Apple Unveils iPod 'Hi-Fi' Boombox
Entering a market currently dominated by the likes of Bose, JBL and Altec Lansing, Apple on Tuesday unveiled its own portable boombox for the iPod dubbed Hi-Fi. In his keynote address, company CEO Steve Jobs emphasized the need for quality when listening to audio in the home.
Beneath its black grille, the iPod Hi-Fi features two 80mm mid-range drivers in sealed acoustic suspension, and a 130mm dual voice coil subwoofer in the center. "We get great bass out of this thing and it doesn't distort when you crank it up," boasted Jobs. The $349 USD device includes connectors for all iPod models along with an Apple remote, and can run plugged-in or on 6 D batteries.