I’m not sure if I’m taken by home stereo systems which hold your iPod aloft, but they’re appearing in growing numbers, so maybe I’m in minority. The latest is iSymphony – which looks very much like a home micro system – except for that iPod growth on top.
Indeed, it does everything you’d expect of a home stereo system, with 50 watts output power, front loading CD player with CD/CD-R/RW compatibility, MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) playback, AM and FM radio with 40 station memory, equaliser and full remote control. And in addition, there’s built-in Universal Dock for iPod, with charging whilst docked, USB connectivity for playback from USB devices, SD and MMC card slots and a clock radio, which can be set to play your favourite iPod-based tune in the morning.
Probably not the best-looking system around, but certainly worth a look for the functionality. It’s available from October, price to be confirmed.