Edifier Tick Tock Dock Review
:Great design and we love the retro look
:No power button.
Convenience is now fashionable with the retro-styled iTick Tock™ Dock. This iPod / iPhone docking system features a pivoting dock and auxiliary input giving an even wider selection of music options. With enhanced bass sound and two 360◦ speakers neatly disguised as classic bells, a rich, multi-directional sound is guaranteed.
There so many modern iPhone docks available on the market and there are some old technology that changed the way we lived forever; for that reason those certain technology and gadgets deserve to be reused in designs that we see today. I have seen retro house phones been rediscovered by designers to make some awesome tech products today.
The Edifier Tick Tock Dock is a perfect example of retro design been put to a good use, I am sure you will agree watching the video below it looks cool and has that look that makes you want to buy it, have a watch:
- SD card reader
- USB input port
- FM Radio function (24 preset channels)
- Auxiliary 3.5mm input port for additional audio activity
- Alarm clock function with SD, USB, AUX, or FM input choice
- 11/2 inch omni-directional, full range speakers
- LCD display screen for FM, SD, USB, AUX, Alarm, Time & Date
- Volume, track navigation, FM tuner and input selection controls.
The Tick Tock Dock mimics the old style alarm clock with two silver faux bells at the top of the dock serve as covers for the unit’s two 7-watt 360 degree omni-directional tweeters. On the front you have a LCD screen with a nice black bezel to keep it visible and on the outer circle, you have the speaker grille with a nice silver trim.
You also get a slide out dock which is hidden blow the speaker grille; when using the Tick Tock you have to decide whether you want to listen to your iPhone, or the radio because when you have your iPod or iPhone docked, it covers up the LCD display, however a way around that could be that you use the aux input instead but you will have to charge your iPod or iPhone separately.
The Tick Tock Dock’s five-way control button allows you to rewind, skip and pause tracks as well as increase and decrease the volume. Below the main controls is the unit’s input and function rocker. Just below those are the Tick Tock Dock’s alarm controls, power port and Aux input.
The Tick Tock Dock does not seem to have any power button so you will have to either have it plugged in all the time or unplug it if your have energy consumption concerns.
It is totally fine to have an awesome design, but does it live up to the hype?, let’s find out.
Some say good things come in small packages, and the Tick Tock size is surely one to reckon with especially if you would like a bedside alarm clock that serves as a radio, alarm and charging dock for your iPhone. The 7-watt speakers produced clear and accurate sound with bass kicking and trebles all at good frequencies without crackling or vibrating abnormally.
The quality of sound you get from the speakers depends heavily on source of music, reason been that when we played songs purchased from iTunes they sounded very nice, however songs played via Spotify seemed to have a slight inferior sound quality but an average user might not notice that very closely.
The Tick Tock Dock is available in Black, Silver, and Beige from Amazon at SRP £59.99 inc.
The Edifier Tick Tock Dock looks beautiful in design and brings back old memories with modern and digital twist. The slide out dock is genius design which means you can still purchase it even if you do not own an iPod or iPhone. The sound quality is surprising for such a miniature gadget which is why we love the Tick Tock dock.