updated 11:30 am EDT, Tue September 12, 2006
Viewsonic ViewDock LCD
Viewsonic marked the opening of Apple Expo 2006 in Paris with a unique addition to its computer LCD line. The ViewDock is one of the first computer displays to integrate an iPod dock into the base of the unit, according to today's announcement. The new widescreen monitor can charge and synchronize an iPod as well as play its music directly through built-in speakers without any additional cables. An 8-in-1 card reader and multiple USB 2.0 ports also allow the ViewDock to serve as a storage hub. Viewsonic claims fast response times and wide viewing angles that are ideal for games and movies. The company expects the new display line to ship before the end of the year; pricing and exact specifications have not been released.