LAS VEGAS —
Spectra is expanding its Jensen- branded iPad-docking speaker line with at least two new models, launching its first stereo Bluetooth speaker, and launching an iPod/ iPhone-docking AC/DC boombox.
One new iPod/iPhone system is the company’s first with separate pivoting speakers.
The iPad-docking speaker systems include the $79-suggested JiPS-200i, which features retractable dock, aux in jack, stereo speakers, and remote. It will be available in the first quarter 2012.
Another new iPad speaker system is the $129-suggested JiPS-310i, which packs a biamplified 2.1-channel speaker system in an elliptical chassis with chrome accents. Output is rated at 2x4 watts plus 10 watts for the woofer. It ships in January. Other features include aux input and composite-video output.
The $79-suggested JiSS-300i iPod/iPhonedocking CD-boombox features top-load CD-R/ RW player, covered front-loading dock, FM stereo tuner, multifunction blue back-lit display, aux input, carrying handle and remote control. The remote controls all docked-iPhone/iPod functions. It’s shipping.
The $129-suggested JiMS-252i iPhone/ iPod-docking music system, available the first quarter, features multifunction 0.7-inch blue LCD display, FM tuner, alarm clock, remote control, composite-video output, aux input, and separate pivoting two-way speakers that rotate to the left or right for directional sound. Power is rated at 2x5 watts RMS.
The Bluetooth speaker is the $79-suggested SMPS-655, which includes Bluetooth’s audio video remote control profile (AVRCP). The AC/ DC model operates on four AA batteries, and it doubles as a hands-free speaker phone via embedded microphone.