iHome Kitchen Timer + Speakers {giveaway}

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I love being creative in the kitchen, but I don’t like cleaning up the aftermath. Scratch that. I hate cleaning up the aftermath. Cleaning up as I go is best, but often I’m so rushed to get it all done before someone has a major meltdown. At those times the kitchen often looks like a tornado went through by the time I’ve cooked, photographed, and set the table for dinner.

I often listen to music while cleaning to help the time pass without it feeling so mundane. My current favorite is the Glee soundtrack because it’s so upbeat. The iHome iP39 Kitchen Timer and FM Alarm Clock Radio Speaker System is the perfect kitchen music station. I’ve tried other iPod docking stations before from various brands, and I definitely like iP39 best. It doesn’t take up a lot of counter space and it’s specifically made with the home cook in mind.

  • Fully functional iPhone/iPod while charging.
  • USB charging port – charge USB devices such as cell phones, etc.
  • Time recipes perfectly with two separate timers
  • Syncs clock time to current iPhone time settings.
  • Slide out dock with inserts – keeps dock clean when not in use, inserts fit iPhone and docking iPod models
  • Magnetic remote control
  • Extra-large backlit custom LCD display – great for seeing the clock and timer from across the room
  • Battery Backup – no worries if the power goes out!

I love that you can use your iPhone or iPod and charge at the same time. This is especially helpful for using Pandora for music because it’s such a battery drainer. Now that I’ve updated my phone with the new iOS4 software I can listen to music on Pandora (which previously you couldn’t multi-task with) and do something else at the same time too, like look up recipes for dinner using my favorite iPhone recipe apps and follow along as I cook.

The docking station acts as a great stand for the device keeping it upright and easy to see. Perfect for watching your favorite cooking shows online or cooking videos from places like Rouxbe Cooking School.

The remote control is perfect to have in the kitchen. Maybe it sounds lazy, but I don’t really work in the area of the kitchen where my iP39 is, so the remote is helpful to have nearby if I want to change a song or adjust the volume. If the phone rings, I can easily mute the music. And the remote is magnetic, so when it’s not in use you’ll know exactly where it is – attached to the side of the unit.

So…what do you think? Would you like one too?


Giveaway (1 winner): iHome iP39 Kitchen Timer and FM Alarm Clock Radio Speaker System

The Rules:

  • Answer: What is your favorite feature of the iHome iP39? (by 11:59 PST August 15th)
  • Anonymous comments: leave your email address and first name in the comments.
  • 1 random winner will be announced by August 20th. I will notify you via email and you will have 72 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
  • Contest open to US Residents only.

Extra Entries: Additional entries can be earned by doing any of the following, giving you a total of 5 entries. Leave a separate comment for each of your entries.

  • ReTweet the following message: Win a iP39 Kitchen Timer iPhone/iPod docking station from @ihomeaudio and @goodlifeeats http://is.gd/ed26t #giveaway
  • Become a fan of goodLife {eats} on Facebook.
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I received my own iP39 unit for giveaway purposes, however I was not paid to publish positive comments, nor did I receive payment for this post.