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iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black Reviews

iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock with Remote for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black

  • Delivers exceptional sound performance to any room.
  • Flexible viewing options; innovative arm tilts and rotates.
  • Enjoy full functions of the iLuv App (Free at the App Store).
  • Charge and play your iPad, iPhone, or iPod with impeccable stereo sound.
  • Sync with iTunes on your computer when docked.
  • 3.5 mm auxiliary input.
  • Charge and play your iPad, iPhone or iPod with impeccable stereo sound
  • Easy to use controls or control with convenient remote.
  • Easy to use on unit controls, or use the included remote
  • Flexible viewing options; innovative arm tilts and rotates
  • Made for iPad2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation),iPod Nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation)
  • Sync with iTunes on your computer when docked
The ArtStation speaker dock brings good looks and even better studio sound quality you wouldn't have thought possible from a system this size. Movies and music from your iPad / iPhone / iPod come to life with unparalleled richness, only made possible by our jAura technology. Delivers exceptional sound performance to any room with flexible viewing options including an innovative arm that tilts and rotates. Plus, enjoy full functionality with your ArtStation using the iLuv App (Free download at th

List Price: $ 129.99 Price: $ 69.99

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Descent Speaker System But Has A Few Drawbacks, October 28, 2011
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This review is from: iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock with Remote for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black (Personal Computers)
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The iLuv iMM727BLK speaker dock is a descent set of speakers. The iLuv App and the Remote Control, however, are a little disappointing. I have evaluated the Speakers, the iLuv App, and the Remote Control separately. First, the Speakers:

Speakers
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The speakers measure roughly 11" x 5" x 3.5" (L x W x H).

The sound quality of the speakers is comparable to that on a set of low-end desktop speakers. Although the bass output is a bit lacking, it's entirely acceptable coming from speakers this size. The speakers do buzz a little when the volume is cranked up all the way but, again, that's almost a given on any smaller-sized speaker system. All in all, the sound quality on these speakers isn't bad.

The speakers look very aesthetically pleasing (they look wicked on my nightstand!). I do realize that this speaker system functions primarily as a dock for the iPhone/iPad, but I'm disappointed that they are not rechargeable for cordless/portable operation.

iLuv App (Version 3.0.6)
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After you plug in your iPhone/iPad for the first time, you'll be prompted to download and install the iLuv App. The app consists of Clock, Weather, Radio, and iPod functions, selectable with a menu of choices on the bottom of the screen.

There are a few problems with the app that are noteworthy:

o It crashes periodically.

o Once the >>| button advances past the last song of an album, it displays a blank screen. Pressing the |<< button does not backtrack the player to the previous song. Sometimes, after advancing past the last song of an album, it switches into shuffle mode and plays the next random song.

o The App cannot be fully controlled by the remote control. More about this in the next section:

Remote Control
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The remote is very compact, which makes it really handy. It measures merely 2.5" x 3.75" x 0.25". It has 11 buttons (On/Off, Mute, Up Arrow, Down Arrow, |<<, >||, >>|, Menu, Enter, - (Volume Down), and + (Volume Up)). Here are some of its advantages and disadvantages, denoted by the (+) and (-) signs, respectively:

(+) Full Functionality On The iPod App
You can fully control the built-in iPod app with the remote. You can, for example, use the Menu button to cycle through Playlists, Artists, Songs, Videos, Albums, Audiobooks, Compilations, Composers, Genres, iTunesU, and Podcasts, and then use the Up and Down buttons to make your selection.

(-) Limited Functionality On The iLuv App
On the iLuv app, the ONLY buttons work on the iLuv App are the On/Off, Mute, |<<, >||, >>|, Vol. Up (-), and Vol. Down (+) buttons (7 of 11 functional buttons). The limited set of functional buttons means you can't select the Album or Playlist to play -- which is just as well since you should steer clear of iLuv app due to its limited functionality and quirky behavior.

(-) In the iPod app, the Menu button cycles through the Menus in only one (namely, Forward) direction. If you inadvertently miss the Menu you intend to select, you have to cycle through the choices again; there is no "Back" button.

(-) Slow/Quirky Response
The remote exhibits some quirks on both the iLuv and iPod apps. For example, if you press the >>| button too fast, it may advance the player to the next song, repeat the current song, or plain refuse to respond. What a pain.

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Performance-wise, these speakers are slightly better than the run-of-the-mill speakers. But, to be honest, for the price, I expected a bit more. Would I recommend these speakers? Well, I suppose as long as you're looking for a set of speakers that are comparable in performance to a basic set of desktop speakers and if you don't mind putting up with a few quirks, these speakers will do fine.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful ipad 2 Stand and more...., February 9, 2012
This review is from: iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock with Remote for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black (Personal Computers)
I purchased one for my daughter and had a chance to try it, now I'm getting a second one for myself. We use it for the ipad 2. In this price range, the iLuv 727 ArtStation has a lot of user friendly functions and quality.

Pro's -
- Holds ipad at a good level for using Face Time or Skype.
- Easy set up, straight forward controls.
- Able to rotate the ipad and adjust the angle forward and back, for individual viewing comfort.
- A reasonable size to use at a desk or table, portable - easy to move or carry.
- Comes with a remote and easy to download app.'s
- Speaker sound and range is more than acceptable and above average for the size.
- Price is inexpensive for the combination of a charging dock, speakers and a fully adjustable stand, all in one unit.
- Able to plug in other devices and charges the devices.
- Appearance is simple in design with modern, clean lines.
- Pairs up quickly and easily with Apple brand and other brand name devices.

Con's -
- The iLuv app.'s can have some quirks, especially the alarm clock which can't be trusted to work every time. I don't use it as an alarm clock, so it's not an issue for me.
- Loading the ipad into the dock is a bit "fussy", you need to pay attention, go slow and have the ipad out of it's case.
- Power cord is short, most of the time you need an extension cord. I wish it was a couple of feet longer.
- The ipad 1 doesn't fit as well as the ipad 2 does.

Most of the Con's (for me) are not major ones. The speakers are very good for the size and price, they are not meant to be full sized in quality and should not be compared to more complex, full sized systems. They are perfect for most uses like watching movies, You Tube, playing itunes and games, listening to music and podcasts etc. The volume is able to fill a very large area with wonderful sound.

In this price range, this Stereo Speaker/Charging Dock/Adjustable Stand is an excellent choice for the reasons I have stated above. No system will be perfect for everyone, but this has a lot of good features with only a few minor drawbacks. It makes using your ipad 2 enjoyable and easy. I recommend it for the uses it was designed for.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!, January 1, 2012
This review is from: iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock with Remote for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black (Personal Computers)
If you're reading these reviews, you want a holder-charger docking station and you want to get the best for your $$$.
Well, I read a lot of them - and got this one. I use it on the kitchen table and it is small and out of the way. It is playing my music files as I have breakfast and read my ipad newspaper.
Sound is Very Good, a little bassy for my taste, but hey, it's not a hi-fi device. It is charged to 100% until I remove it,which is a snap to do. Volume and power switches are right in front. Power switch turns the iPad on/off, too, which is convenient.
The little remote works perfectly and magnetically sticks to back of iluv when not in use. I like that i can be surfing, and if a song comes on that i dont like, i can just clk the forward arrow on the remote and go to the next song, without leaving the web page.
Software is o.k., and allows you to select your own music files, worldwide radio stations, weather or an alarm clock. But you may prefer your iPad apps.
There's an input on the back that lets you sync the iPad on the docking station. And an input to plug in an mp3 player or other device.
I'm very happy with it, and I think you will, too.
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  1. Avid Reviewer "A Music Fan"
    53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Descent Speaker System But Has A Few Drawbacks, October 28, 2011
    By 
    Avid Reviewer “A Music Fan” (The Heart of the Golden State) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
      
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    This review is from: iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black (Personal Computers)
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
    The iLuv iMM727BLK speaker dock is a descent set of speakers. The iLuv App and the Remote Control, however, are a little disappointing. I have evaluated the Speakers, the iLuv App, and the Remote Control separately. First, the Speakers:

    Speakers
    ——–
    The speakers measure roughly 11″ x 5″ x 3.5″ (L x W x H).

    The sound quality of the speakers is comparable to that on a set of low-end desktop speakers. Although the bass output is a bit lacking, it’s entirely acceptable coming from speakers this size. The speakers do buzz a little when the volume is cranked up all the way but, again, that’s almost a given on any smaller-sized speaker system. All in all, the sound quality on these speakers isn’t bad.

    The speakers look very aesthetically pleasing (they look wicked on my nightstand!). I do realize that this speaker system functions primarily as a dock for the iPhone/iPad, but I’m disappointed that they are not rechargeable for cordless/portable operation.

    iLuv App (Version 3.0.6)
    ——–
    After you plug in your iPhone/iPad for the first time, you’ll be prompted to download and install the iLuv App. The app consists of Clock, Weather, Radio, and iPod functions, selectable with a menu of choices on the bottom of the screen.

    There are a few problems with the app that are noteworthy:

    o It crashes periodically.

    o Once the >>| button advances past the last song of an album, it displays a blank screen. Pressing the |<< button does not backtrack the player to the previous song. Sometimes, after advancing past the last song of an album, it switches into shuffle mode and plays the next random song.

    o The App cannot be fully controlled by the remote control. More about this in the next section:

    Remote Control
    ————–
    The remote is very compact, which makes it really handy. It measures merely 2.5″ x 3.75″ x 0.25″. It has 11 buttons (On/Off, Mute, Up Arrow, Down Arrow, |<<, >||, >>|, Menu, Enter, – (Volume Down), and + (Volume Up)). Here are some of its advantages and disadvantages, denoted by the (+) and (-) signs, respectively:

    (+) Full Functionality On The iPod App
    You can fully control the built-in iPod app with the remote. You can, for example, use the Menu button to cycle through Playlists, Artists, Songs, Videos, Albums, Audiobooks, Compilations, Composers, Genres, iTunesU, and Podcasts, and then use the Up and Down buttons to make your selection.

    (-) Limited Functionality On The iLuv App
    On the iLuv app, the ONLY buttons work on the iLuv App are the On/Off, Mute, |<<, >||, >>|, Vol. Up (-), and Vol. Down (+) buttons (7 of 11 functional buttons). The limited set of functional buttons means you can’t select the Album or Playlist to play — which is just as well since you should steer clear of iLuv app due to its limited functionality and quirky behavior.

    (-) In the iPod app, the Menu button cycles through the Menus in only one (namely, Forward) direction. If you inadvertently miss the Menu you intend to select, you have to cycle through the choices again; there is no “Back” button.

    (-) Slow/Quirky Response
    The remote exhibits some quirks on both the iLuv and iPod apps. For example, if you press the >>| button too fast, it may advance the player to the next song, repeat the current song, or plain refuse to respond. What a pain.


    Performance-wise, these speakers are slightly better than the run-of-the-mill speakers. But, to be honest, for the price, I expected a bit more. Would I recommend these speakers? Well, I suppose as long as you’re looking for a set of speakers that are comparable in performance to a basic set of desktop speakers and if you don’t mind putting up with a few quirks, these speakers will do fine.

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  2. Wisconsin Amazon Shopper
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful ipad 2 Stand and more…., February 9, 2012
    This review is from: iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black (Personal Computers)
    I purchased one for my daughter and had a chance to try it, now I’m getting a second one for myself. We use it for the ipad 2. In this price range, the iLuv 727 ArtStation has a lot of user friendly functions and quality.

    Pro’s -
    - Holds ipad at a good level for using Face Time or Skype.
    - Easy set up, straight forward controls.
    - Able to rotate the ipad and adjust the angle forward and back, for individual viewing comfort.
    - A reasonable size to use at a desk or table, portable – easy to move or carry.
    - Comes with a remote and easy to download app.’s
    - Speaker sound and range is more than acceptable and above average for the size.
    - Price is inexpensive for the combination of a charging dock, speakers and a fully adjustable stand, all in one unit.
    - Able to plug in other devices and charges the devices.
    - Appearance is simple in design with modern, clean lines.
    - Pairs up quickly and easily with Apple brand and other brand name devices.

    Con’s -
    - The iLuv app.’s can have some quirks, especially the alarm clock which can’t be trusted to work every time. I don’t use it as an alarm clock, so it’s not an issue for me.
    - Loading the ipad into the dock is a bit “fussy”, you need to pay attention, go slow and have the ipad out of it’s case.
    - Power cord is short, most of the time you need an extension cord. I wish it was a couple of feet longer.
    - The ipad 1 doesn’t fit as well as the ipad 2 does.

    Most of the Con’s (for me) are not major ones. The speakers are very good for the size and price, they are not meant to be full sized in quality and should not be compared to more complex, full sized systems. They are perfect for most uses like watching movies, You Tube, playing itunes and games, listening to music and podcasts etc. The volume is able to fill a very large area with wonderful sound.

    In this price range, this Stereo Speaker/Charging Dock/Adjustable Stand is an excellent choice for the reasons I have stated above. No system will be perfect for everyone, but this has a lot of good features with only a few minor drawbacks. It makes using your ipad 2 enjoyable and easy. I recommend it for the uses it was designed for.

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  3. Musiclover
    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Buy it!, January 1, 2012
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    This review is from: iLuv iMM727BLK ArtStation Stereo Speaker Dock for the Apple iPad 3-3G / iPad 2 WiFi/3G Model 16GB, 32GB, 64GB EST Model for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch -Black (Personal Computers)
    If you’re reading these reviews, you want a holder-charger docking station and you want to get the best for your $$$.
    Well, I read a lot of them – and got this one. I use it on the kitchen table and it is small and out of the way. It is playing my music files as I have breakfast and read my ipad newspaper.
    Sound is Very Good, a little bassy for my taste, but hey, it’s not a hi-fi device. It is charged to 100% until I remove it,which is a snap to do. Volume and power switches are right in front. Power switch turns the iPad on/off, too, which is convenient.
    The little remote works perfectly and magnetically sticks to back of iluv when not in use. I like that i can be surfing, and if a song comes on that i dont like, i can just clk the forward arrow on the remote and go to the next song, without leaving the web page.
    Software is o.k., and allows you to select your own music files, worldwide radio stations, weather or an alarm clock. But you may prefer your iPad apps.
    There’s an input on the back that lets you sync the iPad on the docking station. And an input to plug in an mp3 player or other device.
    I’m very happy with it, and I think you will, too.

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