Having reviewed JBL's On Stage Micro II earlier this morning, we thought we'd seen the only interesting iPod dock of the day. It turns out, though, that Logic3 have a surprise up their sleeve; their LCD ProDock is a compact dock for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod classic that comes with a nifty, LCD-blessed remote control.
The idea is that, rather than squint across the room in the hope you can see what's happening on the iPod's display, you can instead navigate via the remote control's own screen. As well as an audio output there's both component and composite video outputs, for hooking up a TV, and of course the dock also recharges the iPhone or iPod while it's in place.
While the remote uses RF rather than IR, the 10m range means this probably isn't your entry-level ticket to whole home audio. Still, the Logic3 LCD ProDock is available now, priced at just $79.99 ($115).
Logic3 makes a big noise as it helps the iPod generation see the bigger picture
May 26, 2010: Innovative UK-based iPhone and iPod accessory company, Logic3, today unveiled an eye-catching new addition to its range. The LCD ProDock is a compact unit that brings a big screen experience from small screen content and big concert sound to downloaded music.
The contemporary designed docking station - compatible with the complete range of iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod classic - is simple to connect to almost any TV using the cables provided. Once connected, any video content or slide shows on the iPhone or iPod can be viewed on the big screen.
LCD ProDock iPhone and Remote
Any music stored on the iPhone or iPod can also be played through TV surround sound systems, or a hi-fi system, turning a simple playlist into a concert experience.
What’s more, the LCD ProDock system includes an intelligent remote control with a built-in colour LCD screen. This synchronises with the iPhone or iPod allowing you to scroll through the menus, making it easier to find the video content you want to see, or playlists and albums that you want to listen to.
All the while, the LCD ProDock is also re-charging the battery of your docked iPhone or iPod.
“This is a small unit that delivers a big benefit,” says Logic3 Director Michael Kirkham. “The LCD ProDock is a great companion piece which will not look out of place beside the main television in the home. It makes it easy to enjoy downloaded video and online content with friends and family on the big screen and brings a new dimension to downloaded music by utilising your existing TV surround sound.”
With an RRP of just £79.99, the LCD ProDock is available direct from stores such as HMV and KRCS, as well as online from Amazon, Play, Micro Anvika and Logic3.com.
About the LCD ProDock
The LCD ProDock comes with component video and audio AV cables to allow you to connect the Dock to either a TV or hi-fi system. The supplied AC adaptor powers the dock and simultaneously recharges the docked iPhone/iPod.
Docking Station for re-charging, video and audio output for iPhone/iPod
Intelligent colour LCD Multi function RF Remote to browse and navigate iPhone/iPod menus
LCD RF remote with a range of 10m works from across the room, no line of sight needed
Dock for iPhone/iPod, compatible with most iPhone/iPod with a Dock Connector
AC Adaptor provided to recharge iPhone/iPod
Includes Component Video / Composite Video /Audio Cables
Audio (2 x RCA) Stereo Line out
Logic3 was founded in 1977, and has since developed hundreds of products for the portable audio and video gaming /PC industry. Visit www.logic3.com for the full range of innovative gadgets and gaming accessories.