Hot on the heals of the Sony CMT-Z100iR comes another iPod dock with the same slot-loading CD drive and slightly-relaxed-obelisk styling. The Sony CMT-LX30-iR is a more compact speaker dock, but still offers USB playback, MP3 CD support, an FM/AM tuner, line-in and quick CD to USB sync.
The latter feature allows you to instantly copy a CD onto a USB device, hopefully in MP3 rather than ATRAC format or anything else, with the touch of a single button. Integrated amplification is bedroom rather than ballroom level, being 5Wx2, but there are rock/pop/flat/jazz preset EQs too.
It’s already listed at Amazon Germany, where it retails for €161.50 ($205), but according to Sony Insider it’s more likely to cost around $150 when it launches in the US. It could also get a name-change too, to the CMT-LX30i or CMT-LX3.
[via Sony Insider]