updated 12:35 pm EDT, Tue September 14, 2010
XtremeMac Tango TRX speaker arrives with wireless
XtremeMac on Tuesday put out an uncommon wireless speaker system tailored expressly for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. The Tango TRX is at its heart a 2.1-channel speaker dock but uses a universal iOS app (free, App Store) to send audio wirelessly over Bluetooth. Its design both mimics the physical remote's controls and has an EQ to adjust the tone of the sound to a particular style.
The accessory maker hasn't described the power of the system, but it includes a dock to take audio directly from a given player; a special Apple Store version, the TRX D, has a separate charging dock that can power the source device while it streams music. A line-in jack provides an avenue for other devices to use the system. Although not mentioned, XtremeMac's speakers are likely to support A2DP and work wirelessly with other Bluetooth audio players, albeit without the native companion app.
Either Tango TRX variant will be available later today. The core version will cost $180, and the Apple-exclusive version's dock raises the price to $200.