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Memorex rolls out speakers for iPod, iPhone

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Memorex has introduced a trio of new speaker systems for the iPod, two of which feature iPhone compatibility. The Mi9490P Hi-Fi CD Sound System for iPhone and iPod is a one-piece table-top unit featuring an integrated dock, slot-loading CD player, LCD with song and artist information display, equalizer, digital FM radio, and full function remote. Available in black only, it will sell for $140. The Mi4290P Dual Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone/iPod offers 10 Watts of total power, dual alarms, a digital FM radio, a reversed segment LCD display, an included remote, and an auxiliary line-in jack. It will sell for $80 and be available in either black or white. Finally, the Mi2290 Travel Speaker System for iPod is a white foldable, adjustable unit that comes with a custom fit neoprene travel sleeve. Features include an integrated dock, two 1.5-inch neodymium speakers, a backlit LCD display, an auxiliary input, and AC or battery power with up to 10 hours of playback time. It will sell for $60; all three systems are expected to ship in the first quarter of 2009.

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1

I believe Memorex bought Xtrememac, which is supposed to come out this month with the X2 being compatible with the iphone.  I wonder regarding the Memorex Dual Alarm Clock Radio will change that.

Posted by mrhoni on January 8, 2009 at 11:30 PM (PDT)

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I ordered the Luna X2 early in 2008. Finally received it in December. Didn’t cancel order because of the iPhone promise. Turns out it doesn’t support the iPhone after all. I’m returning it.

This looks like a good alternative but I’m a little concerned since Imation who bought Xtrememac is also the owner of Memorex…not sure they can be trusted after going back on their word.

Even more of a concern is they have done nothing to tell customers they made a mistake and shouldn’t have committed to the iphone. They have said absolutely nothing. In fact, it took 20 minutes on the phone with support to find out that it isn’t supported and they never responded to an email I send several weeks ago.

If you do try to use the iphone with the x2 you get the message it isn’t compatible and to put it in airplane mode. Ignoring this lead to a huge amount of static interference. Too bad.

Posted by zx on January 12, 2009 at 2:28 PM (PDT)

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