Ha! Say that three times fast, right? Clock docks, clock docks, clock docks. (Dang. I cant even type it three times fast!)
Back to the subject at hand . Ive been poking around for some decor items related to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Skylanders and discovered some cute themed iPod clock docks. (I know, cute does not go with those two particular themes. Whatever.) Theres basically two styles, designs, brands that come in kids themes. Thats not to say there arent more that arent novelty styles or would work in a kids room. In fact, by the time you get to the clock, you might not want to include something theme specific. Lasts longer that way.
But if you do, heres what you can find out there. The first line is from iHome which makes tons of different iPod decor items and theyve hooked up with Disney, so you can get their dock in Minnie, Mickey, Kermit, Perry Platypus and Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas) designs. (Really surprised they didnt do the princesses and Cars as well.) Oh, and listed separately theres one for Iron Man, so maybe well start getting a few of these in Marvel characters as well.
Theres a dual alarm great for two kids and wake and sleep mode that plays the iPod while charging it. The dynamic speaker doesnt get the greatest ratings from people who have this model, but thats kind of to be expected with something considered a kids toy almost. In fact, based on the reviews, kids as young as four can operate this with ease.
The second set of docks comes from Activision, which looks to have paired up with Nickelodeon, Mattel and Warner Brothers given the designs available there. You can choose from Batman, Skylanders, Monster High, SpongeBob or TMNT, all in bright colors with a large design wrapped around the front. Feel like theres more design image available in this one, but Im not sure as much function. There arent a lot of reviews for this model, and the one negative one, frankly, looks to possibly be a user issue rather than the clock. Still, as with any item like this, you should probably be thinking you are buying for the design more than a great piece of electronics.
Ive got all of these linked to Amazon, which has by far the best price I found for them. (Sears had them listed at three times as much. Ouch!)
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