Commerce Township, Mich. - HoMedics Group is making a stronger push into audio under its
brand, launching five new docking speaker systems to expand its HMDX product selection to 10 models.
"There is a renewed and focused effort for this brand (HMDX) and the audio category for 2011 and beyond," said Don Milks, HoMedics Group senior product manager. With the five new HMDX docking speakers, he noted, the company has launched nine HMDX audio products in 2011.
Besides audio, the HMDX brand also includes an LED video projector.
HoMedics Group also markets massage, health and home dÃ©cor products under the HoMedics brand; docking speakers and headphones under the House of Marley brand; and audio products under the Sharper Image brand. HoMedics also sells SoundSpa-branded devices that generate soothing nature sounds to help people sleep and several years ago, SoundSpa-branded docking speakers.
Under the HMDX brand, three of the five new HMDX docking speakers are certified for use with iPods, iPhones and iPads, and one is certified for iPod/iPhone use. The fifth connects to any portable audio device via 3.5mm aux input. All retail for less than a suggested $70.
The five new products consist of the $69-suggested Wave
HX-AI42 iPad/iPhone/iPod docking speaker; the $69 Unwind HX-B322 iPad/iPhone/iPod bedside docking speaker; the $49 Flow HX-B312 iPad/iPhone/iPod bedside docking speaker; $49.99 Move HP-P161 iPhone/iPod portable speaker; and $9.99 Go
HX-GO3 portable speaker without dock but with 3.5mm aux input.
The $69 Wave features motorized pop-out drawer, video output, dual alarms, USB charging port for charging other devices, and 3.5mm aux input. The $69 Unwind features dual alarms, FM radio, playback of six nature sound, USB charging port, and 3.5mm aux input. The $49 Flow features dual alarms, FM, USB charging port and aux input. All three feature passive subwoofers.
The portable Move is designed with a carrying handle and features an FM tuner and video output for use with iPods and iPhones. It lacks a USB charging port and video output.
Other HMDX products include a shower speaker, alarm clock, and clock radio and LED video projector.
HMDX audio products are available on the company's website and through such national retailers as Best Buy, Kohl's, Toys "R" Us, Walmart, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.