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The RCA RC130i Clock Radio With Built-In iPod Dock Is Changing The Way You Wake Up!

A Little Bit About The
The RCA RC130i Clock Radio with Built-in iPod Dock is changing the way you wake up. Choose between waking to your iPod or iPhone, traditional alarm or radio. It has Auto Time Sync which automatically sets your clock to your time zone. It has visible, but not too bright LED lighting for the digits and a snooze function for comfortable waking. Preset up to 20 different radio stations on the digital FM radio and your mornings will be calm and comfortable. You can even match your iPod to your RC130i.

  • Plays and charges your iPhone or iPod
  • Synchronizes automatically with the time of your iPhone
  • Dual wake to alarm, radio, iPod or iPhone
  • Digital tuner for FM radio reception
  • Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G
  • Snooze and sleep functions
  • 0.6-inch green LED display
  • Digital FM tuner offers 20 presets
  • Graduwake ramps up alarm volume gradually, making your wake-up less abrupt
  • iPhone and iPod sold separately

Our Experience
With four ways to wake up, the RCA (RC130i) is perfect for just about everyone on your Holiday list this year! Because everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to rising in the morning, they've included 4 convenient settings with this model that truly allow you to customize your waking experience each morning.

By docking an iPhone or an iPod, you can choose to wake up to your favorite music content on your device, and even better, it charges your iPhod/iPhone while its docked! I'm personally one of those gals that needs to be woken slowly in the morning (or it's definitely a "you've messed with the bull" scenario), so the Graduwake setting is perfect for me (the alarm clock gradually increases the sound level of the alarm for a less aggressive approach).

Only adding to all of the convenient settings available in this great little alarm clock, is the ability to preset your favorite FM radio stations (and can even choose to wake up to your favorite station if you'd like), the variety of fun color choices, and the large (easy to navigate) control buttons.  The RC130i also comes in a variety of colors, so you can either choose a great color to match your iPod or iPhone, or match it to your home decor.

The RCA (RC130i) would make the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list this Holiday season!

You can find the The RCA RC130i Clock Radio at retailers nationwide and online at

Disclosure: A product sample was provided for review purposes. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own, and may differ from others. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  1. This would be the perfect gift for my sister who has an iPod touch. I love the compact size of this clock radio

  2. I have not seen this...I will be looking for this. Where would I find this?

  3. I am in the market for an alarm clock that you can program two separate wake up times in. I think that's what dual wake means in your review? I'm going to check it out.

    My son has weightlifting three days a week and is up at 4:30AM. The other two days, he 'sleeps in' till 5:30AM, so I'm just trying to make it easier for him. If there is such a thing with a schedule like that :)

  4. This is a nice iPod deck! My nephew would love this! The clock radio would be great since he is starting college and doesn't have his parents around to wake him up in the morning!

  5. This seems like the perfect dock to have for my IPod. I like the looks of it, too!

  6. This is a great find. I will be looking for one to buy for my son for Christmas.

  7. I'd love this for me!! Thanks for the review - I'm off to check it out :)