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Azatom Home Hub Lightning speaker dock – first impression

Azatom Home Hub Lightning dock

Azatom has carved out a strong position for itself in the UK market, delivering speaker docks that offer great value for money. The latest addition to their portfolio is the Azatom Home Hub, their first speaker with Lightning dock, supporting the latest iPhone, iPad, iPods, and iPad Mini.

Azatom Home Hub Lightning dock

The Azatom Home Hub Lightning has got a traditional bedroom/kitchen type design, square box with rounded corners, large digital display at the front (white light LED display with adjustable brightness), with the docking station itself situated at the top of the unit with a fold away design. Unlike many other Lightning enabled speaker docks at this size and price, the Home Hub also supports docking of iPad Mini and iPad 4, thanks to its unique cradle adapter supporting the larger size iPad when docked. The top of the unit also features standard button controls for volume, source control, play/pause, dual alarms, and a large snooze dimmer button.

Based on the buttons available you have probably figured out that the Azatom Home Hub is also an alarm speaker dock, offering up dual alarm functionality and automatic time syncing with docked device. You can choose alarm source as well between songs from your docked device, FM radio, or a default buzzer. Yes, the Home Hub has built in FM radio support, although no DAB/DAB+. There is also Bluetooth streaming included and 3.5mm aux input, allowing for a wide range of audio sources to be connected to the HomeHub,

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With the Azatom Home Hub being set up as a versatile all-around-the-home system, it’s offering up a max power output of 30W, which is pretty good for a system this price and size. Speaker set up includes proprietary high density drivers with neodymium magnets, and dual bass ports to provide a better bass performance. I hope to be back with a hands-on review of audio performance in the near future.

The Azatom HomeHub is compatible with the following Apple devices: iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPod Nano 7th gen, iPad Mini, and iPad 4.

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14 Responses to "Azatom Home Hub Lightning speaker dock – first impression"

  1. Peter says:

    Can you confirm that the Azatom Home Hub is a rechargeable product that does nt need to be used with a mains connection

    Thank you

  2. Phil says:

    Hi,

    Great review but a couple of questions.

    1) I use a standard bumper to protect my iPhone 5 (a Tavik one bought from the Apple store). Will this dock charge the phone, even with the bumper still fitted? It would be a bit of a nuisance to have to remove it each time.

    2) Does the brightness dimmer allow the display to be completely blank (“off”)?

    Many thanks

    • Hi Phil,

      Those are good questions, and I can’t say with a 100% certainty until I’ve had a chance to go hands-on with the unit for a full review. Purely based on what I can see, there is nothing limiting the docking station on the sides, but I know that other lightning docks have struggled especially with thick bumpers not allowing the 8-pin to dock completely. As for the HomeHub I will check when i get a chance. Same goes for the dimmer display being completely off.

      I have raised the questions to Azatom directly as well, and will let you know as soon as I hear back from them.

  3. Chris Goodall says:

    Hi. Do you know if this is compatible with 4th gen ipod touch.

  4. julie locke says:

    Is this system ok to be used with the ipod touch 5th generation please?

  5. Carol Fullerton says:

    Hi

    Can you charge your iPad 2nd generation from this device?

    Thanks.

    Carol

  6. Deltech says:

    Is the power supply via a 6v/9v/12v adaptor or “proper” mains cable?

  7. Lisa Reilly says:

    This product will not charge my iphone 5 and will only play by bluetooth. Can any advise if there are some settings I need to change or anything I need to do.

  8. Lisa Reilly says:

    This product will not charge my iphone 5 and will only play by bluetooth. Can any advise if there are some settings I need to change or anything I need to do.

  9. Danny says:

    Hi
    Can anyone help me with a question
    I can’t seem to get the radio to work as an alarm, lower than volume 5, which at 06:00 is like an earth quake happening in my bedroom every morning
    Thanks
    Danny

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