iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker to begin shipping this April, for $200

It's been a while since we've heard about iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker, but that all changed Wednesday, when the company announced that its wireless system will begin shipping on April 1st. Standing at a little under six inches tall, this setup is about 25 percent smaller than its predecessor, the iW1. It's also a bit cheaper, at about $200, though it won't come with a built-in rechargeable battery. For more details and insight, check out the PR after the break.

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iHome Expands AirPlay Lineup with Release of iW2 Speaker System

Whole Home Audio Solution Using Wi-Fi Instead of Wires

RAHWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Making it a snap to have music in every room of the house without tearing through walls to run wire, iHome today announced that on April 1, 2012 their AirPlay speaker line will expand with the release of the iW2 Wireless Speaker System with AirPlay®. When placed within a Wi-Fi network, iHome's latest Wi-Fi enabled speaker system seamlessly connects to offer an affordable option for achieving premium whole home audio with simple turn-key set up.

"Many whole home audio systems require a significant investment from consumers and, until recently, a certain level of technical skill as well," said Evan Stein, Director of Marketing, iHome. "Easy to set up, the iW2 offers a cost-effective entry into the world of wireless home entertainment without sacrificing quality or functionality."

The iW2 is an app-enhanced AirPlay wireless speaker system that uses your Wi-Fi network to connect and control your iTunes library, and provide wireless audio anywhere in the home. The iW2 has a USB port for charging and music playback from your iPad, iPod and iPhone with any iPod USB sync cable and dock. SRS Trubass sound processing custom tuned to two full-range speaker drivers delivers exceptional audio.

Music fans can embrace a wireless music system today as the iW2 will be available for purchase April 1 at Best Buy, Crutchfield and select Target stores, and at for $199.99. For detailed product information, please visit