iLuv iMM183 S A M E Weather Hazard
I purchased two of these, one for my business and one for my home. I already had a weather radio downstairs in my bedroom but needed another one for upstairs so my children could hear it.
I put two ipods on it, no problems with charging or playing either one,the sound quality was much better than I expected after reading some of the other reviews. This is not intended to replace your home stereo system, but works great for me while I'm cleaning the house. I own two other iHomes, and the sound from this was much better than what I get from them.
The alarm clocks were easy to program, as was the weather radio.
I can assure you, it does have a tornado warning signal, although I was concerened after reading two reviews to the contrary.
If the tornado warning didn't go off during a tornado, there are three reasons I suspect this happened. 1) the county code is not entered correctly. County codes can be looked up on the NOAA website. 2)There is an option on the radio to defeat an alarm. I chose to defeat the high wind warning alarm because its so windy where I live and I don't want it blaring at me everyday. Check your settings 3)the National Weather Service had not issued a warning. There was a reviewer that stated she could see a tornado but the alert wasn't going off. The radio only picks up the signal from NOAA, so if a warning had not been issued, there is no way it could go off. Where I live, we sometimes experience "wind spouts" which present like a tornado although they aren't associated with a super cell storm, therefore there is no tornado warning. Also, if there were no storm spotters in the area to report a tornado, it might not have been reported. Nevertheless, there are tornado watch and warnings on this product.
As a regular ipod user, I found the interface to be simple and intuitive, although I could see how it might be awkward for someone who wasn't used to ipods.
I'm actually surprised at how much I like the product after reading some of the reviews. I am considering getting another one for my bedroom to replace my ihome and weather radio that I have on my nightstand, but I could see how the display could be too bright for some. The entire screen is illuminated, and the numbers are dark, instead of the other way around.
I don't know what else you could want from the product, it does everything it says it will do!