AOC has begun shipping its new Aire iPlay monitor, which it first announced back at CES 2012. The 23-inch display features a built-in iPhone or iPod speaker dock so that you can charge your device right in front of you while you work and listen to music from the device at the same time.
Always wanted a swish Bang & Olufsen CD player with the sliding doors, but migrated your musical life to iPhone or iPod? Italian firm Digital Habits might have the alternative in the oval shape of Open Mirror, a custom iPhone/iPod dock with integrated speakers, motion-tracking controls and a mirror ideal to practice your lip-syncing skills in.
Convergence, you have reached your pinnacle. DFS has taken furniture and iPod audio docks to their logical, mashed-up conclusion with the Trophy Cuddler Audio Sofa, a two-person chair for those who daren't snuggle without musical accompaniment.
Sony may not have shown us the full majesty of its "Four Screens" strategy yet, but at least its new CMT-V70B Walkman dock shows some joined-up thinking thanks to Bluetooth. The slimline speaker-dock looks a little like something from Sonos' stable, with a pop-out Walkman cradle and Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP for streaming from your iPhone, iPad or something else.
Samsung has been steadily expanding its audio equipment into the upper echelons of the audiophile range, and today they're adding to their line with three new pieces of seriously high-end gear. The DA-E750 Audio Dock, HT-E6500W Blu-ray 3D 5.1 Home Theater System and HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D 7.1 Home Theater System all have impressively styled construction combined with vacuum tube amplifiers for rich, old-school sound production. Of course there's some new tricks as well: the The DA-E750 can dock with an iPhone, iPod or iPad, as well as Samsung's own Galaxy S II.
Logitech has taken the wraps off of its first AirPlay compatible audio system, the Logitech UE Air Speaker, a WiFi-enabled streaming all-in-one. The $399.99 UE Air Speaker pulls uncompressed audio from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or computer, but also supports directly docked devices - and recharging - in its pull-out bay. Meanwhile, the "UE" Ultimate Ears branding promises superlative audio quality.
This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age - and it doesn't just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified! The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker is a little brick - it weights in at next to nothing, is made mostly of soft, rubbery plastic on the outside, has a few bumpers on the bottom to hold it tight to your table. This device will blast out audio at high levels without any more effort on your part than placing the speaker portion of your smartphone near the power button side of the device. It's really quite magical - as you'll see here in a moment.
SOUL Electronics is introducing its new lineup of Ludacris audio products at CES 2012, which includes a wireless speaker system called Party In A Box that sports three different wireless technologies. You can also dock your iPad, iPod, or iPhone to the system. The company also introduced several new colors for its SOUL by Ludacris premium headphones.
WiFi radio manufacturer Pure has launched the Pure Contour 200i Air, a AirPlay-enabled iPhone/iPod speaker dock supporting local and streaming media playback. The semi-circular speaker includes a 36W RMS digital amplifier and has twin passive bass ports to try to muster some low-end grunt.
Accessories maker iHome teased today a new line of iOS docks that will be unveiled at CES next week. The lineup includes three new iOS alarm clock speaker docks that incorporate Apple's AirPlay technology and are app-enhanced. They are the iW4 AirPlay Wireless, the iP18 LED Color Changing, and the iD50 App-Enhanced Bluetooth models.