updated 09:15 am EST, Mon November 13, 2006
iHome Portable iPod Clock
iHome today introduced its new, compact iH26 iPod alarm clock. Designed as a portable system for travelers seeking both an alarm clock and iPod playback in their hotel rooms, the iH26 has a low-profile design that can fit in a small carrying case. Unique to this model versus the earlier iH5 is a built-in dock for the first-generation iPod shuffle: the new alarm clock can play music directly from the iPod shuffle and charge it as well as a Dock Connector-based iPod at the same time, iHome says. The system can also wake to any audio device plugged into the auxiliary input jack. Listeners can also use a sleep timer with its own separate volume level. Versions of the iH26 ship in black, white, and silver from iHome for $100.