iHome has officially announced the iW1 AirPlay audio system that features a rechargeable battery for a truly wireless listening experience. It will be the perfect music blasting companion for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The iW1 will become available on September 26 for $300 with a limited run for the audio system for email subscribers having already been sold out.
The iW1 works with AirPlay wireless technology to let you stream music via WiFi from iTunes on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The speaker itself does feature a playback control panel, but it can also be controlled via your iOS device or an IR remote. Setup involves downloading a free iHome Connect app, connecting your i-device to the speaker using an included USB cable, and then following the on-screen setup menu to configure WiFi.
With the use of a Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station, the system’s two three-inch woofers an two on-inch tweeters deliver sound that has enhanced brightness and clarity with deeper, more resonant bass. But what makes iW1 even better is the rechargeable battery that lets you easily take the audio system anywhere. Multiple units can also be used together.
The iW1 will require iTunes 10.1 or later and iOS 4.2 or later to work. For the full details on the device, you can visit the iHome iW1 product page.