Alienware M17x 3D notebook gets Klipsch speakers
The latest version of the Alienware M17x 3D notebook introduced at CES by Dell has now been changed up in a small but key way. Gamers will now get sound delivered courtesy of Klipsch speakers and MaxxAudio 3 software from Waves. Klipsch was acquired by Audiovox earlier this year. Klipsch is based in Indianapolis and makes premium speakers for home theater systems and computer desks, along with headphones.
Deal has yet to be finalized
Audiovox has made a preliminary move to acquire the Indianapolis-based speaker manufacturer Klipsch Group. The deal has yet to be finalized, as Audiovox has only signed a "non-binding term sheet" to purchase all Klipsch shares. The buyer must also negotiate and sign a definitive agreement and obtain the necessary approvals.
Audiovox to ship first Blu-ray player for cars
At the CES Unveiled show in New York on Tuesday, Audiovox showed off what it calls the first automotive Blu-ray player. The device is made to mount not in the dash but remote locations such as under a seat or in the trunk. It includes its own infrared remote and a front USB port for iPods and other devices.
Audiovox in-car entertainment includes PS2
Audiovox on Tuesday said it will soon begin offering its VOD10PS2 Mobile Video PlayStation 2 rear-seat entertainment system. The first of its kind product integrates the gaming console into the overhead console that sports a 10.2-inch, 16:9 drop down monitor. There is also a dome light, and all wires are hidden out of sight when the system is installed.
Audiovox, FLO TV to offer TV shows in cars
Audiovox has partnered up with FLO TV to bring the latter's live mobile TV service to cars, the two companies announced on Thursday. FLO TV (formerly MedaiFLO) was offered to mobile phone subscribers, and the new service, called FLO TV Auto Entertainment, will be offered before the end of 2009 through 12,000 new car dealers. Audiovox will supply the hardware to enable this, including a small antenna that is no bigger than a human hand.
Audiovox electronics CES
Audiovox on Tuesday unveiled three new consumer electronics devices at CES: an iPod dock-able audio system, a wireless high-fidelity surround 5.1 system, and a new car-based DVD player system. CrunchGear observes that the AR5100 offers users a minimal interface, with a polished black appearance. Audiovox claims the device features "horn-loaded tweeters, a ported enclosure, and premium crossovers," while also sporting touch controls, and component video out, for $200 in December.