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DLO rolls out Portable Speakers for iPhone

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, February 8, 2008
News Categories: iPhone Accessories

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Digital Lifestyle Outfitters has introduced its Portable Speakers for iPhone. The compact speaker system is shielded from TDMA interference, and connects to the iPhone via the handset’s headphone jack, making it compatible with a wide range of alternate audio sources, including every model of iPod. Other features include two compact speakers which snap into the base for greater portability, a rotating, removable stand, and the ability to act as a speaker phone when a connected iPhone receives a call. The speakers are powered by either AAA batteries or by the included AC adapter, and the speaker base features a recessed area for cord storage and management. The DLO Portable Speakers for iPhone are available now and sell for $50.

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Charles, does the base have a dock connector that allows the iPhone to charge, or is it simply a stand? I assume it’s the latter, since the iPhone can be oriented horizontally or vertically, but wanted to be sure.

I think this is a good idea, but I’ve never been overly impressed with DLO’s ability to follow through on a nice concept with quality execution. The speakers look incredibly cool, but I am concerned about performance.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on February 8, 2008 at 1:42 PM (PDT)

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I’d prefer it to use the line-level out via the dock connector (and offer iPhone charging when on AC) both for aesthetics (no unsightly cord from my phones headphone jack) and sound quality.  Then this could make a good alternate dock as well- esp. if it had a pass through for the dock connector in back so that you could sync from it via USB.

Posted by dodo on February 8, 2008 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

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Flippy,

It doesn’t appear that the system has a Dock Connector.

Posted by Charles Starrett on February 8, 2008 at 2:59 PM (PDT)

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I was wondering how the iPod Touch would work since the headphone jack is at the bottom of the touch, do the speakers allow room to feed the cord through the bottom without it sitting at an angle?

Other then that I agree that DLO sometimes ships out less than favorable products, some that have ordered have come in the mail without even a product box, just thrown into a padded envelope.

Posted by iPoder on February 8, 2008 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

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Hello all.

Since DLO was acquired by Philips - this product has been renamed and it will now carry the Philips name.

I am from iWorld Australia and we are the exclusive distributor for DLO/Philips related products in both Australia and New Zealand.

Regards


Gordon remold

Posted by Gordon Remold on June 9, 2008 at 9:18 AM (PDT)

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