Took 'em long enough, huh? iHome's iA100 was actually introduced
way back in July, and at the time, it was essentially the only iPad-friendly home stereo system on the planet. Now, iHome has a bit of friendly competition
out there, but at least it's getting this guy out on store shelves long before the holiday shopping season hits full swing. For those who missed it the first go 'round, this here docking system touts Bongiovi Acoustics' DPS technology, an inbuilt alarm clock, Bluetooth and support for the iPad, iPhone and iPod via a 30-pin Dock Connector. Too bad it'll set you back a full $199.
iHOME UTILIZES LATEST IN BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER WIRELESS AUDIO SYSTEM FOR iPAD OWNERS
iHome's First iPad Docking Alarm Clock Stereo System Hits Store Shelves
RAHWAY, N.J., October 19, 2010 – Transforming nightstands into a multimedia hub, iHome, a leading supplier and pioneer of innovative iPhone/iPod speaker solutions, today announced the availability of the iA100 Bluetooth Stereo System for iPad, iPhone and iPod w/ App Enhancement. The iA100 is the first product from iHome designed to support the iPad and take advantage of its unique capabilities. By incorporating Bluetooth for wireless communication, Bongiovi Acoustics'DPS technology for enhanced sound, and app-enhanced functionality for use with iHome+Sleep and iHome+Radio, the iA100 provides users with superior audio quality and more features than any other docking alarm clock on the market.
"The features and functionality of the iA100 really raise the standard on what docking stations can do," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Marketing, iHome. "The ability to connect wirelessly and communicate with our iHome+Sleep and iHome+Radio apps opens the door to new ways for consumers to maximize the use and fun of their favorite portable electronic devices."
The iA100 is an app-enhanced, Bluetooth-enabled, FM radio alarm clock for iPad, iPhone and docking iPod models. By connecting your preferred device via Bluetooth secure simple pairing, the iA100 transforms into a wireless entertainment multi-tasker with a variety of great features, including a stand-alone speakerphone with echo cancellation, turning all Bluetooth enabled phones into a robust speakerphone for the home or office; streaming audio of your favorite music and movies, and customized connections with iHome's free iHome+Sleep and iHome+Radio apps. All of which is delivered with exceptional audio fidelity through Bongiovi DPS real-time signal processing and four active speakers in Reson8® chambers.
The iA100 Bluetooth Stereo System for iPad, iPhone and iPod w/ App Enhancement is now available for $199 at retail outlets throughout North America, as well as on iHomeaudio.com. For further information, please visit http://www.ihomeaudio.com/iA100.