By Nate Adcock on Thu, 10/27/2011
Probably one of the best wireless music systems I have reviewed (review here) and now available at Apple Store, Best Buy and Crutchfield (temporarily out of stock at iHome). The Wi-Fi was a little wonky for me (warning if you still use WEP), but this is a great system and if you have an iPhone, 'Pad or 'Pod lover in the family, this would make an awesome holiday gift! Read on for more PR info...
"RAHWAY, N.J., October 27, 2011 – A new era of wireless entertainment has arrived as iHome, a leading supplier of innovative iPad, iPhone and iPod speaker solutions, today released the iW1 Wireless Rechargeable Speaker System with AirPlay®. The iW1 is a portable speaker system that is easily set-up via the free iHome Connect app to stream crystal clear audio within Wi-Fi network range from your iTunes library or iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
“We’re very excited with the final result of the iW1 and all it offers from both a design and feature standpoint,” said Ezra S. Ashkenazi, President of iHome. “The portability, premium sound and proprietary app that ensures easy set-up, are all delivered at an affordable price, giving owners a perfect audio solution for their home.”
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and controllable by the sleek, capacitive touch panel, iOS device or included remote control, the iW1 enables a truly wireless listening experience that employs Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station (DPS) technology and four (4) active speakers for premium audio performance in a compact design. Using AirPlay, owners can wirelessly stream music over Wi-Fi to the unit from iTunes on their Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and enjoy music in any room of the house. AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later.
The iW1 is currently available for purchase at Apple Store, Best Buy and Crutchfield for $299. For detailed product information, go here.