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iHome iP46 Portable iPod Speakers 2010-11-19 21:32:01 Steven Johnson
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Value (Price vs. Performance) 
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Reviewed by Steven Johnson    November 19, 2010

Great Sound in a Small Portable Package

Compact for portability and convenience, the iP46 looks great and has a clean lines and design.

It has a sliding, retractable dock so that only the dock sticks out when in use. When your iPod/iPhone is docked it is securely attached.

It has 2 strong metal arms at the bottom of the system that rotate out, providing a sturdy base for support. Then when not in use the arms easily fold in creating a nice compact unit ready for travel.

After blasting the iP46 at full power with my favorite movie soundtracks, indie rock and heavy metal artists, I can tell you it performs very well. It’s a smaller system so bass isn’t going to as good as systems built with subwoofers. It has great clarity and power.

Looking to go portable? The iP46 is priced a little lower than many other similar systems. It is not quite as big and does not include a remote, but is remote capable. So for the money it is a good value.

It’s built to last and is put together rather well.

Final Thought
For a portable speaker system that can work as a desk or home system it does a great job. If you’re looking for more full body sound you may look for a more premium and expensive alternative. However the sound on the iP46 is clear and won’t disappoint.


iHome is well known for their alarm clocks. Now iHome has created the iP46, a portable, rechargeable, excellent sounding, iPod/iPhone dock. It folds up very nicely to fit any backpack.

Pros and Cons

Rechargeable battery
Sound is surprisingly good for the size
Strong and stylish design
Retractable dock
Sound could have more bass
No Remote Control included
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