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Show Report: iHome

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, January 7, 2013

Firing on all cylinders with expansions of its prior product lines, iHome this year is broadening its array of speaker and headphone offerings, focusing on value-priced options with atypically nice industrial designs. In addition to offering some Lightning speakers—many very similar to past options—the company has unveiled a large collection of Bluetooth speakers, including some based on older AirPlay models, and new Disney/Marvel-themed speakers and headphones.

  • iHome

    Disney Creativity Pen ($50) is a stylus with a case and free drawing app that teaches children to draw Disney characters. An eraser is on the other side of the stylus. The app is $4 on its own. It's expected the pen will be released without a case for $30 in the first quarter of 2013.

  • iHome

    Disney rechargeable character speakers ($30) are similar to the new Marvel line. A new Minnie Mouse fashion line includes headphones, earbuds, and a wireless speaker. No pricing or availability has been announced.

  • iHome

    Disney rechargeable character speakers ($30) are similar to the new Marvel line. A new Minnie Mouse fashion line includes headphones, earbuds, and a wireless speaker. No pricing or availability has been announced.

  • iHome

    A new Marvel line includes over-the-ear headphones ($25) and rechargeable character speakers ($25) that should appeal to kids and collectors.

  • iHome

    iHome has a new, large collection of aggressively priced headphones inspired by Beats that have great feel and look for their price points; the iB45 headphones ($30) look particularly impressive for the price.

  • iHome

    Based upon iHome's earlier iW3 AirPlay speaker, the iBT30 ($150) is a less expensive, sonically near-identical 10 watt tower with Bluetooth, a rechargeable battery, and USB charging options. Leveraging one asset of AirPlay that was previously uncommon for a Bluetooth speaker, two iBT30 speakers can be paired wirelessly for expanded stereo separation. It will be released in April.

  • iHome

    The iBT97 ($100) is a new FM clock radio with speakerphone functionality, and is part of a new family of similar-looking Bluetooth speakers. There's also a USB port on the back for charging. It will be available in April.

  • iHome

    iHome's iBT26 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker System with Speakerphone USB Charging ($70) is a short cylinder-shaped speaker with speakerphone functionality, thanks to a built-in mic. No availability date has been announced.

  • iHome

    The iBT52 Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Music Receiver with Speakerphone and Home Docking Station ($40) adds Bluetooth connectivity to any speaker system with a 3.5 mm line-in jack. A speakerphone, sport clip and home dock are all included. It should be available in May.

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The bottle opener is an interesting twist…wait a minute…isn’t that how most people open a bottle these days?

Posted by Matt Perry on January 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM (PDT)

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