Sonic Impact has quietly begun to ship its i-F5 portable speaker system for iPod. The i-F5 is a black zip-closed system featuring a built-in iPod dock, two 1.5” drivers and two 1.5” passive radiators, Maxxbass for improved bass performance, auxiliary input, rechargeable Ni-H batteries offering 8 hours of playback, and an included remote control. Unlike many other speaker systems, i-F5 trims back its power consumption and maximum power when it’s running off of batteries, dropping from 4 Watts down to 3 Watts for extended run time. The i-F5 is currently available online from Dr. Bott and sells for $150.

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.