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Sony debuts new RDP-X500iP iPad speaker dock

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Sony has debuted its new RDP-X500iP speaker dock for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Sporting a wide, tall shape and a front-mounted dock, the RDP-X500iP features Magnetic Fluid Speakers for increased clarity, a built-in subwoofer, dual passive radiators for added bass response, Clear Phase digital signal processing, an auxiliary input, and an included remote control. The RDP-X500iP is available for pre-order now and sells for $300. In addition, it’s also introduced an updated version of its clock radio for iPod and iPhone. Dubbed the ICF-CS15iP, it offers Mega Bass and Mega Xpand sound modes, dual alarms with 2-5-7 day functionality and support for different settings for weekdays and weekends, a new flexible dock connector to accomodate encased devices, and an included full function remote. Sony’s ICF-CS15iP is also available for pre-order and is priced at $100.

Altec shows new AirPlay, docking speakers

Altec Lansing is showing a pair of new speaker systems at the IFA show in Berlin, according to Engadget. The inAir 5000 is a tabletop AirPlay speaker featuring a teardrop design and 110 watts of total power, but lacking the built-in dock of the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin line with which it is likely to compete. The second system is the iMT630 Classic. It offers a retractable dock, a built-in stand on the back, and a magnetic remote control that can be secured to the unit’s metal front grill for safe keeping. Neither price nor availability information has been released for either system.

Update: Altec has released details of its inMotion iMT630 speaker system for the iPhone and iPod. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to seven hours, the 630 features an integrated dock, dual two-inch drivers, an included wireless remote with dedicated magnetic storage space, and compatibility with Altec Lansing’s free iOS apps. Altec Lansing’s inMotion iMT630 speaker system for the iPhone and iPod is available in a black Classic model or in red or teal Sport models and sells for $150.

Belkin unveils cooking-oriented iPad accessories

Belkin has unveiled its new lineup of kitchen accessories for the iPad 2. The lineup includes the Chef Stand + Stylus, which consists of a chrome-finished, dual-angle stand and a touchscreen-friendly stylus with its own holder and a magnetic tip for activating the iPad 2’s automatic sleep/wake functionality. It is compatible with most cases, hand-washable, and priced at $40, and the Fridge Mount, which is also priced at $40, and uses maximum-strength 3M Command strips to snap the iPad 2 firmly in place and attach it securely to the fridge. Rounding out the lineup is the Kitchen Cabinet Mount, a $50 accessory that uses an adjustable clamp to attach itself to any cabinet or shelf, securely suspending the iPad 2—whether or not it’s in a case—in the air. The Kitchen Cabinet Mount sells for $50; release information for the three products has yet to be announced.

Kensington intros new accessories for iPhone, iPad

Kensington has introduced several new accessories for the iPhone and iPad. Among them are the BungeeAir Power Wireless Security Tether & Battery for iPhone and BungeeAir Protect Wireless Security Tether for iPhone, two new products which combined a small remote fob, 30-pin accessory, and downloadable app to maintain an active wireless connection between the fob and the iPhone, alerting the user should one travel too far from the other while simultaneously password-protecting the phone. The app also lets the accessory serve as a key-finding mechanism. The BungeeAir Power integrates the 30-pin transmitter into a slim battery case for the iPhone 4, offering 1500mAh of extra power and a built-in slot to allow a credit card to serve as a kickstand when viewing the iPhone in landscape orientation. It sells for $100 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. The BungeeAir Protect instead includes a small 30-pin dongle for communication with the included fob as well as a case designed to hold the iPhone 4 with the dongle attached. It sells for $80, and is available for pre-order directly from Kensington.

Finally, the new SecureBack Security Cases for iPad 2 allow users to secure their iPads while also offering protection. The standard SecureBack Security Case features three-piece construction, open access to all ports and controls, and an adjustable slider bar that offers quick access to the ClickSafe Security Anchor while also serving as a typing stand, while the SecureBack Security Case with 2-way Stand adds an extendable stand to the rear of the case, offering a 20-degree typing angle and 60-degree landscape viewing angle. Both cases are available for pre-order now for $50 and $60, respectively, and are also available in bundles with a ClickSafe Lock for an additional $30 each.

Orbotix Sphero to arrive later this year

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Orbotix has announced that Sphero, its smartphone-controlled robotic ball, will be available later this year. Recipient of an iLounge 2011 CES Best of Show Finalist Award, the Sphero is roughly baseball-sized, and can be controlled by an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device over Bluetooth, via a standard control app or through specialized apps. Features include integrated, color-changing LED lights, and an included induction charging base. Orbotix’ Sphero is expected to ship later this year for $130; the company is taking free reservations now.

Epson debuts MegaPlex projectors for iPhone, iPad, iPod

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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 unveils AppSpeed Race Car for iOS

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 ships Audio Collection headphones

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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 preparing AirPort Express revision

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 rolls out OnBeat Xtreme, Air speaker systems

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 debuts True Blood Maker Headphones

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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 intros Space Invaders line for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

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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 unveils AirPlay-enabled Music Tap systems

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 rolls out Icon iDo DAC for iOS

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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 launches Extreme Edge, Portfolio for iPad

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 intros AppSpeed Monster Truck for iOS

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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 unveils iD3 speaker for iPad, iPhone, iPod

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 announces VooMote Zapper for iOS

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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 rolls out three new speaker systems

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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 intros Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer

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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.

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