By Nate Adcock on Fri, 01/07/2011
iLuv has been good to us this year, providing cases for giveaways, etc. I am also partial to their docking hardware. They make just about every flavor of accessory for iOS--a one-stop shop of add-ons for your Apple gadgets. I was a little disappointed that they did not have more "new" innovative products on display (2 items were embargoed and I was not allowed to take pictures or even see them).
I did get to check out the new iMM747 Audio cube. The dock works with the fully integrated and free iLuv app, now comes in a white finish, and retails for around $99.99... Works universally with iPod, iPhone and iPad. Strangely, they had none on-hand to demo it (that's a dummy shown above)... I had my iPod 4, but it wouldn't fit on the dock stil inside it's case... I got distracted looking at something else before we got back round to it.
The IEP525 headphones were on display (winner of 2011 Innovation award). The phones were not going into my ears after sitting on display all day, so I took the reps word for it that they are awesome. The DSP implementation includes some technology that uses "bone conduction". The non-technical take is that it vibrates the bones of the inner ear to give you that rumbly feel from the bass. I could see it being especially popular with gamers. The price is pretty hefty at $149.99, however...
I took some booth shots of the iLuv gear anyway, since they had a ton of stuff in there on display (even if most is not the latest and greatest). The dockable A/V players for iPod caught my eye, though I didn't get a spiel from the rep about them. Of course, they have been around awhile. I included some more shots from the booth (and gear) below.
iLuv is located in the overcongested (a norm at CES) and weirdly layed out Central Hall in booth 12528. I would have liked a little better booth demo, so I could have covered their products more thoroughly, but slogging through South Hall, and North Hall all day had me a little punchy, and I didn't put up much of a fight when they couldn't find the official marketeer.
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