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Pre-CES iPod product roundup


Several iPod-compatible consumer electronics products were revealed in the pre-show 2007 International CES Awards. Below are brief descriptions of the products, with large photos here. Pricing and availability was not provided for any of the products. CES 2007 will take place January 8-11 in Las Vegas.

The iHome iH85 is an iPod sound system specifically designed for bicycles. The tube-shaped system comes with a wireless control pad and is water-resistant.

The iHome iH21 wireless music system features an iPod dock that transmits music to a water-resistant speaker from over 30 feet away. A wireless remote is also included.

The Philips DCM270 Docking Entertainment System features a built-in iPod/Philips player dock, CD player and FM radio. The floor-standing system offers “superb sound quality,” according to the product description.

Alpine’s iDA-X001 iPod/Media Ready Receiver, which was “designed and developed with input from Apple,” displays artist, album, CD art and track information from an iPod. It features a USB input for iPod connectivity.

The iMedia Chair from Empower Technologies is “the world’s only complete surround sound home theater integrated into an ergonomic chair” and appears to feature an integrated iPod dock.

Altec Lansing’s M812 Wireless iPod Audio System is a minimalist-looking home speaker system that plays music streamed from your iPod. It’s not clear if the system comes with a wireless iPod attachment or dock.







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As I see it, the most important accessories are headphones, your ears, a working iPod, a case, a speaker system and your music.

All of this merchandise is just about cashing in…

Posted by mflat5 on November 29, 2006 at 3:38 PM (CST)


Amen, brother.

Posted by moke on November 29, 2006 at 4:02 PM (CST)


i’m digging the phillips floor speaker…probably gonna be twice as expensive as an iPod though.

Posted by mrmojorisingi on November 29, 2006 at 5:49 PM (CST)


(looking at the floor speaker)

now i’m not an expert on sound quality, but don’t ipods (or most mp3 players) take away from the quality… as opposed to playing the file straight on your comp? seems to me like you’d be better off finding really nice speakers that are compatable with your computer if you want to have all of your music and not switch CDs constantly. i guess it’s just the fact that it looks so expensive that makes me wonder if there’s a better way to have all your music available that doesn’t involve an ipod.

Posted by Papa Hobo on November 29, 2006 at 10:07 PM (CST)


The Alpine unit looks slick!

Posted by Galley on November 29, 2006 at 11:11 PM (CST)


The Philips system: looks like it dispenses canned brewskies as well…now how can anyone go wrong wit dat?

Posted by flatline response on November 30, 2006 at 5:09 PM (CST)


The Altec Lansing M812 is the best sounding iPod speaker I’ve ever heard.

Wireless dock comes with it, too.  What’s not to love?

Posted by mc on January 5, 2007 at 9:50 PM (CST)

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