updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue September 5, 2006
Harman Kardon Go and Play
The relative abundance of iPod-ready speakers has left many manufacturers scrambling to offer a unique approach that will garner attention. Harman Kardon's new Go + Play stereo, introduced at the IFA expo in Berlin, stands out courtesy of several atypical features. Its stainless steel handle lets owners carry the system with one hand, and a near-horizontal iPod dock layout keeps the digital audio player safe while in transit. An S-video port gives users the option of playing video on a television. Inside, the sound system is above-average and sports bi-amp digital amplification as well as a DSP chip for improved quality. The Go + Play is powered either through an AC adapter or eight D-cell batteries, the latter of which provides up to 18 hours of battery life. Harmon Kardon is pricing the Go + Play at €349 for its European release in November; American pricing is not yet available but is expected to be $349. Click through for a profile photo.