— Around The Home
Turn iPod into a micro-system
Tuesday October 28, 2003
inMotion is a portable audio system designed specifically for the Apple iPod that provides a platform for quality headphone-free listening direct in a package that's still less than the size of a paperback. As well as matching iPod's style and colour scheme, inMotion features four full-range, custom-designed neodymium micro drivers to produce clear audio output and natural-sounding bass at low frequencies.
When placed in inMotion's docking bay, the iPod can perform all the same data transfer and synchronization functions possible via Apple's standard, free-standing iPod dock. An alarm feature can also transform iPod into a fully-functioning alarm clock that plays the wakeup music of your choice.
Other features include extra-low battery power consumption, a headphone jack for private listening, an auxiliary input jack for connection to other audio devices such as laptops, older iPods, or other MP3 players.
inMotion is currently available through Apple's online store (store.apple.com) at a cost of US$149.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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