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Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone - RC-DC1

Abt Model: RCDC1 | UPC Code: 885170019423
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Memory Loader Application/ Clear Sound/ Nap Feature/ Dual Alarm Mode/ 5 FM Station Presets/ 5 AM Station Presets/ Universal Dock For iPod/iPhone/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Black Clock Radio - RCDC1

Memory Loader
Get more out of the clock radio when you download Memory Loader* from the App Store. Your clock radio will no longer be the same. This application allows you to quickly & easily set up the alarms and preset your favorite radio stations with a user friendly intuitive interface.

2 Alarm Systems
Customize 2 alarms with multi touch interface on iPhone/iPod touch. Set alarm on any day of the week, single day, everyday, weekday or weekend. Also customize snooze and alarm sound from buzzer, music in your iPod or radio.

Nap
A dedicated Nap feature will wake you up from your short rest, without you having to reset your regular alarms.

Radio Customizing
You can scan & see the list of radio frequencies you are able to receive at your location. Choose & store up to 5 FM/5 AM stations into the RC-DC1, for quick tuning in the next time.

Wake Up to Crisp, Clear Sound
This compact and stylish digital clock radio can wake you with crisp, clear sounds.

  • *Memory Loader is an app that works with the Panasonic Clock Radio, RC-DC1
  • *Events feature on Memory Loader will list the dates (Birthday, Anniversary, etc) stored in your iPhone or iPod touch Contacts in chronological order.
  • *Memory Loader must be operating and connected to the RC-DC1 for Events & Nap feature to work.

Specifications:

AMPLIFIER SECTION

  • RMS Output Power (Mono) 2.6W (8 ohms, 1kHz,10% THD)

TUNER SECTION

  • Digital Synthesizer Tuner Yes
  • Station Presets 5-FM/5-AM
  • Frequency Range
    • FM 87.9 -107.9MHz [200kHz step]
    • FM 87.5 -108.0MHz [100kHz step]
    • AM 520 -1710kHz [10kHz step]
    • AM 522 -1629kHz [9kHz step]

CONNECTION

  • Universal Dock for iPod/ iPhone Integrated

SPEAKER SYSTEM

  • Mono Configuration 1-way 1-speaker, Bass-reflex
  • Mono Speaker Unit 1 inch Full Range

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.41"
  • Width: 3.14"
  • Depth: 5.91"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.816 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb
More reasons to buy the Panasonic RC-DC1 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic RC-DC1 is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic RC-DC1 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone
 
4.0

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent interface (9)
  • Durable dock (8)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Charging battery (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (7), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Christmas Gift

    I got this clock radio as a gift from my mother for Christmas. The box is certainly not anything to write home about, but upon plugging in the clock radio and using it...Read complete review

    I got this clock radio as a gift from my mother for Christmas. The box is certainly not anything to write home about, but upon plugging in the clock radio and using it frequently, I can easily say that it is a great addition to my bedside. Panasonic provides iPhone and iPod Touch users with an application you can download from iTunes that works with the clock to adjust the settings easily. Although it is laggy at times, you only have to set it once and sync to keep the settings until you change them. The three brightness settings give a good range that make the time easy to see in either sunlight or darkness, but the lowest setting isn't cumbersome at all when you want a dark room to sleep in. On the main display, the time takes up most of the center (as shown in the picture) and the days of the week line the top, while the alarms and AM/PM show along the bottom. The clock has a main speaker facing towards the back that has a great sound, although not the best. Another interesting feature is that there is a pillar that raises and lowers to compensate for different device heights to make sure they slide in easily and with the least hassle. Since side tables are generally lower than people's beds, this clock radio makes your iPhone/iPod face up at a 45-degree angle. I realized that this made it great for checking my iPod Touch screen without even removing my iPod or having to get into a weird position. Although there is room for an Apple dock adapter (the white piece of plastic that came with your device for docking), the clock radio doesn't really work well with it unless your iPhone/iPod is case-less. Because of this, sometimes I have trouble positioning my iPod accurately over the connector plug on the clock radio, but it was easy to get used to. The speaker produces only mono sound, but still provides a rich tonal range; however, if you're looking for a clock radio that you also want to be your main audio system, I suggest either buying another product along or instead of this one. The only problem I've had with this clock has been that the clock wouldn't sync correctly with my iPod Touch; the day of the week was wrong and the time kept jumping around even after multiple tries. Even though I tried multiple things, the clock eventually fixed itself and synced up properly so I suggest just giving it some time if you ever get this problem. Overall, this is a great product that I expect will last me a decent while. Great affordable gift with unexpected features!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Way too bright

    Even at it's dimmest setting it lights up my entire bedroom. Otherwise, it works as advertised, nothing outstanding about it except that it has a very small footprint.

    Even at it's dimmest setting it lights up my entire bedroom. Otherwise, it works as advertised, nothing outstanding about it except that it has a very small footprint.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Alarm sound issue

    By 

    from New Zealand

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

      Reading back in the reviews, I noticed Jase is having the same issues as myself. The alarm intermittently will operate with out sound despite being on level 6. Another fault it has started to do is randomly change the time. I was awake at 6.30am but the digital display was reading 3.30am. This is starting to bug me as I'm worried I can't depend on this product to wake me up or get me to work on time! Will contact the product assistant team hopefully this can get resolved... As it's my luck it's just out of warranty!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Has anybody else experienced this problem?

      By 

      from Auckland, New Zealand

      Pros

      • Good features

      Cons

      • Difficult to use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

        I've had my RC-DC1 for about four months and it has generally worked very well. EXCEPT... On three occasions the radio alarm has not made a sound when it has activated. The first time it happened, I overslept. Luckily, the last two times it has happened I woke up not long after it was due to go off anyway. It is absoltuely imperative that my alarm clock wakes me up in the morning! All the other features become largely irrelevant if it isn't performing its core function properly. On each occasion it's happened, I've done nothing that might change the way the alarm functions. One day it works, the next day it doesn't. Then the next day it works again....It is not happening on any particular day of the week. The alarm is definitely activating, as the 'Alarm1' indicator is flashing. I have noticed, however, that the 'Alarm1' indicator flashes quicker when the alarm is not making a sound that it does when the alarm is functioning normally. Can anybody tell me what the problem might be? This is a most frustrating issue for what is otherwise a very good alarm clock.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I'v e had this little ...

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

            I'v e had this little radio for several months now, it's great to wake up with one of your favorite songs on your Iphone. The Snycing is very easy, sound quality is good

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Bad buy

            By 

            from brooklyn, ny

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                First, the buttons for the alarm are located on the front side of the unit and are very sensitive to the touch. Guaranteed you will accidentally put on the alarm at the most inconvenient times, Further, you cannot shut off the alarm from the unit itself, you can only snooze it. To completely shut it off, you need to download the "memory loader" app on you iphone, and sync the unit with your phone. However, the first sync never works. You first need to disable the alarm, then enable it, then shut it off again. Also, be aware that the unit is not compatible with the iphone5, which i don't have, but it does not always link well with the 4S either, which I do have. Unfortunately, I am extremely dissatisfied with this purchase. The positives are that it is a compact unit and the double alarm would be a positive, if it wasn't so annoying to disable!!

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                cashed

                By 

                from Norway

                Pros

                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • Poor Documentation
                • Poor quality
                • Stopped working

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                  I hade this clock for 1 1/2 year, but now all buttons have stopped working. I can't change time, sync the phone or choose source. It wont even reset!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  I really Like this alarm ...

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Convenient
                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                    I really Like this alarm clock, it works so much better than the app i had purchased. However there are a few things that, in my opinion would make it the most amazing alarm i have ever had. I would really appreciate being able to pick which songs i wake up to rather than having the app pick something for me. I would also really enjoy having a sleep timer so i can listen to books or music as i fall asleep. this one is not as important but the other would be a nice addition to a fine machine.

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                    5.0

                    Best alarm clock ever!

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Convenient
                    • Easy to use
                    • Exceeded expectations
                    • ios alarm app

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                        Bought this for my wife for Christmas. I did a lot of researching on the net for multiple brands, options and so forth but this one seemed like a good choice. So I bought it and couldn't wait to give it to my wife. She actually received it before Christmas. She was pretty excited about it due to the fact it had a iPhone dock. Then after using and getting more familiar with the features, she really loves her new alarm clock. I didn't know an alarm clock would be such a cool gift.

                        Comment on this review

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Still Sleeping

                        By 

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                        The clock just died after 8 months of use. To be more specific the radio tuner stopped working and the rest of the clock just went berserk. Remember when an alarm clock cost $20 and lasted 20 years. I guess I am heading back to get my Dad's alarm clock.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        unhappy this won't work with my iPhone 4s

                        By 

                        from Penticton BC

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • Did not meet expectations
                        • Poor Documentation
                        • Poor quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                          very unhappy that i got this with my airmiles only to find out it doesnt work with my brand new iphone 4s. it did not state this anywhere on the airmiles site and is very vague on other sites. I can't even return it.

                          Comment on this review

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Christmas Gift

                          By 

                          from Yokota Air Base, Japan

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Convenient
                          • Easy to use
                          • Exceeded expectations
                          • Inexpensive
                          • iphone/ipod application syncs time and settings
                          • slanted docking

                          Cons

                          • iphone/ipod application interface not so pretty
                          • No battery included

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Panasonic Black Clock Radio For iPod And iPhone:

                            I got this clock radio as a gift from my mother for Christmas. The box is certainly not anything to write home about, but upon plugging in the clock radio and using it frequently, I can easily say that it is a great addition to my bedside. Panasonic provides iPhone and iPod Touch users with an application you can download from iTunes that works with the clock to adjust the settings easily. Although it is laggy at times, you only have to set it once and sync to keep the settings until you change them. The three brightness settings give a good range that make the time easy to see in either sunlight or darkness, but the lowest setting isn't cumbersome at all when you want a dark room to sleep in. On the main display, the time takes up most of the center (as shown in the picture) and the days of the week line the top, while the alarms and AM/PM show along the bottom. The clock has a main speaker facing towards the back that has a great sound, although not the best. Another interesting feature is that there is a pillar that raises and lowers to compensate for different device heights to make sure they slide in easily and with the least hassle. Since side tables are generally lower than people's beds, this clock radio makes your iPhone/iPod face up at a 45-degree angle. I realized that this made it great for checking my iPod Touch screen without even removing my iPod or having to get into a weird position. Although there is room for an Apple dock adapter (the white piece of plastic that came with your device for docking), the clock radio doesn't really work well with it unless your iPhone/iPod is case-less. Because of this, sometimes I have trouble positioning my iPod accurately over the connector plug on the clock radio, but it was easy to get used to. The speaker produces only mono sound, but still provides a rich tonal range; however, if you're looking for a clock radio that you also want to be your main audio system, I suggest either buying another product along or instead of this one. The only problem I've had with this clock has been that the clock wouldn't sync correctly with my iPod Touch; the day of the week was wrong and the time kept jumping around even after multiple tries. Even though I tried multiple things, the clock eventually fixed itself and synced up properly so I suggest just giving it some time if you ever get this problem. Overall, this is a great product that I expect will last me a decent while. Great affordable gift with unexpected features!

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