iHome Adding Quartet Of Speaker Docks

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Rahway, N.J. - A quartet of new iPod-docking speaker systems from

SDI Technologies

includes a model designed for the kitchen and a folding AC/DC travel alarm clock.

All are certified as Made for iPod and Works with iPhone.

The kitchen speaker is the $99 P39, which has begun shipping with such kitchen-oriented features as a magnet-mount remote control, two timers for cooking, kitchen aesthetics, and easy-to-clean surfaces, the company said. The dock retracts for protection when not in use. A time sync feature sets the embedded clock to an iPhone's time, and a USB port charges devices such as cellphones.

The P39 also features FM radio, clock-radio functions, and wake or sleep to iPhone, iPod or FM. Its preset clock lets consumers set the time by choosing a time zone. A universal voltage adapter is included.

For indoor and outdoor use, SDI plans this month to ship the $99 iP46 portable rechargeable speaker system with SRS TruBass circuitry, two active and two passive speakers, retracting dock, and AC/DC operation with internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

A higher priced AC/DC portable, due in mid-June, is the $159 iP49 rechargeable travel clock radio,  which folds flat like a laptop and features FM, NXT's flat-panel speaker technology, 20-watt output, line-in jack, internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and battery backup to ensure alarm wakeup times.  It also features Bongiovi Acoustics digital signal processing to restore detail to compressed music. Other features include ability to wake to FM, iPhone or iPod music at different times on different days with the products' 7-5-2 feature, which lets users set a wake-up time for the full week or just the work week, with the option to program a separate wake-up time for the weekend.

The iP49's sync button syncs the embedded clock to iPhone time. The device also features bass and treble controls, adjustable EQ, programmable snooze time in seconds and universal voltage adapter.

Another alarm clock is an upgraded iP90 dual-alarm AM/FM clock radio, already shipping at the same $99 price as its predecessor but adding new features, including a larger display. The speaker system features bass, treble and balance controls. Other features include a preset clock, which lets consumers set the time by choosing a time zone, and ability to wake to AM, FM, or to an iPhone or iPod. It also syncs its embedded clock to iPhone time.

At least one of the products

was shown

at January's International CES.


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