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DLO announces iBoom boombox for iPod

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

pic Digital Lifestyle Outfitters announced today that they are producing iBoom, the first and only boombox solution designed specifically for iPod and iPod mini. iBoom is a 20 watts per channel, four-speaker boombox system with built-in digital FM radio. iBoom also features a digital FM radio, built-in handle for ease of portability, auxiliary input jack and can be powered via its included AC adapter or 6 D batteries (not included). While under AC power, iBoom extends the battery life of iPod as it powers and charges iPod. DLO’s iBoom will be available in late September 2004 for $149.99. The product works with all iPods with the 30-pin dock connector, and it
comes complete with a spacer to accommodate the iPod mini. A custom carrying bag with shoulder strap will follow.

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1

Very nice.

Posted by Particle on August 18, 2004 at 10:12 AM (PDT)

2

Wondered why no one did this before… Seems like the iPod was designed for stuff exactly like this. 

Now the catch is… will it sound good and will it be loud enough to use practically?

Posted by Takeo on August 18, 2004 at 10:27 AM (PDT)

3

Can I walk around carrying it on my shoulder and get a part in a blaxploitation flick?

Posted by JC on August 18, 2004 at 10:36 AM (PDT)

4

Exactly what I was looking for, except one thing - the iPod is totally unprotected.  While in the boombox, you can’t use a protective case, so it’s open to the elements (and dirt and sand…). 

Add a flip-down “weather-resistant” cover and this thing is perfect…

Posted by Dr. Evil on August 18, 2004 at 11:37 AM (PDT)

5

I see that this thing has a 4G iPod in it does anyone know it it takes a 3G iPod?

Posted by Ichijoe on August 18, 2004 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

6

I would love to see a similar idea applied to car stereos.  Where you can just open up the faceplate and dock the iPod (kinda like the cassettes or the 8-tracks, for those of you who can remember that far back).

Posted by yuhreka on August 18, 2004 at 11:50 AM (PDT)

7

WOW! thats perfect! exactly what i wanted. now if only it would be affordable (highly unlikely)

Posted by Ben N on August 18, 2004 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

8

Sweet… I’m lacing up my quad roller skates now… I can’t wait to roll around with that beast on my sholder…. rockon!

Posted by JKC on August 18, 2004 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

9

Great idea, to bad they didnt implement some sort of IR remote for it.

also, enough with the “i” this and “i” that for all the iPod accessories.

Love the idea of an iPod boom box though.

Posted by Ariza on August 18, 2004 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

10

Another completely horrendous design from DLO. When is Griffin going to pick this up?

Posted by wired on August 18, 2004 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

11

Looks great, sounds expensive.

Posted by Jad on August 18, 2004 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

12

Expensive? Pricing’s not announced.

A good idea anyway—and probably the first of many like it.

Posted by Nagromme on August 18, 2004 at 1:53 PM (PDT)

13

yes it is it says $150, just learn to read lol

Posted by MATRIXsjd in Burbank, Ca on August 18, 2004 at 2:22 PM (PDT)

14

If it’s actually really loud.. then I want one.

The flip-down cover that someone mentioned would be cool too..

Those Altec something or other ones do look prettier. But these speakers will be louder, right?

And lmao@ the Blaxploitation comment..

Posted by Syph' on August 18, 2004 at 2:33 PM (PDT)

15

20 watts per channel!The real stuff or the
fake watts that have been around for as long as perfect digital sound..lol

Posted by iQpod in Toronto,Canada on August 18, 2004 at 2:59 PM (PDT)

16

What a horrible crappy NASTY looking product!

i wouldnt let it near my ipod

get an itrip on your pod, put that in your pocket and get a half decent stereo.

awful awful awful

i dont think some manufacturers understand that ipod owners like well designed stuff

back to the drawing board you numptys

Posted by $tatik on August 18, 2004 at 3:09 PM (PDT)

17

ugh. its ugly.
the grey plastic around the screen and the for the buttons looks terrible. and whats with the slanted everything but the iPod. it looks like someone just stuck an iPod on there with tape.
whoever said pricing hasnt been announced, read the article again. September 2004 $149.95.

Posted by harrson on August 18, 2004 at 4:03 PM (PDT)

18

Will it be multi voltage (110/220) for use outside the US ?

Does it have an alarm clock function so I can wake to music from my ipod?

Tell us more about the power output, is it a real 20 watts per channel?

Does it have an IR remote?

Their marketing guy should go back to college.

Posted by PeeBee on August 18, 2004 at 4:07 PM (PDT)

19

Oh!-is this the only way to get an FM radio on your ipod?
Apple must be telling all the third party ipod accesory developers not to design something along the lines of a itrip,italk
thingamajig, let’s call it iradio!
Watch the 5G ipod will have a radio-
then everyone will yell,brilliant Apple, what a great company!

Posted by iQpod in Toronto,Canada on August 18, 2004 at 4:07 PM (PDT)

20

Geez- some of you here are so harsh, need to grow up and get a life!  It is really easy to sit anonymously behind your computers and slam companies that obviously put a lot of hard work into making products that extend the usefullness of the iPod. 

This product looks pretty cool to me.  I have used most of the small speaker solutions made for the iPod (altec lansing, sony, creative . . .) and all of them tap out at the upper end very quickly.  The Altec Lansing speakers sound pretty good, but are really only good for personal use.  The speakers on this product actually look large enough to really work in a place like the beach or in a room with several people talking on top of the music.

As far as the design is concerned, this product looks pretty cool as well.  Nice curves, contrasting speaker grilles, and the buttons are positioned in a logical, usable place.  This product looks unique and obviously a lot of thought was put into the design.

The inMotion speaker systems are very boxy and look fairly simple.  I like the inMotion design, but this looks much cooler.  But as the Dude would say, “Hey, like that is your opinion, Man.”

Posted by machemist on August 18, 2004 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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