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Oregon Scientific debuts iBall wireless speaker system

imageOregon Scientific has announced the iBall, a new wireless iPod speaker system that features unique sphere styling. The $300 system consists of the iBall three-speaker array and a transmitter dock that communicates wirelessly with the iBall, as well as charges the iPod, and syncs it with a computer. The two devices work up to 100 feet away.

The iBall uses advanced 2.4 GHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) wireless technology to “deliver the best possible sound fidelity while managing environmental wireless interference by rapidly hopping the audio signals to the next, clearest channel.” The iBall also features a built-in RF remote control, LCD display, auxiliary stereo line-in jack, S-Video, and A/V stereo line-out.

Oregon Scientific’s iBall is compatible with 3G/4G iPods, the iPod mini and iPod shuffle (seven iPod adaptors included, shuffle adaptor sold separately).

Check out iLounge’s First Looks Special on the iBall.

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Comments

1

Wow, the second time I’ve witnessed censorship here at the lounge. I guess that what’s happens when you are also a site selling iPod products?

Whoever decides to review this product at the iLounge should take into consideration the following:

1) It’s physical size and its relationship to sound.

2) 2.4 GHz frequency is a messy one at that, so how does it perform in a mixed environment with microwaves and cordless telephone system that normally interfere with such frequency.

3) It appears very un-iPod like in almost every aspect, so how does it fit into the iPod scheme of things?

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on September 20, 2005 at 12:38 PM (CDT)

2

This thing is fugly!!

Posted by cellphonejunkie on September 22, 2005 at 6:49 PM (CDT)

3

What censorship? No comments have been removed from this thread. Are you sure you’re reading the right story?

And also - we’re not selling any iPod products, period.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on September 22, 2005 at 9:10 PM (CDT)

4

I don’t get it, why would you buy it? well maybe I’m a little confused… I was actually looking for something to stream music wirelessly from my computers, as well as to act as a digital music center, so I was reading about this Olive Musica at http://www.olive.us and I think this will do it, and more, and apparently so will the Phillips Wacs 700, now, can anyone answer my question above?

Posted by dan on September 23, 2005 at 7:40 PM (CDT)

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