At a pre-show event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, companies gathered to demonstrate the newest gadgets and hi-tech equipment. While Apple and its popular iPod were not in attendance, several companies brought new iPod accessories to show attendees.
Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) were on hand with iBoom, a “boombox”-style loudspeaker system for Apple’s dock connector-equipped iPods and iPod minis. The iBoom incorporates a digital FM stereo with four station presets and a backlit amber LED display.
DLO’s Vice President of Marketing, Andrew Green said the response so far to iBoom at CES has been “amazing.”
Longtime iPod peripheral-maker Belkin Corp. was also showing off many of its iPod related products, while newcomer Nyko Technologies demoed several new iPod related products.
Nyko showed the iTop Button Relocator, an adapter that plugs into the remote port and relocates all of the functions found on the front of the player to its top; Universal Car Mount, a holder for using your iPod in the car with other accessories, such as an FM transmitter; Stereo Link, a cable that connects your iPod to the RCA plug found on stereos, TVs and other devices; and SpeakerDock, which recharges your iPod while playing tunes through its speakers.
The company will also show iBoost, a rechargeable battery pack that comes in two versions, one that provides up to 16 hours of extra playtime to an iPod and one that offers up to 10 hours of use for iPod minis.
Digital Experience was more than just iPod accessories as some of the biggest names in the industry gathered to show their products. Sony Ericsson, Viewsonic, Toshiba, Sirius Satellite Radio, Siemens, Sanyo, Samsung, Olympus, Pentax, Motorola, Plantronics and almost 90 other companies entertained and demoed products at the event.