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Update: New Bose SoundDock for iPod features wireless remote

picChristian Hieber of iPodFun.de, a German language iPod website, has learned more about the Bose SoundDock while attending Apple Expo Paris. The SoundDock dock acts as a charging station and features an IR (infrared) port for use with an included wireless remote control for the iPod. Pricing is set at $299 and is expected to ship October 15. Christian had a chance to demo the SoundDock and said, “It looks like a fine, well designed and powerful living room item. The sound is amazing, although there is no subwoofer, it’s okay with the bass. But it’s pricey. It works with 3G/4G iPods and mini iPods.”

While on stage at the Keynote address at Apple Expo Paris, Vice President of WorldWide Marketing, Phil Schiller revealed that Bose has developed a speaker system for iPod named the SoundDock. The photo to the right depicts a large rectangular speaker grill with an integrated dock for the iPod. Details about the new Bose unit have yet to be released.

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1

Now we’re talking. That looks perfect with the ipod. I want to see more pics.

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Posted by EM on August 31, 2004 at 11:14 AM (CDT)

2

that looks awesome, I hope it has a remote, bose is awesome, this should be an amazing accessory.  Wonder if it will work for mini or other gen ipods as well with docks.

Posted by Carlos Everygad on August 31, 2004 at 11:19 AM (CDT)

3

Bose usually makes small things….. this thing looks huge compared to anything…. I don’t think I’ll have that big…...... except that it is from Bose, do you think of any reason for having it?

Posted by Huge on August 31, 2004 at 11:27 AM (CDT)

4

Looks promising, but I won’t be buying unless it has the features of the wave radio.  Now if they had a dock for that, I’d be in.  Waveradio is a great product.

Posted by Fleet on August 31, 2004 at 11:35 AM (CDT)

5

I’ll tell you one thing…it’ll be hella expensive!

$300 minimum…start saving

Posted by adrenaline on August 31, 2004 at 11:36 AM (CDT)

6

I’ll tell you another thing… it’s a bose so it’ll be a bunch of crap!

Not worth spending money one just connect it to a real stereo is needed

Posted by Me on August 31, 2004 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

7

I wonder if it will sound like the same overpriced trash as everythnig else they make.  i’m sorry kids, but if you like Bose, you have never listened to anything else side by side, which is part of their game.  Neat to see them making an iPod accessory, but I bet it’s $200-$300 worth of accessory for $15 worth of sound quality.

Posted by audioboy on August 31, 2004 at 11:48 AM (CDT)

8

oh, goodie. We’ll get to listen to a bunch of morons who bought in on the marketing hype brag about their bose systems. Same morons who think gold plated monster cable magically sounds better than generic 12 gauge speaker wire when even a computer can barely tell the difference.

Bose is hype. It sounds better than the crap speakers you get with crap systems, yes, but being better than crap doesn’t make it worth buying, especially when the price is higher than better options.

Posted by JC on August 31, 2004 at 11:50 AM (CDT)

9

These things just keep getting bigger. *shakes head in dissapointment*

Posted by UltimatePG on August 31, 2004 at 11:53 AM (CDT)

10

Yet another reason why I dumped my iHP-120… all the cool iPod-compatible gadgets!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on August 31, 2004 at 11:54 AM (CDT)

11

“Bose is hype”

you’ve obviously never heard anything through a good bose system. Go buy go buy some Sonys and bump them from an RCA receiver and leave the quality to another.

Posted by regalbegal on August 31, 2004 at 12:24 PM (CDT)

12

also…

what Is a better option that is cheaper as far as a seemingly small, high end audio interface for the ipod? It’s not Altec Lansing.

Posted by regalbegal on August 31, 2004 at 12:26 PM (CDT)

13

“you’ve obviously never heard anything through a good bose system. Go buy go buy some Sonys and bump them from an RCA receiver and leave the quality to another.”

ya ok, but I think I’ll stick with my adcom preamp, outlaw monoblocks, and magnepans thank you very much

Posted by boseisprobablycrap on August 31, 2004 at 12:56 PM (CDT)

14

Okay, bose is great and all, but the POINT is that I’m not willing to spend $450 more on it. For example: why wouldn’t I just buy a $50 Cd Clock Radio Alarm Clock instead of the $500 version? Because price does matter, and in Bose’s case, its the killer.

Posted by Man on August 31, 2004 at 1:29 PM (CDT)

15

Obviously just plugging into a “real” stereo doesn’t cut it: you want something compact and simple like this because it IS compact.

Posted by Nagromme on August 31, 2004 at 1:55 PM (CDT)

16

Compact?  It looks like the front grill of an old car.

As far as Bose, they make some terrible terrible equipment.  I can go to BB and get better quality than Bose for 1/10 of the price, Bose is the equivalent of Monster, They somehow got big by marketing crap as high end…

Posted by Kleath on August 31, 2004 at 2:14 PM (CDT)

17

Galley-

Hey, I agree with you.  Lots of other MP3 Players can work great by themselves, but only the iPod has soooo many thrid-party accessories…reason alone to go with iPod over everything else.

Posted by Big Sid on August 31, 2004 at 2:30 PM (CDT)

18

Monster products are overpriced, but they’re far from crap. Most Monster products are, in fact, ver good. They are just too expensive.
And I’ve just been through a massive Bose debate, so I’m opting out of this one.

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on August 31, 2004 at 2:33 PM (CDT)

19

“No highs no lows must be Bose”

Posted by DanDrc in SW MO on August 31, 2004 at 2:36 PM (CDT)

20

That looks pretty cool, too bad it’s BOSE, it won’t have any highs or bass…

Posted by ayn on August 31, 2004 at 2:42 PM (CDT)

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