updated 11:45 am EST, Mon November 12, 2007
iLuv docks, headset
Accessory maker iLuv has released three new products for the iPod and iPhone. Leading these is the i166, a stereo dock with clock functions. Users can listen to their iPods or AM/FM radio, and set two separate alarms for different purposes. The dock has two 2.5W (RMS) speakers, but owners can output both video and sound to a TV, or connect a subwoofer for better bass. In either case separate cables are required. Officially supported iPods include all Video and Photo models, all Minis, plus first- and second-generation Nanos. The dock costs $70 and comes in white or black.
The i189 is a speaker dock with the same general power and support of the i166, but with added Classic, Touch and iPhone compatibility, as well as simulated surround-sound. The main constraint is the lack of a subwoofer jack. The dock costs $50.
Out for the iPhone (and other Bluetooth phones) is the i222, a stereo headset. It is Bluetooth 2.0 compatible, and includes an on-board DSP processor to cancel out noise and echoes. Talk times and listening times are 10 and eight hours, respectively, while standby time is 300 hours. The i222 is priced at $90.