iLuv TimeShaker Micro Radio / Pillow Shaker

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Product: iLuv TimeShaker Micro
Provided By: iLuv
Price: $49.99 MSRP at time of publication

Introduction:

Today, I have a product on my test bench that is a first for me. I'll be taking a look at an alarm clock/radio produced by iLuv. iLuv is an electronics company that gears its products to the mobile life. Debuting in 2006, iLuv has boasted many awards and accolades over its short history. I find this to be really reassuring because a company that is doing this well out of the gate has a promising future. You can see all their products here.

I'll be taking a closer look at iLuv TimeShaker Micro. This little alarm clock has a lot of features packed into a small package. This will be my first time reviewing an iLuv product, and I am definitely looking forward to it.

 

First Look:

The iLuv TimeShaker Micro came packaged in a stylishly-printed outer box that contained sturdy cardboard supports for shipping protection. The TimeShaker Micro was wrapped in a modest foam cover to keep particulates out. I personally feel that a company's packaging says a lot about their products and the company as a whole. 

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The TimeShaker Micro comes with a power cord, AM/FM antenna, and the silent shake unit for the alarm. It has a really nice look and size to it. It seems to fit about anywhere in my place no matter how tight the spot. The TimeShaker Micro has an auxiliary in for hardwiring an mp3 player or any device that has a headphone out jack. There is a USB charging port to make charging a phone or other device more convenient. 

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There is also an output for the shaker itself. When I tested it out it was about the same intensity of a cell phone vibrate function. I found it to be quite effective when placed under a pillow. It was enough to wake me up without causing a racket and waking everyone up. 

On the next page, we’ll quickly look at features of this product and then see if it can get me out of bed.


Features:

  • Unique, patent pending shaker vibrates to wake up even the deepest sleepers
  • Stream music wirelessly from your mobile device via Bluetooth®
  • Stereo speakers bring full, rich sound to your music
  • Jumbo, easy-to-read positive LCD display
  • Multiple alarm options: music, radio, buzzer, bed shaker
  • Auxiliary line input for any audio devices with 3.5mm jack
  • Enjoy your favorite radio stations with the FM radio function
  • USB charging port to charge your Apple or Android device

 

Testing:

Testing was pretty easy for the TimeShaker Micro. I like to stream a lot of music on my phone so this fit right into my daily routine. I was able to use Bluetooth to connect my phone music right to the TimeShaker Micro in the morning when I was getting ready for work. The speakers had a really good sound for such a small unit.

I found the sound alarm very effective and would get quite loud for the heavy sleepers that don’t wake up for anything. This one will wake you up. I also found the shaker function of the alarm good if I had to get up earlier than anyone else and didn’t want to bother them with my alarm. Having a USB charger was handy. I didn’t have to worry about having an outlet for my phone charger since I could just plug it into the TimeShaker Micro. If some of my previous reviews are an indication, I love products that can perform double duty. 

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Conclusion:

In conclusion, I found that the iLuv TimeShaker Micro to be a solid product. It has a great design that is easy to use.  It has a good sound for a small unit. It performs well on all fronts and has a lot of options for alarm settings. 

At ~50$ from the official iLuv site I think this is a decent buy. You can probably find a cheaper alarm but most likely not with all the functions the iLuv boasts. I would definitely recommend the TimeShaker Micro for people that need a quiet alarm or someone that needs their alarm to hit on multiple fronts to wake you up.

 

 
 
Pros:
  • Good sound
  • Lots of alarm option
  • Silent shaker when a quiet alarm is needed
  • USB Charger option allowing double duty
  • Bluetooth & Aux in
 
 
Cons:
  • None

 

 

I'd like to thank iLuv for sending this for us to review. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post in our forum at the link below.