updated 09:15 am EDT, Tue August 9, 2005
Logitech mm50 for iPod
Logitech today announced expanded its mobile music product offering with the introduction of two new speaker systems designed specifically for portable music players. The (pictured at right) and the Logitech mm28 portable speakers for other MP3 players. The mm50 for iPod offers customized iPod features, high-quality sound, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The speakers simultaneously recharge the iPod battery as well as the speaker battery when powered by the included AC adapter. The speaker battery lasts up to 10 hours per charge, according to the company. It is expected to ship next month for $150.
In addition, the mm50 includes a wireless remote control, allowing people to adjust the volume, track forward, track back, play and pause the music without touching the speaker system or the iPod.
By using Max-X high-excursion drivers, which include neodymium magnets, as well as three inch pressure drivers, Logitech says the system delivers fully balanced audio, maximum bass response and minimal distortion. "And, when used, the added 3D Stereo technology dramatically widens the stereo image, enhancing the audio experience these portable speakers deliver. Overall, the listener will receive superior sound and bass performance from the Logitech mm50 portable speakers for iPod."
The Logitech mm50 portable speakers for iPod are included in Apple's "Made for iPod" program, which "means that an electronic accessory has been designed specifically to connect to the iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards."
The mm50 portable speakers for iPod will work with any iPod with a dock connector. The speakers ship with a protective travel case and will be available in September for $150.
mm28 portable speakers support any MP3 player
The Logitech mm28 portable speakers offer an ultra-thin solution that not only sounds great, but provides tremendous battery life. These speakers can be used with any MP3 or CD player that has a standard 3.5mm audio jack, enalbing compatibility with virtually any MP3 player. The mm28 speakers use stereo NXT flat-panel technology, which significantly enhances the bass performance, while still enabling Logitech to offer a portable form factor. The mm28 portable speakers are less than 1.25 inches thin and include an integrated speaker cover that rotates to become the speaker foot; thus no carrying case is required. The input cable fits into a recessed area on the back panel.
The speakers can be powered by either the included AC adapter or by four AA batteries and Logitech said that the speakers can last up to 45 hours on a single set of batteries. The Logitech mm28 portable speakers will be available in September for $80.