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iHome debuts new portable iPod speakers


iHome has introduced two new portable iPod speaker systems—the iH31 and iH19. The iH31 ($130) is a boom box style unit that features a built-in iPod dock, FM radio, Aux/MP3 line-in jack, and remote control. It runs on batteries, AC outlet or car adaptor, and comes in silver or white. The iH19 ($80; shown right) is a water-resistant speaker case for iPods and other MP3 players. The zippered case features two stereo speakers, space for storing an iPod, and offers the ability to listen through headphones or the speakers. The iH19B also offers remote control capability, charges an iPod with an included adapter, and comes with brackets to attach the case to a bike, stroller or other equipment.

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I was wondering if the iH31’s “built-in iPod dock” is a protected dock.  From the images, I cannot tell if the iPod is subject to damage while in the dock or if there is a protective screen there.  Anyone know…..


Posted by Quigs on July 20, 2006 at 11:05 AM (CDT)


Just as with iH30, there’s a protective screen that can be removed if you prefer.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on July 20, 2006 at 5:27 PM (CDT)


hmmmm… water resistant; does that mean that the speakers can get wet?  I’m just wondering as I got caught in the rain with my ipod the other day and didtn’ have any pockets… ran all the way home with it under my shirt.

But if I could protect it from water and at the same time let who ever is with me enjoy the tunes at the same, I’d buy it… only if the speakers were water proof.  I mean whats the point of have the water resistant case if the speaker will get ruinned anyway right?

Posted by 3rdEye on July 21, 2006 at 3:31 PM (CDT)


Water Resistant means that you can get the exterior of the case wet without losing any of its functionality or getting any water inside. So, it will work in the rain, but don’t get it underwater. Also, the dock in these pictures looks as if it is just a cable with a dock connector on the end, is that true?

The iH19B is the only one availible on the iHome website, and Jeremy, could you please not use the company’s pics next time.

Posted by anti-luddite on July 23, 2006 at 7:40 AM (CDT)


We use the pictures we have available, and news stories almost always involve company-provided photography. If you need/want additional pictures, our First Looks and Reviews sections are where to look - assuming the accessory is here to be photographed.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on July 23, 2006 at 10:43 AM (CDT)


the ih19b is rated as to how many watts? need something for the beach

Posted by jsklar on November 3, 2006 at 9:09 AM (CST)

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