updated 01:20 pm EST, Wed March 7, 2007
Creative iPod Speakers
Creative today chose Japan as the venue for introducing two new speakers designed for the iPod. The PlayDock i500 (shown) is an equivalent to the previously announced PlayDock i and serves as a luggable all-in-one stereo with video output and a USB port for synchronizing with a PC. Two 12W satellites and a 24W subwoofer provide up to 16 hours of music on battery power.
A newer addition is the TravelSound i, a conversion of the Zen-oriented mini stereo with the same AV and USB connections as the i500 but uses only two 4W satellites for sound, lifting battery life to 25 hours. The PlayDock and TravelSound will sell in Japan later this month for $256 and $153 respectively and work with fourth-generation iPods or newer as well as every iPod mini or nano. [via Impress]