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iHome expands its portable offerings with trio of road-warrior iPhone and iPod accessories

Tim Stevens

What, this morning's iPhone-friendly offerings from iHome don't jive with your nomadic, cord-hating lifestyle? Check out the company's next triumvirate of Apple-inclined accessories:
  • iP48 Portable Rechargeable Stereo Alarm Clock: Yes, it's another alarm clock (pictured above), but this one zips shut to easily slip into your roller. It packs an internal, rechargeable battery and also will sync with your iPhone's time, so no more late-night attempts at clock setting, you jet-setter you.
  • iP49 Portable Rechargeable Studio Series Audio System: We unfortunately don't know what this one looks like, but we're told it packs all the features of the home alarm clocks but with even better audio and, again, a rechargeable battery. A remote control is a nice bonus for when you're too tired to wander across that 2,500 square foot penthouse suite your platinum reward status earned you.
  • iHM79 Rechargeable Mini Speakers: Perhaps the most useful of the three, the iHM79 (pictured after the break) is simply a set of tiny, portable speakers that will work with Apple devices or, indeed, anything with a 3.5mm output. They too are rechargeable and pack an internal amp.
Like before, no prices or specific availability dates for any of these, so you'll just have to wait a bit on that. Yeah, we know, patience isn't our strongest asset either.

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iHome Portable Audio Lineup PUTS A CHARGE IN CES 2010
New Rechargeable iPod & iPhone Speaker Solutions Lead the Way for Portable Audio

RAHWAY, N.J., January 6, 2010 – Great news for consumer's wallets as iHome today announced the addition of three new portable iPhone and iPod speaker accessories with rechargeable batteries. No matter where life takes you, these new solutions offer innovative and useful new ways to travel with your music. By now offering the rechargeable lithium ion batteries found in the iP48, iP49 and iHM78, iHome is providing users with an additional cost savings, reducing the number of used batteries being thrown away and need to continually replace them.

§ iP48 Portable Rechargeable Stereo Alarm Clock for iPhone/iPod: housed in a fabric wrapped protective covering for travel anywhere, the iP48 fills the need for a rechargeable portable alarm clock and speaker system. A helpful Time Sync feature sets the clock to local time by simply docking the iPhone so time zone changes are a snap.

§ iP49 Portable Rechargeable Studio Series Audio System with Alarm Clock & FM Radio for iPhone/iPod: the name just about says it all. The iP49 features the high-end clock radio functions found in an iHome home unit, and gives it an audio boost with the inclusion of Bongiovi Acoustics' patented Digital Power Station technology and four neodymium compression drivers. Add EQ for deep bass and audio clarity, and a remote control that handles the menu functions on both iPod and iPhone models, and you have the perfect on-the-go stereo.

§ iHM79 Rechargeable Mini Speakers: small enough to fit in your palm and loud enough to fill the whole room with sound, the new iHM79 introduces an updated look and improved sound, design and battery life, while maintaining the great feature set of its iHM77 predecessor.

"Our new rechargeable docking options offer consumers great portable functionality and long-term cost savings by reducing the need to replace the batteries," said Evan Stein, vice president of Marketing, iHome. "Now when traveling, all you need to bring is an iHome unit itself."



iHome's new rechargeable portable speakers are making their public debut during CES 2010 in the North Hall, booth #N245. Other new iHome portable audio units on display at this year's CES include the iP28, iP37, iP38 and iP46. For more information on iHome's product line, please visit

About iHome
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

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