updated 03:50 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2008
XtremeMac Tango X2
XtremeMac has used the relative quiet of the second day of Macworld to build up its iPod speaker line with the Tango X2. The revamp of the bookshelf system is about 30 percent smaller than the Tango Studio but tucks away an AM/FM radio with a stealth display and six station presets. This helps it operate independently of an iPod and in tighter spaces despite including a full 2.1-channel setup with tweeters, dynamic drivers, and a subwoofer, the company claims. An aux-in jack at the rear also improves its longevity by supporting virtually any device with a minijack output.
The new Tango charges and plays any iPod that plugs in with a Dock Connector and can be controlled along with the radio from a bundled remote. XtremeMac says it will take pre-orders for the speaker unit later today and should be available worldwide in the next few weeks at a price of $150.