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Gear4 HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless Speaker Dock with EU/UK Plug Compatible with iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S, iPad 2/3 and iPod Touch 4th Generation - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

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3.7 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
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  • Auto-sync time and alarms
  • Case friendly dock
  • Line-in port for use with other music players
  • FM radio, iPad charging / playback
  • USB charging

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.6 x 19 cm ; 567 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: PG533
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

App-enhanced clock radio for iPod, iPhone & iPad

HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless is the ultimate bedroom speaker packed with both aptX Bluetooth and app-enhanced technology. Stream music wirelessly with advance audio coding, and seamlessly control every feature of the speaker from anywhere in the room. Its fabric curvature design and high-gloss finish adds a perfect finish to a complete home stereo experience.

Wireless enabled features for the Rise 2 include a dimmable LCD display designed for visibility, without keeping you awake at night. 12 / 24 hour alarm clock with optional wake-up from the classic buzzer sound, FM radio or music from your iPod. A rotary volume dial with full touch, snooze control provides additional functionality when controlling the speaker from the unit.

For full features and setup instructions, please view our Help & How-to Video in the gallery to the right.


The Rise 2 Wireless comes complete with the latest in Bluetooth technology with aptX, the industry-leading standard for high quality, efficient audio delivery. This means streaming music over Bluetooth is indistinguishable from when your iPod, iPhone or iPad is docked. The advanced audio coding provides instant delivery and lower power operation from your iOS device, with optimal performance.

Auto-Sync Time and Alarms

Dock your iPad / iPhone / iPod touch onto the HouseParty Rise and launch the SmartLink app. The time on the clock radio will automatically sync with that on your device, including synching any alarms already set-up within the SmartLink app. Set alarms on-the-go, wake with confidence.

Case Friendly Dock

Docking wells are a thing of the past. The Rise 2 comes with a universal dock which means a reinforced flexible connector and no more individual dock adaptors. You can also dock your iOS device with its case on. Hassle free docking: more time playing your music.

Line-in Port for Use with Other Music Players

Use the HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless with any music player with a 3.5mm jack. Enjoy your favourite music, movies or games from a Smartphone, MP3 player, tablet or laptop by using a connecting a 3.5mm audio cable into the line-in port.

FM Radio

Tune and save and your favourite stations with the HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless. Scan for the nearest station with the press of a button and store as a pre-set. The Rise 2 can store up to 5 pre-sets so you'll never forget a station.

iPad Charging / Playback

The HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless is fully compatible with iPad, iPad 2 and iPad 3. Made for iPad means the Rise 2 will quick charge your iPad and fully support playing music from your iPod library. You can also use the iPad optimised SmartLink Wireless app to control the functionality of the speaker.

USB Charging

You can use the HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless to charge any mobile device from the rear USB charging port. This is also handy if you have more than one iOS device in your home. Charge your iPhone on the dock and plug your iPod touch into the back of the speaker.

SmartLink Wireless

It's designed to enhance the functionality and usability of your speaker, giving you full wireless control through your iOS device. SmartLink hosts a range of features including, animated weather display, customisable interfaces, auto-tune FM and much more.

Box Contains

  • HouseParty Rise 2 Wireless
  • Power Supply (UK & EU)
  • User Manual
  • Back Up Battery

  • Customer Reviews

    Top Customer Reviews

    I've been after a wireless speaker for my kitchen/sunroom for a while and this system fits the bill perfectly. I listen to almost all of my music using spotify on my my asus eee pad or my android phone and the wireless set up for the speaker is simplicity itself. I downloaded an equaliser app which improves the sound quality and the volume is excellent. This means i can be cooking or sitting outside with a beer and still control the speaker. As for the fm radio it seems clear enough but again i prefer using internet radio using tune in radio and its great for netflix and watching online footy. The speakers are compact and unobtrusive but provide great sound . All in all versatile speakers that do exactly what I wanted at a reasonable price.
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    11/04/14 received the gear4 street party 2 no problem but and it's a big but, the smartlink wireless app does not work. On connecting via Bluetooth or docking your hardware to the speaker, a pop up should appear to download the smart link wireless app, it doesn't!!! Ok, maybe a bug I thought so I downloaded the app from the App Store and try to run it but all it does is show the settings menu for registration. After filling this out and pressing send then finish the app just stays on the settings page, then you get a return email telling you the gear4 email you sent has been returned by gear4.
    Reading of similar problems online it seems gear4 are no longer supporting this app and there's no way of contacting them except by their online email service where it is seen that they are not responding to anyone. Gear4 are from or at least trading out of Hong Kong, says it all really!

    The actual hardware, street party 2 still will connect to my ipad2 via Bluetooth and plays music through this medium fine but the non app control they are using as their selling point renders this unit a glorified Bluetooth speaker docking station, non of the extras they promise via the app are usable.
    The sound is what you'd expect of a wireless speaker in this price range but I'm sure you can get better, cheaper. Another annoying thing about this product is when you have an ipad docked it covers half of the digital time display, whoever designed this must have only tested it on an iPhone or iPod though it is promoted for iPad as well.
    I have never returned an item to Amazon but for the sheer audacity to keep promoting and selling this product as though the app works I am breaking tradition and returning it immediately.
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    I'm not sure where all these good reviews are coming from. I have had two of these and both have been returned to Amazon. I don't expect super duper hifi for less than 50 quid but I do expect better than this. All seems quite good when you take it out of the box and tune it in to fm radio, but the sound quality, and higher frequencies in particular, are lacking somewhat. No matter, you may think, install the accompanying app on your iPhone/iPad, as you are prompted to do upon first docking your device, and it will improve since you can alter the eq in the app. So choose a suitable eq setting and the high frequencies do indeed improve but sadly the lower frequencies do not, resulting in an underlying crackling type of distortion - speech, ie on the radio, particularly bad, as is piano or any low to mid frequency (the eq setting also applies when listening to fm). Bizarrely, connecting to the device from your iphone via the Bluetooth connection the sound quality is not too bad, but its when you dock your phone, or listen to fm radio, the problems occur. And the whole idea, for me anyway, was to charge the phone/pad and listen to music/internet radio at the same time. I cannot recommend this product even at Amazon's current price of £49.10. Interestingly, or not depending on your point of view, the Gear4 website shows the Houseparty Rise 2 at £129 but out of stock. Also if you try to register your purchase on that website you get a 404 page not found. Something not right there?
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    I purchased this unit from another retailer so can not comment on delivery or customer services.
    I ordered the unit as i liked the idea of having both a wireless connection and docking connection for my music library with the addition of an alarm clock so i could use it next to my bed. The red led was also an attraction as most of these types of units seem to light up the whole room and prevent me from sleeping. The sound is excellent via iPod connected, is ok via Bluetooth but volume is very low via Bluetooth?
    BUT as i needed this as an alarm clock this is where is is flawed. if you have an iPod docked on the unit and set the alarm to make use of the in built buzzer the alarm will not work. Remove the iPod and the buzzer on the alarm will function, however you can not adjust the volume of the buzzer even though the manual says you can. Gear4 state that the units most be faulty but two have two units with the same faults leads me to believe this is an inherent fault that they are not owning up to.
    if you want this unit for just playing music then i would give it top marks but if you need the alarm function as well then look else where.

    7/1/2013 update..... after being told by gear4 that my units must be faulty and returned them both i have received a phone call and been advised that the above issues are known by their development team and are not faults. Even though the unit operates differently from what the manual states!!!!.....a flaw I'm sure even their customer services described it as a fault. Gear4 you need to issue a firmware update to address these flaws. Thus i have had to remove another star for selling a product that you actually know is flawed and doing nothing about it, shame on you.
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