updated 12:30 pm EDT, Mon July 18, 2005
Tivoli iSongBook for iPod
has introduced the iSongBook, a portable, weather-resistant music system for the iPod. Expected to be released later this year (near the December holidays), the radio/speaker system is white and gray and measures 6.2" x 11" x 2.2". The device, which offers high-fidelity stereo sound, is capable of running on both AC or DC power. The company says that the iSongBook is "built around our popular portable digital radio," offering a flip-down docking station to the unit's left, a detachable speaker to its right, and an backlit clock radio, alarm, and sleep timer. The company says that users can set the alarm to wake to either the iPod, radio, or tones. It includes a remote with Album and Playlist controls, integrated cable management, and a built-in charger for NiMH and NiCAD batteries. It will ship in the Holiday 2005 season for $330.