Epson has debuted its new MegaPlex projectors for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Both the MegaPlex MG-850HD and MegaPlex MG-50 feature built-in docks compatible with all three devices, the ability to charge the docked device, integrated stereo speakers, USB plug n’ play instant setup from a PC or Mac, HDMI, VGA, and microphone inputs, built-in handles, and high-brightness 3LCD projectors. The MG-850HD offers a resolution of 720p and a maximum output brightness of 2,800 lumens, while the MG-50 features 540p resolution and 2,200 lumens of max output. Epson’s MegaPlex MG-850HD and MG-50 projectors will be available later this month and will sell for $800 and $700, respectively.
Dexim has unveiled its new AppSpeed Race Car for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As the second model in its AppSpeed lineup of radio-controlled (RC) vehicles, the Race Car includes a small 30-pin RF dongle to allow for control of the toy via a specialized app, and gives users the ability to control the car using touchscreen controls or via the device’s accelerometer, while featuring three pre-set modes to have the car automatically zigzag, spin, or dance to music, an included quick-charging battery pack with USB charging cable, and the ability to control the car from nearly 50 feet away. Pricing and release information for Dexim’s AppSpeed Race Car for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has yet to be announced.
Incase has announced that its new Audio Collection series of headphones is now available. Previewed by the company in June, the new lineup includes four models—the Sonic Over Ear headphones, sporting 40mm titanium drivers and a $200 price tag, the Capsule In Ear model which offers custom 8.5mm drivers and sells for $50, and the Reflex and Pivot On Ear headphones, both of which feature 40mm drivers. The Reflex is aimed at those who want a minimal design; it sells for $80, while the Pivot is designed for active use and sells for $60. All of Incase’s new Audio Collection headphones feature an inline three-button remote and mic and are available now.
Apple is preparing a revised version of its AirPort Express 802.11n base station, according to a new report. Citing a person familiar with the matter, AppleInsider reports that the current model is out-of-stock or otherwise listed as discontinued at some third-party retailers, and that AirPort Utility—currently in development—specifically lists “Adds support for the AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) base station” in its release notes. Apple updated the rest of its AirPort family in June, boosting the devices’ signals and improving performance, especially at long distances. Apart from serving as a portable 802.11n base station, the AirPort Express also serves as an AirPlay audio client thanks to its integrated audio output port.
JBL has rolled out its new OnBeat Xtreme and OnBeat Air speaker systems for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. As explained on the company’s website, the OnBeat Xtreme features a rotating dock with support for the iPad, JBL Ridge tweeters and Atlas woofers, computer optimized DSP equalization, Bluetooth for wireless audio playback, and the ability to charge the docked device. It is available for pre-order and sells for $499. The OnBeat Air was shown at the recent IFA electronics show in Germany, and, according to What Hi-Fi, will also feature a rotating, iPad-friendly dock, built-in Wi-Fi for AirPlay support, and either a white or black finish. It is expected to ship next month and sell for £200, or roughly $315. [via iPod Republic]
V-Moda has debuted its new Limited Edition True Blood Maker Headphones. Made of Zinc Metal using a die-casting process, the Maker features an 8mm V-MASQUE driver tuned to provided added low-end response, an in-line single button remote and mic box, Kevlar-reinforced fabric cables, a 45 degree angled plug, and includes four sizes of BLISS 3.0 (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicon) ear tips to insure a comfortable fit, as well as a pair of sport earhooks. Limited to just 400 units, V-Moda’s True Blood Maker earphones are available now and sell for $150.
Case Scenario has introduced its new line of officially-licensed Space Invaders cases for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The lineup of hard-shell, snap-on cases is available in a variety of black and white and multicolor designs, including “White & Colors,” “Black & Colors,” “Mirror,” and “Daimer,” and each case offers full, open access to all ports, controls, and cameras. Also included in the collection are two nubuck folio-style cases for the iPad 2 offering three stand angles in landscape position, PU leather construction, an elastic band closure, and integrated magnets for compatibility with the iPad 2’s automatic sleep/wake function. Case Scenario’s new line of Space Invaders cases for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are available now and range in price from €30-€60, or roughly $42-$83.
Pioneer has unveiled its new AirPlay-enabled Music Tap sound systems. Available in Pioneer and Elite branded models, these systems feature built-in Wi-Fi for AirPlay, DNLA connectivity, vTuner Internet radio, compatibility with Pioneer’s free AirJam app for iOS on the software side. Interesting hardware features include a 2.5-inch LCD display, a two-channel digital amplifier and dual full-range drivers, an integrated pop-out iPod and iPhone dock for playback and charging, an auxiliary input for connecting other audio devices, a USB port for added connectivity, and the ability to display song information and album art on a connected monitor or TV. Pioneer’s new Pioneer and Elite Music Tap sound systems will be available this October and will sell for $400 and $479, respectively.
NuForce has rolled out its new Icon iDo digital audio converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iDo is designed to greatly improve the quality of audio being delivered from the device—especially in the case of Apple Lossless files—by bypassing the device’s built-in DAC and extracting the audio data in its original digital form. It requires a 30-pin connection to the device, as well as a power connection for its own power supply, and gives users the choice of connecting the iDo to a home stereo system using RCA analog or coaxial digital output or listening via headphones connected directly to the device. In addition, as it offers its own headphone amplifier, it is capable of properly driving more power-hungry headsets than the device alone. NuForce’s Icon iDo is available now and sells for $249.
G-Form has launched its new Extreme Edge case for the iPad, iPad 2, and other 10-inch tablet devices. The Extreme Edge is designed to hold the iPad while in use, securing it on four corners and protecting the back with the company’s Reactive Protection Technology (RPT) material. It is available in yellow and black and sells for $45. Also new is the Extreme Portfolio case for the iPad and iPad 2. It combines the Edge with an RPT front cover that also has an internal layer of polycarbonate for screen protection, an inner pocket for documents, and a zippered closure. It is also available yellow and black and sells for $90. Both cases are available now.
Dexim has introduced its new AppSpeed Monster Truck for iOS devices. The Monster Truck is a radio-controlled (RC) vehicle that comes with a small 30-pin RF dongle to allow for control of the toy via a specialized app. Users have the ability to control the truck using touchscreen controls or via the device’s accelerometer; additional features include three pre-set modes to have the truck zigzag, spin, or dance to music, an included quick-charging battery pack with USB charging cable, and the ability to control the truck from up to 50 feet away. Dexim’s AppSpeed Monster Truck for iOS is available now and sells for $70.
iHome has unveiled its new iD3 Studio Series Audio System for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. The iD3 features a front-mounted dock with charging capabilities, Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology, an adjustable EQ, 50 watts of total power, neodymium speakers, an auxiliary input jack, and a unique design with a translucent front panel. iHome’s iD3 Studio Series Audio System for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod is available now and sells for $250.
Zero1.tv has announced its new VooMote Zapper accessory for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Zapper is a small, dock-connecting universal remote featuring a colorful body and four built-in IR transmitters to allow for operation in a variety of positions. It works in conjunction with the company’s VooMote Zapper app, which offers an IR code database of “hundreds of thousands” of electronic devices, the ability to customize the remote layout, macro capabilities, and a graphical programming guide. The VooMote Zapper will be available in 11 Smart Cover-matching colors and will be available in October for $70; matching cases for the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch will also be offered.
XtremeMac has rolled out three new speaker systems for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The Luna Voyager II is a low-profile, dual-alarm FM clock radio featuring a top-mounted, iPad-compatible dock and an orange front display. It is joined in the new lineup by the Soma Stand, a portable speaker system featuring a folding design, dual ported speaker legs, the ability to run off AC power or batteries, and a mid-mounted, iPad-compatible dock, and the Soma Travel, a small portable speaker system with a retractable, iPad-compatible dock, swing out legs for stability, and the ability to run off power supplied by the docked device. All three of XtremeMac’s new speakers will be available next month; pricing has yet to be announced.
Griffin Technology has introduced its new Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and other touchscreen devices. As the name suggests, the Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer integrates a touchscreen-friendly, rubber-tipped stylus and a refillable ballpoint pen into a single unit with each tool on an opposite end, and sports a laser pointer integrated into the cap, which also boasts a integrated pocket clip. Griffin Technology’s Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer is available now and sells for $50.
Makayama has unveiled its new Movie Mount accessory for the iPad 2. The Movie Mount securely holds the iPad 2 while allowing it to be attached to a standard tripod mount for smooth camera movements when shooting video, and also offers the ability to use 37mm conversion lenses, the ability to slide on-the-fly between the built-in lens and a conversion lens, the ability to attach shotguns microphones and external lights, and compatibility with Apple’s iPad Smart Cover. Makayama’s Movie Mount for iPad 2 is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship next month for $70. [via Engadget]
iHome today announced that its long-awaited iW1 AirPlay speaker system will be available for purchase starting September 26. Recipient of an iLounge Best of Show Award at the 2011 CES, the iW1 is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and features Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology, four active drivers, 802.11b/g wireless networking, AirPlay support, an included charging base and integrated carrying handle, a USB port for charging and local playback of iPods, iPhones, and iPads, a 3.5mm auxiliary input, backlit buttons, and compatibility with the company’s range of iHome+ apps. iHome’s iW1 AirPlay speaker system will sell for $300.
Elgato has rolled out its new EyeTV Mobile accessory for the iPad 2. The EyeTV Mobile attaches to the iPad 2 via the 30-pin Dock Connector, and allows users to receive live TV broadcasts thanks to an integrated DTT/Freeview receiver. When used with the companion EyeTV Mobile app, users can pause, rewind, and record programs, and can view a TV program guide thanks to details within the broadcast stream. Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile for the iPad 2 is priced at €100/£100; a release date has not yet been announced.
Jawbone has introduced its new Icon HD Bluetooth headset, as well as The Nerd, a USB-based add-on that allows Icon HD users to make VoIP calls from a PC or Mac. The Icon HD features a “wideband” speaker that’s 25 percent larger than the one found in the original Icon for improved sonic performance, NoiseAssassin 2.5 noise cancellation technology, AVRCP play and pause controls, on-screen battery status indication on the iPhone, seven included earbuds for a precise fit, and compatibility with the company’s MyTALK apps, while The Nerd offers plug-and play functionality and compatibility with both Mac and PC. Jawbone’s Icon HD + The Nerd package is available now and sells for $140.
Just Mobile has unveiled its new Horizon wall mount for the iPad and iPad 2. The Horizon is low-profile mount crafted from high-grade aluminum, and features rubber inserts to hold an iPad or iPad 2 firmly in place without the need for complex brackets, as well as a hidden dock connector slot and rubber home button to support use in both landscape and portrait modes. Just Mobile’s Horizon wall mount for iPad is available now and sells for $50.