updated 10:45 am EDT, Thu August 21, 2008
Bose SoundDock Series II
Bose on Thursday introduced the second generation of its SoundDock digital music system, the Series II, that becomes the first Works with iPhone-certified product from the company. While the new SoundDock looks only slightly different from the original, it features added functionality and will support both the original iPhone and iPhone 3G without requiring that they use Airplane Mode. A new auxiliary input will allow users to connect other MP3 and CD players as well as music phones to the updated SoundDock.
Both iPods and iPhones are charged while plugged into the SoundDock, and the included infrared remote control will be capable of navigating the devices' content.
The SoundDock Series II handles all fourth-generation or later iPods and will be available in early September in gloss black only, priced at $299. The original Sounddock will continue to be offered in both white and black for $229.