Soundcast Systems on Monday introduced SpeakerCast and outCast, new wireless audio systems designed to work with the iPod. They’ll debut later this year for $399 and $699 respectively. Both systems leverage (and include) Soundcast’s “iCast” wireless iPod dock.
The iCast is an arc-shaped device designed to accommodate the iPod. It features a docking cradle and it communicates with compatible devices wirelessly, so you can put the dock away from the sound system itself. Soundcast devices transmit signals up to 150 feet through multiple rooms indoors, according to the company.
The SpeakerCast is an amplified stereo speaker enclosure that includes two three-inch full range drivers, a 50-watt amplifier and the Soundcast receiver. Powered by an internal AC power supply, it includes an auxiliary input/output jack that lets you use other audio devices.
SpeakerCast includes a remote that lets you pause, play, and control track forward and back on the iPod, adjust volume and mute.
OutCast is designed to be an all-weather outdoor speaker system. It comes with an 8-inch downward firing woofer, four 3-inch high frequency drivers in an omnidirectional array, a 100-watt amplifier and the Soundcast receiver. Made of water-resistant plastic, the OutCast has a rechargeable NiMH battery pack that lasts for up to 10 hours at a stretch.