Boostaroo Revolution adds '3D Surround Sound' to iPods

UpBeat Audio on Tuesday announced the Boostaroo Revolution, a new 6-ounce amplifier compatible with iPods and other personal audio players that it says provide 3D surround sound capabilities and a quadruple boost in volume. It costs US$79.95. It’s available now from the Web site and is coming later this month to retailers, and comes in black, white and silver finishes.

The pocket-sized amplifier works with any device equipped with a headphone jack, and touts a “decompression enhancer circuit” that the manufacturer says provides a fuller-richer sound for MP3 audio. The circuitry also splits stereo signals into individual channels and provides “spatial enhancing” and “surround sound.” The Boostaroo Revolution has two standard mini outputs on it, so two listeners can listen to the same audio.

The pint-sized amp works on two AAAA batteries, included, which last for about 24 hours of constant use.

For more on iPod accessories, please visit the Accessories Product Guide.

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