By Lisa Johnston
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Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Memorex Electronics is entering the iPod accessory market with a line of docking speaker and video products.
Shipping this month is the iFlip, a portable video player that docks with any video iPod. Similar to a clamshell-style portable DVD player, but without the DVD, the iFlip has an 8.4 inch display, built-in speakers and a tilting universal iPod dock. It comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts up to five hours. Memorex claims the iFlip has one of the largest screens on the market for this type of player. Suggested retail is $199.
Memorex also recently began shipping a new iListen home speaker docking system for all iPods at $199 with AM/FM radio and universal adapter. It has a detachable stand so it can be wall-mounted. It is joined by the iMove boombox with an AM/FM radio and iPod docking system at $99 suggested retail. The iMove offers six hours of playback using standard batteries.
Also new is the Memorex iWake docking AM/FM clock radio at a suggested retail price of $79.99.
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