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So... I guess you can't keep your iPod charged while attached to these? This makes them strictly ultra-portable in my mind.

I'd *love* an iPod speaker set which has a single power charger that charges both the iPod and powers the speakers (and has the option of running on batteries only). The iMotion come close, but not close enough -- you can't charge them using the AC charger that comes with the unit.

Posted by K Nakamura on February 4, 2005 at 4:12 PM (PDT)

2

so when its folded, you cant keep the little ipod holder attatched or what?

Posted by tymeflame in room on February 4, 2005 at 7:58 PM (PDT)

3

It looks like you have to carry that iPod-holder piece separately? That would be a shame, if so.

I'd also like to see something like this (or smaller--Podwave) capable or running of the iPod battery. Some iPods have battery to spare if you don't plan on listening for a long time or really loud. I'd like the option not to buy batteries. Especially when using my iPod as an alarm clock!

Posted by Nagromme on February 4, 2005 at 8:26 PM (PDT)

4

If I were to not be using the speakers, just using it as a dock, would the iPod charge? For example, if I used this as an alarm clock I would have to have the iPod docked overnight. Would I need to have the iPod fully charged when I docked it the night before, or would it be safe to ssume that docking the iPod in the speakers after a day of usage would charge it back when the speakers are not using the AC power?

Posted by andres in Miami on February 4, 2005 at 8:35 PM (PDT)

5

Also, if they used the iPod's battery, speakers like the PodWave would probably reach higher volimes.

Posted by andres in Miami on February 4, 2005 at 8:37 PM (PDT)

6

Where can i buy this? Only on thier website?

Posted by Runner in Minnesota on February 4, 2005 at 9:31 PM (PDT)

7

okay, just wanted to order this cuty, BUT, shipping to germany would cost, take a seat, 42$ ($81.99 in total for the version with AC) according to their checkout at the website... this is just plain crazy. guess i have to wait till that one is availaible elsewhere

Posted by [SkR] on February 5, 2005 at 1:11 AM (PDT)

8

poor photos. what does it look like without an iPod in the way? ie open, front veiw. how does the holder clip on? is it iPod photo compatible?

Posted by paul b on February 5, 2005 at 2:24 AM (PDT)

9

K Nakamura, can you elaborate on what you means when you said:
"The iMotion come close, but not close enough -- you can't charge them using the AC charger that comes with the unit."

I have the original inMotion speakers and they charge my iPod fine on AC power, but the AA batteries won't charge my iPod (which is fine)

I think the failing I see is that the inMotions can't be powered via their dock post by the Aplle brick/FW cable. That's the only failing I've seen in mine.

Posted by Prudence in Somerville, MA on February 5, 2005 at 6:53 AM (PDT)

10

Paul: Amended to note full iPod family compatibility. The previous language said that it worked with all iPods and iPod minis, which implicitly answered the question (the thickest iPods are still first- and second-gen units), but it's been clarified.

If you want to see more shots, look at the company's web site.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 5, 2005 at 8:36 AM (PDT)

11

Could this system be run off 12volt auto pwr supply?

Posted by Shangill in Williamsburg, Va on February 5, 2005 at 3:41 PM (PDT)

12

CAn a 4G iPod with an iSkin on fit in the holder?

Posted by bvsciguy on February 5, 2005 at 4:57 PM (PDT)

13

Hello All-

Just received my set of these speakers. No special packaging and the iPod "stand" is loose in the box. I wasn't charged extra for the 12v transformer, it was also thrown loosely in the box. No instructions, but they're not really needed. Easy set-up and built relatively well. Sound is very clear, but very little bass at all. That's a little disappointment, but I understand that it's difficult to get much bass out of a package this small.

I was hoping that I would not have to buy the more expensive Altec Lansings or Bose, but I probably will in order to get the bass that I really want.

These make a nice little set to take on a trip and play in a hotel room or in a small space. And the price is right...

Posted by drcooper in Little Rock, AR on February 7, 2005 at 11:07 AM (PDT)

14

Hello Loungers,

To answer some questions:

Shangill: yes you can run them off a 12Volt power supply- if you have the proper tip.

bvsciguy: no, the cradle won't fit an iPod with any silicone casing.

Paul B: Please visit our website (link at top of this page) to see pictures. Yes, it is compatible with iPod Photo

Laurent Bui
Marketing Manager
PacRim Technologies.

Posted by Laurent on February 7, 2005 at 2:09 PM (PDT)

15

This product would be fantastic if it charged the iPod too... but because it doesn't, I probably won't be picking one up.

Posted by bayyar on February 8, 2005 at 6:19 PM (PDT)

16

I just got my speakers yesterday. They are great, but I have one question. I left it on DC power last night for the alarm clock on. It started making popping noises that are very disturbing while sleeping obviously. Is this normal, I know that the speakers are on for a very long time.

Posted by Packer Fan in Florida on February 12, 2005 at 3:47 AM (PDT)

17

Ordered mine right after I read this on Feb. 7, got an email later that day telling me they are backordered - 2 weeks. Now I'm wondering if I even want them - didn't realize they did not charge the ipod...are you guys certain it does not charge? What's the point of the ac adapter if it doesn't charge the thing...

Posted by jillpmcd in Davidson, NC on February 15, 2005 at 3:53 AM (PDT)

18

how many watts has the rim cube?

Posted by lespaul in rome on February 18, 2005 at 6:59 AM (PDT)

19

is the cube distribued in italy?

Posted by lespaul in rome on February 18, 2005 at 7:02 AM (PDT)

20

Like all speakers, will this work on the Ipod Mini?

Posted by Super Brick Dude on February 18, 2005 at 4:47 PM (PDT)

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