updated 01:30 pm EST, Wed December 17, 2008
iLuv intros sound system
iLuv announced on Wednesday that it will show off its wall-mountable i9500 audio system at the CES show in January. The system will feature a dock for Apple devices and has the ability to playback MP3 and WMA files burned onto as many as four CDs in addition to regular CD audio. Connected iPods and iPhones will be charged and can be controlled through the system itself. Other source options include connected SD cards or properly formatted USB external storage.
Setting the i9500's clock is as simple as synchronizing an iPod or iPhone, as the time is taken from the portable device. The i9500 also has an AM/FM tuner with PLL digital tuning technology and programmable presets for 32 stations, split evenly between AM and FM stations. Alarm functionality is likewise included, with timer and snooze functions. A subwoofer output lets users connect an external subwoofer to add low frequency reproduction to the i9500. The combined i9500 speakers are rated at 45W of sustained power.
The i9500 will be available in May, with prices yet to be announced.