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It's a radio
By Sol Rosenberg
from Brooklyn, NY
Comments about Sony ZSS4IP Black CD Boombox for iPod and iPhone:
It plays music.
Service and delivery comments:
It arrived at my house in a box.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very Nice Product but Not I-Phone 4 compatible
Rec'd this as an employee recognition gift after choosing from an on-line catalogue. The reason I selected this particular one is that is was I-Phone compatible. Unfortunately after getting it home I realized that it is only compatible with I-Phione 5 and up, and not I-Phone 4. The on-line description did state that it was compatible with I-Pod and I-Phone. Too bad because it is a very nice system. Had to send it back.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not a bad purchase
from Colorado Springs, CO
Got it for Christmas, and I was very thankful for receiving it. The remote is helpful, epically for a person who likes to listen to the radio in the shower. I use the remote to change stations in case of commercials, while in the shower. The remote is "Water Resistance," but I wouldn't recommend putting in/near any water source.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I compare this unit to a nearly 30 year old stereo portable from GE model 3-6023A [stereo cassette player, see photo] which unfortunately has to be scrapped due to a defective display. However, this old GE unit outperformed the Sony unit in sound and radio reception by a long shot. Almost all my electronics are from Sony [Vaio laptop, Bravia TV, Blue-ray player, Cybershot camera]. This boom box is by far the worst piece of equipment I ever bought from Sony.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Lake Orion MI
This is an amazing box which I purchased for 30$ on sale. It is amazing for the price. I love all the capability it has and I would highly recommend it to anyone
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Exactly what I wanted
from West Coast
I wanted a boom box for my cubie in the typical concrete and steel office building. This works perfectly. It protects my ipod from dust, has great sound and has been reliable. Radio reception is better than others I've had in the past. I've created custom play lists for ipod and my cubicle dwelling neighbors enjoy the music too.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Beach Park, Il
I bought the Boombox for my son's birthday party. It was a hit because I created a playlist on my Ipod and then I plugged it in and let it play. No more running around because the CD ended or the CD is skipping. I loved that it would keep charging the Ipod while it was on the dock. It was wonderful because other parents would pull out there Ipod or even MP3 players. Using a 3.5 earphone jack (not included) I was able to connect there devices to the Boombox and we heard all kinds of wonderful selection of music. One of the best parts was the remote. If the song was to slow or now right for the party I would just skip to the next song or turn the volume up or down from 20 feet away. The remote even lets you control the Ipod Menu. I will be taking it camping since it only requires 6C batteries and even then the Boombox is not heavy.
Great Product (for what it is...)
from Seattle, Washington, USA
I got this for my wife who wanted something simple to use for CD's. That it plays iPod tunes is a bonus, and I just happened to have an old, 1st generation iPod Touch laying around with nothing to do. The unit DOES look 80's, but that's NOT to say it looks BAD. Many "boom boxes" look positively ugly these days (2012), and this one though large, has a very understated design. The radio and the CD work well and for their intended purpose. My wife is bedridden and simply wanted something that was easy to use and that had a remote. The remote is well laid-out and functions well. The unit as a whole looks good in a living room, family room or bedroom. The only beef I have with the ZS-S4iP is that while it DOES protect the iPod and charge it, switching to "iPod" mode only allows me to play and switch between whatever songs are on the current album. There is no way to "swipe" the iPod to wake not up unless I replace the clear plastic cover for the open one, and that kind of defeats the purpose of having a cover to protect the expensive iPod Touch. That said, it works, looks good and the price was right. There are very few iPod players that will accept CD's. This is one of them. Just don't expect it to play really loud, it simply can't and don't expect too much control of an iPod Touch; that's very limited. Still I'm glad I purchased this.
Improvements Wanted !
from Los Angeles
Dear Folks at Sony, the ZS-iP4 has a ways to go to compete with offerings such as the Memorex i-Move Boombox and the i-Home i-P90. The features I want in the next Sony I-pod Boombox must include a larger clock screen, and the ability to set multiple alarms and wake up to my Ipod. I still use my Sony CFD-S38 - which HAS clock/alarm features -but only for cds. It would be GREAT to have a boombox which can double as an alarm clock radio ! More functionality, more uses, and more value are what I expect from Sony. Having a working remote control is also requested. I expect something awesome with great sound - please deliver the goods !
I LIKE IT, BUT DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT!!
from united states
I don't know how to set the presets!!! please help me!!
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