iHome always does it big at CES, and while we've yet to see everything from the company, the first two products showcased are already looking mighty tempting. The first is the iP2 (the obvious followup to the iP1), which touts Bongiovi technology, a 50-watt amplifier and support for dock-connecting iPods and iPhones. You'll also get individual bass and treble adjustments, an AC output, line-in jack and a bundled remote. The iP39 is an interesting beast, as it's designed mainly for use in the kitchen. Yeah, the kitchen. Designed to fit the decor found in the modern cooking palace, this timer / iPod alarm clock sports a slide out drawer for docking your iDevice, an FM radio tuner, a device-time sync function and a typical alarm clock -- too bad it's lacking a coffeemaker, huh? The iP2 is expected to make landfall this summer for $199, while the iP39 should start sashaying into domicile in the Spring for $99.
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iHome introduces iP2 iPod / iPhone sound system and iP39 kitchen gizmo
iHOME DEBUTS NEW MODELS FROM ITS STUDIO SERIES AT CES 2010
DPS Technology Integrated Into New Docking Solutions
RAHWAY, N.J., January 5, 2010 – One year after introducing the world to the first home audio system to incorporate Digital Power Station (DPS) technology, iHome today announced new products for its highly acclaimed Studio Series line. Premiering at CES 2010, the new iP2 Home Audio System for iPhone/iPod and the iP49 Portable Rechargeable Audio System with Alarm Clock & FM Radio for iPhone/iPod are the next wave of innovative products to incorporate DPS technology, giving users new hardware options while maintaining the same high standard of audio quality set by the original Studio Series offering, the award-winning iP1.
"The Studio Series is our premium line for those iPhone and iPod owners who demand a higher level of audio fidelity from their speakers," said Evan Stein, vice president of Marketing, iHome. "Thanks to Bongiovi Acoustics' DPS technology, the sound quality is virtually unrivalled and we are excited to broaden our offerings with the iP2 and iP49."
The iP2 and iP49 are equipped with the patented Bongiovi Acoustics DPS technology which was developed by a team of audio engineers with years of experience in the music, television and motion picture recording industry. It is a complex, chip-based algorithm, custom-tuned to each and every product to maximize performance and provide studio quality sound, the way the artist intended it to be heard. The processor involved is active, meaning it constantly scans the program material in real time and effectively improves transients and harmonics that results in amazing highs, lows and clarity across all frequencies and volume levels. .
iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies to develop and market iPod electronics. The first iHome product introduced, the iPod Clock Radio, was an exceptional success that became the top-selling iPod accessory for the year, and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the iPod electronics market. Since then, iHome has been at the forefront of design with a growing lineup of award-winning iPod-compatible audio products that includes portable and home speaker systems, as well as a new licensed line of computer accessories.
Acknowledged for its innovative features, unique designs, and advanced technology, iHome has garnered several prestigious industry awards including CES Innovations Awards, numerous Editor's Choice Awards and iLounge's 2009 Accessories Maker of the Year.
iHome supports its franchise with national print, broadcast and online advertising campaigns, and the company's products can be found worldwide in 60 countries or on the web at www.ihomeaudio.com.
iP2 Speaker System for iPhone / iPod ($199) (Summer 2010)
* Follow up to the award-winning iP1 featuring Bongiovi Digital Power Station Technology
* 50 watts bi-amped power
* video out jack
iP39 Kitchen timer and alarm clock radio speaker system for iPhone / iPod ($99) (Spring 2010)
* Listen to cooking show podcast and studio recipes from apps and online
* Two timers, quick minute based timer for fast setting and a second with finer timer increments
* USB charging port to charge cell phones, cameras etc.
* Slide out universal dock for pin connector protection in kitchen
* Easy to clean membrane buttons