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Intempo offers spherical iPod speaker (Updated)

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Intempo recently introduced the iDS-02, a new spherical 2.1 speaker system for iPods. The iDS-02 features a built-in iPod dock, 2 x 7.5 watt stereo speakers and 15 watt subwoofer, a remote control, USB and Firewire connectivity, and a 3.5 mm line-in port for connecting other audio devices. “The compact iDS-02 surround-sound system packs in the latest technology to deliver great volume, plenty of detail and excellent bass response,” says the company. “Its sleek design and smooth lines will look great wherever you use it.” The iDS-02 is available in white or black for $250. [via Gizmodo]

Updated: Intempo will sell the iDS-02 in the United Kingdom only; it is the same product as mStation’s Orb, previously covered on iLounge.

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Comments

1

WHOOOOAAAA! Another overpriced speaker junk made for ipod.

Posted by PPT on June 13, 2006 at 7:51 PM (CDT)

2

i agree~ make one thats like, 50 bucks and you’ll make more than if you price it at 250!

Posted by LawnBoy on June 13, 2006 at 8:15 PM (CDT)

3

Hmm, well 250 is quite okay if it is also a bowlingball… btw 15 watt subwoofer… ahum… thats like, nothing.

Posted by Ward Grootjans on June 13, 2006 at 8:22 PM (CDT)

4

In other words, totally useless, imagine bumping into the table where it is standig. You’ll end up chasing a bowlingball with an iPod attached. wow, that will look cool to your not-bowling friends (everyone in europe..)

Posted by Ward Grootjans on June 13, 2006 at 8:24 PM (CDT)

5

What are these companies thinking? Selling $250 for a WHOOPPPPINGG 7.5 watts speaker and 15 watts sub system, this probably cost only $8 to make.  It seem that these companies trying to take advantage of ignorant ipod owners. $250 for an unknown brand, plzz. Get a real spaker system people, with a reputable brand, preferably the one not especially made for ipod and get a ipod to RCA cable to connect the ipod. They may be not as small as this piece as junk but its sound way better.

Posted by PPT on June 13, 2006 at 8:38 PM (CDT)

6

btw, the difference with apple’s own iPod hifi is too small. yes they are different products and different sizes. I would never buy the hifi as it is too expensive for its features but this is even worse…

interested people: no go! bad specs, bad look and bad pricing!!! this should be (in iPod pricing) maximum 80$. really, 15 watts is really nothing!

Posted by Ward Grootjans on June 13, 2006 at 11:16 PM (CDT)

7

Get a real spaker system people, with a reputable brand

REALLY? Intemp…uh, Untope…er, Inhemp…oh, WHATEVER…is not a reputable brand?

BTW, wattage isn’t the true barometer of how good a systems sounds (though even I admit that no one’s likely to be going down and pushin’ air at 20 Hz on only 15 watts). There are some really sweet tube amps available that barely push 12 watts a side through 8Ω (with no power for a sub-out), and some of those are FAR north of $250 plus you’d still have to go out and buy the speakers.

I’d recommend you check out one called the iMPAMP—www.impamp.com—blasting out the tunes at an earth-shattering 1 wpc. And it’s only $700 for the price of admission. Such a deal.

Posted by flatline response on June 14, 2006 at 2:47 AM (CDT)

8

i invented made-for-ipod speaker system that charges it at the same time, you know… i call it “computer speakers with the ipod hooked up to my AC adapter” amazing right? I know. I’m a genius.

Posted by QWER on June 14, 2006 at 8:16 AM (CDT)

9

I think the only music system that you should buy for your ipod would be the Bose speaker system. Even though it is really expensive, it beats every other stereo system on the market in terms of size, function and quality of sound.

If you can’t afford a Bose speaker system, just use any ol audio cable and plug it into your stereo system.

Posted by Jonathan on June 14, 2006 at 1:47 PM (CDT)

10

I do not agree at all, as an owner of the mm50 logitech system i can certainly say that this system, although marketed differently is a perfect ‘away from home’ system! The only real solution for home is using a full size stereo. I’m using a 5x100 watt continous marantz system. I’m quite certain that it beats the bose system. and when i’m away from home my mm50’s will not let me down with integrated batteries… beat that Bose… as far as i know that system needs 230v or us 110v of course..

Posted by Ward Grootjans on June 15, 2006 at 12:20 AM (CDT)

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