Targus debuts SoundUP iPod audio enhancer

Targus has introduced the SoundUP, a new iPod add-on that enhances sound output. The company says that the device “separates and reprocesses digital music files providing a three-dimensional sound envelope” and also delivers “the rich tones and spatial orientation of live music.”

“Portable audio is great—but the technology that allows you to carry 10,000+ songs in your pocket utilizes compressed audio formats. And these compressed formats mean a loss of audio content and quality,” explains Targus. “SoundUP uses Phantom Technologies patented circuit that provides 20–25% more music envelope—revealing instruments and voices from original recordings that are trapped during compression and previously not heard.”

The SoundUP is priced at $39.99. A version is available for 3G/4G iPods and for the iPod mini.

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