Nadus
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  • First review
    June 11, 2012
  • Last review
    June 22, 2012
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    June 22, 2012
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    January 2, 2013
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Nadus's Reviews
 
Our Dual Dock Alarm Clock Radio wakes you to music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod while simultaneously charging two of your devices at once. This stylish dual-dock audio system features 10-watt RMS speakers, a neodymium magnet speaker driver, digital sound control to optimize music settings, and dynamic bass boost that delivers rich, vibrant audio playback. Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm. Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room. Die-cast aluminum housing. Die-cast metal housing · 10-watt RMS speakers with neodymium magnet driver · Digital sound control lets you optimize music settings · Dynamic bass boost delivers rich, vibrant audio playback · Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm · Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room 120V
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great sound and simple setup,
Date:June 22, 2012
ByNadus
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:June 22, 2012
I just received this radio yesterday and set it up in the bedroom. It mounts both my iPAD and iPOD and with the remote I can choose either device, FM, AM, etc. You can construct a "Philips" play list on iTunes and that play list will start with the alarm. The alarm system sets up very simply and I got everything done in just a few minutes. Small form factor but good sound.
Pros: Appearance, simple setup
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The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 
Overall: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
I'd rather hand-crank it.,
Date:June 11, 2012
ByNadus
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:June 11, 2012
This looks like a great idea but it didn't work well for me. Sometimes the hose retracted perfectly, other times it stopped for no apparent reason and could only be restarted by pulling the hose all the way out and starting over. I had to gather the extended hose and stage it in front of the housing or it wouldn't work right, it didn't have much pull. Finally after less than a year I heard an odd noise and the retractor spring gave up the ghost. I threw the whole thing out and bought a hand-cranked one that works every time.
Pros: Appearance
Cons: Quality, Durability
 
Nadus's Answers
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Our Dual Dock Alarm Clock Radio wakes you to music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod while simultaneously charging two of your devices at once. This stylish dual-dock audio system features 10-watt RMS speakers, a neodymium magnet speaker driver, digital sound control to optimize music settings, and dynamic bass boost that delivers rich, vibrant audio playback. Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm. Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room. Die-cast aluminum housing. Die-cast metal housing · 10-watt RMS speakers with neodymium magnet driver · Digital sound control lets you optimize music settings · Dynamic bass boost delivers rich, vibrant audio playback · Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm · Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room 120V
 

does the connector work for an iphone5

Not with the iPhone 5 adapter.
1 year, 9 months ago
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Irving, TX, USA
 
Our Dual Dock Alarm Clock Radio wakes you to music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod while simultaneously charging two of your devices at once. This stylish dual-dock audio system features 10-watt RMS speakers, a neodymium magnet speaker driver, digital sound control to optimize music settings, and dynamic bass boost that delivers rich, vibrant audio playback. Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm. Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room. Die-cast aluminum housing. Die-cast metal housing · 10-watt RMS speakers with neodymium magnet driver · Digital sound control lets you optimize music settings · Dynamic bass boost delivers rich, vibrant audio playback · Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm · Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room 120V
 

can you hook up two I-phones at the same time and can you have two alarms set

Yes and Yes.
1 year, 9 months ago
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Nadus
Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

Leader hose has a kink inside the reel

For several months we've been able to get the regular flow by jiggling and pulling on the leader hose a few times - recently, even that hasn't restored full flow. Instructions suggest that one doesn't need to open the reel - however, that would appear to be the only solution to allow replacement of the 6 foot leader hose.
If by leader hose you mean the length of hose that goes from the housing to the wall spigot then it is possible you have a twist (turn) not a kink (fold). Unscrew from the spigot and twist and pull the leader to straighten out any twists. You have probably already tried this but just in case ... If this doesn't work don't even try opening the housing.
2 years ago
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Irving, TX, USA
 
Our Dual Dock Alarm Clock Radio wakes you to music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod while simultaneously charging two of your devices at once. This stylish dual-dock audio system features 10-watt RMS speakers, a neodymium magnet speaker driver, digital sound control to optimize music settings, and dynamic bass boost that delivers rich, vibrant audio playback. Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm. Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room. Die-cast aluminum housing. Die-cast metal housing · 10-watt RMS speakers with neodymium magnet driver · Digital sound control lets you optimize music settings · Dynamic bass boost delivers rich, vibrant audio playback · Alarm volume gradually increases from subtly low to reasonably high in order to gently rouse you with your choice of digital music, radio station, or buzzer alarm · Included handheld remote lets you control your music from across the room 120V
 

Will the iphone fit in the dock with a slim case

There are two docks. The front (dock 1) is for iPhone or iPod and if you will have trouble with your case it will be here. This dock's connector is in a recessed mount which may obstruct the sides of a case and prevent docking. The rear (dock 2) is for iPad and my iPhone mounts here even with an Otter case, which is quite thick. I do not use the optional provided rubber mat in this case but do use it when the iPad is mounted. So an iPhone with thin case will probably fit in dock 1 but will almost certainly mount in dock 2.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

Do I have to mount the hose on a post to use it? Can i carry it or set it on the ground and still use it? I may need to move it around.

Yes you can simply set it on the ground but then you will have to stabilize it with your hand when pulling or retracting the hose, otherwise the enclosure will roll over, it has a fairly round bottom.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Nadus
Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

What about replacing internal washers? Also how to store in winter?

You can use any coupling washers, obviously the female is coupling is a standard size since it must connect to any exterior spigot.

Disconnect from spigot, unspool (preferably on a decline), let water drain out, then re-spool for winter.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

What has to be done to "winterize" this unit? I live in Northeast Ohio.

I suggest you disconnect at the wall and unspool the entire length of hose on an incline, such as lawn running to curb, and let the water drain out. Then rewind and leave disconnected to water supply.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Nadus
Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

Dimensions

Is the 23 inch (depth), dimension when the unit is folded out or in?
That is the dimension when extended. When folded that is the width.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Nadus
Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

Will the reel hold 100 ft of 5/8" hose?

Your question is moot. The product includes 1/2" hose and would have to disassembled to replace with 5/8", which is impractical. There may be room on the reel for 100' of 5/8" replacement hose but there is no practical way to do this.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Nadus
Irving, TX, USA
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

must one purchase the hose nozzle or can we use one of our own?

must i purchase your nozzle?
The hose has a standard size threaded male end, you can attach any nozzle.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Irving, TX, USA