iHome iW1 AirPlay speaker to launch September 26

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iHome today announced that its long-awaited iW1 AirPlay speaker system will be available for purchase starting September 26. Recipient of an iLounge Best of Show Award at the 2011 CES, the iW1 is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and features Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology, four active drivers, 802.11b/g wireless networking, AirPlay support, an included charging base and integrated carrying handle, a USB port for charging and local playback of iPods, iPhones, and iPads, a 3.5mm auxiliary input, backlit buttons, and compatibility with the company’s range of iHome+ apps. iHome’s iW1 AirPlay speaker system will sell for $300.

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Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.