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.
Stem Innovation has debuted its new iZon Remote Room Monitor. The iZon is an audio and video capable room monitor that works in conjunction with the company’s Stem:Connect app to allow streaming of live video and audio to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. According to the company, setup takes ten minutes or less, and features include the ability to stream via Wi-Fi, 3G, or EDGE anywhere there’s connectivity, audio and noise detection with the ability to receive push notifications when movement is detected, and the ability to record video directly to YouTube. Stem Innovation’s iZon Remote Room Monitor is available now and sells for $130.
Logitech has rolled out its new Fold-Up Keyboard for the iPad 2. The Fold-Up Keyboard uses a unique hinged design that allows the unit’s integrated full-size Bluetooth keyboard to split down the center and fold completely underneath the integrated iPad 2 case. It also holds the iPad at an ideal angle when opened, and offers instant-on capability when opened, USB charging, and compatibility with Apple’s iPad Smart Cover. Logitech’s Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2 is available for pre-order now and will ship next month for $130.
Nikon today introduced a number of new Coolpix compact cameras, including the S1200pj, which offers compatibility with iOS devices. Sporting a 14.1-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD movie capture, and a three-inch LCD screen, the S1200pj’s signature feature is an integrated 20-lumen projector. The projector is capable of projecting an image up to 60-inches wide, and offers compatibility with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to allow users to project images, movies, and online content from their devices. Nikon’s new Coolpix S1200pj will be available in mid-September and will sell for $430.
Ten One Design has unveiled its new Pogo Sketch Pro stylus for the iPad and other touchscreen devices. Machined from a single piece of purified aluminum, the Pogo Sketch Pro features a new Pro Tip that uses patent-pending technology to provide greater sensitivity, an ergonomic rubber grip for added control, and a tapered, balanced handle. Ten One Design’s Pogo Sketch Pro stylus is available now and sells for $25.
Bluelounge has debuted its new Kicks protective accessories for the iPad. Kicks are small, thin rubber strips that attach to the back of the iPad to help prevent slipping, damage, and scratches. The Kicks attach via a 3M damage-free adhesive so as to not leave any marks on the iPad itself, and also help to protect the iPad when laying flat on its back, as the rails elevate it slightly. Bluelounge’s Kicks for iPad are available now and sell for $12.
Monitors in Motion is now offering a range of iPad mounts for use in commercial applications. The iPad docking station offers numerous mounting options, lockable security screws that prevent the iPad from being removed without a key, and billet aluminum construction. It sells for $350. The iPad Floor Stand is a 40-inch tall mount for the iPad and iPad 2, offering a 12-inch diameter aluminum base, a secure mount, and the ability to accomodate screen tilt of 180 degrees. It is priced at $750. Finally, the iPad Lift is a wall and desk mountable, arm-based iPad mounting solution offering a maximum reach of 16.7-inches, an integrated anti-theft mechanism, and the ability to position the iPad in a variety of positions for optimal viewing. It sells for $490; all three options are available now.
Griffin Technology has rolled out its new Helo TC Helicopter for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Helo TC is a remote-controlled indoor helicopter featuring twin rotors, a lightweight metal frame, a plack polycarbonate body, and an included Flight Deck infrared module that plugs into an iOS device and transmits remote control signals to the helicopter via the Helo TC app. Users can choose between two flight modes—Touch Control, which uses the display to control the ‘copter’s throttle and joystick, and Tilt to Steer, which uses the device’s accelerometers for control—and can also store up to three Flight Plans allowing them to repeat favorite patterns easily. The Helo TC is powered by an integrated, USB-rechargeable battery, while the Flight Deck module is powered by four AAA batteries and connects to the device’s headphone jack. Griffin Technology’s Helo TC Helicopter is available now and sells for $50.