Behold the least-portable iPod accessory ever: the 700lb iNuke Boom

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:10am

Behringer, which has designed sound and lighting systems for musicians, broke into the consumer electronics market at CES by launching 50 new products.

It's the 51st that's rather hard to ignore, however. It's 4-feet tall, about as deep, and twice as wide. And it's an iPod dockSee the tiny little iPod on top there? 

The 10-thousand watt iNuke Boom weighs more than 700 pounds and costs $30-thousand

We haven't heard it, so we can't comment on its sound, but we do have the sense that this thing was designed to compensate for more than low bitrate MP3s. Just sayin'.

There's more (along with the press release) at Engadget here.

Philips releases speaker docks for Android devices

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:15am

Philips' Fidelio AS851 Android speaker dockOne of the best ways to stream Internet radio is via mobile apps, but to play tunes for a room-full of people you usually a speaker dock of some kind. While many exist for iPhones, Android users have been left in the lurch.

Philips is looking to remedy that with a new line of speaker docks for Android devices. One of the docks, the Fidelio AS851 (pictured), even made Engadget's holiday gift guide for speaker docks (here). They write: "Whether you're a portrait or landscape fan, the micro-USB connector here will adapt to that orientation, syncing up your library of songs with the aid of trusty 'ol Bluetooth and a dedicated app."

Recomubu has more coverage here.

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