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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Give a graduate the iHome iAVS16 with Alexa

Gifts for Graduates are always a hard one. I want to give something they will use and not just cash (which is a good one though). Most kids I know are very tech savvy so pretty much anything with electronics is a good way to go. iHome has some always ideas. One being their clock with Alexa (iAVS16B). If you have Echo Dot, or Echo or even the new Echo Show, then you know just how awesome Alexa is. We have an Echo and love it, so when I heard of the iHome clock with Alexa, I knew I had to check this out.




The first thing you have to do is download the iHome AVS app, this will allow you to program your clock. Once downloaded and the clock plugged in, it only took 5 mins and it was up and running.



I only had it up and running a few mins and my 15 year old informed me that she thought it was cool and really wanted it. So, being the nice mom, I told her she could have it (now I need to get myself one for my room), and renamed it.

Features:

Alexa Built-in
·       Built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) with Far Field voice capability
Play music, audio books, and more. Control smart home devices, get weather, news, traffic and more! Simply ask Alexa from anywhere in the room.
·       Active Amazon account required for Alexa Voice control and wake up alarm feature


Wi-Fi Features
·       Stream thousands of music stations
from Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Tune In and more.
·       Customizable Smart Buttons
one touch action buttons control music, smart plugs and more with a single press
·       Supports Smart Home Skills
Control hundreds of smart home devices from iHome, Nest, Wink, SmartThings, and more.
·       Works great with iHome SmartPlugs!
Customize your Smart Button or Ask Alexa to control your connected devices. SmartPlugs sold separately
·       Support for IFTTT coming soon via free firmware upgrade.
IFTTT (IF This Then That) is a smart home platform that allows you to connect to many of other smart home devices. With IFTTT support on iAVS16 you will be able to program your Smart Buttons to control popular devices, like lights and thermostats, with a touch of the button.


Accent Lighting
·       Integrated light bar provides the familiar Alexa-based experience
·       Adjustable light modes and colors
Special Features
·       Universal 2.1 amp USB port for charging mobile devices
Charge iPad/iPhone/iPod models and other devices using the cable included with your device (USB sync cable not included)
Bluetooth


·       Bluetooth wireless audio
Stream digital audio wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled audio device
Alarm Clock
·       Easily set alarms with your voice
requires active Amazon account
·       Conveniently snooze or end an alarm with your voice or with a button press.
Display
·       High contrast dimmable clock display with time, alarm, and weather.
·       Time display syncs via NTP, providing clock accuracy over data networks
Power
·       Universal 100-240V AC adaptor
Switching power supply works just about anywhere in the world to power your unit
Speakerphone
·       Speakerphone with digital voice echo cancellation and talk/end controls





The clock runs about $150, but worth every penny with all the features. You can order right from the iHome site. Like I said, it’s a great gift that anyone would like from graduating high school to college, or just because for yourself.

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49 comments:

  1. My favorite feature is that it has Alexa already in it.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. My favorite feature is that can stream all those music stations! This would be a gift for my brother, and it's JUST what he needs! All the other features are awesome, too - especially the built-in Alexa!!

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  3. I love that Alexa is built in and I can set the clock by voice command and listen to music.

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  4. I like that you can stream thousands of music stations.

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  5. I like the Wi-Fi Features.

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  6. I like the Alexa feature.

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  7. This sounds great! Love all of the features about it! I think the price is reasonable since it has a few different functions. All in all this sounds great!

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  8. I like the big numbers on the clock

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  9. I like the wi fi features and the clear display

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  10. PERFECT Father's Day present for my husband! He loves gadgets and totally needs a clock for his office. I love all the amazing features, especially that you can stream music and works as a speakerphone. LOVE IT!!! :-)

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  11. What a machine! My fave feature is the Alexa.

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  12. My favorite feature is the ability to stream of music stations, such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, etc.

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  13. I really like that Alexa is built into this. I can't believe all you can do with this. So nice

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  14. What a cool way to play music!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  15. Alexa built in to an alarm clock too cool

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  16. i love all thsi new technology, this is too cool

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  17. How wonderful is this! My favorite feature is the universal 2.1 amp USB port for charging mobile devices.

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  18. My favorite feature of this is that I can plug cell phones into it to charge versus having more things plugged into the wall

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  19. My daughter needs this in a bad way. The kid can sleep thru a hurricane and is always running late. She just turned 18 and I told her you need to start setting an alarm clock yourself, your a young adult and Momma wonmt always be there to wake you up now. Get use to it! LoL

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  20. I love that you can control smart home devices with this. That is so handy.

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  21. I love the alarm clock feature and that you can stream thousands of music stations
    from Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, Tune In and more.

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  22. i like the big bold numbers thanks

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  23. I love that you can stream music station like iheart radio!

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  24. Alexa is built into this clever but pricey alarm clock, which also has physical buttons to let you control smart home devices and get some more shut-eye... Shocking was when I saw that this offered
    Display
    · High contrast dimmable clock display with time, alarm, and weather.
    · Time display syncs via NTP, providing clock accuracy over data networks
    Power
    · Universal 100-240V AC adaptor
    Switching power supply works just about anywhere in the world to power your unit

    Be sure not to be late and share this opportunity with friends and family, too!

    computertech2you (at) live (dot) com

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  25. I like a clock that can read to me!

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  26. So many great features are packed into this, it’s hard to decide which is my favorite. I like Alexa built in & the fact I can charge my devices.

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  27. A favorite feature of mine is the big bold numbers

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  28. My favorite feature is Alexa built in.

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  29. Easy set up and alexa built in cool!

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  30. What a cool alarm clock! I love how it's bluetooth!

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  31. I love everthing about this!

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  32. Forget the graduation! I want one for myself. My mom-in-law has an Alexa and it is so much for (and convenient).

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  33. I feel like everyone has alexa! i hear about it everywhere! my bf's dad has it and it is so cool! i want one for myself

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  34. I love that Alexa is integrated within this. I think this would be perfect for my oldest son.

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  35. If I got this happy helper, I would also have to purchase the SmartPlugs and eventually the IFTTT firmware update would be nice! Thank you!!

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  36. The clock is my favorite feature..

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  37. I love that you can stream music from so many different sources!

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  38. I love that I can stream music from a bunch of different apps!

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  39. I love the built-in Alexis feature the best but the rest of it sou re wonderful too. I would love to own this.

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  40. I like: Easily set alarms with your voice and Conveniently snooze or end an alarm with your voice or with a button press.

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  41. I like that you can control your lights with it

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  42. I like that you can talk to it to tell it when you need the alarm. I dont like pressing buttons to put the time into an alarm clock. PLUS you can download the app and then the alarm clock knows what time it is ALREADY!

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  43. I love the alarm clock feature where you can set it with voice

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  44. I like that it has Alexa.
    Thanks! =)

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  45. I like that you can play audio books.

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  46. My favorite feature is Alexa built in.

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  47. I like all the music stations you can stream.

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  48. the alexia can tell me what time to get up and then tell me that med time

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