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GINI debuts iTube speaker system, iConec dock


GINI Systems has introduced its new iProducts line, which initially includes a tube-based 2.1 speaker system and an iPod docking station. “Together, they form a complete iPod audio system that instantly converts digital tunes into music with ‘tube warmth’ that audiophiles have come to know and enjoy,” says GINI. The iTube speaker system ($379) combines vacuum tube and solid-state audio technologies, and features an iPod-like design, an amplifier with a built-in subwoofer, a pair of satellite speakers, and a remote control. GINI’s iConec ($79) iPod docking station features component and S-video output, a full function remote control, built-in charging, and five iPod adapters.

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What on earth is that hideous center piece? An iPod gone awry on steroids? I’m sorry, but the peripherals I insert my iPod into must be along the design quality.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on July 28, 2006 at 10:56 AM (CDT)


funny you should say that coz it looks a complete rip-off of the i-Steroid, which also comes with a dock, this doesnt, and looks better in red and black than this dirty white offering.

Posted by andy on July 28, 2006 at 11:01 AM (CDT)


* edit *

Sorry it does come with a dock, but it still looks awful

Posted by andy on July 28, 2006 at 11:03 AM (CDT)


I like the tube amp idea… that’s really cool.  But this thing looks fulgy!  iPod owners don’t want speakers that look like more iPods.  Who idea was that?  This produck is going to tank.

Posted by Mike M on July 28, 2006 at 12:25 PM (CDT)


Not only will it tank… but someone is going to pay.

Man, this thing is tacky.

Posted by chad_l on July 28, 2006 at 2:20 PM (CDT)


That thing looks like a trash can.

Posted by greg on July 28, 2006 at 5:08 PM (CDT)


“That thing looks like a trash can.”

LOL!  That’s it!

Posted by Mike M on July 28, 2006 at 7:16 PM (CDT)


Just because it uses tubes doesn’t mean it’s going to be great-sounding. Only an idiot would automatically believe that.

Posted by flatline response on July 28, 2006 at 9:06 PM (CDT)


And yes, it IS fugly.

Posted by flatline response on July 28, 2006 at 9:06 PM (CDT)


I saw it at the CES in Vegas early this year. It looked and sounded pretty good to me.

Posted by LK on July 28, 2006 at 9:11 PM (CDT)


I don’t think anything iPod can be qualified as “great-sounding”! It’s not built for that. Is there any real review on this gear?

Posted by Jay on July 28, 2006 at 9:44 PM (CDT)


This is the same as the i-steriod that is sold in the uk which is a rubbish product for its price.

£200 is so high my mate bought one and was gutted.  I have the Altec IM7 which is the same price but sooooooo much better.  :-)

Posted by boggis81 on July 31, 2006 at 6:55 AM (CDT)


It’s different according to their site…
The speakers do look different and bigger.

Posted by audionut on August 7, 2006 at 10:06 PM (CDT)

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