from Lake Orion MI on 10/28/2012
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
from West Coast on 10/15/2012
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.
Great Product (for what it is...)
from Seattle, Washington, USA on 4/13/2012
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.
from Los Angeles on 3/9/2011
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 !
Good sound for a good price
from Dallas, TX on 10/26/2010
Sounds great with good bass tones; works well with iPhone; not too bulky and not too heavy.
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.