The iPod economy goes from strength to strength, throwing up all kinds of A) nifty forward-thinking designs and B) worthless tat. File these two Klipsch speaker docks in A) – they look rather good.
First up is the iFi, a 2.1 speaker system with iPod dock and remote. Its Sanyo mini system-aping RSX-3 satellite speakers have 3.5in aluminium drivers and 0.75in titanium tweeters, which are coupled with Klipsch’s Micro-Tractrix horn ports for improved sonic capabilities. The fat 200w sub has an 8in driver, which should make it significantly louder than your common or garden iPod dock speaker system.
The whole shebang is controlled by a radio frequency remote, allowing control without line-of-sight. UPDATE: Contrary to what we previously wrote, the iFi will accept the iPod Nano and Video, in addition to older generations.
Next on the list is the iGroove – a more traditional dock system. This one has a sliding backrest mechanism that allows it to fit iPods big and small, but the big news is its Bose-esque wave guides. Klipsch claims these allow its teensy drivers to produce more bass than those of similar compact competitors. We look forward to having a go, just to make sure.
The iGroove, pictured above, will be out at the beginning of March for £200, and the iFi is available now for £250. Head to the iWorld website to fill your boots.