on Tuesday announced the release of the iMV712, a new speaker system for video iPods that features a built-in video display that’s larger than the iPod’s screen. It costs $349.95.
The iMV712 sports an 8.5-inch LCD display, three-inch neodymium speakers and a built-in four-inch subwoofer. Altec Lansing’s Stereo Field Expander (SFX) technology is also built-in — it boosts the sound field to create an immersive stereo effect for the listener.
A Universal Dock accommodates all dock connector-equipped Macs, though obviously the video screen is designed to work with video iPods. An auxiliary input lets you connect other devices; you can also input video from other sources using RCA connectors. If you want to integrate the iMV712 into a larger home entertainment system, it includes S-Video output.
The iMV712 also includes a wireless remote control that adjusts volume, treble/bass and mute functions, and can control the iPod with forward/reverse, pause, menu, play and stop controls.
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