Chicago - Spectra Merchandising, under the Jensen brand, is adding its first iPad-docking speaker system, first three-piece music system with iPod/iPhone dock, and first iPod/iPhone docking system with wireless speakers. All are certified as Made for iPod and iPhone.
The $149.99-suggested JiMS-260i is the three-piece system, which features CD player, FM tuner with 10 presets, and iPod/iPhone dock. The system, which can be wall-mounted or placed on a table, lets users wake up to radio, CD or iPod/iPhone music. Other features include four preset EQ settings, programmable memory, remote, and blue backlighting around the CD door. It also features video line-out for playing videos from your iPod or iPhone on a television. An aux in jack connects to other music sources. The system is available.
The system with wireless speakers is the $149.99-suggested JiSS-600i, due in the fourth quarter. Its dock features removable rechargeable wireless speakers that stream iPod/iPhone-stored music from up to 125 feet from the charging station/base. A removable wireless USB transmitter in the back of the base can be removed and inserted into a computer's USB to stream music from a PC.
The weather-resistant speakers feature power/status indicators, independent volume controls, and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Speaker charging is accomplished inductive wireless charging pads located on the base unit. The 600i also features aux input for connection to other music sources, including portable gaming devices and other-brand MP3 players.
For the iPad, Spectra plans fourth-quarter availability of its previously announced $99.99 JiPS-250i. It takes the form of a speaker tube with side-firing speakers and adjustable holder that rotates the iPad into portrait and landscape modes. It also angles the iPad up to 55 degrees to enable easy use of the iPad's virtual keyboard, and it delivers iPad/iPod/iPhone-stored video to a connected TV via the speaker's composite-video output.
A free app for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad deliver additional speaker-system features, including a deluxe alarm clock with various wake/sleep sounds, Internet radio, voice message calendar, custom EQ settings, music player, nature sounds, photo album, and MyMusic subscription service. MyMusic lets users access their personal music collections via the Internet.
The system also features aluminum-cone speakers, remote, and aux in jack to connect an iPod Shuffle, other-brand MP3 player, laptops, portable game devices, and the like. Controls are mounted on the front of the docking bay.