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ViewSonic launches first iPod-ready LCD displays

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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ViewSonic has announced its first two ViewDock LCD displays—the 19-inch VX1945wm ($330) and 22-inch VX2245wm ($450). As previously reported, the “Made for iPod” displays incorporate an iPod docking station and allow users to dock an iPod to watch videos or listen to music without cables or a separate device. The displays also feature four USB 2.0 ports, an 8-in-1 card reader, a microphone, stereo speakers and a subwoofer. They offer DVI connectivity, 5ms response times, 700:1 contrast ratio, and a 16:10 aspect ratio with the VX2245wm featuring a 1680x1050 resolution and a 1440x900 resolution on the VX1945wm.

See iLounge’s First Look at the ViewSonic displays for hands-on photos and further details.

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Comments

1

Who exactly is this product for? If you can use this product, that means you’re already sitting at your computer, which means you’ve already got access to whatever files you’re thinking about viewing off your iPod or even the original DVD. I’m at a loss for what drives some of these accessory makers.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 11, 2006 at 7:17 AM (PDT)

2

On top of that, the video would look horrible going from a video encoded from an ipod to an LCD display.

Posted by deoxymethyl on October 11, 2006 at 8:32 AM (PDT)

3

Viewsonic really didn’t think this product through.

Posted by MAttinTX on October 11, 2006 at 11:20 AM (PDT)

4

i want a ipod hookup for my deoderant! so i can listen to tunes while geting ready for work!

seems like everyone is just adding ipod docks to whatever they can

Posted by keebie on October 11, 2006 at 11:41 AM (PDT)

5

I don’t know but I think this would be a cool add-on for those who have laptops and would like a bigger screen without spending crazy money. As beautiful as Apple’s displays are, this is cheaper and you do get the USB ports and the media card reader. The iPod dock thing is a little cool but not appealing. I would get this monitor to add to my black MacBook.

Posted by PrimalTheory on October 11, 2006 at 7:04 PM (PDT)

6

Considering all the drivel masquerading as “necessary accessories” that’s been released, I’m only surprised that someone else hasn’t already done this, since the 5G’s been out nearly a year as it is. Personally, this DOESN’T seem like it’s all that stupid a concept, at least no more so than the SoundDreck, er, I mean SoundDock ever was. Besides, it works fine doing double-duty as a standard ‘puter monitor as well.

HOWEVER…I’m still wonder where in blazes their so-called “subwoofer” is (always thinkin’ audio-first, that I am).

Posted by flatline response on October 11, 2006 at 11:07 PM (PDT)

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