If you were less than excited about Intempo’s earlier iDS-01 iPod speaker system, you might be more taken by their new effort – the rather striking, ball-shaped iDS-02 docking station and speaker system.
The iDS-02 is a compact surround sound docking station and speaker system for the iPod or indeed other MP3 or audio device. It features two 7.5 watt stereo speakers with a dedicated 15 watt subwoofer – so plenty of volume and a solid bass response. There’s also a remote to control the basic functions of your iPod, as well as adjusting the treble, bass and volume.
All iPods except the shuffle can be used with the iDS-02. Once docked, your player is simultaneously synchronised and charged while you listen. It’s mains operated and comes with an external AC adaptor, with USB and Firewire enabling downloading from a PC or Mac so your music library can be regularly updated. The 3.5mm line in jack with stereo cable lets you connect with other audio devices.
The glossy orb is available in white or black. You should be able to pick it up from most major high street and online retailers for around £129.