updated 04:25 pm EDT, Thu May 10, 2007
iRiver Clix Cradle
iRiver today hoped to spin conventional ideas of the player dock through its Clix Cradle. Built as an accessory just for the second-generation Clix media player, the dock's unique shape lets it flip depending on the role: owners can stand it upright on a USB mount for charging and synchronizing with a computer, but also rest the unit on a flat side for pumping audio through a one-watt speaker system. The Cradle is also unique among docks with a lithium-ion battery that can play about 7 hours of music on a single charge before returning to a PC for its own charge.
The Clix Cradle is due to arrive first in Korean shops at a price equal to $32. Similar to the Clix itself, however, the peripheral is anticipated for a later release in North America with pricing close to the version on sale in five days. [via Akihabara News]