updated 10:40 am EDT, Tue August 22, 2006
iHome iH52 iPod Speakers
There is often a fine balance between the more portable iPod speaker sets and deluxe bookshelf units meant to double as a home stereo. The upcoming iH52 audio system from iHome is balanced more towards the latter end of the spectrum but is more affordable and compact than its immediate competitors. At a retail price of $200, the iH52's central iPod dock features AM/FM radio, AV input and output for video or alternate music sources, and a large 3-line display used for both radio and viewing iPod track information from a distance. The speakers themselves are a 2.1 arrangement which outputs a total 32W of sustained power. A firm release date has not been set, though the iH52 should be available soon in either black or silver.