updated 01:10 pm EDT, Thu October 19, 2006
M-Infotech IH19 iPod dock
Japan's M-Infotech has announced the IH19, a mobile dock designed to protect iPods from rattle and weather damage, Newlaunches says. Users strap an iPod to the inside of the IH19, where a cable connects the player to a set of speakers and external controls. Track, volume, and play/pause buttons are all accessible on the outside of the closed case. Though there's no means of charging iPods through the dock, it is promoted as being waterproof. It's currently selling in Japan for about 14,800 yen ($124.27 US). Online pricing and sales points are currently unknown. Click below to see the inside of the unit.