updated 11:40 am EST, Tue November 8, 2005
iSongBook music system
Tivoli Audio today announced the , its portable music system designed to fit all Apple iPod models. The flip-down dock charges the iPod while it plays--without the need for an additional dock connector--and stores into the unit when not in use. A supplied credit card-sized remote control operates both the iPod and the iSongBook. The system features a digital AM/FM tuner with a 9k/10k switch for AM reception outside North America, as well as an adjustable telescoping FM antenna and built-in AM antenna. Stations may be tuned manually or via five AM and five FM favorite station preset buttons with a "seek" function to automatically search for signals in any country around the world. The iSongBook is housed in a sealed cabinet with rust-proof hardware for weather resistance, and harbors a white and silver faceplate, matching white iPod models. It is available now for $330.
Additional features include an "on demand" blue backlit LCD display to show station tuning; a digital clock, whose functions include an alarm and 20-minute sleep timer that can be set to wake to an iPod as well as radio. The device features an auxiliary input and stereo headphone output positioned in the rear with rubber covers to protect them from the elements; a detachable matching secondary speaker for stereo sound; a built-in battery charger; and the ability to run on standard AA alkaline or NiMH/NiCad rechargeable batteries (or by an included AC adapter or 12V power source.
The iSongBook, which measures approximately 6.25 x 11 x 2.25 inches for the clock/radio with the slave speaker, includes seven dock adapters for compatibility with the iPod mini, iPod photo, and other earlier generation iPod models, a 6 foot audio cable for proper room positioning with a rewind mechanism for cable management, and an optional carrying bag.