Okla. – Stillwater
Designs, known for its Kicker-brand aftermarket
autosound products, is expanding its presence in Kicker-branded iPod- and Zune-docking speaker systems with four new models, including its first two docking clock
In 2008, the company launched its first iPod/iPhone-docking
speaker system and first Zune-docking speaker system to expand its small home
audio presence. Those 40-watt models, since upgraded, remain in the line at a
suggested $249 each.
They will be joined by two lower power models – the
iPod/iPhone-docking iK350 and
Zune-docking ZK350 – at a suggested $199 each. Both 20-watt models will
be the company’s first docking speaker systems available with optional
rechargeable battery, retailing for a suggested $99.95. The ZK350 will also be
Stillwater’s first Zune-docking system with HD FM signal amplifier and
external HD FM antenna wire to reproduce HD and analog FM radio stations picked
up by the ZuneHD’s FM tuner.
The other two new products are the iPod/iPhone-docking iK150 clock
radio at a suggested $179 and the Zune- and ZuneHD-docking ZK150 clock radio at a suggested $179. Both feature
dual alarm, full-range speakers with tuned-port enclosure, 3.5 mm headphone
jack, aux input, sleep timer, choice of 10 levels of display brightness and internal
power backup for saving all settings. The iK150 is available in white or
black. The ZK150 is available in
black, and the white version ships in late November.
The two new systems
lacking clock radio functions include the iPod/iPhone-docking iK350, which ships
in mid-December with 4.5-inch square subwoofer on back. The supplied remote
controls system functions as well as complete navigation of iPhone and iPod
playlists, albums, artists and videos. The Zune-docking ZK350, due in
mid-December, offers the same features but adds the HD/FM external antenna that
captures signal from local analog and digital FM stations picked up by the
ZuneHD’s internal HD Radio tuner.
All of the iPod/iPhone devices are Works with iPhone-certified.
In other new products, the company expanded its selection of
stereo headsets with six new models.
The EB51 ear buds at a suggested $19.95 are available in four
colors and smooth, pliable texture on housing for a comfortable fit. The
$29.95-suggested EB71 stereo noise-isolation
in-ear monitors, also available, comes with four sizes of soft silicone tips and five color options. The HP1973 classic-style over-the ear
headphones at a suggested $69.95 are also available with retro styling,
and the EB71M in-ear stereo headset with microphone at
a suggested $49.95 is due in December, also with in-line microphone, multi-function
button for calling and listening convenience, and four sizes of soft silicone
Another new headphone is
the EB101M premium in-ear stereo headset with in-line
microphone in gun-metal gray. It’s due at $69.95 in mid-December with three
sizes of noise-isolation silicone tips, one set of Memory Foam tips, andmultifunction
button for calling and listening convenience
The $99.95 HP541 DJ-style
headphones, available in mid-December, feature over-the-ear,
full-swivel ear cups and interchangeable cables for iPhone/MP3 players at 4
feet in length or for studio use at 11.5 feet.
Stillwater will exhibit the new products
at January’s International CES. The company markets Kicker-brand car
audio speakers, amplifiers, signal processors and accessories as well as
SoundGate-brand OEM-aftermarket integration devices.