Product Type: Gear4 in PC Speakers
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Another iPod gadget for the addicts
Member Name: trumint
Advantages: Cheap and does its job
Disadvantages: Simple design may not be popular to all
Who wouldn't want yet another accessory for his/her iPod. I bought this for my iPod Nano, which effectively turns it into a home stereo system. With it, I can now enjoy my music through its speakers while I am relaxing around in the house.
It is a chuncky piece of plastic housing two speakers and subwoofer pounding away at an impressive 35W of bass.
Since it is aimed at the lower end of the market, I am not surprise that the remote operation is not supporting the feature of controlling the iPod Touch nor the iPhone interface. However it suits perfectly for older models of iPod such as mine. Other models supported including iPod 4G/2G, iPod Mini, iPod Video and iPod Classic.
As mentioned it comes with a remote control, which has all the usual playback controls; nothing too fancy. There is bass and treble control and you can navigate your iPod menu through it fairly easily.
The dimension is measuring at 43 x 17 x 17.5cm, which is rather noticable but not too big. I like the simple design though and I think the colour goes well with my white iPod. It is a rectangular black box with white lining on each edges. There are two handle spaces on each side to facilitate easy carrying.
You can charge your iPod while you are listening to your music by leaving it on the docking station. It has a line out port and boasts a 15W subwoofer, 35W of bass. It also comes with a RCA line in cable for use with other MP3 player.
Product details: http://www.gear4.com/
(selling for 99.99 - 12/08/2009)
Summary: Good choice if you are on a tight budget like me ;)