Truth be told, there's precisely no reason for the world to ever see yet another iPod sound system. If we haven't found one to suffice at this point, we're very clearly doing it wrong. That said, Yamaha has a knack for cranking out iPod / iPhone sound systems that look just as good (if not better) than they sound, and that's remaining the case on the PDX-31. Aside from reminding us of the gorgeous Oregon shoreline, this here speaker dock handles iPods and iPhones with a 30-pin Dock Connector, ships in a trio of hues (dark red, black and light gray) and offers up an auxiliary input for those other media players. It also houses a pair of 3.25-inch speakers, dual wall construction and arrives with a bundled remote for good measure. It'll carry an MSRP of $169.95, 80 percent of which is the premium for this thing looking so darn seductive.
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GREAT SOUND, SLEEK STYLING: YAMAHA'S NEW PORTABLE DOCK COMBINES MATCHLESS VERSATILITY AND STRIKING COLOR OPTIONS

PDX-31 Joins the Growing Range of Yamaha Speaker Docks for iPod, iPhone and MP3 Players ¾

BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha Electronics Corporation, the innovator in home theater and digital audio and video reproduction, today introduced the PDX-31 portable player dock for iPhones and iPods, featuring an AUX-in (stereo mini jack) for use with any MP3 player or other audio devices.

Available in three dramatic, yet versatile colors (dark red, black and light gray), the PDX-31's superior sound quality is delivered by a Yamaha digital amplifier with extremely low noise distortion. The PDX-31 offers reinforced, dual wall "box-within-a-box" construction with twin 3 1/4 -inch speakers to provide rich dynamic bass response for powerful, clean sound from any music library.

The PDX-31 is compact, light enough and cosmetically versatile to be placed anywhere in the home. The flat-top design provides an attractive and sophisticated touch to any home interior. The supplied small, handy remote control works like your iPod controls, making it easy to browse menus and select songs. Embodying Yamaha's continued drive toward environmentally sound products, the PDX-31 incorporates the advanced power management feature Auto Power Off which automatically powers the unit off after a certain amount of time to conserve energy.

The PDX-31 remembers the volume level when you remove your portable device so the next time you dock it, the volume is set to that level.

Yamaha places a high premium on versatility in designing its products," said Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. "The PDX-31 allows you to enjoy song files in several different ways, while offering great sound, effortless operation and sleek styling."'

The Yamaha PDX-31 carries an MSRP of $169.95.

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105; email infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/hometheater.