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Waking up to an iPad or iPhone has never been sweeter on your eyes and ears than with one of these new speaker dock systems from Pyle Home. The Pyle Home iPad & iPod Desktop 2.1 Channel Speaker Sound Bar System and iPad/iPhone/iPod 2.1 Channel Premium Desktop Speaker + Docking System are both equipped with FM radios and digital clocks. The alarm can be set to radio, music from a docked device or a buzzer. The latter model also lets you awaken to music on a USB device or memory card. Both models allow you to preset 20 FM radio stations and they come with wireless remote controls.
Once you’re up and about, you’ll want to keep your Apple device in dry dock as long as possible to take advantage of these systems’ sumptuous sound. The Sound Bar delivers 250 watts of total power. Dual passive subwoofers enhance the bass. The Desktop Speaker System puts out 200 watts of total power, has a built-in active subwoofer and a 3D acoustic sound effect processor.
The Sound Bar features a bifurcated cylindrical design that nicely balances an inserted iPad or other iOS device. The large digital clock readout below the dock easily allows you to know what the time is without you having to rouse your docked device or buy a watch. Thanks to the dock’s 2.1-amp power supply, your iPad or other iOS device will charge quickly.
The Desktop Speaker System sets an iPad-size dock platform to the speaker’s side. Unlike the Sound Bar, the system contains a USB port and an SD/MMC slot for MP3 playback of a connected device (probably one besides Apple) or a memory card. Also, instead of the Sound Bar’s composite video output for tethering to an external display, the Desktop System features a component video output for passing a 720p signal from your iOS device to an HDTV set.
|Pyle Home iPad & iPod Desktop 2.1 Channel Speaker Sound Bar System||Pyle Home iPad, iPhone and iPod 2.1 Channel Premium Desktop Speaker + Docking System|
|Speaker System||Wide stereo speaker bar system with built-in dual passive subwoofers||Rectangular speaker with active subwoofer for extra high bass; 3D acoustic sound effect processor|
|Dock Compatibility||iPad, iPhone, iPod||iPad, iPhone, iPod|
|Dock Location||Center, bookended by speakers||To the side, flanking speaker|
|Input(s)||Aux. audio 3.5 mm
(1/8") mini-jack x 1
|3.5 mm (1/8") audio mini-jack x 1, USB 2.0 x 1,
SD memory card slot x 1
|Video Output||Composite video x 1 (for SD playback from an iPad, iPhone or iPod)||Component video x 1 (for high-def playback)|
|Power Output||250 watts (total)||200 watts (total)|
|FM Radio||20 station presets||20 station presets|
|Alarm||Digital alarm timer (wake to iPad, iPhone, iPod, FM tuner, standard buzzer)||Digital alarm timer (wake to iPad, iPhone, iPod, FM tuner, standard buzzer, USB device or memory card)|
|LCD||Wide monochrome multifunction digital clock display||Wide monochrome multifunction digital clock display|
|Color||Piano-black finish with brushed-aluminum detailing||Black and brushed aluminum|
|Power Supply||AC adapter||AC adapter|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Not Specified by Manufacturer||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Weight||Not Specified by Manufacturer||Not Specified by Manufacturer|