iHome Reveals Details on New AirPlay-Compatible Speakers

Despite missing the anticipated holiday release, iHome has recently unveiled more details about their new product, the iW1.

The device was first mentioned in September last year as a new entrant in the wireless speaker market that would integrate Apple’s AirPlay technology and operate on a rechargeable battery.

It allows for streaming high-quality, uncompressed audio directly from iTunes or through compatible devices using either the Apple Remote application or iHome’s proprietary app.

Some of the latest features shared by iHome include:

  • Support for multiple iW1 speakers to create a whole-house audio experience with AirPlay
  • An included charging base with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Studio Series speakers designed for high performance audio, equipped with Bongiovi Acoustics DPS, and featuring specially tuned woofers and tweeters powered by an efficient Class-D amplifier
  • Compatibility for docking, charging, and local audio playback for iPhone, iPod, and iPad via USB
  • A capacitive, backlit, touch-sensitive control panel for easy operation

According to a report by Electricpic, the iW1 is set to hit the market around February or March with a price tag of £299 (approximately US$465).

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