod BoomBox Speaker Review

Price & Model


System Features

Remote Included
FM only
Made For:
  • iPod
  • iPhone


(6) "DD"
AC Power Adapter:

Bring back that beat from the classic styles of portable boomboxes. Portable music has been a big hit since the 80’s. Now with the iP4 there is a returning appreciation of rocking-out where ever you go.

iHome iP4 Highlights:

  • Excellent sound
  • Classic stereo design
  • Works with iPhone & iPod
  • 5 band EQ
  • FM radio

iHome iP4 Description:

Welcome back street-jams, beach shindigs, and impromptu dance parties. The iP4 is made to assist you in any type of occasion in need of large, powerful, portable sound.

The iP4 comes with a retro design that works with modern technology. This design has a handle for easy transportation. New with this boombox is a magnetic remote that will help you keep from losing it.

Sounding great, the iP4 turns out sound loud enough to keep the party going all night. It has 4” woofers and 1” tweeters that can crank out some tunes.

Great For:

  • A portable stereo
  • Loud, high-quality sound
  • Those looking for a convenient stereo system

What’s in the Box?

  • Speaker system
  • Power adapter
  • Remote Control

Editor review

(Updated: October 24, 2012)
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Brings back the feel of the 80's

Style & Design
The style on this Boombox is hands-down, one of the best retro Boombox design with a modern twist. Its square and angular which mimics the look metal. But since the iP4 is made out of a tough vinyl, it feels much better to the touch than metal.

While using the iP4 one can appreciate the simple portable design. The handle bard flips up from the back just like the old Boomboxes. Although, the iP4 is much lighter in weight than those old ones.

To insert your iPhone, push it onto the 30 pin connector in the front and slide down the protective bar to hold your iPhone or iPod.

The iP4 has no problem bringing the music to the party. It's got two 4" speakers and two 1" tweeters that are balanced to produce well rounded sound. This Boombox can get pretty loud and it's designed for it.

We thought it was nice that they added a digital EQ near the display which makes balancing the music even easier than it used to be on the old boomboxes.

Like previously mentioned, when it comes to portability and sound, this boombox gives you a pretty good deal. I comes with a remote that magnetically attaches to the top of the box so that you don't have a problem losing it or worrying that it will slip off.

The iP4 comes with several basic buttons on the front. It has a tuning nob for the radio, buttons for the equalizer (60, 150, 1K, 4K, 12K), Volume nob, power button, mode button (switches from radio to iPod mode) and a play/pause button.

The remote has the same functionality but add a skip forward and back button.

We think the value of the iP4 is pretty clear. If you want a retro style Boombox that works with the iPhone or iPod, this is really your best bet. At $199.00, we think you will enjoy it, and you may be able to find a deal or better price if you look around.

We have reviewed a lot of speakers trust us when we say that this is the best retro-style, modern, boombox remix we have seen on the market. The reasons are that the look has been adapted to look modern but keeps classic angular metal look, it sounds awesome and it is simple to use. We are disappointed that we are still buying D batteries 25 years later. That being said, we can't resist the allure the iP4.

Pros and Cons

Excellent Sound (Very Loud)
Classic retro Boombox style
Top Quality Construction
No Internal Rechargeable Battery
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