Here’s the Party In A Box dock / speaker system by Soul Electronics (rapper Ludacris’ line of audio products). This system is big enough to dock an iPad comfortably, but comes with both AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity and a 5.8GHz transciever able to stream uncompressed CD audio or hook up with wireless speakers – but who cares, it sports analog VU-meters!
Speaker-wise there’s dual 6.5" subwoofers, two 3" midrange speakers and four 1" tweeters. Power-wise you can run it on a 110/240V power supply, a 12V cigarette lighter adapter or just regular batteries if you want to take it with you.
From the product page:
“The PIAB P910 is the ultimate wireless, high performance entertainment system. Unmatched in its class, this innovative system generates the dynamic sound of a full home theater system in the form of a portable and stylish box. A powerful 8-speaker omnidirectional hybrid system fills the room with unparalleled deep bass, and crystal clear mids and highs, while wireless technology allows streaming of music through Bluetooth.”
(…oh, and there’s HDMI as well, allowing you to hook it up to your TV).
Product page: Soul Electronics
Buy @ Amazon.com ($999)
I really like Marshall’s line of headphones, and now they’ve updated the Major White to Major White FX, meaning it comes armed with a fully iPod/iPhone/iPad compatible microphone and remote.
As the previous versions it’s fully collapsible and sports a headband made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall’s classic amps.
Marshall Major White FX Product Page
Nixon, one of my all-time fav makers of watches, just launched the RPM Over-Ear DJ Headphones available in white, black/silver and black/gold. These phones come with 40mm drivers tuned for DJ monitoring, articulating joints, gel filled ear cushions and an interlocking 2m coiled cable as well as an additional iPhone compatible cable (1.3m and braided) with a remote and microphone if you want to use it while commuting instead. Oh, and a molded travel case.
Buy @ Amazon.com: Nixon RPM Headphones ($199)
Nixonnow.com: RPM Headphones
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This is the Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Charger / Speaker, equipped with a working, old-school gramophone style speaker for music or Facetime sessions even your grandparents would approve of. Available in white, black and red.
Buy @ Audiocubes ($69.99)
This is The Bridge IIIP by Harman Kardon, besides acting like a really stylish docking station that’ll keep your iPod or iPhone recharged it’ll play their contents (both music and HD video) through any Bridge-ready A/V Harman Kardon receiver and hook up with it seamlessly. So, if you own a Harman Kardon system today this might just be worth taking a look at.
Link: Harman Kardon: The Bridge IIIP ($129.00)
Oh yeah, here’s a pair of stylish earphones for you: Nocs NS800. These sweet high-fidelity earphones are designed in Stockholm, Sweden and are available in both black and white models. Both sporting stainless steel housings, noise isolating silicone sleeves and Kevlar reinforced cables, meaning they’re designed to last a while.
Add the fact that they come with a mic and remote compatible with iPhones/iPods/iPads and you’ve got yourself a nice replacement for those standard white Apple buds.
Link: Nocs.se: NS800 ($200)
Thinking about having a party somewhere out in the woods or in a park this summer? Here’s Eton Soulra XL, a solar powered iPhone/iPod dock with an extra large (72 square inch) monocrystal solar panel that’ll make sure your device stays charged and will keep the background music going with its 8 speakers (2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 4 passive radiators), giving you 22W output with bass boost.
The Soulra XL will recharge your device in about 4 hours and its internal batteries will give you 5 hours of playback while there’s no sun. Other features include remote control storage and a removable carrying strap.
Link: Eton Soulra XL Preorder (Preorder, $300.00)
Incase, makers of quality cases since forever, just launched a perforated set of slider cases for iPhone 4. Ultra-lightweight and protective, available in both black and white.
“We’ve combined the 360 degree edge protection of the Slider Case with perforations to reduce weight and volume for a case that gives you the best of both designs. The unique Perforated Slider construction also eliminates rails and bumpers allowing your iPhone to float on an air cushion that protects the phone’s back from impacts and drops.”
Goincase.com: Perforated Slider Case ( $34.95)
More docking speaker goodies: here’s JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock allowing you to play all your music over WiFi from any iTunes running computer (Mac/PC), iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with iOS 4.2 or later. Besides that it sports a color display showing the album artwork along with album / artist / song information.
Other features include HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization), USB port, dual alarms, playback control buttons and digital FM-radio with 10 station presets.
The speaker will be available this spring, no price tag yet though.
JBL.com: On Air Speaker Dock
Philips has just announced a new set of stylish iPhone/iPod Touch docking speakers dubbed Fidelio SoundSphere. Besides allowing you play through your docked device it sports Apple AirPlay as well, so you can hook up your Mac or PC running iTunes or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch without any ugly, cluttering cables. Just Wi-Fi bliss.
“The amazing sound quality of the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speaker lies in its design. The curved design of the separate speakers with their unique free-floating tweeters on top of both speakers mean Philips Fidelio SoundSphere delivers sound in all directions for a deeper and wider audio impression with minimized interferences.”
The Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers will be available for purchase around May 2011 to a retail price of 799 EUR (about 1,110 USD).