By Lisa Johnston
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Satechi Ships iBase Speaker Dock
SAN DIEGO — Satechi said it has begun shipping its Divoom iBase speaker and dock station for use with the iPod, iPhone or iPad.
The round speaker features four fullrange neodymium dynamic 2.5-inch drivers and a vertical support to keep the device in place while it charges. It measures 6.25 by 6.25 by 2.1 inches and weighs 20.6 ounces.
Total RMS power is listed at 10 watts with total peak power of 20 watts at 10 percent THD. The signal-to-noise ratio is >80dB. Frequency response is said to be 30Hz to 20kHz.
The iBase can also be used with non- Apple device via a 3.5mm line-in jack. Suggested retail is $44.99.
Mizco Intros iEssentials iPhone 4, 4S Cases
AVENEL, N.J. — Mizco International recently debuted a line of iPhone 4 and 4S cases under its iEssentials division.
Five different cases were unveiled: the Wallet case, the Kick-It case, the Shell and Holster combo, the Dual Layer case and the Multi-Layer case. All are currently available.
The Wallet, which has a hard outer shell, can hold up to three credit cards and comes in four colors. The Kick-It features a built-in kickstand that folds in and out, and the Shell and Holster combo has a microfiber lining and multi-directional belt clip.
Both the Multi-Layer and Dual Layer case have an impact-resistant outer shells and silicone inner casings, and the latter adds bumper corners.
USB Cell Drive Updates All-In-One Backups
SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS — USB Cell Drive updated its line of portable backup batteries and chargers with the new versions of the Cell Drive and Cellink.
The Cell Drive is an all-in-one 600 mAh backup battery, flash drive and data-transfer device. Unlike the previous version, this one can support Apple devices as well as MicroUSB and MiniUSB devices. The 4GB version is available for $59.95; the 8GB is $69.94.
The Cellink has a MicroSD/SDHC card reader instead of a flash drive and comes in two versions: the Cellink I for iPhones and iPods and the Cellink U for MicroUSB devices. Suggested retail is $54.95.
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