updated 01:25 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
iSymphony M2 iPod Stereo
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. In addition, however, the M2 includes a progressive-scan DVD player that can display both conventional movies as well as DivX, MPEG-4, and VCD videos. The drive also serves as an MP3- and WMA-capable CD player. Unifying these three functions is the clock radio, according to iSymphony: owners can set the built-in alarm to wake the user to the music of the iPod, a CD, or a preset AM/FM radio station. The choice also exists to play music stored on SD or Memory Stick cards as well as any removable USB storage hardware. The M2 ships now from Sam's Club for $200.