updated 02:55 pm EDT, Thu August 3, 2006
Soloist iPod, SIRIUS dock
Directed Electronics today debuted the Soloist Universal Media Dock (site not updated), utilizing included interchangeable cradles to dock numerous types of iPods and SIRIUS receivers. The new dock uses patented SurfaceSound flat panel technology by NXT, and is powered by a 10 watt-per-channel Tripath amplifier. The front panel of the device features an auxiliary in jack, as well as a headphone port. The rear panel offers auxiliary in as well as out, a USB port, and a built-in alarm clock with a snooze button that can wake users to a favorite SIRIUS station or iPod song. The Soloist is due to ship in September with a SIRIUS home antenna, an IR remote control, and an AC Adapter for $150.