Apple have made their first foray into home Hi-Fi systems with the introduction of their iPod Hi-Fi, an all-new high-fidelity speaker system that they tell us works seamlessly with the iPod to redefine the home stereo system.
A single unit measuring just 17.0" x 6.6" x 6.9", the iPod Hi-Fi can be powered from a wall socket or by six D-cell batteries and comes with Apple Remote to control music playback from anywhere in the room. There is a universal dock that an iPod with a dock connector can be slid into but the input port also accepts an analog 3.5 mm stereo minijack or S/PDIF optical digital miniplug.
Apple are making big claims for the sound quality on offer here â€“ â€œâ€¦ breathtaking acoustic performance and room-filling soundâ€�, â€œâ€¦crystal-clear, audiophile-quality soundâ€� and â€œâ€¦Close your eyes and youâ€™d think you were listening to a huge stack of speakersâ€�. Well, Weâ€™ll keep an open mind on that one till we hear it in the flesh but it sure looks cuteâ€¦
Here are the main â€˜at a glanceâ€™ features from the Apple website: