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Sony Black iPod Ready Radio - ZS-S3IPBLACKN

Abt Model: ZSS3IPBLACKN | UPC Code: 027242866188
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Portable Stereo Sound/ Up To 18 Hours Battery Life/ Works With AppleDevices Using LightningConnector/ MEGA BASSSound Enhancement/ Digital AM/FM Tuner With 30 Presets/ CD-R/RW (CD-DA) Playback/ Full Function Wireless Remote Control/ 150-10000 Hz, +1/-2 dB Frequency Response/ Black Finish
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Sony Black iPod Ready Radio, Model  ZSS3IPBLACKN

Add a touch of brilliance to any room with this handsome PC/TV combo. Powered by BRAVIA® X-Reality™ technology, the Full HD display and premium audio features from Sony in an expansive 24” (diag.) touchscreen All-in-One. VAIO® L Series PC provides you incredible Full HD entertainment and doubles up as a TV.

Key Features

  • Portable stereo sound
  • Up to 18 hours battery life (6 size C, sold separately)
  • Works with Apple® devices using LightningTM Connector
  • Flexi-dock Charges iPod® and iPhone® Battery
  • MEGA BASS® sound enhancement
  • Digital AM/FM tuner with 30 presets
  • CD-R/RW (CD-DA) playback
  • Full Function Wireless Remote Control
  • Free D-SappliTM App for expanded speaker/dock capability

Features

  • Portable sound 
    Stereo speakers housed in a bass-reflex design deliver a more complete, enjoyable listening experience. 
  • Charge while you listen
    Your iPod® or iPhone®1 charges while docked to help you avoid a drained battery (when using supplied AC adaptor). 
  • Flexible dock connector
    Built for iPod® and iPhone®1, the flexible dock enables power supply, battery charging, music/movie playback, and remote control when docked – no adaptors required. You can even dock without removing your case! 
  • MEGA BASS®
    Bass boost circuitry enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button for deeper bass. 
  • FM Radio
    A built-in digital AM/FM Stereo Tuner with 30 station preset memory (10 AM, 20 FM) lets you choose from a wide variety of radio, talk and music programming. 
  • Simple, intuitive remote control
    Control your iPod® or iPhone® from across the room with the included full-function remote control.
  • Other sources welcome
    An auxiliary audio input lets you connect select digital music players to the clock radio for easy access to your music (not supplied). 

Specifications

Audio

  • Antenna System: FM: Telescopic Antenna, AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
  • Format(s) Supported: iPod, CD-R/RW Playback Compatibility
  • Frequency Response: 150-10000 Hz, +1/-2 dB
  • Sound Enhancer: Mega Bass®
  • Station Preset(s): 10 AM, 20 FM
  • Tuner Type: Digital AM/FM
  • Tuning: FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz, AM: 530 - 1710 kHz

Capability

  • MP3 Player: Yes
  • Radio: AM, FM

General

  • Tray Type: Top Loading Single CD
  • Type of Use: Portable Boombox

Hardware

  • Display: LCD

Inputs and Outputs

  • Input(s): Audio In jack (3.5 mm stereo minijack)

Power

  • Battery Life (Approx): CD Playback: Sony R14P: approx 4 hours, Sony alkaline LR14: approx 18 hours
    FM Reception: Sony R14P: approx 1.5 hours , Sony alkaline LR14: approx 7 hours
  • Output Power: 1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 8 ohms, 10% harmonic distortion)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): AC 18W
  • Power Requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz 9 V DC, 6x R14 (size C) batteries (sold separately)

Speaker

  • Speaker System: Full Range: 3 1/8 inches (7.7 cm)

In the Box

  • AC Power Cord (1)
  • Remote Commander (with lithium battery) (1)
  • Operating Instructions (1)
  • Cushion for small-size iPod (1)

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 5.375"
  • Width: 14.125"
  • Depth: 9.25"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 5.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 8 lbs
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Sony Black iPod Ready Radio
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great!!!

Much better sound quality than the old model.

Great buy for the price and you're not paying an arm and a leg like the Bose systems.

Utilizes I-Pod function...Read complete review

Much better sound quality than the old model.

Great buy for the price and you're not paying an arm and a leg like the Bose systems.

Utilizes I-Pod function with ease from remote.

I would reccommend this unit to anyone looking for a great kitchen, bedroom, or smaller room radio that does it all!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Low volume

Everything about the radio is fantastic except for one thing that makes it worthless. The volume is so low even on 10 you can only use it inside in a quiet room. It cant...Read complete review

Everything about the radio is fantastic except for one thing that makes it worthless. The volume is so low even on 10 you can only use it inside in a quiet room. It cant be used at a party or outside. Can Sony make a fix for this problem

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4.0

Very Nice Product but Not I-Phone 4 compatible

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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)

 
4.0

Not a bad purchase

By 

from Colorado Springs, CO

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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)

 
2.0

Regret purchase

By 

from Kentucky

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING BOOMBOX

By 

from Lake Orion MI

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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)

 
5.0

Exactly what I wanted

By 

from West Coast

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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)

 
4.0

Awesome

By 

from Beach Park, Il

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product (for what it is...)

By 

from Seattle, Washington, USA

Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

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.

 
1.0

Improvements Wanted !

By 

from Los Angeles

Pros

  • PLAYS IPOD

Cons

  • Lacking features

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

    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 !

     
    5.0

    Good sound for a good price

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    Pros

    • Sounds great with good bass tones; works well with iPhone; not too bulky and not too heavy.

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

      For the price, it has been an excellent product. It sounds great and works well with the iPhone--for iPod or any audio/music app running through the iPhone. It's nice to have as an alternate charger too. Some occasional conflict with the iPhone but nothing major.

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Modern Boombox

      By 

      from central Louisiana

      Comments about Sony Black iPod Ready Radio:

      This is a very good sounding boombox. I use it only to play CD's. It plays loud enough for where I will be using it, but there are other situations where it would not be loud enough, such as an outdoor cookout. I have owned many boomboxes, mostly Sonys, and this one ranks uo there with the best sound for the size. I would like to hear it up against the Bose Wave system.

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