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.
Samsung has revealed a range of new audio docks ahead of CES, the DA-E750 and DA-E670, targeting Apple and Android phone device users connecting either wired or wirelessly. The Samsung Audio Dock DA-E750 includes a 100W home-grown hybrid vacuum tube amp powering a 2.1 speaker system including subwoofer, with AllShare support for Samsung devices, AirPlay for Apple gadgets and Bluetooth for everything else.
Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet are set to take another step closer to the desktop this month, with the launch of a new third-party Docking Station for the 7-inch slates. ReaderDock's NOOK Docking Station charges the ereader-tablets as well as adding stereo speakers; the cradle can rotate for portrait or landscape use, handy for watching video clips or streaming from Netflix.
That tiny little chip of color that could look a little like an iPhone if you squint? Why, that is an iPhone, and it's sitting in the frankly ridiculous 8ft x 4ft Behringer iNuke Boom speaker-dock. Yours for a can-you-say-gimmick $29,999.99 when the iNuke Boom lands after CES 2012 next month, it's a 700lbs+ monster with over 10,000 watts of power.
The iPod dock by the name of XtremeMac Tango TRX has been out for some time now, having been first announced all the way back in 2010, but it's no worse for wear with the 2011 holiday season rapidly approaching, and since we've never had a look at it before and there's a brand new bit of functionality now with Google Music out of beta, let's have a look, shall we? This device comes with several parts - first being the main speaker complete with iPod dock which can house anything from the tiniest iPod to the iPad 2, though I wouldn't recommend the latter as it does block a bit of the sound blast and isn't exactly held the most securely in place. Then there's the bit that makes this whole thing unique: the second docking station, one that allows you to charge the device on one side of the house while the speaker jams music out at the other.