updated 01:05 pm EDT, Tue August 11, 2009
iHome ships iP1 iPod dock
iHome on Tuesday announced it has began shipping its high-end iPhone/iPod docking speaker system, the iP1. The iP1 is the first in iHome's Studio series of products that uses Bongiovi Acoustics' Digital Power Station (DPS) technology for improving the depth of the audio without larger and more elaborate speakers. The feature can be switched off, however. The speaker system has 100W of total output split between its twin 4-inch drivers and 1-inch silk-dome tweeters.
The iP1 ships with a fully functional remote control and sports composite (RCA) and component video outputs that let users play the video content from their connected Apple devices. A 3.5mm audio input lets users play content from other portable devices via their headphone jack. An FM tuner, however, is not built-in.
The iP1 speaker system can now be purchased online or at Best Buy, priced at $300.