Yet another new iPod speaker launch, this time from Logitech, which claims that the Logitech AudioStation is its "best-sounding, most powerful and most complete speaker system" to date.
It’s a fairly compact design at 40.6cm long, 10.8cm deep and 18.4cm tall, but still manages to pack in the functionality. As well as playing back your iPod tunes, there’s also a digital AM/FM tuner, so you can also blast out your favourite DJ through the 2.5cm high-definition, soft-dome tweeters and the 10cm long-throw woofers. Logitech claims its bi-amplified acoustic design delivers "unprecedented performance" for a system of its size.
It’s also a decent looking system with a black finish and removable cloth grille covers. And there’s no buttons or knobs – the controls on the front panel are all touch sensitive to maintain the minimalist look. When powered on, small LEDs illuminate the touch-sensitive controls. A touch of the finger turns the power on and off, adjusts volume, selects radio stations and switches the input from the iPod to other audio sources. The system also has a remote that has the same functionality as the control panel, along with a menu button, sleep timer and a switch to turn the system’s 3D stereo mode on or off. And of course, like any iPod speaker system worth its salt, it charges your portable while it plays.
The Logitech AudioStation will be available in Europe beginning in October for around £199.99.