Right at the end of last year the iNUKE BOOM was announced by behringer as the most ridiculously gigantic iPhone dock ever created - now the group has a much more reasonably sized companion. Instead of working with an 8 x 4 x 4-foot coffin of a speaker, one that cost $30k, you've got 8.7 x 16.5 x 9.8-inches of bulk at a much more reasonable $179.99. This device works with 2 x 1-inch tweeters, 2 x 3-inch midrange speakers, 1 x 5.25-inch woofer, and 10.6 pounds of weight - even if it is smaller, its still no pipsqueak!
This device requires that you plug into the wall to work and works with remote control that'll take 1 x CR2025 battery that's included in the package. You'll be connecting your device via the standard 30-pin iPod dock in the center of the device, though other connections are allowed via a standard Line In and Aux In - that's a stereo RCA connector, incase you're wondering about context. You've also got, interestingly enough, a Video Out port too - we'll see how we can use that upon closer inspection.
This device is compatible with a variety of Apple products right out of the box including iPhone / iPod / iPad compatibility: iPhone 4 / 4S / 3GS / 3G, iPod Touch / Nano / Classic (5th Generation), iPad 1 / 2, and The New iPad. The remote control included in the package works with most iOS devices, but will not be compatible with your iPad 2 or iPad 3. NOTE: This device does not work with the iPhone 5 - yet. You can control the volume of the set with the collection of physical buttons that sit atop the machine or you can control the sound from your audio-wielding device.
This beast looks and feels extremely basic - it's a big hunk of black, essentially, but inside we're pumped to hear the blasts of beats that are sung about in legends of this speaker. We'll be getting our hands on this device sooner than later for a full review for you and yours - can't wait! Meanwhile keep your ear to the review circuit here on SlashGear for all things great and loud!