updated 04:50 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2008
ezGear iPod accessories
ezGear's contribution to the Macworld Expo comes in the form of several products. At the forefront is the XL90 Sound Bar, which combines two tweeters, four mid-range speakers and a separately-vented subwoofer. Its amp supplies 35W of power, and in addition to docking all iPods and iPhones, it tunes in AM/FM radio and can accept input from TVs and CD players. It should ship in March for $300.
Also expected in March are two iPod alarm docks, the WK10 and WK3. The former uses a 2.1-channel speaker system, and features two alarms, an AM/FM tuner, a dimmable display and a line-in jack. Through dock inserts, it supports all newer iPods plus the iPhone. Details of the WK3 remain largely ambiguous, but it is essentially a smaller, stripped-down version of the WK10. It will cost $50, while the WK10 will be priced at $100.
ezGear's Ultralight Armbands are made of "breathable" neoprene, and include reflective material for walking and running at night, as well as a screen protector that still allows touch control in the case of iPhones and iPod touches. Versions for the iPod Classic and 3G Nano will also be available; the iPhone/iPod touch model, the ultraTouch, is expected to ship later this month for $25.