When I say iPod dock, it’s more than that. Yes, you can dock your iPod, or iPhone for that matter, and it will play music, charge, and synch. And when docking an iPhone, you use use the South of Market as a speakerphone.
Another option for playing music is to have your iPod or iPhone separated from the dock, and have music played wirelessly via Blutooth. This allows you to answer emails, send text messages, etc.
Lastly, the 3.5 mm audio jack allows you to plug other devices into the South of Market Audio Dock, and use it as a multimedia speaker.
The Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock is on sale now in the USA and Europe. As yet, there is no Australian release date. It sells in the USA for US$399.
It’s the second such device I’ve written about this week, the other being the Jawbone Jambox, which is soon to go on sale in Australia.
iPod and iPhone compatibility
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3G
- iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation)
- iPod nano (4th and 5th generation)
- iPod classic
The iPad will pair by Bluetooth with the Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock, but Audyssey do not recommend physically docking the iPad.
Video demonstration of the South of Market Audio Dock
Audyssey’s VP of Marketing, Robb Mason, appears in this three-and-a-half minute video overview of the South of Market Audio Dock.
- Two 4-inch woofers
- Two .75-inch tweeters
- Four discrete amplifiers
- Active crossovers with bi-amplification
- 30-pin dock connector
- Bluetooth® (A2DP)
- 3.5 mm line input
- 3.5 mm microphone output (VoIP)
- USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 13 x 23 x 23 cm (W x D x H)