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Rechargeable speaker systems for iPad & more

Techstination feature for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    A rechargeable speaker system  for your iPad and more.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Smartphones and tablets like the iPad can store all the music you’d ever want to hear, but when it comes to playback, most gadgets have pretty crummy speakers.   iHome is out to improve on things with a new speaker and stand that connects to your gadget by Bluetooth or through the headphone jack.   It’s called the iDM12, but never mind the geeky name.   VP Evan Stein…

It’s got a built in rechargeable lithium ion battery, so that adds to the portability and convenience of it.  It folds up kind of like a hot dog bun.  It looks like a hot dog bun but when you open it up it becomes this really cool, sophisticated wireless speaker system.”

Suggested retail is about 70 dollars.  Also new is iHome’s ID9 iPad speaker dock, which also includes a rechargeable battery…priced at about 100 dollars.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Mobile Devices | Consumer Electronics