While most smartphone docks focus on bringing da noise
to add some life to a party, the Sense+ Docking Station is designed to be a potential life-saver. The portable device packs built-in smoke and gas detection sensors to sound an alert in the event of fire. The Sense+ also works in conjunction with an accompanying app that automatically calls friends and family if the user doesn’t respond.
When someone claims to have produced the "world's fastest" docking station, it's hard not to take notice. That's exactly what Dittrich California Inc. is claiming with its new All-Dock, which comes in four- and six-port options.
We’ve been following Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock since it first showed up at IDF 2011
. After receiving a makeover, the device again popped up at CES 2012
with the promise of a September 2012 release. It might be seven months late, but the wait is finally over.
Florida's SOUL Electronics, probably best known for its SOUL by Ludicras premium headphones, has announced the immediate availability of its Party in a box P910 boombox. Originally launched way back at CES 2012, the multi-speaker wireless music streamer features a built-in iPhone/iPod/iPad dock, has an FM radio, both USB and aux inputs, and can also be used as an instrument and vocal amp, a karaoke machine and PA system. It also sports twin analog VU meters, so that party guests can see exactly how much sonic oomph this baby is pumping out.
Grace Digital has announced the immediate availability on Amazon.com of its full range speaker and charging dock specifically designed for the 7-inch Kindle Fire
. The device has undergone a name change from FireDock
to Matchstick but is otherwise the same.
If an amphitheater provides a robust sound for audiences, then it would seem to follow that an audio dock with a similar half-circle shape should also provide a nice sound. Pure's 20-watt Contour 100i audio dock for iPhone, iPad and iPod is such a device. It consists of a set of 3-inch speakers, and a revolving cradle that recedes flush with the speakers when not in use. An auxiliary input allows for connection to an MP3 player or other audio device.
We’ve seen iPod and iPhone docks in all shapes
, most of which are built around the iDevices’ audio capabilities. This offering - the Aire iPlay (e2343Fi) monitor from AOC - sees the focus shift to the video playback capabilities of Apple’s devices. The 23-inch Full HD monitor is the first to feature a 30-pin dock in the base for seamless playback of audio, video and photo content stored on an iPod or iPhone.
Last week, Grace Digital announced the forthcoming release of its FireDock
charging speaker dock specifically designed for Amazon's Kindle Fire
. We said that this was one of the first to reach the market. Well, here's one of the others. The FireStation from Readerdock is not only going to hit the marketplace well before July, but it's a good deal cheaper too. The company has also created a dedicated speaker dock for Nook Color
users called the N-Station, that's due for release at the same time.
We've seen our fair share of portable device docks here at Gizmag, from the acoustic
to the power-hungry
and everything in between. Most of those capable of charging the docked device as well as amplify its audio tend to have been designed for use with an iDevice, which is not much use to the 14 million U.S. Kindle Fire
users. Rallying to the cause, Grace Digital has launched the FireDock - one of the first speaker docks crafted specifically for Amazon's Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet and featuring full-range stereo speakers, a Class D digital amp and an additional auxiliary input for an optional secondary audio source.
Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree reports that since launching the iBamboo speaker
we featured in June 2011, he has received numerous requests from customers asking if there's anything like it that's made from plastic. Despite being made from a material considered stronger than some plastics and metal, users seem worried that the beautifully simple iPhone amplification device may get damaged if made part of their regular travel kit. Enter the new iBamboo Urban design, which is shaped just like its natural elder but is made from recycled plastic.