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Behringer’s iNuke Boom Docking Station Looks Delicate

By David Ponce

So that tiny speck in the middle of that table is an iPhone. It’s being docked to the BEHRINGER iNuke Boom, as much an object of fascination as one of complete insanity. This is how insane: it measures 4ft by 8ft, it’s speakers output 10,000W, it weighs 700lbs (!) and costs $30,000. Why does this exist? Well… we’re not quite following Behringer’s logic on this one:

BEHRINGER, award-winning innovator of affordable professional audio and music equipment, is excited to announce the launch of the Eurosound consumer electronics brand — concert quality sound at an amazing value. To celebrate the launch, BEHRINGER will unveil the iNuke Boom, the loudest iPod® and iPhone® dock you’ve ever heard at CES 2012. (our emphasis)

So to celebrate the launch of a value brand, they’ve unveiling this behemoth? Right. Makes perfect sense.

[ Annoucement ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

The Bose IQ Dock Is Perfect For Parties

By David Ponce

A lot can happen at a party, and that’s kind of what makes them awesome. But aside from all the drunken tomfoolery, making everyone happy with the music is always a bit of a task. Either the host is ballsy enough to say “Y’all ain’t touchin the music; you either like it or it’s my boot on your behind.” Or people spend the night unplugging one iPod to connect another. That’s where this concept from Jason Farsai, called the Bose IQ, comes in. It features 5 docks and a touchscreen. People can queue up upcoming tracks and see what’s about to play, while a touchscreen remote lets you do it from afar. The Bose IQ would also presumably charge the devices, which would be cool for partygoers.

The problem with pure concepts, such as this one, is that there’s really no horizon on ever being able to purchase this. Here’s hoping that a manufacturer somewhere will see this and be inspired to bring it to market.

[ Jason’s Page ] VIA [ Trend Hunter ]

JBL Announces New On Call 5310 Mobile Music Station for Nokia 5310 Xpress

JBL On Call 5310 (Image via JBL)
By Shane McGlaun

Users of the Nokia 5310 Xpress music phone looking for a slick docking station to play their music from will want to check out the JBL On Call 5310. The dock is designed specifically for the Nokia 5310 Xpress phone, though it will work with any 3.5mm mini jack equipped device.

An integrated stand allows you to place the dock anywhere, but it can be hung on a wall as well. The On Call 5310 is powered by four AA batteries that promise power for up to six hours of music listening.

When the Nokia 5310 is docked, the phone is charged up as well. The device uses dual 3-watt Odyssey transducers, an integrated amp and a computer-controlled equalizer for improved sound. To save battery life the device goes into energy conservation mode automatically. The On Call 5310 will be available in November 2007 at an undisclosed price.

[ Press Release (Subscription Required) ] VIA [ JBL ]