updated 08:25 am EST, Thu November 10, 2005
Sonic i-Fusion for iPod
Sonic Impact has introduced , its new rechargeable and portable speaker case system with docking station for the iPod and iPod mini. i-Fusion is described as a mini boom box built within a rugged storage case for all variations of the iPod, including the iPod nano. In addition to the speaker system and docking station, the compact 2.75-inch high case features a pop open door for storing any size iPod and a second compartment with a lithium ion battery and room for storing earbuds. The system also features a built-in iPod Docking Station Connector for playing, downloading and recharging. Sonic say the i-Fusion can play music up to 15 hours on the built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery and also features an AC adaptor. i-Fusion, which carries Apple's "Made for iPod" moniker, is available for $150.
"For the first time within the industry, users while traveling now can fully protect their sound system and iPod as well as downsize their travel items from three to one," said Rich Bracke, an executive at Sonic Impact.
i-Fusion features a premium sound system using neodymium drivers for clarity, ported speaker housings and advanced Maxxbass® technology for enhanced bass response while minimizing distortion. The hard case also serves as an audio enhancer. Sonic Impact engineers chose the optimal materials, size and density of the hard case to optimize the audio output.
It also offers an 3.5 mm input jack to support of older, non-docking iPods, as well as other portable devices such as laptops, DVD players, etc. In addition, i-Fusion features an auto standby mode to save battery and an battery charge display. The system also comes with a matching carrying strap for easy portability.
An iPod shuffle-compatible version of the i-Fusion -- called i-Pax -- will be available in the coming weeks at Target, Apple, and other select locations.