LAS VEGAS--With Apple Inc. opening up its AirPlay technology up for use by third parties, a plethora of vendors have been showing off products which take advantage of the wireless streaming technology.
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas on Sunday, iHome was just one such vendor, showing off its audible wares, including its new iW1 speaker system which boasts wo three-inch woofers and two one-inch tweeters complete with Bongiovi audio processing.
Complete with a lithium-ion battery, the base charges the speakers, which can be picked up and moved to wherever a user wants them.
The firm was also showing off its bright pink retro boom box for iPhone/iPod, which comes with SRS TruBass digital signal processing, 5 band graphic equalizer with LCD display, five adjustable EQ sliders and is both AC/DC for portability.
iHome doesn’t just use Apple AirPlay, however. The firm has a whole host of Bluetooth compatible products which can work with any device.
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