updated 12:15 pm EST, Wed November 15, 2006
Maxell iPod speaker system
Maxell today revealed the MXSP-1000, its first iPod speaker system that using a bar design with support for wall mounting in small apartments or other areas where available space is a priority. The low profile of the MXSP-1000 is is well suited for tabletops or resting underneath computer displays, according to Electronista, and the system supports all dockable iPods through a top-mounted connector as well as an auxiliary input jack for other music players. The MXSP-1000 boasts 9.6 watts of stereo output, which the company claims is augmented by the use of aluminum cones. The new Maxell speakers ship in black, silver, and white for $85 US in Japan. No details were provided for a North American launch.