updated 03:35 pm EDT, Wed October 11, 2006
ViewSonic ships ViewDock
ViewSonic says it has begun shipping ViewDock, boasting the title of the world's first display made with iPods in mind. The company's display features an iPod dock built directly into the stand, capable of playing audio directly from any supported iPod through integrated stereo speakers and a subwoofer. Four USB 2.0 ports and an 8-in-1 card reader allow the ViewDock to function as a hub for input or storage devices, and the display features a new microphone for voice chat or audio input to play outside sources through the existing speakers. The premium VX2245wm is a 22-inch display with a 1680x1050 native resolution, while the 19-inch VX1945wm reduces the resolution to 1440x900 without sacrificing features, according to Electronista. ViewSonic is shipping both screens today at $300 for the 19-inch model and $450 for the 22-inch version.