Sony ICF-CL75iP AM/FM Speaker Dock Clock Radio with 7" Diagonal LCD Screen for iPod and iPhone, Black

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About Sony ICF-CL75iP

The Sony ICF-CL75iP Multi-function FM/AM clock radio is the All-in-One bedside accessory for iPod and iPhone users. Set the 2-5-7 Day Alarm for waking to the radio, iPod, Nature Sounds, or a pre-recorded personal message and view your photos and videos on the 7" diagonal LCD screen. Charging tray for iPod/iPhone retracts when not in use.

Sony ICF-CL75iP Features

  • iPod Dock: Easy-access dock charges your iPod or iPhone then slides out of sight when not in use
  • LCD Screen: See the stunning details of your favorite photos and videos on the crystal clear, 7" diagonal LCD screen
  • Contemporary Design: Clean, contemporary design fits easily on the nightstand or desk
  • Dual Alarm: Gently fall asleep or wake up to nature sounds, your iPod, iPhone or the radio
  • Easy Controls: User-friendly controls and menus let you easily adjust the 2-5-7 Day Alarm to fit your unique lifestyle
  • Built-in Speakers: Listen to your iPod content or the digital AM/FM radio through the built-in stereo speakers
  • Customizable: Customize the background display with your personal photos using the 1GB of built-in memory
  • Automatic Time Adjustment: Daylight Savings time change made easy - the built-in calendar recognizes the dates and automatically makes the proper time adjustments
  • Built-in Battery: The correct EST (Eastern Standard Time) is preset at the factory, so you only need to adjust for your time zone. In the case of a power interruption, the built-in Lithium battery maintains the correct time

Sony ICF-CL75iP Specifications

LCD Panel Type
LCD
Speaker Dimensions
1.2" (31.3 mm) x 2
Audio Format(s) Supported
MP3 (Layer 1/2/2.5/3) and WMA Version 7.0, Version 8.0
Frequency Range
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz, AM: 530 -1710 kHz
Full Range Speaker Size
1.2" (31.3 mm) x 2
Sound Enhancer
Nature View and Sound: Sea Waves, Birds, Rain, Brook, Under the Sea
Speaker Output
1 W x 1 W
Station Preset(s)
20 FM, 10 AM
Video Format(s) Supported
MP4, Motion JPEG and AVI
Panel Type
LCD WVGA (800 x 480)
Output Power
1 W x 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power Requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz (For clock backup: one CR2032 battery)
Power Type
DC 5V
Day/Night Function
4 Steps brightness control (Hi, Mid, Lo, Night Mode)
Screen Size
7 inches
AM/FM Memory Presets
20 FM, 10 AM
Alarm
Dual
Snooze w/Extendable Snooze
Snooze: 10 minute intervals up to 1 hour
Timer Clock
Sleep timer: 10 min./20 min./30 min./60 min./90 min./120 min.
Voice Recorder
Record up to 10 seconds
Dimensions (Approx.)
8-1/8 x 5-7/8 x 4-3/4" (205.6 x 148 x 119.5 mm) not including projecting parts and controls
Weight (Approx.)
2 lbs. 2.4 oz. (976 g) including power supply unit
Warranty
Sony warranty

Sony ICF-CL75iP Reviews

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2.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice addition to the bedroom

The clock works as advertised. I was interested in the clock as it was the first alarm clock that I had come across that diverted from the usual/old lcd/led digit display technology. I had leaned toward the "Kensington Rise&Shine" app for iphone/ipodtouch, but figured a product designed specifically as an alarm clock would be the way to go. Anyway - the clock is great during the daytime the background photo slideshows are a nice touch (note: using the internal memory for slideshows will inclu...

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The clock works as advertised. I was interested in the clock as it was the first alarm clock that I had come across that diverted from the usual/old lcd/led digit display technology. I had leaned toward the "Kensington Rise&Shine" app for iphone/ipodtouch, but figured a product designed specifically as an alarm clock would be the way to go. Anyway - the clock is great during the daytime the background photo slideshows are a nice touch (note: using the internal memory for slideshows will include the Sony demo pics -- use external media for slideshows if you only want your content to be displayed) . The "night mode" can only be entered by manually cycling through the brightness settings -- it would be very nice if Sony would provide a method for the end user to set a time schedule for the clock to enter/exit 'nightmode'. That being said when the clock is in nightmode the display is rather dark...(less room illumination than any clock I've previously used)...it would also be nice if Sony allowed the user to determine the brightness/contrast level of 'nightmode' to suit individual tastes (note: I have this clock in my bedroom and prefer to have a dark room and hence utilize nightmode, the clock keeps the room dark, but sometimes the time is a little hard to see...some folks may not have an issue with the clock being 'bright' 24 hours a day). Anyway - perhaps Sony will provide a 'USB Software Update" for this clock and rectify the small issues mentioned above. I would buy this clock again...and am looking forward to when Sony releases an OLED version of this type of clock :) .

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

UNRELIABLE!!! DO NOT BUY.

This piece of junk its absolutely unreliable. I freezes frequently and I have to unplug and plug to revive the dock. Out of 30 days, the alarm only rings 25 times. I have to keep a separate alarm clock to keep me from oversleeping. The screen layout and home menu screen is unsophisticated and not very pleasing in the looks. The sliding dock is not stable and will slide back in very easily. And absolutely not worth the money! I'm selling mine! TRUST ME, DON'T BUY IT.

Reviewed by 21 customers

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great Concept, Poor Execution.

By

from Denver, CO

I have several major problems with this device. 1) It does not have shuffle. Sony's CD players back in the 1990s had shuffle (I owned one!). Every iPod since what, 2005 or earlier, has shuffle. But this device does not. It cannot randomly play songs from your USB or SD storage medium (or presumably, from onboard memory). 2) Lack of a shuffle function causes varying degrees of boredom with regard to music selections. For example, playing from a USB or SD device yields your files in filesystem order - not horrible, but monotonous. On the other hand, when selecting one of these devices for music to use for your alarm, you have to pick a SINGLE FILE... so you wake up to the same song every morning. Not really what I would hope for. 3) The interface is too complex and insufficiently explained. While you can turn off the built-in images (others here have complained you can't), it is, for example, fairly confusing as how you start a photo slide show from a USB or SD device. It can be done, it's just... more difficult than it needed to be. 4) Finally, the built-in memory is mostly useless. To use it one must select files on other memory devices (like USB or SD, etc) one at a time. But these days people have hundreds if not thousands of mp3s and photos... so not MINIMALLY having a "select all" feature for copying is ridiculous. I for one will not take the time to select each one of my 450 favorite mp3s for transfer to the device; I doubt many others will either. [Conclusion] It is my fondest hope that, since this is a software device (i.e. updateable firmware), Sony will either correct some of these problems, or will release their firmware specs to the OSS community, who surely could improve the device considerably. But I am not interested in waiting for a device that works great, I would like one now... so I will be returning this product to the store. Better luck next time, Sony.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

UNRELIABLE!!! DO NOT BUY.

By

from California

This piece of junk its absolutely unreliable. I freezes frequently and I have to unplug and plug to revive the dock. Out of 30 days, the alarm only rings 25 times. I have to keep a separate alarm clock to keep me from oversleeping. The screen layout and home menu screen is unsophisticated and not very pleasing in the looks. The sliding dock is not stable and will slide back in very easily. And absolutely not worth the money! I'm selling mine! TRUST ME, DON'T BUY IT.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Buggy but Fixable

By

from SoCal USA

I would have given this product One Star until I thought to get the Firmware update (1.07) from the Sony support site. Today I would give it 5 stars but I have to take points off for the fact that Sony let defective firmware get out in the first place. I bought mine 7 months ago, so all the inventory on the shelf Now probably has the good firmware version.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth it.

By

from New York, NY

It keeps freezing. I have to unplug it every other day. You can't rely on the alarm. It keeps failing. It looks very nice but it does not work at all. Specially, when you pay more than $100

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Freezes

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from Tampa, FL

Never thought the most basic function of the clock would be the problem! This thing freezes at least once a month which requires unplugging. I'm reading about a firmware update. Guess I'll spend the next hour figuring it out and fixing it. Menus are way too drawn out.

 
1.0

OK when it goes

By

from new zealand

This is a great concept and I was initially very pleased with the product. however it initially randomly started shutting down requiring the power to be turned off / on to restart - now after 3 months it is completely dead Suggest if you do buy - keep the sales receipt (in my instance I havent and Sony NZ will not support the products repair :-(

 
2.0

Not Compatible with iPod Touch 4th Gen

By

from Boston, MA

I bought this clock for my wife for xmas to replace an old ipod "compatible" clock that she hated. I liked all the extra features even though I didnt think she would use half. The biggest thing I wanted though was the clock to be compatible with her new ipod Touch 4th gen. Unfortunately the connector for the dock does not fit correctly and it would never charge and the clock would not recognize that the ipod was docked. Even after the version 1.6 update. Only owned for 3 days so I cannot comment on the fact the alarm was iffy, but the dock was not compatible so it didnt matter. For the money spent, it should be compatible with the latest and greatest, thats why I give the Design low marks, but uped a star because I liked the rest of the clock. Apple goes down an notch for me as well.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Useless as a clock.

By

from Scotland

As others have said here, this "Dream Machine" is extremely buggy and prone to hanging. You will have to turn it off and back on again at the mains to get it going. I can't tell you how many times I have been let for work now because of it. I have been running on 1.05 firmware for weeks now with no improvement. For something so expensive, I am extremely disappointed. It's a glorified iPhone charger (sometimes). How about a refund Sony?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Firmware Update Helps!

By

from Midwest

It was love at first sight when I saw this clock-radio, even at $150.00. I was not disappointed in its features, generally, as it worked as advertised. I did experience the occasional freeze-up, but am counting on the update to help. The update also allowed me to stop the default pictures from displaying. The sound is adequate for a clock radio, and the picture display looks great (depending on the resolution of what is being displayed. In all other respects, the ICF-CL75iP performs as I would expect, and I am still pleased with my purchase. It has been running fine for several months. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a good clock radio and enjoys the geeky aspect of being able to listen to and watch media on your alarm clock.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Average at best.

By

from Atlanta, GA

It has a great physical design, buttons feel good, display is crisp, has battery backed time, but that's about it. Here are my issues/wishes: - Does not seem to support the latest 4G iPod Touch at all (only charges it) - Display brightness, while adjustable, does not dim automatically at a specified time at night. In the morning, it goes full bright with the alarm (cannot be configured) - With a great display, you'd think SONY would've added RDS information with the radio - nope. RDS decoder chip would've added to cost. - Radio controlled time sync would be nice - this radio doesn't have it. - Lastly, even with the LATEST 1.05 firmware, the radio locks up at times and FAILS TO ACTIVATE THE ALARM. I've reset everything on the unit, and even removed the memory card in it. This happens once every month or so. A reboot solves it, so I tend to reboot the radio every weekend.

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Shopper  Will this unit fit an Iphone 5 with the New plug??
Andrew R  Unfortunately no. This unit is not compatible with iOS devices equipped with the new "Lightning" connector.
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