TDK Life On Record Sound Cube

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The TDK Life on Record Sound Cube packs in two 5 1/4-inch coaxial drivers that deliver space-filling sound in a unique, compact design. It also has an equalizer to visualize your music with and retro rotary dials to control everything. It’s a speaker system, it’s a cube.

Digital data streaming allows premium audio decoding and playback while it’s charging your Apple iPod and iPhone. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB port and Apple’s 30-Pin dock connector. We love the look of this one.

Eton Soulra XL solar-powered iPod boombox now available for pre-order

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2011

Miss the old days when you had to carry a heavy boombox around for portable music? Well, now you can relive those days, with the Soulra XL, the solar-powered iPod boombox formerly called the Soulra 2. Its eight speakers are said to get very loud, and the company claims it charges twice as fast as its predecessor (just five hours) and lasts five hours on a charge.

It will also charge your phone, too. It weighs seven pounds and will cost you $300. You can pre-order it now.

JBL OnBeat iPad, iPhone, iPod speaker dock

Posted in iPad accessories by Reuben Drake on March 29th, 2011

We may have more iDocks then there are iThings in existence, but we still need more. JBL is here to fill that need. The company has just unveiled its first iPad speaker dock, the OnBeat. It’s compatible with iPod touches, iPhones and iPads. We aren’t sure about the iPad 2.

It will provide music of course, but it will also stream Netflix and YouTube content directly to your television via a composite video output. The 3.5mm auxiliary jack makes it compatible with other devices as well. It will cost you $149.95 and it ships next month.

The iPod Classic will not be discontinued after all

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2011

It had been thought that the iPod Classic would be discontinued. It was introduced nearly ten years ago after all. Last September Apple introduced new iPod models for every line except the iPod classic, so people just assumed it was going to be ditched. The iPod classic is still available, but has not been updated since September of 2009, again fueling speculation.

Well, when you want answers it is best to go straight to the source. So someone emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in September after the device failed to receive an update. Steve responded, telling them that the company has “no plans” to discontinue the iPod classic. You can all rest easy now.

Avi Stylix iPod / iPhone docking station streams Netflix

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

Here’s something that we don’t see everyday. This Avi Stylix iPod / iPhone docking station sports a built in 7-inch LCD capable of streaming Netflix. Other features include a Dock Connector port, twin two-watt speakers, USB port, SD card slot and a remote.

It will also stream Netflix, as mentioned, but just be aware that you’ll need an iPhone or iPod touch with a live internet connection. That’s because there is no WiFi module built into the device itself. Still, it’s a neat trick for a dock, especially at just $99.99. Not bad at all.

Panasonic releases three new iPhone/ iPod docking stations

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2011

Panasonic has launched three new iPhone/ iPod docking stations in Japan. They are the SC-HC55, SC-HC35 and SC-HC05. All of these new docking stations come with FM radio and Bluetooth support. The Panasonic SC-HC55 is the high-end version and features a CD player and Bluetooth hands-free module with an output of 2x40W.

The Panasonic SC-HC35 lacks the Bluetooth hands-free module, while the Panasonic SC-HC05 is an entry-level model without a CD player and Bluetooth hands-free module. They look pretty good.

iPod classic stock dwindling

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2011

The iPod classic’s popularity has been on the decline for some time. After all, wouldn’t you rather have an iPod Touch? Well, it’s popularity continues to decline daily more and more as reflected by its stock at several retailers.

On Apple’s online store, the silver iPod Classic will ship in one to three days, compared to 24 hours just last week. Best Buy’s website notes that the same color has gone from one-day shipping last week to being backordered by one to to two weeks. That says a lot. It says that very soon the device will be left alone to completely rest in peace. Obviously the iPod classic line will be phased out very soon. It’s sad really.

Kenwood outs C-414 iPhone/iPod Compact Audio System in Japan

Posted in Kenwood by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2011

Kenwood has introduced a new Compact Audio System in the C-414 Series, which features an FM Radio tuner, CD player and a dedicated iPhone/iPod dock. The dock comes packed with DTS Envelo Technology, which allows direct access to your music library.

This dock will also play music through an SD card or USB port. You can expect it to arrive on the Japanese market in your choice of silver, pink and white for $329. Looks pretty sweet.

Eton Soulra XL Solar Powered Sound System for iPod and iPhone

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

The Eton Soulra XL is a Solar Powered Sound System for your iPod and iPhone. It has a strikingly sexy design and features a 72 square inch enhanced monocrystal solar panel so it can catch the sun’s rays.

Some other features include a rechargeable lithium ion battery, 8 speaker drivers ( 2x tweeters, 2x woofer, 4x passive radiator), 20w output with bass boost, a carrying strap, and a remote control to control your tunes. No info yet on price or availability but this thing looks sexy and should sell well for them.

Moto GP Helmet Sound System

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

For those of you who enjoy getting your entertainment through a helmet, check out this Moto GP Helmet Sound System. It’s a lot like this one. This one is built to look like a standard sized helmet, keeping your iPod (or iPhone) just behind the visor.

Your music will play through a pair of 7 watt speakers on the top and a 15 watt sub resides in the bottom. Other features include a USB port and SD card slot for playing music from another source. How much would you pay to use your device from within a helmet? This one will cost you $240.

iTorq Nano Wristband

Posted in iPod Nano by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

If you are looking to wear your Apple Nano on your wrist then the new iTorq wristband might be just the thing. It’s a different take on the watch strap designs currently available. The iTorq is basically a brushed aluminum bracelet that you can attach your Nano to.

It’s a simple and clean design. According to the designers at 4iConcepts, attaching the Nano to the iTorq takes just a few seconds, and it can then be easily removed when you don’t want it.

EFO Rechargeable Mini Loud-Speaker

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

Most speaker docks are sized for use in the home or office instead of on the go. So, EFO has announced a new speaker dock sized for portability. It even has a rechargeable battery inside. EFO’s Rechargeable Mini Loud-speaker is priced just right too, at just $22.

The lithium battery can power the speaker dock and charge your iPod, while the aluminum vibration film loud speaker is designed for sound quality. The internal battery is charged via USB and it also features a memory card slot and a USB port for playing music directly for removable media.

Kenwood launches CLX-70 iPod and iPhone Speaker Dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

Kenwood Japan has launched the CLX-70 iPod and iPhone speaker dock, which uses DTS Envelo speakers along with three-dimensional soundstage and is powered by a 30W amp. Connection options include the 30-pin Dock Connector, USB port, SD card slot and a CD drive that supports MP3 files.

The CLX-70 will play nice with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and the iPhone 4, iPod touch, second-generation iPod nano and the iPod classic. It will be available in three colors and will hit the Japanese market this month.

Cool iPig Motion-Sensing iPhone, iPod Speaker Dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

Speakal’s Cool iPig is a docking station for your iPhone and iPod Touch with motion sensors around the ears, sides, and nose that allows users to control their music playback. It comes with a remote control as well if you want to use that.

You know, because some people might not want to wave and gesture at their pig to play or pause music. It has built-in 23 W total sound power with a 15 W subwoofer and the battery is good for 8 hours of playback. It will cost you $150 through the end of the year and the normal MSRP is $170.

TimeCommand Dock for iPhone/iPod/iPad also controls a lamp

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

You can choose from a million alarm clock docks, most with the same basic features. Or you can choose one that is more original, like the TimeCommand. This dock will dock and charge your iPod, iPhone, or iPad and has an adjustable connector that will work if you have your gadget in a case or not in a case. A free app can also be downloaded to let you set multiple alarms.

The neatest feature is that you can plug in your bedside lamp and the TimeCommand will wake you to your alarm as well as light from the lamp. With the app it can be dimmed and a timer can cut the lamp off when you go to bed.