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03.1.06

Apple’s “big” release disappoints.

Filed under: Apple — Hogg @ 1:25 pm

Apple announced the release of the iPod Hi-Fi. It’s basically a portable boombox with an iPod port.

It’s not a bad idea, but kind of disappointing with all the talk about an iPod phone or a new video iPod.

The iPod Hi-Fi features two 80mm mid-range drivers in sealed acoustic suspension, and a 130mm dual voice coil subwoofer in the center. “We get great bass out of this thing and it doesn’t distort when you crank it up,” boasted Jobs. The $349 USD device includes connectors for all iPod models along with an Apple remote, and can run plugged-in or on 6 D batteries.

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Here’s a pic from the Apple website.

iPod Hi-Fi

So now all of you iPod owners who paid (in my opinion) too much for a souped-up MP3 player can now drop another $350 on a box so that you can (cause you couldn’t already) listen to your music in your place of dwelling.

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10 Comments »

  1. I agree with you that many Apple fans were disappointed after Job’s speech. Everybody was prepared to receive a wireless video iPod and/or an Apple cell phone. None came out of the black hat.

    The “Hi FI” speaker is far too expensive considering other alternatives. However, the name Apple is there somewhere, and because of that, people will make lines to buy it.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

    Comment by Omar Upegui R. — 03.1.06 @ 2:00 pm

  2. Don’t forget about the new Mac Minis. I suppose it probably was a big disappointment if you were expecting a new iPod or something, but I don’t think Apple specifically made this seem like a “big” release. They just said they were going to be releasing some “fun” new products. Of course, any time Apple announces they’re going to release something, everyone expects something earth-shattering.

    Comment by William Foxtrot — 03.1.06 @ 3:00 pm

  3. the Hi-Fi radio is a complete waste of money considering that you don’t need that. screw it i already have my ipod

    Comment by Mary — 10.19.06 @ 7:43 am

  4. I am impressed by the new nano, i have the 2GB and got it for $150!!

    Comment by John — 11.23.06 @ 3:51 pm

  5. I have a funny video about microsoft and apple om my blog its nice to hear some common sense about ipods

    Comment by kevin — 12.18.06 @ 2:38 pm

  6. i think this thing is too big and will be too expensive just for a phone/mp3player/other stuff, but really, i dont care. i just did this to see if i could and cause i was bored

    Comment by tyrique — 01.10.07 @ 8:38 am

  7. Well i think ipods etc are amazing there great inventions! Expecially the new phone if i had the money i would most definatily buy it!!!

    Comment by Autumn — 01.10.07 @ 2:46 pm

  8. @Autumn:
    Whats so great about the invention “Ipod”. Basically, it is just an mp3 player which has an outstanding design.
    I think buying the “Ipod phone” is a waste of money, because 99% of Ipod owners also own a cellphone.
    But it is the name “ipod or Apple” that makes these things atractive…

    Comment by Sebastian — 01.23.07 @ 8:32 pm

  9. how much is this phone

    Comment by anthony jones — 02.16.07 @ 10:25 am

  10. I went’s to get an ipod but i don’t have enghe money to purchase.

    Comment by Million — 09.6.07 @ 5:12 am


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