The Numark iDJ3 was a unit that I was very fond of at first site. It is small and very portable, and will work with an iPhone. There is an iPhone dock right in the middle of it and the main reason that I wanted this console was so I didn’t have to take my full system with me if I was just doing a smaller party or something. I loved the idea of not having to carry my Macbook for smaller gigs. I was very interested this device and the price made it a must have. But once I got home and started to work with it I noticed one major thing. It didn’t work with my iPhone 4! Then after contacting the store about it they said that it was made for iPhone 3 and earlier models and products. So it was a huge waste for me to have at the current moment. I did plug my iPhone 3 into it but the issue is that I don’t really use the older iPhone 3 at all anymore, and it is basically just a paper weight at home now.
Using it with my iPhone 3 was very simple and it worked great. But I do wish they were more outspoken on the fact that at the time it didn’t work with “newer” iPhones. Now that the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 are out I am pretty sure they will not work with this device unless apple and Numark have made some major changes to the iDJ3. This unit would be just perfect if they figured out those details and fixed the issue. I am not sure if it is an Apple issue or not.
All of the main functions of this unit worked great. The sound quality to come out of it was amazing for this price!
There are many products out like this one that will allow use with iPhones but the difference with this one is that it is very inexpensive. The build of it is not made as good as I would have liked but it has all of the functions needed to run a set right from an iPhone. I hope they fixed the issue by now; I will buy this unit again. It is very portable!