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PodGear intros speakers for iPod, iPod shuffle

pic UK-based PodGear today announced two new iPod speaker systems, including the first for the iPod shuffle.

The Shuffle Station portable speaker system (£34.99; shown right) for the iPod shuffle is powered by four AAA batteries or from an AC adapter (included), and will also charge the device over USB. It has line-in and line-out, and offers 3W rated output, 4 ohm resistance, and a frequency range of 100Hz-20Khz.

pic The PocketParty “micro” speaker system (£24.99; shown left) works with 3G/4G iPod and iPod mini models. The PocketParty plugs into the the headphone port of the iPod and runs for up to 10 hours from a single AA battery. Weighing 38 grams, the accessory offers 1W of stereo output from its two tiny speakers. A version of the PocketParty for the iPod shuffle will be released in April, according to the company.

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1

What’s that funny looking stalk the shuffle’s sitting on?

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 7, 2005 at 11:19 AM (CST)

2

I wonder if this, or PodWave, is ABLE to run just from the headphone jack with no batteries installed?

Then you have your alarm clock without running down batteries all night playing silence! (And I have speakers powered by the headphone jack that are surprisingly loud. Some iPods have battery life to spare… My iPod drives them for hours. They are bigger speakers than these—they came with my miserable eMachines PC.)

Posted by Nagromme on March 7, 2005 at 1:24 PM (CST)

3

How odd is the upside-down orientation?!?!

Odd in several ways:

** The shuffle charges via USB, which is on the “bottom” of the shuffle.  Huh?  How does it charge via USB, then?

** USB makes a better mount than a headphone jack. 

** When upside-down, the shuffle’s UP volume button is down, and the DOWN volume button is up.  Similarly, previous track is on the right, and next track on the left.

** There’s audio out in the USB port, so there’s no need to use the headphone jack at all.

Very very weird…  I’m hoping someone just made a photoshop booboo, or I’m misunderstanding it.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on March 7, 2005 at 3:55 PM (CST)

4

they sure are good at making things look awkward!

Posted by tumblingwall in u.s. on March 7, 2005 at 6:21 PM (CST)

5

I don’t like those bare black speakers. I didn’t like it on the Logic i-Station, or the original inMotion either. I much prefer the nice silver grilles on the IMmini.

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 8, 2005 at 8:57 AM (CST)

6

Can anyone give me some idea on the sound quality this is likely to be - I know not fabulous, but has a similar specification speaker been reviewed on ipodlounge which would give me some idea? thanks in advance

Posted by recurrence in wales on March 8, 2005 at 2:20 PM (CST)

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