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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 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 output.

 A company called Reader Dock has also announced a Kindle Fire speaker at $59.99.

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