updated 04:40 pm EDT, Thu September 11, 2008
EWOO iPod docks
EWOO has unveiled three new iPod docks: the HandMusic, eFizz, and eFizz Travel. The HandMusic can be used to connect the iPod to AV equipment, allowing the user to browse content with an included remote control. The interface on the remote has been designed to match the player, with similar control layout and a 1.8-inch color LCD for viewing playlists, menus, and album art. Its 2.4GHz RF transmitter will also work through walls, at a range up to 500 feet, according to EWOO. Video output is sent using S-Video, with analog connections for audio.
The eFizz dock features a 2.1-channel sound system developed by speaker maker Cabasse. The speakers and subwoofer produce 70W of RMS power, and the system uses the same remote as the HandMusic. Other sources can be connected to the eFizz using digital optical (S/PDIF) or RCA analog inputs. Tracks can be selected to be play as an alarm.
The eFizz Travel was also co-developed with Cabasse, and features a lithium-polymer battery claimed to last for 20 hours of play. A thin infrared remote allows basic controls.
All three of the docks are compatible with all iPods, beginning with the first-generation Nano. iPhones are supported as well. The HandMusic and eFizz Travel both cost $200, while the eFizz is priced at $600.