January 7, 2006 A visitor from Mars strolling the halls of the CES might be excused for thinking that the Apple iPod represents a far greater proportion of the consumer electronics industry than it really does. It is just an MP3 player, yet it seems that every manufacturer in the game has hedged a bet by having some form of relationship with the iconic iPod. No doubt when we’ve marshaled the Gizmag troops on the CES show floor, we’ll offer a far more comprehensive and strategic overview of iPod-related offerings, but we thought D2Audio's take was worth a mention.
D2Audio's new family of Geneva Sound Systems are a single cabinet unit which incorporates multiple speakers internally to deliver an incredibly broad audio sweet spot for iPod music players, as well as CDs and radio. Powerful enough for a house party with its full 600 watts of stereo, it has an iPod dock, built-in slot-loading CD, FM radio and supports multiple audio sources.
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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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