updated 05:00 pm EST, Thu November 13, 2008
Vers 1.5R iPod radio
Vers on Wednesday announced the release of its Vers 1.5R alarm clock radio with a built-in iPod dock. Sharing many of its features with the existing Vers 2X system, the new system packages them into a smaller product. Vers will offer the 1.5R in the same wood finishes as the 2X, including Natural Bamboo, Natural Cherry, Natural Walnut and Dark Walnut as part of the company's environmentally friendly-focus.
The new iPod clock radio from Vers includes a 15W speaker and backlit LCD display to show music info. It is compatible will all docking iPod models expect for generation 3 devices, and comes with an 18-function IR remote. Users can choose to wake up to a pre-set AM or FM radio station or music stored on their iPods. Other personal audio players can be connected via a 3.5mm auxiliary input.
The Vers 1.5R is available now and has a price tag of $200 for the Natural Cherry, Natural Walnut and Dark Walnut models and $220 for Natural Bamboo.