LOS ANGELES –
Startup Soundfreaq is preparing to launch its second iPod/ iPhone-docking speaker system, this one adding iPad-docking capability, USB–device charging, composite video output, and AC/DC operation.
The company’s first system, the Sound Platform, became available late last year through Target, Amazon and the company’s website. The second model, the Sound Step, is due in Target stores this spring at $149.
Both models feature Bluetooth stereo streaming, 3.5mm aux input and FM tuner. The new speaker, however, uses an app to control the tuner. Other features of the new model include 2.1 speaker system, soundfield widening processor, lithium-ion battery with more than six-hour battery life, and ability to charge connected USB rated at up to 2.5 volts.