updated 05:40 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
iSymphony M2 iPod Dock
iSymphony today positioned its new multi-role DVD Music Micro System for iPod as a complete alternative to most basic home theaters. The 50-watt stereo supports music playback from all iPods through a top-mounted Universal Dock as well as auxiliary input for the iPod shuffle and generic music players, according to Electronista. The M2 also includes a progressive-scan DVD player that displays both conventional movies as well as DivX, MPEG-4, and VCD movie files. The DVD drive further serves as an MP3- and WMA-capable CD player. Unifying these three functions is the clock radio, which iSymphony says can wake users to the music of an attached iPod, a CD, or a preset AM/FM radio station. Users can also play music stored on SD or Memory Stick cards as well as any removable USB storage hardware. The M2 ships from Sam's Club and other retailers for $200.