Grovemade introduces walnut and maple cases for iPhone and iPad, iPhone docks
Accessories designer Grovemade has introduced new walnut and maple wood cases for iPhone and iPad today, as well as wooden iPhone docks. Each wooden iPhone case is milled from a solid block, and features a reinforced interior for durability. Cases for iPad Air and Mini feature three standing positions for reading, typing and viewing content, and Grovemade's iPhone Dock combines a wooden top with a solid three pound steel base for sturdy, one-handed operating. Walnut and maple cases and docks retail at $100.
Dock displays iPad, charges iPhone or iPod
Accessory-maker newPCgadgets has launched a combination iPhone and iPad 2 dock, iPad 2 Display Dock, reminiscent of the stands seen in Apple retail stores. It is made of polished, clear acrylic, with a recessed base for flush-mounting an iPad in landscape display, sitting at a comfortable typing angle, and an iPhone dock at its top. The designers specifically made the new dock to mimic the look and feel of the Apple Store displays.
Projector offers decent brightness for its size
MacNN has previewed Optoma's Neo-i iPod/iPhone dock, which also doubles as a projector. The system, which was announced in November and brought to CES, integrates a pico projector that allows users to play videos or pictures from docked devices. Like many other small projectors, the Neo-i's picture became slightly washed out when viewed under the bright lights at the Macworld Expo.
Dock powered by 40 watt amplifier
Sony has expanded its line of iPod accessories with the RDP-X50iP, a speaker dock that focuses on portability. The dock appears to share many features with Sony's RDP-XF100iP, including 40 Watts of power and a 150 Hz - 10 kHz frequency response. The housing measures approximately 14 x 6 x 6 inches, which includes two 3-inch speakers.
NewerTech iPhone lineup
Newer Technology has announced its new iPhone Accessory Line featuring six products that add iPhone functionality and user convenience. Expected to showcased next week, the line includes an iPhone Speaker Dock & Hands-Free, a Hands-Free Mic & Earbud, an iPhone Mic Extender Cable, Bass Response Earbuds (with noise reduction and sound quality enhancer), an iPhone Headphone Jack Adapter, and an iPhone and iPod Auto Charger. The NewerTech iPhone Speaker Dock & Hands-Free Mic features twin 2-watt speakers and a freestanding microphone, delivering extra speaker volume and a more powerful microphone for improved iPhone speakerphone voice quality and music playback. Additionally, while an iPhone is docked, the NewerTech iPhone Speaker Dock & Mic charges and controls it with built-in volume and call start/end touch buttons. It will retail for $35 and is expected to ship on January 28, 2008.