San Diego - Grace Digital
unveiled its first docking speaker system for Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire
tablet, joining only two other companies that have announced such products.
Grace's FireDock for Kindle Fire
will be available in July at $129 at GraceDigital.com and online and retail
outlets, the company said. The docking speaker charges a docked Fire via the
Fire's uniquely designed USB port and captures Fire audio from the Fire's 3.5mm
headphone output, a spokesman said. A rotating cradle is sized specifically for
7-inch tablet to provide horizontal and vertical viewing angles. The docking
speaker can be powered by AC power or by an optional lithium-ion battery pack.
Other features include full-range ported
stereo speakers and Class D amplification.
The device is Grace's first docking speaker, joining the company's tabletop
Internet radios with 3.5mm aux inputs.
At CES, iLuv
introduced its first docking speaker for the Kindle Fire and Kindle e-readers.
The $69-suggested iMM375, announced for May availability, features robotic arms
that adjust for the width of the Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch e-reader. It
charges the Kindle devices and routes audio from the Kindles' 3.5mm headphone
A company called Reader Dock has also announced a Kindle
Fire speaker at $59.99.