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Product Reviews for Sony ICF-CL75iP Digital Frame for iPod
Update your firmware to 1.10 9/29/2011
from Austin, TX on 11/20/2011
Had I read the reviews, I would not have purchased this yesterday. I was very pleased with the design and features, but I quickly found it had operational problems including these two issues which a firmware update did seem to fix: â€¢Resolves an issue where the ICF-CL75iP may freeze or stop responding. â€¢Resolves an issue where the alarm may not sound at the time set under certain circumstances. Some of the other reviewers say updates didn't fix their problems, but reviews before 9/29/2011 wouldn't include the latest update, so it's hard to know how to take them. I have a couple weeks to return it, so I'll just keep a close eye on how it works. LOVE THE FEATURES, however.
from Iowa City IA on 10/17/2011
It is a good product. It functions well.
from Milwaukee, WI on 7/26/2011
Compact, Highly useful, Multifunctional
SPEAKER QUALITY COULD BE IMPROVED
THIS IS A COMPACT, MOST USEFULLY DESIGNED AND A SOLID PRODUCT.
UNRELIABLE!!! DO NOT BUY.
from California on 6/21/2011
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.
Great Concept, Poor Execution.
from Denver, CO on 6/21/2011
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.