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Hebe Styling intros iFi stereo dock for iPod

imageHebe Styling has announced the iFi, a new iPod dock that lets you easily connect your iPod to your home stereo. The $61 product connects to your iPod via the Dock Connector and to your stereo with RCA cables. It features a blue neon glow and also charges your iPod while docked. The iFi is compatible with the 4G iPod and iPod mini.

“This is a simple ‘plug and play’ solution for anyone wanting to integrate their iPod into their home,” says Hebe. “One box contains everything you need, including a white stand with blue neon trim, gold-plated phono cables for enhanced sound quality, and easy-to-change inserts that allow compatibility with a range of iPod players.”

Update: Hebe Styling has corrected the US price at $61.

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Klipsch won’t be too happy sharing the iFi name. We should expect a change in product name soon. Also, this product appears to be a complete waste of money. $90 for lineout and an RCA cable? The Kensington stereo dock is cheaper and has remote functionality. The Apple dock itself is cleaner and runs for less than half the price of this thing. yes, this dock is compatible with multible ipod types, but seriously, $90?

Posted by Shoim32 on July 29, 2005 at 12:01 PM (CDT)


Errr…. you can do the same with a $30 dock and a $3 cable from radio shack.

Posted by Dopial on July 29, 2005 at 12:02 PM (CDT)


What he said….

Posted by dmt1 on July 29, 2005 at 1:08 PM (CDT)


Takes some nerve to sell a product at a price that actually makes the Apple version look like a bargain in comparision!

Not to mention that the iFi doesn’t mention including an S-Video connector for photo viewing

Posted by phennphawcks on July 29, 2005 at 4:23 PM (CDT)


All you people do is slag things off on this site!

Its a nice product, that is Manufactured in the UK, which makes the price higher then cheap asian imports.

It has the Made for iPod badge, which shows they are doing this by the book.

Some of you need to chill out ....seriously!

Posted by JohnHammond on July 29, 2005 at 6:03 PM (CDT)


Ok, let me get this straight…We need to “chill out” because we “slag off” an overpriced equivalent of the official ipod dock.  In which way is this new dock better?  Does it look nicer?  Nope.  Is it more functional?  Nope (actually less so).  Will it make your music sound better,or allow you to synch faster?  Nope (at least it’s a tie here).  But since the official ipod dock isn’t made in the UK, it must be junk.  Hmm…Now exactly who is doing the slagging again?

Posted by dmt on July 30, 2005 at 12:07 PM (CDT)


Might be worth at least one of you visiting the site for a bit more on the facts before you continue your discussion: the product isn’t $90? If you are going to conduct a thorough evaluation of a product you should do your homework first: I say home work, because the way you guys bitch and moan I can only assume you are in the sith grade! As for the other gripes, I suspect I am one of a few people taking part in this discussion who actually have an iFi? I think it is a good bit of kit? DMT have you heard the sound from one? Well, if not, with a good sound quality mp3, and a nice pair of speakers, it sounds very good. I agree that it would be better if it had Sync capability, but as my imac is ina different room to my stereo, it is a bit of a lame concern! Have a good weekend guys and gals!

Posted by Paul Swift on July 30, 2005 at 1:43 PM (CDT)


Itwon’t make your stereo sound any better than a regular ipod dock with a decent stereo cable.  But at least I understand why you’re all so defensive—you bought one.  But at least with the price correction, it’s only 25 or so dollars overrpriced, so it’s not as bad as it looked at first.

Want to see a good deal?  Check out the Maxwell P-3.  Dock, line out,AC adapter, stereo cable, firewire, and USB cable—all for twenty to twenty five bucks.  Oh yeah, you can synch with it too.

Posted by dmt1 on July 30, 2005 at 2:22 PM (CDT)


When this article was posted on ilounge, the price stated was $90. They have now updated the article with the correct price of $61. From what was originally writeen, we had the right to moan and groan. This product seemed ridiculous. I still think it is overpriced at $61.

Posted by Shoim32 on July 31, 2005 at 11:07 AM (CDT)


I have bought one aswell and they look really nice when they are lit up in you living room.

I have mine sat on top of the dvd player and when the iPod is playing the whole dock glows blue, nice little touch.

You yanks must be spoiled if you think that $60 dollars is over-priced. Must be because you spend all your money on cheese burgers!

Posted by JohnHammand on July 31, 2005 at 12:23 PM (CDT)

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