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  1.  Issues with Touch 4th Gen & IOS4


    My daughter has the previous version of this which she use's for her 3rd Gen Touch.

    However, I bought one of these for my own 4th Gen touch, but along with other people who also own either a 4th Gen touch or have updated there 3rd Gen touch to IOS4, this dock has compatibility issues.

    1) 50% of the time it fails to charge and shows the 'Charging not supported with this device ' other times it's ok
    2) 90% of the time the sound comes from the iPOD and it takes re-docking and turning the power of to get audio from the docking station
    3) The Radio reception is pretty poor ( but then it was on version 1 )
    4) The EQ settings are not saved , they always revert to Bass +2, Treble 0. ( same as version 1 )
    5) The display is on par with a solar flare during the night, it must be made from a WWII search light.

    Granted, it's 14.99, but would you buy a new car for a pound if it was designed without wheels ?

  2.  Plastic and tinny sounding, but does charge 4th Gen Nano


    The unit is very light but has that cheap plastic construction. It feels and looks very cheap and the sound is very tinny, but you have to consider that its a Clock Radio Alarm with iPOD functionality, not an iPOD dock.

    No iPOD insert dock adapters came with mine ???? The iPOD classic is prone to damage being inserted without one, so you will have to buy one separately. If you buy the pink one I doubt you will find a matching colour dock insert.

    The display brightness is about right for a bedside clock, BUT ! If you view the LCD display face on, then it's very difficult to read ( the LCD display is full of icons and information that can be seen at very shallow angles ).

    On the plus side it works fine with an iPOD classic and 4th Gen Nano, including charging the 4th Gen Nano, which many iPOD docks fail to do . Although it does not state 4th Gen Nano compatibility, my unit works fine with one.

    I would say it should be priced at around £9.99. I feel £14.99 is too expensive.