has introduced the SoundDock Portable digital music system, a new portable speaker system for the iPod that complements their their desktop SoundDock system. It costs $399. It’s coming at the end of September in either white or black finishes.
The SoundDock Portable measures 6 3/4 inches high x 12 1/16 inches wide x 4 1/16 inches deep with the dock closed, 5 5/16 inches deep with the dock open. The SoundDock Portable features waveguide speaker technology, new neodymium transducers developed specifically for the SoundDock Portable that use neodymium iron boron magnets, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery that offers up to three hours of playback at full volume.
The SoundDock Portable works off of an AC outlet and can charge the iPod’s battery whether the SoundDock Portable itself is on battery power or plugged into a wall. It also comes with an infrared remote control that provides playlist control. The system features an auxiliary audio input to connect a CD player, computer or other device.
An optional carry bag will also be available for $59.
Bose plans to continue selling the original SoundDock for $299.
Bose’s Web site had not been updated with information about the SoundDock Portable as
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