updated 12:50 pm EDT, Wed October 11, 2006
ViewDock iPod Displays
Previewed at Apple Expo 2006 in Paris, ViewSonic has formally released in the US what it says are the world's first displays made with iPods in mind. The ViewDock line sports an iPod dock built directly into the display stand and can play audio directly from any supported iPod through integrated stereo speakers and a subwoofer. Four USB 2.0 ports and an 8-in-1 card reader to use the ViewDock as a hub for input or storage devices. New in today's announcement are the presence of a microphone for voice chat as well as audio input to play outside sources through the existing speakers.
Two models are being introduced today: the premium VX2245wm is a 22-inch display with a 1680x1050 native resolution, while the 19-inch VX1945wm reduces the resolution to 1440x900 without sacrificing features. ViewSonic is shipping both screens today at $299 for the 19-inch model and $449 for the 22-inch version.