Gear4 AlarmDock Halo 3 with Lightning dock – first impression

Gear4 new Alarmdock Halo 3 with Lightning connector

Gear4 recently announced a new addition to their Lightning Connector enabled docking stations with the arrival of their latest Alarmdock Halo 3, offering up docking and charging of your iPhone 5 in the bedroom.

Gear4 new Alarmdock Halo 3 with Lightning connector

There are many familiarities with the Alarmdock Halo 2 in this new lightning dock model, which primarily seems to be the option for those with the latest models of iDevices. Gear4 has maintained a small footprint, allowing the dock to stand firmly on a bedside table without taking up too much space. The dimmed clock display sits neatly at the top of the unit, right above your docked iPhone 5 or iPod Touch 5. The Lightning dock allows for docking of cased devices as well with its raised connector. Buttons and controls are clearly laid out, and most importantly, the snooze button is within easy reach.

Functionality wise the Alarmdock Halo 3 offers up a decent amount of options, thanks to its associated SmartLink App, allowing you to set wake up sounds from a variety of sources, including music stored on your device, custom alarm sounds, Spotify, and FM radio amongst other. When you dock your device and open the SmartLink app the dock will also autosync the clock and any alarms set on both devices. In terms of audio set up, the Alarmdock Halo 3 comes with dual drivers and a passive radiator. I would not expect bedroom rocking audio performance, but will confirm once tested. Should you for some reason want to connect a different audio source, you can use the 3.5mm line-in.

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[Source: Gear4 via Engadget]


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