It just wouldn't be CES without a gaggle of new products from iHome, now would it? Kicking things off in this year's line of audio-related gadgetry from the company is the iDM12 (shown above), a rechargeable portable Bluetooth speaker that's described as something like a mini-soundbar. It'll stream tunes from any Bluetooth-equipped phone or PMP, but naturally, it's being aimed at iPad, iPhone and iPod owners. Moving right along, there's the iDM15 rechargeable portable BT speakers. Here, you'll find two diminutive speakers that can stream in a similar fashion as the iDM12, but with the addition of speakerphone support. Lastly, the iDM70 'Sound Sleeve' is both a protective shell and a speaker setup for your iPad; it relies on rechargeable NXT flat speakers to improve the audio experience, but mum's the word on price. You'll find these guys, as well as the iD9, iD28 and iD85, on sale "later this year."
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iPad Gets Loud at CES 2011 with New Line of iHome Portable Speakers
Convenient, Smart Solutions for the Device that Goes Everywhere
2011 International CES
North Hall, #N245
RAHWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Providing several pioneering speaker options that address the iPad's on-the-go portability, iHome today introduced an entirely new line of iPad audio solutions. Following the award-winning lineage of the iA100, the company's first iPad-specific product, iHome is featuring several iPad products at CES 2011 that emphasize the company's hallmark design, quality and sound.
"The new products we are debuting at CES are the perfect complement to the advanced capabilities and 'go anywhere' portability of the iPad, and we believe consumers will appreciate the convenience, sound fidelity and overall quality of each."
iHome is displaying the following iPad audio solutions in its booth located in the North Hall, #N245:
* iDM12 Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Speaker System for iPad/iPhone/iPod: a micro sound bar for the media watcher on the go, the iDM12's protective magnetic casing easily detaches to serve as a stand for either portrait or landscape orientation. Need to leave the room but don't want the music to stop? Bring it with you and stream the tunes via the Bluetooth connection.
* iDM15 Rechargeable Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speakers with Speakerphone: 2011 CES Innovations Honoree, the iDM15 provides all the power you need in the palm of your hand and on the go. Big features and big sound are packed into two little speakers, all wrapped up in a handy protective travel case that transforms into an iPad, iPhone, or netbook stand when speakers are in use. These mini-speakers are equipped with the latest in Bluetooth technology, giving owners wireless connectivity for audio streaming and speakerphone capability from any Bluetooth enabled device.
* iDM70 Protective 'Sound Sleeve' Case and Stand for iPad with Built-in Rechargeable Stereo Speakers: a premium iPad case, protective silicone sleeve and six-position stand at its core, the iDM70 doesn't rest on protection and looks alone. With built-in rechargeable flat NXT™ stereo speakers, users can pump up the volume wherever they go, while maintaining a low profile and eliminating the need to carry any additional hardware.
"The iPad is a phenomenal product whose popularity continues to soar," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Marketing, iHome. "The new products we are debuting at CES are the perfect complement to the advanced capabilities and 'go anywhere' portability of the iPad, and we believe consumers will appreciate the convenience, sound fidelity and overall quality of each."
iHome's new iPad audio solutions, as well as new products such as iD9, iD28 and iD85 will be available later this year. For further information, please visit www.ihomeaudio.com.