Gifting a gadget freak can always be a tad tricky since there are so many options available in the market. The Philips Fidelio DS1100 Speaker Dock with Clock is a solid product that wins brownie points for both its form and function. Designed to work with iPods and iPhones, this minimalistic alarm clock can be purchased from Amazon for $69.99 and will look fantastic beside your bed. Th highlight of the iPod alarm clock is no doubt its 360-degree design and its subtle display. Apart from looking good, the Philips Fidelio DS1100 Speaker Dock also delivers when it comes to sound performance. Equipped with neodymium speakers and a shielding technology to block mobile phone interference, the speaker dock fills the room with its rich omnidirectional sound.
For just $50, the iHome iH15 LED Color-Changing Speaker System is not a bad buy at all. In fact I think it will also make for a great gift given the fact that almost everyone owns an iPod these days. Selling on Amazon, the cutely designed speaker system is an illuminated cube with internal adjustable lighting that can be changed according to ones mood. Equipped with two Reson8 speakers and a sub-woofer, the iPod dock moonlights as an alarm clock as well and the on board auxiliary input ensures connectivity to external devices, like MP3 or CD players.
Bose recently unveiled its Lifestyle 235 home theater system which according to them is their "best 2.1 channel surround system". Given the reputation and quality of their products, we give Bose the benefit of the doubt especially since the feature set will impress even the most critical HT connoisseur. The Lifestyle 235 system lets one enjoy up to 6 HD video and audio sources which means you can connect all your gadgets like your Blu-ray Disc player, cable box and gaming system etc at once. The Gemstone ES speaker promises stellar performance and the system also includes a built-in AM/FM tuner, and a convenient dock for your iPod or iPhone. For more details on this latest offering by the home theater maestros, head over to the product page.
Digital photo frames make great holiday gifts as who doesn't love to relive their most cherish experiences? Those who don't mind splurging should check out the Panasonic MW-20 Digital Photo Frame which is due for a November release. The MW-20 is not just a digital photo frame as it also moonlights as stereo sound system since it ships with a dock. Compatible with the iPod Touch and iPhone, the frame can play back videos and is equipped with a high-resolution 9-inch screen. To ensure great audio performance, the frame has a 5.6-mm Super Slim Semi Dome Speaker, a diffuser and a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which is capable of adjusting the audio signal. All the goodness comes with a price and in this case it is $249.95.
Buttons in technology are so passé and it won't be long before most of us will be writing an ode to the long-forgotten button! Touch sensitive controls maybe in vogue but the Gesture Cube Multimedia Centre takes things even further as it operates by hand gestures and movements. Designed by LUNAR Europe, the Gesture Cube supports web access audio and video playback.
iPod docks come in all shapes, sizes and styles but the iTree by KMKG Studio really ups the bizarre ante. However audiophiles will come out of the woodworks (pun intended) since Austrian speaker builders Lenz have lend their sound engineering expertise to KMKG . One is also ensured of the highest sound quality especially as the tree in question has been hollowed out for achieving fantastic sound acoustics.
If you like me, dream of a world that is free from wires then the Wireless Streaming Music Centre is right up your alley. Designed for the inimitable iPod, the system streams your favorite tunes wirelessly and is conspicuously distinguishable from the rest of the clique. Too bad its just a concept as I would love to have this baby in my living room.
For many of us the iPod is nothing short of a technological wonder and we can't even imagine life without it or in this case the afterlife! Meet the Horus Coffee Table which pays homage to this modern wonder, in ancient style. This not so ordinary table has an integrated dual speaker system, LED lighting and an iPod dock. French designer Staphane Thivend will sure win the approval from the Cult of Mac with his creation and we would personally love to blast "Walk Like an Egyptian " on it.
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