iPig iPod Dock Speaker Sound System

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When you’ve got an item as popular as the iPod there’s bound to be a slew of accessories for it hitting the market, and just look around, there’s no shortage of them for the iPod line of players. So with the vast array of accessories out there, companies need to do something to make sure their products stand out and get noticed.

This year at CES, Amethyst introduced the world to a new type of iPod dock sound system, the iPig. Yes, I said iPig! When this first got here, I thought it was rather cute, and so did my wife and kids, my three year old loves it, but I thought it was pretty much just another cheap gimmicky item, but boy was I wrong. The iPig features five speakers producing 25 watts of power, touch sensitive ears for volume control and even a remote to help navigate your iPod.

One of the best features of all I think is that it is fully compatible with the new 4th gen Ipod nano, it works perfectly, it charges and all functions work as they should. When I first turned it on I was amazed by the sound coming from this little guy, I truly thought it was just another goofy, cute gadget, but it sounds very good and can get loud.


So, first up is the video unboxing for you, check it out, see the still pictures and move on:

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Specifications:

iPig iPod Dock Speaker Sound System

Quality, performance, compatibility and style

You finally can have them all.  You no longer have to spare one for the other.  The New iPig is compact in size and packed with defining technology.  It is not only an iPOD docking station; it is THE speaker that will bring life and an awe-inspiring experience to most of your audio, video and gaming devices. 

Your iPig will become your new music companion. It has been designed to offer you the best of fashion, compatibility, performance, material, technology, size, convenience and even pricing. This cute and compact yet powerful iPig has 5 speakers that output over 23+Watts of premium sound. It is geared with a 4” subwoofer with bass reflex system, a dynamic airflow optimizer, a dynamic cooling system and a super sound amplification technology. The iPig delivers superior sound quality in a compact yet extremely fashionable audio speaker that audiophiles or simple people who like to listen to music can enjoy. Our patented innovative Humanized touch Volume control feature allows you to adjust the volume with Style. Not to mention the ease and convenience from using our light Remote Control, which allows you to conveniently browse through the different features of your iPOD and control the speakers’ volume, bass and treble levels. The iPig comes in three different fashionable shiny colors to suit your taste and complements décor around it in your home, office, or dorm room. The iPig is the perfect gift for all occasions.

Features:
-Highly Compatible: The iPig is compatible with most iPod’s, MP3, MP4, Portable Game consoles (PSP, Nintendo DS), Gaming Consoles (PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox360), Portable and non portable CD and DVD players, Televisions, Personal Computers (Desktop and Laptops), Mobile Phones with Audio playing capabilities.

-Humanized Touch Volume Control: Gently touch the right ear of the iPig to raise the volume and touch the Left one to lower the volume.  This patented technology will only react to the human touch and will not be affected by temprature or humidity.

-High Quality Sound: The iPig has a total of 5 speakers including a 4 in. subwoofer, with a total output of over 25 Watts of Raw, Undistorted, Clear Music.  It also has a super Hi-Fi Amplifier, an interior dynamic airflow optimizer, and an interior dynamic cooling exchange system with high sound stabilization to produce a clear and powerful sound.

-iPOD Docking Station: Compatible with most of I Pods. Dock your I Pod, charge it and listen to your music without interruption.

-RF Remote Control: One remote control to browse through the different iPOD features and to control the speakers’ Volume, treble and bass.

-Smiley Lit Mouth: The mouth tells you right away by its light if the iPig is on or off.  It also tells you whenever it receives a command from the remote control.

-Adjustable Bass Control: Control the level of Base output from the knob control in the back of the iPig

-Bass Reflex Technology: Don’t just listen to the music but FEEL it with the Bass Reflex Technology Feel the amplification and output

-360 Degrees Sound Spreading: The shape and the placement of the speaker of the iPig allows a 360 degree sound spreading, you will get the same quality of sound from each corner of the room

-Standard Mini Jack: A 3.5 mm stereo audio-in connection to connect with other audio and gaming devices

-GREEN and RoHS Compliant: The iPig is made of the top grade and environment friendly manufacturing materials. It has no hazardous materials.

-Colors: Professional formula of High-Gloss fashionable and shiny three colors: White, Yellow and Pink

-Multi Cradles: Fit your iPod with the correct cradle.

-Small Footprint: Complement your room. The iPig blends in as a decorative item that will sneak up on you with its wonderful sound quality

-Warranty: 1 year manufacture warranty. Warranty terms and conditions apply.

As I mentioned in the intro, the sound from this thing is just amazing, I truly was not expecting such a good quality sound to come from something that looks like a pig!

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To use it with your iPod you just need to plug it into the dock on the back of the iPig, and turn it on. I’m using a nano 4th generation and it worked perfectly, every function and even charging as well.

The remote is very easy to use, it even allows you to adjust Bass and Treble, along with fully navigating your iPods menus. The ears on the iPig are touch sensitive, so you just touch them to raise or lower the volume.

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The mouth of the iPig does light up green when, powered on / playing music and it blinks while using any of the controls.

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One of the problems with many accessories these days is that they don’t fully work with the new generation of iPods, the iPig has no such problem, using the remote it was very easy to navigate the menus, and control all of the functions, and of course the iPig also charges your iPod.

Ok, it works and works well, all of the functions work and it’s easy to use. The sound is very good for such a funny looking product really, it’s got nice highs and very deep bass, music reproduction is overall very good. the iPig can get very loud as well without much distortion, so if you want to jam with your pig you can.

Sure it’s not super high end stuff, but for only $130 it’s well worth the cost, and it sounds like something that costs much more.

There’s also a little knob on the back of the iPig that you can use to further fine tune the bass if need be.

You can use the iPig with non-iPod products through the use of the included dual end 3.5mm adapter, but of course you won’t get the full functionality from the iPig when used this way, but it can make a nice sounding speaker system for any device if need be. You can hook this up to most anything with a 3.5mm jack so it’s a very versatile product that has got many uses.

I’m not sure what more to say about this product, it’s nice to get a product that works well and exactly as it should, there’s really nothing wrong with this product at all.

There in one improvement I might make though to this product, I think if it had the option of using batteries it might be that much better of a product making it portable to take with you, but as it is it’s fine.


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Conclusion:
The iPig is an exceptional choice if you’re looking for a portable sound system for your iPod or other audio devices, it sounds great and works exactly as it should.

The iPig would make a great gift for kids, or even most anyone that likes cute looking things, it would be the perfect fit in a dorm room or an apartment.

I can highly recommend the iPig to anyone looking for a interesting iPod dock sound system.

Pros:
Very easy to use
Works with other audio devices
Works with newer iPods
It’s cute and unique
Sounds great and can get loud

Cons:
None really

Grades:  
Overall score-9-10
Design score-10-10
Performance score-9-10
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  • Amanda

    This is really cute. I am also planning to get one and found another version… which is cheaper.
    http://coloj.com/white/A004-16368311-B000E1DAF2-Iwoofer_Speaker_System_with_21_Subwooferfm_Radio_ipod_Video_White.html

  • Jenks

    “One of the problems with many accessories these days is that they don’t fully work with the new generation of iPods, the iPig has no such problem, using the remote it was very easy to navigate the menus, and control all of the functions, and of course the iPig also charges your iPod. ”

    I have encounted a problem with both the incompatability of navigating through the iPod, including simple things as changing track. It also does not charge when plugged in, or ever, for that matter.

    I hope that it is just me that is experiencing this problem and that it can be rectified, because otherwise it is truely a great product.

  • Chris Barnett

    @Jenks: Not all the features on the remote work for me either. I’m using a black 4th generation ipod nano. I can’t skip tracks or navigate the ipods menu. Do you use itunes to transfer your music?

  • http://developmentworks.blogspot.com/ ScooterDe

    I am keen to use this as a bedside system with my iPod set to alarm, ready to wake me in the morning.
    But does the light stay on all the time that the iPig is switched on, or only when it is playing music?
    If it is on all the time it won’t work for me, as I don’t want a night light.
    Thanks

  • ASK LAH

    This is absolutely cute and I have no problem to have my ipod sit on it and accompany me in my room!

  • sandra

    j’aii un probleme, je n’arrive pas a changer de “cradle” (le socle pour mettre l’ipod, iphone,…)
    donc si vous avez des conseil. ^^

  • Fantomas

    Salut Sandra,

    Pour changer le cradle, tu disposes d’une lamelle qui te permets de soulever le socle de chaque coté.

    F.

  • Nicole

    I purchased this after reading your review because I found it on discount at a drugstore. It really is such great quality! I was worried it wouldn’t work with my 2nd gen iPod Touch because NONE of the iPod docks I have in my house worked it with it! They could play the music but wouldn’t charge. But this finally does.
    So if anyone needs to know it’s totally compatible with a 2nd gen touch.
    Also I’ve encountered zero problems and can switch tracks, charge, and use all the remote functions.
    It’s also super adorable!

    Also idk if it’s been answered but the light does stay on constantly. I normally can’t stand to have any lights on at night but I turned off my lights to check and it’s not that bad. It’s on but the light doesn’t carry and cast a glow around it or onto my walls or bed (I keep it on a shelf above it).

  • Diane

    I use my ipod touch 2G with a slim crystal case for protection. can I use the iPig while the ipod is still in it’s case or do I have to remove the case, everytime I want to dock it?
    I really want an iPig so badly and I hope it’s useable with a case around it..?

  • Elly

    how loud does the iPig get? cuz i do quite like loud music and this looks so small that it may not really be that loud. other than the sound quesation this seems like a perfect product :)

    • Ollie

      I have just bought one online and waiting to recieved it, however the reason for buying it was because a friend had one and the sound is amazing both in terms of quality and loudness – personally I would recommend it to anyone!

  • dennis

    I bought it today, and i must say it verry verry good, i’m experiencing no problems at all and skipping and navigating trugh my ipod works perfectly. Truly a great product, among the better ones for iPod.

  • MachDuck

    Just got an Ipig, and was dissapointed to find the speakers dont work! I can hear something out of the speakers, like feedback, and barely audible music if i hold my ear right up to it. Anyone think they might know why? I’ll take any suggestions or feedback, email me at MachDuck@hotmail.com please!!

  • Su.

    it’s a distaster, at first it didn’t work. Then I switched to an other adapter. It worked but there was a buzzing in the music.
    Do you know what I should do?

  • Georgie

    I got the yellow version of the iPig for christmas, and the sound quality is amazing! I have the newest version of the iPod Touch, and it works fine, charges/skips tracks as according. The only problem I have (which i hope isn’t universal, as it’s such a great product!) is the sound. It will be ok for a while, and then the mouth will start flickering as if it’s being controlled, and the sound will decrease until it’s barely anything. Unplugging it and turning it off/back on doesn’t change anything. If anyone knows how I can fix this, or what I can do, please email me at neon_chick@hotmail.co.uk , thanks

  • Thefelts

    Any idea why the ipig would not work on a latest generation i-touch – says its compatible but although it charges the sound does come out of the speakers? – my daughters unpacked it and ruined the box so cant return it!

  • http://www.r4carteds.com Carte dsi

    This ipig is really perfect after getting your instructions,and i also like this design, i think people who was born in pig year will like more.

  • http://www.codix.com.br/s/2 Dock Ipod

    “4 in. subwoofer” is is too much to hear electronic music? is it good or just funny?

  • http://www.cardvdplayerdirect.co.uk in car dvd player

    The design is very cute. I do like to have one of these. Sub woofer are now very essential in almost all audio appliances for it amplifies the sounds that it the device can produce.

  • Cinos_anap

    I can’t navigate in menus with the remote. I have a iPod Nano 6g. Is it normal ? Thanks

  • Remsanashia

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  • Anonymous

    iPods with color displays then adopted some Mac OS X themes like Aqua progress bars, and brushed metal meant to evoke a combination lock. In 2007, Apple modified the iPod interface again with the introduction of the sixth-generation iPod Classic and third-generation iPod Nano by changing the font to Helvetica and, in most cases, splitting the screen in half by displaying the menus on the left and album artwork, photos, or videos on the right (whichever was appropriate for the selected item).The iPod line came from Apple’s “digital hub” category,[4] when the company began creating software for the growing market of personal digital devices.

  • http://www.ifanaticgear.com/ cell phone cases

    The ipig sound system look so cute!  Hey, can you tell me how does it sound like. I would like to know more about the technical aspect of it. Does it have good bass as well. You think I can use it for a little get together at my place?

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