Apple Intros Expensive Boom Box

iPod Hi FiApple today announced iPod Hi-Fi, a high-end ($349) iPod boombox dock with remote. The Hi-Fi is portable, and can run from six D-cell batteries or wall power.

“Apple is reinventing the home stereo with the new iPod Hi-Fi, the first iPod accessory that adds true high-fidelity sound quality to the iPod,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

At least at the Think Secret site, customers aren’t as impressed with Apple’s latest announcement:

  • “This doesn’t even hit me as an “apple design”. It looks more like a styrofoam cooler you but at your local walmart. For 350 dollars, there are some fantastic alternatives to the boombox.”
  • “This isn’t a hi-fi, it’s a powered speaker. A very expensive powered speaker. It’s right up there with the iPod Socks in the world of innovations.”
iPod Hi-Fi includes built-in handles, a removable front grille with precision-mounting clips, touch-sensitive volume control buttons, the Apple Remote, a universal power supply, and the ability to power iPod Hi-Fi from six D-cell batteries.

The iPod Hi-Fi can recharges an iPod while docked and features Tone Control, Large Album Art mode and volume mirroring. The iPod Hi-Fi includes a dual-purpose 3.5-mm auxiliary input that accepts either analog or digital signals for easy connection to a wide range of audio sources.

Pricing & Availability

iPod Hi-Fi includes the Apple Remote, a removable grille, an AC power cord and 10 Universal Dock adapters, and is available for US $349.

Source: Apple

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