iHome has been synonymous with iPod and iPhone alarm clocks for years now, and they recently released their new iP90 dual alarm clock system for the Apple devices. If you’re an owner of an iPhone or iPod and you are looking for your next clock radio, should the iP90 be your next purchase? At $99.99 (or $85.30 on Amazon) it isn’t an impulse buy. Journey with us as we review the iHome iP90 after the break for our thoughts.
LG is set to make you consider a HTIB set with their HB954SP, a 5.1 channel surround sound system with five speakers and a subwoofer, all pushing 1,000 total watts of power. It also includes a BD-Live-enabled Blu-ray player that has an iDock - basically an iPod dock that you can use to charge an iPod or iPhone.
Expect to see the HB954SP HTIB launch sometime in November. No mention of price, but we are thinking it won’t be cheap.
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Nothing that I love more than seeing new products from iLuv, and it has been a while since we covered anything from them. This time, it is a CD/MP3 Hi-Fi audio system known as the iMM9400.
It comes with a universal dock for iPhone and iPod, and also features a 4-CD/MP3 audio player, two channel speakers, an SD card slot, as well as an AM/FM radio with PLL digital tuning technology. It should be available next month, and will retail for about $250.
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Gear up for Independence Day with your own mini fireworks display. The Einstein Sound Master Photon Ball iPod Dock combines both sight and sounds. The colors move to the beat and your iPode gets to recharge on the handy dock. Available for most iPods, the device also has an AM/FM tuner, an LCD alarm clock so you can wake to your play list, and can be synced to a PC. The price of the photon dock is $34.99 with free shipping.
(Have a good one, all.)
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Control4’s iPod Dock can access your music from almost anywhere, including another room. With simple navigation, you can check out album cover art and control your iPod. It is simple to install and set up and has an Ethernet IP connection. Connect your entire household or office with additional docks. Needless to say, it will also recharge your music/video player while in use. Contact Control4 for more information and price.
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Yamaha Japan’s new TSX-120 and 130 iPod docks are made with soft wood. Both have a 15W, 2ch amplifier output, two speakers, a frequency response of 60Hz ~ 20kHz, remote and FM tuner. The 130 also has USB drive connection and a CD drive for playback and recording. Japan gets this one first in December, with the price of the TSX-120 being ¥30,000 (~$ 300.00) and the TSX-130 with a ¥40,000 (~$ 400.00) price tag.
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Onkyo’s subsidiary Sotec has come up with an E7 series media center computer that we are surprised Apple didn’t come up with first. The PC has an iPod dock built-in. In addition, it has an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor at 2.53 Ghz, a 21.6-inch LCD (1680 × 1050p,) up to 500GB hard drive, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Also included is a DVD multi-drive and SD card reader. The E7 package comes with wireless keyboard and mouse, speakers, and remote. Expect it next month in Japan for ¥144,800 (~$1,450.00.)
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LG has revealed its home theater system, the 2.1 channel HT33S. The glossy black exterior houses iPod docking, an optical port for sound, and the ability to convert standard def DVDs to HD1080p through HDMI upscaling. DivX, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA and JPEG are all compatible via USB. Finally, CD files can be converted to MP3 and saved as well. Presented at the IFA 2008 and tuned by audio expert Mark Levinson, look for an October release of the system.
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Naxa has released an ultra-slim Portable DVD Player with iPod dock. The NX-3300 has a 9-inch TFT display, a built-in stereo speaker with Virtual Surround Effect, USB and SD/MMC card slots, and audio and video input jacks. Of course, it charges your iPod while playing and is compatible with DVD/CD/SVCD/VCD/MP3/CD-R/CD-RW formats. The player comes with a rechargeable lithium battery, detachable battery pack, remote, and 3-way power cord. Contact Naxa for pricing.
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Boston Acoustics has a deluxe dock for impressing almost anyone. With AM/FM stereo and 15 station presets, you can listen to your tunes while charging your iPod or seek out noise-free stations worldwide on the Horizon Duo-i. It has dual 3 1/2-inch full range speakers, BassTrac audio processing, and a high contrast display that automatically adjusts to the light level. Add to that an alarm clock with sleep timer and snooze control, a remote, 2 aux inputs, and line and stereo headphone outputs, and you have one sweet music machine at a price of $199.99.
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