August 12, 2005 The iPod continues to go from strength to strength, fueling an accessory industry that’s bigger than anyone could have possibly dreamt of. Now, there’s a new bent on the iPod accessory from UK loudspeaker technology company, Monitor Audio. The i-deck transforms an iPod from a personal technology digital music player into a stereo sound system with audiophile quality and the sleek looks to match. The i-deck’s functionality permits continuous playback when the user docks their iPod, so you no longer have to restart songs or playlists. The i-deck also sports a credit card sized RF remote that can control the i-deck from anywhere in the house and the unit also recharges iPods during playback.
The i-deck’s two-way speakers each have a bass driver and Monitor Audio’s trademark gold dome tweeter to create punchy bass and articulate high and mid frequency audio. The separate speakers can be placed next to the amplifier/dock or apart from it, giving listeners flexibility to set up the system in any room.
A perfect match for iPod, i-deck is provided with easily interchangeable bezels, making it an equally attractive home for iPod 3G, iPod 4G, iPod color, iPod mini and iPod Photo. A 30 pin port allows you to synchronize operation with your PC or Mac via USB or Firewire. An additional auxiliary input allows you to hook up a wide range of other equipment sources too, including iPod Shuffle, MiniDiscs, CD players, radios and more.
Designed and manufactured by Monitor Audio, a company with a 30-year reputation in building high-end loudspeakers, the i-deck retails at a price starting at US$349.