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XtremeMac returns with speakers, cases, and chargers for iPhone, iPod

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In its first major announcements since being acquired by Imation, XtremeMac has confirmed November shipping dates and iPod and iPhone compatibility for its Luna X2, Luna Voyager, and Tango X2 speaker systems, and has also introduced a number of new chargers for the iPhone and iPod, along with a bevy of cases for the iPhone 3G and new family of iPods. First mentioned in our coverage of Macworld Expo this January, the Luna Voyager is a travel-sized alarm clock and personal audio system featuring a built-in dock, an adjustable brightness display, automatic time setting, and the option to wake to the docked iPhone or iPod, or to a buzzer. It will sell for $90 when it goes on sale in November.

imageXtremeMac’s new InCharge Duo is a rapid charging dock and syncing cradle for iPod and iPhone, featuring a dual docking well with the ability to charge two iPods or iPhones simultaneously, charging status indicators to let the user know when the devices are fully charged, and an included USB cable for syncing. It will be available in November for $50. The TravelDock is a portable folding dock that offers the ability to charge the iPhone using an included mini USB to USB cable, and also folds out to serve as a stand for watching video. It will be available in October and will sell for $30. The new InCharge FM transmitter and car charger for iPod and iPhone employs PureFM technology from Quintic and XtremeMac’s proprietary audio enhancements to deliver a consistently clean signal to any car stereo. Other features include SmartTune auto channel selection, RDS technology to display song information on compatible radios, and charging capability. It will be available in October for $80. Also available in October will be the new Firewire to USB Adapter that allows for the use of older, Firewire charging accessories with new, USB charging-only iPods and iPhones. It will sell for $50.

imageThe Micropack case for iPhone 3G will provide the equivalent of a fully charged iPhone battery of external power in a slim, form-fitting case that will include a USB to mini USB cable for charging and will be available in October for $100. Other cases for the iPhone 3G include the Microclip holster featuring a padded interior, included Tuffshield protector, and 360-degree rotating belt clip for $25, the Microshield thin clear plastic shell case featuring open access to all ports and controls and two included screen protectors for $20, the Sportwrap neoprene armband featuring a built-in screen protector, integrated cord management tab, and adjustable strap for $30, the Tuffwrap silicone case featuring textured side for added grip, open access to all ports and controls, and an included video stand and screen protector for $25, the Verona Holster horizontal leather case featuring an integrated belt clip, microsuede interior lining, and full access to the headphone jack and buttons for $35, and the Verona Sleeve reinforced leather case featuring an open-faced design, access to all ports and controls, built-in rubber volume buttons, microsuede interior lining, and an included screen protector for $30. XtremeMac will also be offering versions of its Tuffshield, Microshield, Tuffwrap, Microclip, Verona Sleeve, and Sportwrap cases for the second-generation iPod touch and fourth-generation iPod nano; all of these new case are expected to go on sale later this month.

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Comments

1

I’ll believe it when I see it.  These idiots have continually pushed back their delivery dates and their customer service policy has been to basically ignore your questions.

It’s going to take a damn fine product for me to even consider buying anything from them.

Posted by WC on September 19, 2008 at 9:01 AM (PDT)

2

I love and use XtremeMac products, but agree with WC on this one. They HAVE to get their act together. The Luna X2 was delayed so many times that a lot of customers and potential customers gave up on them. I still would be interested in purchasing a Luna X2 along with the InCharge Duo and TravelDock, but they MUST come through with promised delivery times or I am through with this company.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on September 19, 2008 at 8:43 PM (PDT)

3

Wow, let’s announce a new product before we get ones we promised in January out.

This company is the poster child of poor customer service.

Posted by FedUp on September 30, 2008 at 4:07 PM (PDT)

4

FINALLY got an email on 10/23/08 from xtrememac that the first batch of luna x2’s have been shipped from their offshore supplier.  They say they’ll be in their warehouse on November 17th.  they wanted to know if I still wanted it since it’s been delayed so many times (I ordered it in April!)

Posted by JP on October 26, 2008 at 6:39 PM (PDT)

5

Do not order from these jerks.  I bought one of their FM trasmitters which simply stopped working and they renigged on their “1 year warranty” by simply emailing me that they were out of stock and couldn’t send the replacement they had promised me 2 MONTHS EARLIER.  I wish there was a more effective way to warn people about them.

Posted by DynaMix on October 27, 2008 at 7:34 AM (PDT)

6

Have to agree with the above sentiments.

I have sent several emails to this company re Luna X2 shipping to Australia - no reply, nothing, not even a standard/generic response. I wrote to the distributor is Australia, who has been very good and has constantly apologised on their behalf for these delays.

In any case, I have lost patience with this company and will look at other offerings from Sony and Logitech.

Go get some training in customer support and PR, then maybe I’ll consider your products! >:[

Posted by Rob V on November 5, 2008 at 3:44 AM (PDT)

7

“XtremeMac has confirmed November shipping dates”: and as everybody predicted, it didn’t happen. On their website today, these products are still listed as “coming soon.”

Posted by Peter on December 4, 2008 at 11:23 AM (PDT)

8

I gave up waiting on XtremeMac for the Luna X2.  I went with the Logitech Pure-Fi Dream and couldn’t be happier.  It isn’t as small as my Luna was, and is a little more expensive, but it was available NOW and works with my iPhone.

Posted by Bill on December 8, 2008 at 1:42 PM (PDT)

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its now December ... this post was in September, still no updates on the LUNA X2…. its a bit sad as i was keen for one, i get the feeling this aint coming, and ipodlounge stop being soft on the supplier, get some answers, instead of cut copy media releases please!!

Posted by Paul on December 13, 2008 at 7:02 PM (PDT)

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