updated 10:15 am EDT, Thu March 15, 2007
Polk today inaugurated its new, mainstream Polk Audio Designs label with the miDock10. Positioned as a high-performance speaker for all dockable iPods. The stereo has two 3.25-inch, full-range drivers that produce higher-quality sound compared to most systems at its size. The speaker unit is also transportable: beyond featuring handles on either side for carrying, the miDock10 will work independently on eight C-cell batteries. Battery life is unrated.
Owners can also do more than listen through the speakers. Aux input and headphone jacks allow for alternate sources or headphones, and a USB port turns Polk's device into a sync station for Macs and PCs. The miDock 10 is on sale now for $199 through Radio Shack and $180 through the company's website; a slightly larger system dubbed the miDock Studio will be available in other retail shops by April, also for $199.