updated 02:30 pm EDT, Wed August 23, 2006
iPod theater unveiled
Sonic Impact has unveiled the Video 55, a cradle designed for Apple's fifth-generation iPod that turns the device into an all-in-one media player. The Video 55 uses a Dock connector attachment mounted in the base of the unit, outputting video to a 7-inch liquid crystal display as well as stereo speakers, according to Electronista. Users can close the system with the iPod inside to securely transport the player, and supports up to three hours of video playback using its own lithium-ion battery. The device also plugs into 12-volt car cigarette lighters or home wall outlets for power. Sonic Impact's Video 55 cradle is slated for shipment in September for $300.