- Item Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
- Item model number: PG534
- ASIN: B00577CQEE
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
The HouseParty Rise is the app-enhanced clock radio that’s smarter than your average speaker, part of a new wave of great sounding app-enhanced products from GEAR4. Although the HouseParty Rise is an alarm clock, it features the sound quality and potential of a home speaker dock - making it the perfect way to power your party, and to wake you up the morning after.
The HouseParty Rise includes a dimmable LCD display which has been designed to ensure that the clock is visible without keeping you awake. The HouseParty Rise also includes an FM radio and alarms that can each be easily set for you to wake up to the radio, your iPod / iPhone or a simple buzzer. The clock can be set to both 12-hour or 24-hour displays, and offers a Snooze control feature, including a large snooze button - an easy target for those dark mornings.
This clock radio includes two programmable alarms. These alarms can be set in advance to wake you with a buzzer, the radio, or music from your iPod/iPhone.
When you dock your iPod/iPhone with the HouseParty Rise, the time on the clock radio will automatically sync with that on your mobile device, as well as synching any alarms set up via the SmartLink app.
The HouseParty Rise includes a handy remote control that allows you to operate the clock radio from elsewhere in the room. As well as playback controls, you'll also be able to adjust the volume, EQ levels and mode settings, as well as accessing the menu, repeat or shuffle functions.
When you're a light sleeper, the last thing you need is a bright LCD display lighting up the room. That's why the HouseParty Rise lets you dim the screen with a press of a button, helping you to get an undisturbed night's sleep.
SmartLink is a free app that adds features and functionality to compatible SmartLink products. Download the app from the App Store to enjoy two-way interactivity between your iPhone or iPod touch interface and speaker. The intelligent technology allows you to control every feature of the HouseParty Rise via the touch screen of the iPod or iPhone. Auto-scan for FM radio stations. Sync time and pre-set alarms. Dim both screens using swipe gestures. What’s even better, you can control the speaker wirelessly over Wi-Fi, including your music. Simply dock a 2nd iPhone or iPod touch and use the device in your hand as remote control
SmartLink allows you to control it all without leaving the App:
Control your speaker from the other side of the room with the remote control feature available with the SmartLink app. Simply dock an iPod touch or iPhone to the device, and you'll be able to access all the functionality through a second iOS device in your hand.
Automatically find all FM stations in your area by the press of a single button. Your FM stations get stored in the app, including their RDS name (where available) and can be reordered at will. Instead of constantly tuning up and down, just press the name of the station you want to listen to.
With SmartLink, it's easy to save and organise your favourite radio stations. You can even move the stations around into your own order of preference, allowing you to listen to what you want without endless searching.
The SmartLink app features two display styles: Steel and Digital. Switching from one style to another is instant.
With SmartLink you can also dim the display with a swipe gesture, perfect for reducing light levels when you're trying to sleep.
Create alarms wherever you are with SmartLink’s easy-to-use interface. Once you are done, simply dock your iPhone, launch SmartLink and your alarms will be synced with the speaker.
The SmartLink app offers 4 styles of clock, which can be used while playing music or FM radio. Alarm times are shown on your iPhone screen and if your speaker does not include alarm clock functionality, SmartLink will add it. Create as many alarms as you need and choose to wake up to your playlists or normal buzzer.
The SmartLink app offers also allows you to access and display up-to-date weather information for your location, including current temperatures, conditions, and the high and low temperatures expected for that day. You'll also be able to see at a glance the forecast for the next five days, allowing you to plan for the week ahead.
SmartLink includes a built-in music player to access your iPod library. You can search for songs, browse playlists and even display album artwork in full screen and without closing the app. The music player also contains a visualiser.
iPod touch (1st - 4th generation), iPod nano (1st - 5th generation), iPod classic, iPod with video, iPod with colour display, iPod Mini, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone.