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Panasonic RC-DC1EB-K Docking Clock Radio for iPod and iPhone

by Panasonic
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Charges and plays iPod and iPhone
  • 2.6W RMS
  • 5 FM radio presets
  • Great Christmas gift idea


Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: RC-DC1EB-K
  • ASIN: B004A8PFEO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,536 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

The versatile Panasonic RC-DC1 clock radio iPod dock gives you all the music options you need in a stylish, compact unit. Charge your iPod or iPhone while it plays and leave it in the dock overnight, so you've got a full day's charge ready to go in the morning


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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great sounding product 2 Jun 2011
By Robo
I was looking to replace an old Sony Dream Machine Alarm Clock and after looking at most of the Alarm Clocks on Amazon and elsewhere decided on the Panasonic one. It only had one review so I can't say that swayed me but it was a good review. The trouble with ones that have loads of reviews is that sometimes it can put you off when there are a few 5 stars but also some 1 and 2 stars. Anyway back to the review, the Panasonic has way better sound than most I have listened to. It has great treble and also really great bass. If someone played it without you knowing you would swear the sound was coming from something a lot bigger. The clock display can be dimmed three ways which is also good. If you do have an iPhone you can can download a free App and by using the App on the iPhone allows you to easily set upto 5 FM pre-sets and also some Alarm time settings. Obviously these settings can be done on the unit itself but it makes it a bit easier. It is no problem though to set them on the unit. It also looks very good and is quite compact ideal for the bedside cabinet. Overall I am impressed with this item and I am very fussy when it comes to things sounding good so I can highly recommend this to others.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I bought the Panasonic RC-DC1 clock radio/dock as a replacement for a failed Pure Siesta and was amazed by the improvement, particularly in sound quality, for around the same price.

The Panasonic is a compact unit with a relatively small footprint. The construction standard seems good, as expected from Panasonic. The unit is quite easy to set up (setting the clock and radio presets) following the instruction manual (although the clock froze the first time I tried).

The outstanding feature of this unit is the sound quality, which is extraordinary for a clock radio of this size - I found myself judging the sound quality in Hi-Fi terms. The sound is well-balanced, covering virtually the whole frequency range (yes, this small unit does have bass). The mid-range is smooth, giving voices a silky quality, and there is a sparkle to the treble, which adds a sense of space and detail to the sound. The upper bass is quite punchy, but you can't expect much deep bass from a unit like this and it does sound rather boxy on bass-heavy music. The overall effect is a warm, dynamic sound that is highly listenable - I found that you can use this unit for serious bedroom listening (so it merits more than just casual background listening). The sound is well suited to Pop, Easy Listening and Classical music.

The auto-tuning on the FM radio locates stations well, and the reception is excellent and very stable. My only criticism with the radio is that there is sometimes a crackle when I bring my fingers close to the buttons (perhaps the unit is susceptible to static).

The buttons are well laid out on the front and sides of the unit, which makes them easy to remember. However, when pressing a side button, the unit tends to move, so it's necessary to grab both sides.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gadget 3 Mar 2011
Great little bedside clock with a dock for your iPhone. Been looking out for one for a while and this was worth the wait. Nice and compact, good design, speaker quality is good as is expected from Panasonic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Having read all the mixed reviews on this dock i was a bit sceptical about ordering it, but being from Panasonic i thought i couldn't go that wrong.

Cons:
The buzzer is very load, the wife thought the smoke alarm had went off the first morning. So if you're a deep sleeper then you'll have no worries about sleeping in again.

Might not suit ipod nano's....but all touch and phones should fit nicely (if you've the new iphone 5 with the smaller connector then you'll need the adaptor which isn't included.

Pros:
Setting the alarm with the app is a breeze....first time i docked my gen 2 ipod touch it asked if i wanted to download the app, the took me dirctly to the apple store.

Sound quality is great for the size.....and it is only an alarm clock after all, if you want terrific sound then buy a dedicated dock.

In general i'm a bit confused about the issues people seem to have setting the alarms and switching them off, seems straight forward to me.

The only improvement i'd like is to be able to set the buzzer volume like youcan for the radio and ipod/phone....or even better a buzzer that gets gradually louder.

I bought this to replace a philips unit which had very poor ergonomics and had the snooze button and alarm off button side by side and both were flush, so it was far too easy to hit the off button rather than the snooze.

Update:
I had marked this as a 4 star but have now down graded this to 2 star due to the quality.

I have had to return this item after just over a month of use.
As mentioned above the buzzer is very loud so I had been using the radio to wake up.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic alarm clock 9 Jun 2011
By Seymak
Brilliant alarm clock, 3 diming levels for the display as well as being able to set 5 radio stations, play music from iPod/iPhone and it charges your device into the bargain
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Usual good quality Panasonic product
It works very well with my 3gs, excellent product, the duel alarm is very useful and the sound is A1
Published 7 months ago by Barry
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't tune to even numbers!!
After reading the reviews, I can only assume the product is built for a market (maybe this is the case in the US) where radio frequencies don't use even numbers. Read more
Published 8 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Purchased for the wife, I already have one, excellent product can be overpriced but found this one on Amazon for under 50 good price. Read more
Published 8 months ago by wobbler
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading I thought it was a DAB radio at this price
Works fine but the radio is basic fm with limited display features. I guess I did not check the description carefully enough
Published 14 months ago by Marjorie Robson
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
lightweight so easy to travel with, charges, has 3 dimmers for clock and sounds great for a small device. great for bedroom or kitchen.
Published 15 months ago by Tiffany Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality
Disappointed with this product. The unit is small and light so the moment yuo press the snooze/dimmer button on the top (which in its self is stiff to press) the unit slides back. Read more
Published 18 months ago by A. Armatage
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
Purchased this after reading other reviews, and it does everything it says on the tin!

Fantastic sound from such a small unit, looks great, and easy to install too. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Pegasus
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy but could do with a few improvements
I read through all the reviews on this product before buying. The dimmer on the clock face is good and the quality of sound is very good so on the whole I am pleased with my... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. H. Harris
1.0 out of 5 stars Quick delivery but no use with iphone 5
Is not compatible with i-phone 5 and this is not clear from the sales information. It did arrive very quickly but was sadly of no use to me.
Published 21 months ago by ronq
5.0 out of 5 stars You may well like this
Good design, excellent sound considering its size, clever app enables some control from the I-pod touch or I-phone - all in all good value.
Published 22 months ago by michael
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