Philips has released the Fidelio, a new docking speaker system for iPad, iPhone and iPod devices with wireless Bluetooth streaming capabilities. The Fidelio provides docking playback and charging capabilities for all recent iPod classic, iPod nano and iPhone models with a larger dock area to also accommodate the iPad. The speaker system can be powered by an AC power supply or internal rechargeable battery that provides up to 5 hours of operating time. Sound is delivered by two 3” full range woofers with 2x15 W RMS stereo output and users can adjust volume and pause or change tracks using the including multi-function remote control. The Fidelio also provides A2DP/AVRCP Bluetooth connectivity that can be used to play back music or game audio using the built-in Bluetooth capabilities on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. A free Fidelio+ app is available to allow further customization of the speaker system directly from the iOS device including access to a five-band equalizer and customizable alarm settings with sleep timer and the ability to wake to music, nature sounds and/or photos.
AKG, a brand of Harman, has introduced a new line of Quincy Jones Signature headphones. The lineup includes the Q701 “reference-class” over-the-ear headphones featuring a flat-wire voice coil, a Varimotion two-layer diaphragm, and neodymium drivers, the Q460 portable on-ear mini headphones featuring a folding design, a detachable cable, and an iPhone-compatible in-line microphone and remote, and the Q350 in-ear headphones with three included pairs of silicone sleeves, a cable winder, and an iPhone-compatible in-line microphone and remote. AKG’s Q701, Q460, and Q350 headphones will be available in October and will be priced between $150 and $480.
Jensen has introduced its new JiPS-250i Docking Station for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Compatible with Apple’s smaller devices but designed for the iPad, the 250i features a rotating, adjustable dock, an auxiliary input, two built-in speakers, video line-out, an included remote control, and compatibility with a free Jensen app offering alarm clock, voice memo, calendar, EQ, music player, nature sound photo album, Facebook, Twitter, and Internet radio functionality. Pricing and release information for Jensen’s JiPS-250i Docking Station for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone has yet to be announced.
Portenzo is offering a new line of folio-style cases for the iPad and iPhone 4. Modeled after Moleskine notebooks, these cases feature either vertical or horizontal opening covers, inner device holders made from bamboo featuring “Grip-Right corners” to hold the devices securely while allowing the covers to lay flat when closed, openings for access to ports and controls, and elastic straps to hold the cases closed. Portenzo’s new folio-style cases for the iPad and iPhone 4 are available now and sell for $40-$100.
An upcoming Griffin gaming accessory for iOS devices has been outed by a recently published FCC filing. The PartyDock is a set-top gaming accessory for the iPad and iPhone 4 that allows users to dock their device and use four wireless remotes to control specially-written games, including “Midway Motors,” “Fishing Frenzy,” “Flippin’ Frogs,” and “Wits and Wagers Family,” with the potential for more Griffin-branded games in the future. The wall-powered PartyDock connects to a TV using included composite cables or with user-supplied component cables, and also allows the remote to control video, picture, and audio playback. Curiously, the PartyDock’s user manual makes no reference to support for the iPod touch or any older iPhone model, carrying only “Made for iPad and iPhone” badges. Griffin has yet to make any announcement regarding the product; thus pricing and release information has yet to be revealed. [via UberGizmo]
Update: Griffin has launched an official website for the PartyDock, and has confirmed that the device will include the “Midway Motors,” “Fishing Frenzy,” and “Flippin’ Frogs” mini-games, as well as the full game “Wits and Wagers Family,” as mentioned above.
Intuit and Mophie have teamed up to unveil the new Complete Credit Card Solution for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The Complete Credit Card Solution is designed to be an all-in-one solution for small businesses to accept credit card payments via the iPhone. The package includes a clip-on Mophie Marketplace card reader accessory, Intuit’s GoPayment credit card processing app, and a quick account sign-up with no long term contract. Instead, merchants will pay $12.95 a month, wtih a 1.7 to 3.7 percent discount rate and $0.30 to $0.34 per transaction fee. Intuit and Mophie’s Complete Credit Card Solution for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS is now available in Apple’s retail stores and will soon be available online at Apple.com for $180. [via Wired]
Bioserie has introduced its first case for the iPhone 4. The eco-friendly case is made annually renewable plant material, and offers open access to all ports, controls, and the camera, four front-facing “feet” to protect the screen when placed face-down, and a finely textured surface for added grip. Bioserie’s new plant-based case for the iPhone 4 is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship September 6th for $35.
PhotoFast has introduced its new iPADock, a desktop stand/dock that can charge and sync multiple portable Apple devices at once. The iPADock is capable of handling four iPods or iPhones at once, two iPads simultaneously, or a combination of one iPad and two iPhones or iPods, via four powered USB ports on the back and cutouts in the docking wells that allow Apple’s standard 30-pin to USB cables to fit through. In addition, it offers three non-powered USB ports, multiple memory card readers with support for most popular formats, and slots to hold the iPad Camera Connection Kit. Cult of Mac notes that the price for the iPADock is $70, however, no pricing information was provided on the product page.
iHome and New Balance have announced a partnership that will see the two companies launch a line of New Balance-branded sport earphones and headphones. The lineup will include the NB439, which is a 2-in-1 sport earbud with removable ear hooks for added stability, interchangeable colored accent caps, and in-line volume controls; it will sell for $35. The NB447 is a pair of foldable sport headphones featuring interchangeable cord lengths and an in-line remote/mic that also sells for $35, while the NB467 is a set of foldable behind-the-neck earbuds with interchangeable cord lengths that sells for $25. The New Balance Sport Headphone collection will be available on a limited basis in late 2010, with expanded distribution planned for 2011.
Just Mobile has debuted its new AluPen stylus for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The AluPen is a chunky, pencil-shaped stylus, which is crafted from aluminum and features an ultra-soft rubber nib for added control. Just Mobile’s AluPen stylus for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will be available soon and will sell for $20.
Sumajin has introduced its new Slim silicone case for the iPhone 4. Made form variable thickness silicone, the Slim features push-though covers for the volume and power buttons, integrated flip-open covers for the headphone and 30-pin ports, open access to the screen, Home button, camera/flash, and ring/silent switch, open back grooves on the back for added grip, and included protective film for both the front and rear. Sumajin’s new Slim silicone case for the iPhone 4 is available now in seven colors and sells for $14.
XtremeMac has unveiled its new line of charging accessories for the Apple iPad. The InCharge Duo is a dual charging dock/stand that can simultaneously charge an iPad and/or any combination of iPod and iPhone models. It features a removable adapter that serves as a stand for the iPad, included dock adapters for current iPod and iPhone models, and a bi-color LED status light to show when each device is fully charged. InCharge Auto is an iPad-compatible, single-device 12V automotive charger featuring a one-piece design and power status indicator, while the InCharge Home is a dual USB wall charger that can charge any two iPod, iPhone, or iPad models simultaneously, and includes a 30-pin to USB cable for charging. XtremeMac’s InCharge Duo, Auto, and Home are available now and sell for $60, $25, and $35, respectively.
Boomwave has debuted its new line of cases for the iPhone 4. The lineup includes several colors of the leather/ABS play-through and flip-style Kruz cases, featuring open access to all ports, controls, and camera, an included screen protector, squeegee, and cleaning cloth, and a laser-perforated design, the flip-top variety of Kruz featuring a vertically-opening silk-screened leather case offering open access to all ports and controls as well as an included screen protector, hand strap, squeegee, and cleaning cloth, the pouch-like Slipz made from faux leather, and the ultra-light polycarbonate Klips case featuring a laser engraved design on the rear, open access to all ports and controls, and an included screen protector, squeegee, and cleaning cloth. Boomwave’s new Kruz, Slipz and Klips cases for the iPhone 4 are available now and sell for $18-$30.
Bose has introduced a new iPhone, iPod, and iPad-friendly headset, along with two other new headphone models. The MIE2i is a new Apple-friendly in-ear headset, while the MIE2 is a headset for other brands’ mobile devices; both are modeled after the company’s new IE2 in-ear headphones. All three feature new StayHear tips that promise greater in-ear stability and an improved fit, a re-engineered design for improved audio quality, an included leather carrying case, and a black, white and silver color scheme. The MIE2 incorporates an in-line microphone, while the Apple-targeted MIE2i includes both a microphone and an in-line three button remote. Bose’s new IE2 in-ear headphones and MIE2 mobile headset are available now and sell for $100 and $130, respectively, while the MIE2i headset is expected to ship in October for $130. [via Crave]
Arizona-based Docks4iPods is now offering custom docks for the iPhone and iPod. Handcrafted by Frank Luedtke, the docks are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials; each comes with a USB to Dock Connector cable for charging, and is compatible with all iPod and iPhone models. Docks4iPods’ custom docks for the iPhone and iPod are available now and sell for $59 and up.
Scosche Industries has rolled out its new Revive II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for the iPad. Each charger features two USB ports, one 2.1 Amp and one 1 Amp, for charging both an iPad and iPhone or other USB-charging device simultaneously. In addition, each unit offers a blue charging indicator light, features labeled ports, and plugs into either a standard home outlet or automotive 12V DC power port. Scosche’s Revive II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for the iPad are available now and sell for $25 and $30, respectively.
Building on its successful iHome+Sleep app introduced earlier this year, accessory manufacturer iHome has released its second iOS application. iHome+Radio is a new Internet radio application that provides users with access to over 20,000 local and international radio stations streamed over Wi-Fi or 3G. iHome+Radio uses RadioTime.com as its source for Internet radio channels and can sync any presets that existing Radiotime.com users have stored online for a seamless transition onto the iPhone and iPod touch. iHome+Radio also integrates with the company’s iHome+Sleep app to allow users to wake up or fall asleep to their favorite Internet radio stations and includes controls and settings for iHome’s app-enhanced products such as the iA5 and upcoming iA100 alarm clocks. iHome+Radio is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices using iOS 4.0 or later and supports Radiotime listed stations streamed in MP3 and AAC formats only. iHome+Radio is available from the App Store for an introductory price of $2.
iSkin has introduced its new solo and revo4 cases for the iPhone 4. The solo is a form-fitting translucent case made from a “phthalate-free” polymer, featuring a glossy back and button covers, matte finished sides, open access to all ports, controls, and the camera, and embedded Microban antimicrobial protection. It is available in five colors and will sell for $15 during August, rising to $30 on September 1. The revo4 is another form-fitting case, made from hypoallergenic, Microban-treated silicone, and featuring integrated port and push-through button covers, two-tone color schemes, and a hard-plastic VISOR that snaps over the screen to protect it when traveling. It is available in four color combinations and is priced at $40.
Proporta has rolled out its new Shine Case for the iPhone 4. The Shine is a flip-style case featuring a glossy patent leather exterior, an internal mirror on the lid framed in one of three patterned fabrics, open access to all ports and controls, a strap closure, and side grips to hold the iPhone in the case. Proporta’s Shine Case for the iPhone 4 is available in three colors and $37.
Vaja is now offering immediate shipping on its Messenger Bag for the iPad, as well as its new Leather Agenda 2 case. The Messenger Bag is made from textured brown leather and features an adjustable leather strap, two main interior compartments, two front flap pockets, a large outer zip pocket, and a cushioned front flap with metal latches for fastening. Unusually for Vaja, the Messenger Bag is available exclusively in a Brownie & Birch color scheme, and is priced at $280. The Leather Agenda 2 is a folio-style padded leather case featuring an embossed interior lining, open access to all ports and controls, and the ability to function as a stand in two different landscape positions. It is available in a variety of different colors and sells for $220. Also new is the company’s Matelasse case for iPhone 4, which retains the flip-style and port access of the company’s iVolution series but adds a quilted front pattern. It sells for $135.