Friday, January 4, 2013


iHome  the accessories company that claims to sell one in every four digital speakers in the U.S. has teased its new 2013 product line ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. On the horizon is its much-anticipated Lightning dock for its new iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch.

Unlike previous Apple chargers, the Lightning is an eight-pin, all-digital connector. Now that the connector has been public for a few months, Lightning-compatible products will likely be a major trend at CES this year and this is exactly what we're seeing with iHome's new lineup.


Dubbed the iDL100 Triple Charging Stereo, the new iHome speaker dock comes with two Lightning docks, a universal USB dock to charge and play audio from legacy devices, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The triple-charging stereo will cost $149.99, but a two-charging station will also be available for less ($99.99)

The company will also be showcasing the latest iteration to its retro boombox line, the iBT44 Bluetooth Portable FM Stereo with USB charging for $199. The iBT44 will feature wireless connectivity to stream audio from iOS, Android or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and operates on batteries or an universal voltage adapter. It ships with a magnetized remote control and features new colors, including purple.