The iHome iB969 is advertised as a multifaceted charging station for iPads, iPhones, iPods, and many other USB devices. Aside from simply charging them, the iHome organizes them in a compact space. It can even sync an iPhone as it charges if you connect the iHome to your computer. Let’s take a closer look.
Inside the iHome box:
iHome charging station
AC power adapter
12″ mini USB cable
12″ USB to 4mm plug (for Sony readers)
36″ sync cable
Mini USB to micro USB adapter
2 inserts for iPhones
The iHome is a black and gunmetal-colored plastic station that features a rubber insert on the tray in front of the iPod docks. It is 9″ wide by 1.9″ tall by 6.75″ deep. A tray slides open to hold larger devices, deepening the device another 2.15″.
Setting up the iHome is a simple process. Connect the AC adapter to it and plug it into a wall socket. Syncing devices between the iHome and your computer requires the 36″ sync cable to be connected to both. Located between the two iPhone 4 docks is a blue LED that indicates the iHome is powered on.
On the bottom are two USB ports with cord wraps. Each of these ports features an A/B switch to change its functions. The A position turns the left USB port into an iPad 2 quick charger. The B position is designated for Sony, Kindle, Nook, and other eBook readers. The right USB port functions as a charger for non-Apple devices that charge with a USB cable