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Grace Digital Readies Speaker For Kindle Fire

3/29/2012 09:49:02 AM Eastern

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 Digital’s $129 docking speaker charges the Kindle Fire tablet.

Grace's FireDock for Kindle Fire
will be available in July at $129 at 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
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.


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