Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, 17:32
Category: iPod shuffle, music
For all you mobile music junkies there seems to be a surging movement to satisfy your money clip’s thirst for innovative and lifestyle enhancing products. Click on the headline for some of the latest…
For all you mobile music junkies there seems to be a surging movement to satisfy your money clip’s thirst for innovative and lifestyle enhancing products.
Starting with simplest items first:
Logitech debuts wireless headphones for the iPod series. Nice design, the external controls reminds you of the iPod interface. Additionally, they offer 3 portable speaker stations for the iPod, the mm50, mm28 and mm22
Next, if you want to enhance an existing stereo system or simply connect to a computer with your iPod, look at this nimble system:
DLO (Digital Lifestyle Outfitters) offers the HomeDock. This versatile dock station connects to a home stereo so all you hi-fi fanatics can hear every crisp note. Or connect this thing to a TV and watch slide shows from photos off your iPod. Then plug it in via USB to your computer to synch and re-charge. Groovy.
And if you need stand alone features with exceptional sound and a lot of extra goodies to boot, take a look at a few of these:
My favorite is this guy, the iHome iH5, this is nice for the bedroom to the dorm room. It docks the iPod(and other models) to a alarm/speaker/radio docking station. Very well rounded product.
Altec Lansing offers two docking systems, the inMotion iM3 and iM7.
Bose offers this stand alone system, the SoundDock. No doubt this system probably has the best sound of all in the “stand alone” category but it is also the priciest.
And to lighten things up a bit… BIC lighters debuts new music device… oh my bad, DELL intros new Digital JukeBox DITTY to compete with the SHUFFLE. The DJ DITTY has one nice feature, the LCD screen, other than that it really lacks any reason to opt it over the shuffle. Now the screen itself really is a nice feature to have but if you cannot use it to navigate through playlists and songs what good is it? And really, 512MB? If Dell wants to out sell Apple I think they need to up the antie a bit to 1GB.