Printed from http://www.electronista.com

iRiver preps UNIT2 media player combo

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed June 20, 2007

iRiver UNIT2 Teaser

iRiver will soon have a premium two-piece media player and docking station combo, the company announced today through a teaser page. The UNIT2 will include a detachable and fully portable player with support for music, video, and Flash movies, including over Wi-Fi. But its base will greatly expand its features, iRiver says. With 2.1-channel speakers designed by home audio expert Niro Nakamichi, the dock will play DVDs, tune TV stations, and serve up content or connections as a wireless access point. A unique metallic controller with a 78-key QWERTY keyboard will steer not only the base station but also the portable unit through Wi-Fi.

As with the core features, storage will also depend on use of the base station versus the handheld, according to iRiver. The less portable home dock will make use of its size by hosting media on a hard drive that may ultimately be used to stream content around the home. SD cards and a USB connection will be used to load media on to the portable player for use on the go; iRiver suggests that the portable element won't depend on its host and should be useful in the car or at Starbucks.

Still to be fully announced, the UNIT2 has no set release date or price but stands a possibility of launching worldwide as well as in its Korean home. [via Engadget]

Base station (top), portable player (bottom)



Base station (top), unknown controller (bottom)



Whole base station



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Prong PWR Case

Ultimately there's one thing we all want from smartphone accessories; we want options. When it comes to keeping our iPhone charged, we ...

iHome iBT74 Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker

There's no reason why your tech can't look good while doing what it was designed to do. That's the reason that sports cars look good a ...

Logitech Gaming Daedalus Prime Mouse

Logitech Gaming continues to expand upon its peripherals line, with each one looking to fit neatly into a breadth of gaming needs. Bui ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented